Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra
65 Member Symphony Orchestra in Sunrise, Florida

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November 22, 2015

-Guest Artist-
Ed Calle

Ed Calle

Born in Caracas of Spanish parents, Miami-based saxophonist Ed Calle owes his musical career to his father's love of music. When Calle and his family moved to America in 1966, his father suggested that Calle take some music classes. Calle picked tenor saxophone and took to it quickly, soon spending nearly all his free time practicing.

As a student at the University of Miami, Calle decided that music was his calling, and received a master's degree in jazz performance. Even before he left school, however, Calle played with artists like Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, and toured with performers such as Julio Iglesias and Bob James. Calle has also worked as a sideman for Arturo SandovalJon SecadaVanessa Williams, and Frank Sinatra, as well as contributing to television and movie soundtracks.

Along with his Latin roots, Calle's playing style is influenced by his love of mathematics -- he also holds a bachelor's degree in math from Florida International University. Calle shares his technical background and heritage with the elementary school children he lectures as a traveling music teacher. His solo albums Nightgames (1986), Double Talk (1996), and Sunset Harbor (1999) also reflect his prowess and passion as a musician. The new millennium saw the release of Twilight (2001) on Concord Jazz, Ed Calle Plays Santana (2004), In The Zone (2006) and I Wish That It Would Snow On Christmas Day (2007).


Join Us For The 28th Season
At Our New Home

"Sunrise Civic Center Theatre"

Sunrise Civic Center Theatre

The Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra is delighted to announce our relocation to the state of the art theater housed in the Sunrise Civic Center. Featuring brand new lighting technology and outstanding acoustics, this venue will greatly enhance the audience experience.

We thank the Sunrise City Commission and the Department of Leisure Services in assisting us with this transition. The new location offers easier parking, golf cart transportation from car to door, and modern facilities.

        2015 Music Scholarship Program

The Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra (SSPO) offers live, professional quality concerts of Classical, Broadway, Pops, Jazz and Contemporary music at affordable prices to raise cultural arts awareness and to engage, entertain, educate and enhance the lives of the City of Sunrise residents and the community at large. In so doing, the SSPO has created a performance based Scholarship for college students who will be pursuing a career in music. This is a $1000.00 scholarship (payable directly to the college / university) for the most qualified student based on a live audition of those students selected from the application process.

The winner of the 2014 scholarship will be announced and introduced at our first concert in October.

Click here for the Scholarship Application Form.

The City of Sunrise boasts its own 65-member orchestra - the "Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra." This independent cultural gem, founded in 1985 and incorporated in 1987, conducts its highly anticipated concert season from fall to spring each year.

For more than twenty-five years, the Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra has given music lovers the opportunity to experience an outstanding array of live musical performances. Our programs have and will continue to provide musical works that include classical, pops, Broadway and contemporary selections.

Each year we are fortunate to work with a variety of guest artists from Broadway and opera to pop and big bands.


The Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra offers live, professional quality concerts of classical, Broadway, pops and contemporary music at affordable prices to engage, entertain, educate, and enhance the lives of the City of Sunrise residents and the community at large.

Concert Schedule 2015/2016




10/18/2015    2:00 - 4:00pm Josephine Dolce (Broadway & Opera)
11/22/2015 2:00 - 4:00pm
Ed Calle & Joy Francis (Jazz)
01/24/2016 2:00 - 4:00pm
Cristina Fontanelli (Opera)
03/06/2016 2:00 - 4:00pm Chloe Dolandis (Jazz, Pop, and Soul)
04/17/2016 2:00 - 4:00pm Peter Vincent (Broadway)

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