Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab creates new flavor to honor new music director

Friday, October 6th, 2017

doc burnsteins ice cream lab, slo symphonyMaestro Andrew Sewell will scoop strawberry kiwi melody sherbet on Oct. 9

Motor Oil, Cookie D’Oh, Butterfinger Blast and Birthday Cake are just some of the favorite signature flavors made by Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab. Now comes Strawberry Kiwi Melody, a delicious sherbet made in honor of the San Luis Obispo Symphony’s new music director and New Zealand native Andrew Sewell.

The new Strawberry Kiwi sherbet is a limited edition flavor, and will only be served on two days in October; on Oct. 9 at the San Luis Obispo store (860 Higuera St.) and on Oct. 19 at the Arroyo Grande store (114 W. Branch St.) from 6 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the Strawberry Kiwi Melody sale will serve as a fundraiser for the Youth Symphony and benefit music education programs, furthering the SLO Symphony’s mission to bringing classical music and music education to the local community.

“It’s quite extraordinary to have a sherbet flavor especially made to welcome me to the community,” exclaimed Sewell. “I’m excited about this partnership with Doc Burnstein’s to help raise funds for our Youth Symphony. I know all of our students and supporters are going to love this. I hope everyone will come out and give it a try.”

As part of the festivities each evening, there will be celebrity scoopers and a small group of Youth Symphony orchestra members will play a few classical music selections at each location. Maestro Sewell will be scooping on Monday, Oct. 9 in San Luis Obispo and Youth Symphony members will be scooping in Arroyo Grande on Thursday, Oct. 19.

“It’s our pleasure to welcome Andrew Sewell to the San Luis Obispo community with this unique flavor,” said Greg Steinberger, Doc Burnstein’s Founder. “As part of our mission as a Beneficial Corporation, we’re delighted that we can contribute to the local Youth Symphony, and foster music education for our local students with these two special fundraising nights. Together, Strawberry Kiwi Melody and classical music are a definite hit!”

About Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab

Doc Burnstein’s has made it a habit to support local educational groups and charities throughout the central coast. The new partnership with San Luis Obispo Symphony continues Doc’s “Giving Back” pledge of donating 10 percent of Doc’s annual profits to the community each year. For more information on Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab, see or call (805) 474-4068.

About the San Luis Obispo Symphony

The San Luis Obispo Symphony was established in 1954 by a small group of 11 musicians called the Morro Bay Community Orchestra. The SLO Symphony was incorporated in 1961 and, in its 57-year history, has grown significantly to become a leading arts institution in the community with 70 orchestra members under the direction of Maestro Andrew Sewell.

The Symphony produces 12+ concerts per year in San Luis Obispo County and educates local youth through a large Youth Symphony program with five ensembles and music education programs with 10 school-based programs, a Music Van that visits local schools and a Musical Petting Zoo that introduces instruments to youth at community events. The Symphony music education programs have touched more than 16,000 youth per year in it 54-year tenure.

In 2017-18, the San Luis Obispo Symphony welcomes its new music director Andrew Sewell who will program and conduct the Classics in the Cohan concert series, the New Years Eve POPS concert and its Chamber series. For further information, please visit

Concert tickets and pricing

Subscription seats are on sale now and provide a substantial cost savings over single tickets. Single Tickets are now on sale at or by calling the box office at (805) 756-4849. Single ticket prices for the 2017-18 Season are $20, $40, $70, $75, and $80. Full season subscriptions that include the five Classics in the Cohan concerts are priced from $88 to $374 with 12 percent off regular single-ticket price. The three-concert Chamber Series subscription is $92. New Years Eve POPS ticket prices range from $25 to $90. Subscription tickets are available for purchase by phone at (805) 543-3533 or in person at 75 Higuera St., Ste. 160 until Oct. 6, 2017.

Subscribe to weekly travel news


About the Author