The Golden State Pops Orchestra is thrilled to announce that the 2019 Spring Matching Campaign has reached the $19,000 goal. Thank you to all those who donated and support The Entertainment.
Let’s not stop there. They can still use your support to guarantee more great concerts in the future.
The Golden State Pops Orchestra is launching their 2019 Donor Matching Campaign having already raised over 50% of the needed funds. With the support of the Board of Directors and some loyal donors, the 2019 campaign is a $19,000 campaign. As of Sunday, March 3 GSPO has already raised $10,500, with only $8500 left to match. Help GSPO reach success and set the organization up to jumpstart into a season of concerts this Fall, by watching your dollars double with this matching campaign.
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2018 has been a bit of a bumpy year for GSPO. This was the first year since our inception in 2002 where we did not produce or perform a single concert. Founder and Artistic Director, Steven Allen Fox, has committed to making sure this does not happen again. But we need your help to get GSPO back on track. We have set a modest end-of-year fundraising goal of $10,000. So far between individual donations and Facebook support we have raised $3630. Help us with the last portion before the year ends and watch GSPO soar back into action in 2019.
Click here to donate now, and thank you for the continued support!
The Golden State Pops Orchestra is disappointed to announce that due to financial difficulties there will not be a Holiday POPS Spectacular this year. The Holiday POPS Spectacular has been in existence since GSPO’s inception in 2002 and has become a tradition for many SoCal residents. Over the years many A-list composers have graced the GSPO stage with their presence and music, adding to the experience. For the first time GSPO will have to forego the concert, as they work to pay down a debt that grew over the past couple of seasons. Founder and Conductor, Steven Allen Fox, stated, “for me the Holiday POPS Spectacular has always been one of the highlights not only of our annual schedule, but my families holiday season. I am honored it has also become an important part of many people’s holiday traditions, and deeply apologize that we have had to make this difficult decision. It is our goal to bring it back bigger and better than before in the future.”
Unfortunately GSPO has experienced difficult times with a handful of shows that created financial stress for the organization. Currently the Board is working to expand their Board of Director membership with people passionate about family friendly concert experiences focused on promoting and supporting great media music, in the film capital of the world, Los Angeles. In addition, they are working to become even more relevant in an ever growing industry of live film music. GSPO was one of the first orchestras to present unique and innovative concerts of film music, playing a vital role as a forerunner of great film music as a viable concert art form. Now with so many orchestras programming these concerts, carrying budgets that allow for high production value and film projection, GSPO is working to further it’s reach and capabilities.
If you are interested in supporting GSPO with a donation, or are in interested in joining the Board of Directors, feel free to email the organization at email@example.com.
On June 12 Disney Legend, Richard Sherman, celebrated his 90th Birthday. Few can say the've had the impact he has had on the World. From "It's A Small World" to "Feed the Birds," his music has touched us all. Happy Birthday Mr. Sherman.
Watch a clip from our concert, "A Spoonful of Sherman: A Symphonic Concert."
Thank you to everyone who bid on items in our recent online auction. There are still some great items available at "Buy It Now" status. Help us reach $6000 income for the auction by purchasing items now. We are already at $4500.
- Disney song writer, Richard Sherman, signed manuscript page and poster from "A Spoonful of Sherman: A Symphonic Concert"
- Horror score collector's dream signed poster from one of our GSPO fundraisers, with signatures from Charles Bernstein, Joseph LoDuca, Nathan Barr, Marco Beltrami & Don Mancini
- Sam Spence, composer of NFL Films, signed poster from GSPO "Pops for Pop" concert
- "Calling All Dawns" signed score and CD by composer Christopher Tin
- Signed "Maze Runner," "Maze Runner 3," and "The Star" score pages from composer John Paesano
- Signed CDs from composer Christopher Lennertz
- 2 nights in Palm Springs
- LA Galaxy Tickets
- Museum Tickets
- Warner Grand Theatre tickets
- and more...
