Pasadena Community Orchestra (PCO) is a non-profit organization supported by donations from individuals and companies that recognize the importance of continuing the great tradition of music in the community for both players and performers. PCO strives to enrich the community by providing an opportunity for all citizens to hear fine music free of charge and to provide a setting where amateur musicians can perform classical music. The orchestra also sponsors a competition in which young musicians may audition to win a stipend and have an opportunity to solo with a symphony orchestra.