Panama City, FL – For over three decades March has been designated as Music in Our Schools Month by the National Association for Music Education, with music education becoming the focus of schools across the nation. The Panama City Symphony’s “Music to My Ears” program follows that lead and returns to regional elementary schools this month.   Among the Panama City Symphony’s Board of … Read More

Panama City Symphony Hires Sergey Bogza

The Panama City Symphony Orchestra has hired Sergey Bogza as its new Music Director and Conductor, it was announced recently. Described as “a charismatic conductor whose passion radiates from the podium,” Bogza is known for his unique approach to working with orchestras and engaging audiences on and off the podium.  Equally comfortable leading productions of opera, ballet, and concert repertoire, Bogza’s energy and artistic … Read More

Position Announcement for Music Director

The Panama City Symphony Orchestra Music Director Search Committee invites nominations and applications for the position of Music Director, available beginning in the 2022-23 season.  The Position The Music Director reports to the Panama City Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors and is responsible for carrying out the artistic mission of the orchestra. The Music Director oversees the repertoire, programming, and artistic production of at … Read More

Sipping with the Symphony

It’s History Class Brewing Company’s Pouring Love month, and for every beer and cider sold now through March 31, 2022, $.25 will be donated to PCSO’s music education outreach programs. Try their ever-changing assortment of locally brewed and historically named beers, or go for the original Symphony Cider, brewed especially for this fundraiser!   Then join us at Panama City’s favorite brewpub on Sunday, … Read More


Undaunted by the challenges of the past 18 months, The Panama City POPS Conductor and Board of Directors announce the Orchestra’s 26th season, opening Saturday, October 16 at the Gretchen Nelson Scott Fine Arts Center.  The Presenting Sponsor for the season is the St. Joe Community Foundation. “The St. Joe Community Foundation is pleased to support another season of musical performance by The Panama … Read More

Panama City Symphony Powerhouse Planned for January 16

A program of power and passion is planned for “Something Old,” the Panama City Symphony’s second concert of its regular season on January 16. Topping the program is German composer Felix Mendelssohn’s powerful and moving Symphony No. 5, “Reformation.”  Based on Martin Luther’s hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” the symphony was composed for the 300th anniversary of the events surrounding the Reformation. … Read More

Mend the Gap

Your support today is more important than ever.  We’re ready to present a season full of unforgettable performances and our musicians are thrilled to play for you again.  But never has the challenge to preserve the music that you know and love been greater. Hurricane Michael and the extensive damage to Panama City’s Marina Civic Center reduced seating capacity from 2500 to 582. Guidelines … Read More

Introducing The Panama City Symphony Orchestra!

An orchestra is a living symbol of a community’s thriving cultural life. A city with a vital arts base is a city with a flourishing symphony orchestra. With a thriving international airport, enhanced infrastructure, dedicated economic development, vast growth in housing, and the commitment to rebuild Panama City “Bigger, Better, Stronger,” the strength and resolve shown by community members and supporters have moved the … Read More

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