Bid on these greats seats for "Beauty and the Beast in Concert Live to Film." The tickets are good for this Friday, May 25th. Due to the date of the show this auction item closes tomorrow, Tuesday, May 22nd at noon, so bid now!!!
Special limited time offer to Golden State Pops Orchestra Golden Circle Members. From today until May 12th at 11:59 you save 30% on ticket prices to see The Love Potion produced by our friends at the Long Beach Opera. If you are already a member of GSPO's Golden Circle you will receive an email with this exclusive discount code. For those that are interested but not yet a member, this is a great opportunity to support your favorite orchestra with a donation of $100 or more, and receive special offers like this.
Ticketing website: https://lbop-internet.choicecrm.net/templates/LBOP/#/events
BMI to Honor Legendary Composer John Williams With Special Award at Film, TV & Visual Media Awards
Award-winning composers Laura Karpman, Miriam Cutler and Lolita Ritmanis to receive Champion Awards; Composer Rick Baitz to be presented with BMI’s Classic Contribution Award.
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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced that composer John Powell will be honored at the 33rd Annual Screen Music Awards (previously known as ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards) on May 23, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Powell will receive the Henry Mancini Award, which is given to composers for outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of music for film, television and visual media. The composer is known for his scores for numerous animated movies, including How to Train Your Dragon (which earned him his first Academy Award nomination), Shrek, Happy Feet, Chicken Run, Bolt, Horton Hears a Who! and most recently, Ferdinand. His other film scoring credits include The Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum, Hancock, Mr. & Mrs.Smith, and X-Men: The Last Stand. He recently recorded his score for Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, which is coming out this May. In addition, the Screen Music Awards will honor the composers and songwriters of the top box office film music, the most performed television music and the top video game music of 2017.
We are thrilled to announce that as of this morning, Valentine's Day 2018, the $11,000 matching campaign is a success. In just two weeks all of you helped us to achieve this goal. It is with huge appreciation that we thank you for the support! The new Golden Circle e-newsletters and password for the members only page will be sent out soon.
We are thrilled to announce that we are only $490 away from reaching our $11,000 match for the month of February. Help us make the goal, and get closer to our $100,000 season goal. Visit www.gspo.com to donate online, and to see updates on our donation goals. You can also donate by sending a check made out to GSPO to 383 W 6th St #4, San Pedro, CA 90731.
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MESSAGE FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2018
GSPO announces the Winter donor matching campaign. Throughout the month of February, every dollar you donate up to $11,000 will be matched. Now is a great time to double the impact of your donation.
For an orchestra like GSPO, we are celebrating current musical masterpieces from your favorite films, video games and more. We are not only providing entertainment but were are supporting artists, musicians, and composers that are shaping our era of music. GSPO reminds artists and musicians that simply loving music isn't enough to thrive in today's society. You need to give support as much as you receive it.
A typical performance for the Golden State Pops Orchestra exceeds $50,000 in expenses. Ticket sales average $18,000 per concert, which is only 36% of the budget. Once you start adding up the expenses like musician pay, rights to music, production and rehearsal costs etc, you are in a deep valley of debt. That is why we rely on support from donors to make up the gap. It takes a village to be successful and we are happy to expand the GSPO family by having people donate and become a member of the Golden Circle.
Donate today and be a part of connecting communities through wonderful music.
20% Discount on tickets to the December 1st Film Music concert at Royce Hall. "The Magnificent Movie Poster World of Drew Struzan Live in Concert" with the Golden State Pops Orchestra & GSPO Chorale, led by Resident Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba.
USE CODE: 20struzan
(Use the code in the Offer Code area at the top of the page next to the price range,
where you select your seats at Ticketmaster)
Featuring music from:
Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, The Shawshank Redemption, Beauty and the Beast, Police Academy, Cutthroat Island, Hellboy, Blade Runner and E .T.
We are happy to offer $25 tickets, to UCLA students, for "The Magnificent Movie Poster World of Drew Struzan LIVE IN CONCERT" at Royce Hall. The tickets must be purchased in person at the on-campus ticketing office. There is a limited quantity available. Concert information here.