BCSO is excited to announce Dr. Pope as our new music director!
REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA, JULY 15, 2021 – The magic of live performance of the world’s greatest music, in works both timely and timeless, will hopefully begin soon as we return from the pandemic. The Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra welcomes new music director and conductor Dr. Geoffrey Pope – leading the orchestra and its audience together into a new generation of concert-going.
Geoffrey Pope brings deep roots in the South Bay community to his new role, having begun his artistic journey as a USC music composition student, and returning to earn his doctorate in conducting at UCLA after receiving degrees at the Eastman School of Music in New York. Just prior to the pandemic, he conducted the Symphony Orchestra and the Opera at UC Irvine, and is ready now to bring post-pandemic vigor and creativity to the question of “What’s the orchestra experience that will liberate us all from lockdown?”