Genre: Orchestra

Country of Origin: Singapore

The Golden State Pops Orchestra (GSPO) was formed in January of 2002 and is currently the only year-round pops orchestra in the Los Angeles area. The GSPO focuses on exciting and innovative concerts that are designed to entertain both the seasoned enthusiast as well as the casual music lover. The orchestra's repertoire includes film and television scores, legendary Broadway hits, and popular music of all kinds. Along with the more modern genres, the GSPO frequently programs influential pieces of the standard orchestral repertoire.

GSPO concerts often feature prominent guest artists and speakers. Recent guests include film composers Chris Young (Hellraiser, Spiderman 3), John Ottman (The Usual Suspects, Superman Returns, Fantastic Four), Hollywood film orchestrator and guest conductor Damon Intrabartolo, Video Game composers Gerard K. Marino (God of War), Tommy Tallarico (Video Games Live!), Christopher Lennertz (Medal of Honor) and Bob & Barn (MedEvil Resurrection). Recently GSPO performed the World Premiere of John Ottman's "Fantastic Four Suite" from the Fantastic Four films, and Ottman's Superman Returns Concerto, arranged for pianist Eric Anderson. In 2005, the orchestra gave the North American concert premiere of John Williams' "Battle of the Heroes" from Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith. In addition, the GSPO's recording of Mascagni's "Intermezzo Sinfonico" from "Cavalleria Rusticana" has been featured on commercials for the television show, Alias.

The Golden State Pops Orchestra is composed of professional freelance musicians from around the Los Angeles area, many of whom are active in the recording industry. The GSPO's musicians have played on the soundtracks to films such as King Kong, Pirates of the Caribbean, Finding Nemo and Fat Albert, along with television shows including The Simpsons, Family Guy and King of the Hill.
The orchestra performs at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California.