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Fun and engaging multimedia concerts at the California Center for the Arts (CCAE), Escondido.

Generously sponsored by Jean Will.

Tickets can only be purchased directly from CCAE online or by phone at 800 -988-4253.

The wildly successful POPS! concerts are exemplary of Orchestra Nova's reputation for "making music fun."


Greatest Moments in Opera
Saturday, October 9, 4:00 p.m.

Hosted by San Diego Opera's Nicolas Reveles

A command-performance sequel to the hit program presented in 2008 featuring the greatest arias and orchestral music from the most famous operas ever written.

From Mozart to Puccini and Verdi, we have chosen the greatest and most beautiful moments to satisfy any passionate opera lover or make opera lovers out of everyone else.


Home for the Holidays
Sunday, December 19, 4:00 p.m.

This is the ultimate heartwarming and toe-tapping program of holiday favorites that you'll ever hear in one show.

This concert has it all: fantastic vocalists, a specially chosen chorus, a wonderful children's choir, a sing-a-long and many other surprises!

The holiday season begins with Orchestra Nova and Jung-Ho Pak!


Travelogue: Around the World
Saturday, April 30, 4:00 p.m.

Join us for an exotic excursion with music from all corners of the globe.

An international journey to China, Japan, Russia, England, Spain, France, Italy and the Americas.

With breathtaking scenic video and global performers, you'll feel like you've taken a first-class flight around the world…without having to pack a bag!





Foundation and Personal Donors

$40,000 and above
The James Irvine Foundation
Rancho Santa Fe Women's Fund
The Parker Foundation

$20,000 and above
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Gay and Albert Hugo-Martinez
Frances Hunter/Hunter Industries
Helen and Harry Miyahira
Catherine and Lawrence Robinson

$5,000 and above
Stephanie Brownell and Paul Hunter
Ellen and Matthew Burkhart
Louise and R. Park Carmon
Melanie and Russ Chapman
Susan Childs
Kathleen Davis
Samuel Simon Dychter, M.D.
Helen Hodges
Judith Moore
Laura Robinson
Mary Jane and William Rohn
Susan and William Weber
Elsie Weston

Major Government Support

Major funding provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

San Diego Community Enhancement Program (Pam Slater-Price, Ron Roberts)

San Diego County Community Projects Grants Program (Pam Slater-Price)