Aside from offering high-caliber yet accessible classical music to all of Sacramento, the SP&O continues its mission of providing great classical music to the public through its new Cre8tive Concerts programming initiative, which brings music into unexpected, unique public spaces within the eight Districts of the Sacramento Promise Zone. These small-ensemble concerts are free to the public. Each district will host a total of 55 concerts over the course of the SP&O 2017-2018 season, at places such as farmers markets, libraries, transitional homes, Children's Hospitals, homeless shelters, events particular to that District, and more.
Our most recent Cre8tive Concert was at the Developmental Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO), and featured a brass quintet playing works including a selection from Bizet's Carmen. To see more pictures from this latest Cre8tive Concert, click here.
At the helm of the Cre8tive Concerts initiative and planning is SP&O Principal Tuba and current Senior Director of Operations and Community Partnerships, Julian Dixon. A dedicated music educator and active arts administrator, Mr. Dixon received his classical training at San Francisco State University and Boston University. Additionally, he is a faculty member of the California State University, Sacramento School of Music.