Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra

Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra

David Newby, Music Director

Support the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra

The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra is truly a community orchestra composed of talented musicians from Tehachapi and the surrounding areas, with special guest appearances by musicians from around the world. Our goal is to provide top-notch entertainment for the enjoyment and enrichment of the community. Concerts are free of charge to all attendees who wish to experience live classical music.


The orchestra has inspired hundreds of children and adults alike to pursue the study of a musical instrument and for many, the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra has been a first time exposure to classical music.


Studies have shown that participating in classical music either by listening, watching, or playing improves high-level cognitive skills. Many of our current orchestra performers began their musical careers by first attending a Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra concert.


Orchestra members donate their own time to rehearse and perform for the community; however it takes a substantial amount of money to orchestrate these free concerts. The orchestra's budget is about $40,000 per season. Money is needed to pay our conductor, hire first-class soloists, fill vacant instrumental chairs, obtain sheet music, and rent rehearsal and performance sites.

Help us continue to provide free live classical music to our community by sending your tax deductible donation. Donation categories are:

  • K Club Member — $1000 or more in one season
  • Benefactor — $500 to $999
  • Patron — $200 to $499
  • Sponsor — $100 to $199
  • Friend — $25 to $99



K Club members receive reserved front-row seating for all indoor concerts, an embroidered orchestra logo polo shirt, and recognition in each concert program for the next twelve months. Donors of $25 to $999 are recognized in each concert program during the remainder of the season.


All donations are tax deductible, as the orchestra is a 501(c)3 organization. Our treasurer will send a thank-you for all donations, noting your contribution for tax purposes.


Three ways to donate:


  • For your convenience, you can make your donation by PayPal via the Donate button or QR code below. (Don't have a PayPal account? PayPal also accepts credit cards.)

  • A donation table for cash and checks is available at each concert.

  • Or send your check to:

          Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra
          PMB 400, 785 Tucker Road, Suite G
          Tehachapi, CA 93561
          Attn: Gayel Pitchford, TSO Board President




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