After a nearly two year search process, the Palo Alto Philharmonic is proud to introduce its fourth Music Director:
"I’m excited and grateful to have the opportunity to lead the Palo Alto Philharmonic, and to collaborate with such wonderful musicians within this great community. We have planned a beautiful season of music, from across the varied spectrum of symphonic repertoire, including works from Mahler, Prokofiev, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Actor, Mozart and Barber. Highlights include appearances by soprano Heidi Moss and violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn, as well as pianist Solomon Ge, and flutists Natalie Haworth-Liu, and Ray Furuta in the premiere of Lee Actor’s Double Flute Concerto.
"We invite you to join us -- to help us make the Palo Alto Philharmonic a place to find connection and community, through this extraordinary music we have the privilege to bring to life and share with you. Symphonic music has this unique capacity to connect us, tap into our collective imagination, and transcend barriers. Our society is so hungry for real connections between people, for a sense of community. This is our purpose, and what music is all about. This is what we hope to create for our listeners, and ourselves, as we strive together to make this beautiful music soar. Come listen, get involved and be a part of it!"
The Philharmonic would like to thank all the finalists and applicants for their time, as well as our musicians and audience members for their comments and suggestions. We would particularly like to thank the members of the Search committee, led by Laura Shea-Clark.