A sun-splashed crowd filled out the lawn at the Avila Beach Golf Resort on Sunday to enjoy the San Luis Obispo Symphonys annual Pops by the Sea concert.
Featured were classical guitarist Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey and his wife, Anabel Garcia del Castillo, a violinist.
Gallardo del Rey and his wife joined the symphony in performing a selection from Glosas, a composition written by the guitarist.
Other songs performed were George Gershwins An American in Paris, the theme to Romeo and Juliet and Laras Theme from Doctor Zhivago by Maurice Jarre.
The auction for the conductors baton raised $6,800, and the baton was given to Dave Garth, former president of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.
He then directed the orchestra in Star and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.
The late-afternoon event marked the kickoff to the symphonys 2012-13 performance season.