Pops are back at the Shafter Symphony Orchestra's Colours Festival Concert! Hear some of the best from the silver screen like Fantasia's Night on Bald Mountain, The Lord of the Rings, Close Encounters, Jaws, and Star Wars. Come root for your favorite hero or villain, and hope you don't get eaten by a giant shark!
When: Saturday, Feb. 23rd - 7:30pm-9:30pm
Price: Adults $20 / Students $5
Stephen C. Penner is a freelance orchestra conductor in southern California. He is music director and a founder of the Shafter Symphony Orchestra and director for the Shafter Community Band. He has conducted various concerts of both new and traditional repertoire, and served as music director for opera recitals, theatrical plays, and musicals. In 2013 he was selected from over 300 international conductors to train with and conduct ten members of the Berlin Philharmonic. Mr. Penner has worked with musicians that proceeded to study at The Julliard School, NYU, and star on Broadway. He has guest conducted many youth orchestras and held the position of Assistant Conductor with the CSUN University Orchestra. He holds a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from California State University Northridge where he studied with Dr. John Roscigno. Prior to attending graduate school he earned bachelor's degrees in both Drama and Music at the University of California, Irvine.