Palo Alto Philharmonic

serving the Bay Area with quality classical music since 1988

Thomas Shoebotham Music Director
Thomas Shoebotham
Lee Actor Composer-in-Residence
Lee Actor

8 pm* Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cubberley Theatre

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

(* pre-concert talk at 7:30pm)

Adrienne Albert 

Richard Strauss 


Robert Schumann 


Western Suite

Concerto in D major
    for Oboe and Small Orchestra

Laura Griffiths, oboe soloist

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major,
    Op. 97 (`Rhenish')

Laura Griffiths

Laura Griffiths is Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. She was previously Principal Oboe of the Cleveland Orchestra.

Laura graduated with honors from the Eastman School of Music, where she was a student of Richard Killmer. After graduating, Laura became Principal Oboe of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, a position she held for nine years. During this time she also was the woodwind chamber music teacher at the Eastman School of Music.

Laura has been guest Principal Oboe of several major orchestras across the country, including the Boston Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony. She was also Acting Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra for three seasons. Laura was Principal Oboe and soloist with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra in San Diego for nine summers. She was also Principal oboe of the Britt Festival Orchestra for four summers. She has been Principal Oboe of the Midsummer Mozart Orchestra for the past ten seasons.