With a driving mission to create, develop and present innovative and fresh orchestral concerts, the Golden State Pops Orchestra (GSPO) is...
With a driving mission to create, develop and present innovative and fresh orchestral concerts, the Golden State Pops Orchestra (GSPO) is quickly becoming nationally known as a pioneer in providing quality ﬁlm music with a second life on the concert stage, in productions that absorb audiences from beginning to end. GSPO's ﬁrst notes were sounded in April of 2002 with the downbeat of the Star Wars Main Title. Beginning with this ﬁrst production, GSPO's average audience has grown exponentially from one season to the next. In 2011, GSPO was honored by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce as the 2011 Business of the Year, a coup for an arts organization. In addition, GSPO has been honored with the opportunity to premiere more than 100 works independent of the original ﬁlms, often with the composer in attendance or even conducting the orchestra.