orchestra

Now in its 33rd season, the 40-member New City Sinfonia presents three free orchestra concerts to the San Diego Community each year, plus additional outreach programs. Sponsored as a class in the San Diego Continuing Education program, the Sinfonia rehearses at San Diego Mesa College, and draws its members from all over San Diego County.
Performances take place in a number of local venues, and often include soloists, from students to nationally-known professionals; the late-Spring concert regularly features Concerto Competition winners of the Music Teachers Association. Excerpts of past concerts can be found on You Tube, under "New City Sinfonia."

Director Daniel Ratelle is the founding conductor of the Sinfonia. A native San Diegan, he has degrees from Santa Clara University and San Diego State University, and has been the Choir Director of the 1st Unitarian Universalist Church, the Associate Conductor of the San Diego Master Chorale, and the Music Director of Pacific Camerata. In addition to leading the Sinfonia, he also teaches Music at Mesa College.