Palo Alto Philharmonic

serving the Bay Area with quality classical music since 1988

Thomas Shoebotham Music Director
Thomas Shoebotham
Lee Actor Composer-in-Residence
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Young musician? Apply for our 2017 Concerto Movement Competition!

Palo Alto Philharmonic in concert

The Palo Alto Philharmonic celebrates its 29th season

We are a community orchestra that provides quality performances at a reasonable cost to the Silicon Valley. Founded in 1988 by a group of local musicians, we have grown to include members from many communities throughout the Bay Area. We present a broad spectrum of music and exciting soloists, while focusing on the classic repertoire beloved by our audiences.
Baroque Concert 8 pm Saturday, September 10, 2016

Philharmonic musicians and their friends perform works from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries...

Russian Masters 8 pm* Saturday, October 22, 2016

Stravinsky Fireworks
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

Fall Chamber Concert†† 8 pm Saturday, November 12, 2016

Philharmonic musicians and their friends in wind, string, and brass ensembles...

Kujawsky Conducts 8 pm* Saturday, December 10, 2016

Guest Conductor Eric Kujawsky
   Chabrier España
   Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
        with piano soloist Louise Costigan-Kerns
   Schnittke (K)ein Sommernachtstraum
   Beethoven Symphony No. 8

East meets West 8 pm* Saturday, February 18, 2017

Adams The Chairman Dances
Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1
       with cello soloist Thomas Shoebotham
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Spring Chamber Concert†† 8 pm Saturday, March 11, 2017

Philharmonic musicians and their friends in wind, string, and brass ensembles...

Actor World Premiere 8 pm* Saturday, April 8, 2017

Nielsen Maskarade Overture
Lee Actor Trumpet Concerto (World Premiere!)
      with trumpet soloist Guy Clark
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Family Concert 3 pm Sunday, May 21, 2017

Featuring the winners of our 2017 Concerto Movement Competition!

*Orchestra concerts include a pre-concert talk at 7:30pm

 



Kujawsky Conducts

8 pm* Saturday, December 10, 2016

Cubberley Theatre

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

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

with Guest Conductor Eric Kujawsky

Emmanuel Chabrier

Dmitri Shostakovich

 

Alfred Schnittke

Ludwig van Beethoven

España

Piano Concerto No. 2

Louise Costigan-Kerns, piano

(K)ein Sommernachtstraum

Symphony No. 8

Tickets: General $22 / Senior $18 / Student $10
Eric Kujawsky Louise Costigan-Kerns

East meets West

8 pm* Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cubberley Theatre

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

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

John Adams

Camille Saint-Saëns

 

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

The Chairman Dances

Cello Concerto No. 1

Thomas Shoebotham, cello soloist

Scheherazade

Tickets: General $24 / Senior $20 / Student $12
(Ticket prices include a $2 Facility Use Fee)
Thomas Shoebotham

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