Musicians!!   We hope you will be able to join us at our annual Start-of-the-Season picnic, to be held in Mitchell Park in Palo Alto, the Sunday after the first rehearsal, on September 15, 2019.  More details available here.


This season’s “Letter of Welcome” from Music Director Lara Webber is available here.


PAPA 2019-2020 Orchestra Season Schedule

Regular and dress rehearsals take place at 7:30pm — rehearsal room for this year is the music room at Blach Intermediate School, 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos (see linked map). Sectional rehearsals will be the 3rd rehearsal of each set, with wind players meeting at the Blach music room, and string players meeting in room G4 on the Cubberley campus (near the Pavilion — see linked map). Dress rehearsals will be in the performance venue unless otherwise noted.


Baroque Concert
concert: 8pm Sat. Sept. 7, 2019; First Lutheran Church (600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto)
dress rehearsal: Fri. Sept. 6, 2019

Orch I concert (“Heaven and Earth”)
concert: 8pm Sat. Oct. 19, 2019; Cubberley Theatre (4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto)
dress rehearsal: Fri. Oct. 18, 2019
Blach music room: 9/9, 16, 23, 30 10/7, 14
strings in Cubberley-G4: 9/23/19
+ First concert with new Music Director Lara Webber
+ Soprano soloist Heidi Moss
+ Post-concert reception

Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24 (16') [soloist Heidi Moss]
    1d1.1d1.1.1 - 2.1.0.0 - perc - hp - str
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (54') [soloist Heidi Moss]
    4d2.3d1.3d2.3d1 - 4.3.0.0 - timp+4 - hp - str

Youtube links:
Barber Thomas Schippers, New Philharmonia w/ Leontyne Prince
David Zinman, Orchestra of St. Luke's w/ Dawn Upshaw
Mahler Claudio Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra w/ Magdalena Kožená

Fall Chamber Concert
8pm Sat. Nov. 9, 2019; First Lutheran Church
dress rehearsal: Fri. Nov. 8, 2019

Orch II concert (“Russian Remarks”)
concert: 8pm Sat. Dec. 7, 2019; Cubberley Theatre
dress rehearsal: 7:30pm, Fri. Dec. 6, 2019
Blach music room: 10/28  11/4, 11, 18, 25  12/2
strings in Cubberley-G4: 11/11/19
+ conducted by Assistant Conductor Lee Actor
+ full Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with 2019 CMC winner Solomon Ge

Actor: Opening Remarks (6')
    2.2.2.2 - 2.2.0.0 - timp - str
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto #3 in C, Op. 26 (27') [soloist Solomon Ge]
    2d1.2.2.2 - 4.2.3.0 - timp+1 - str
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3, "Polish", Op. 29 (45')
    2+1.2.2.2.- 4.2.3.1 - timp - str

Orch III concert (“Love Stories”)
concert: 8pm Sat. Feb. 15, 2020; Cubberley Theatre
dress rehearsal: Fri. Feb. 14, 2020
Blach music room: 1/6, 13, 20, 27  2/3, 10
strings in Cubberley-G4: 1/20/20
+ conducted by Music Director Lara Webber
+ “Red Violin” soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn

Rossini: Overture to Barber of Seville (8')
    2d1.2.2.2 - 2.2.3.0 - timp+1 - str
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto Op. 64 (26') [soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn]
    2.2.2.2 - 2.2.0.0 - timp - str
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Suite No. 2, Op. 64b (30')
    2+1.2+1.2+1.2+1 - 4.3.3.1 - ten.sax - timp+2 - hp - pno/cel - str
Elgar: Salut d'amour, Op. 12 (4') [as encore — this piece will not be advertised]
    1.2.2.2 - 2.0.0.0 - str

Spring Chamber Concert
8pm Sat. Mar. 14, 2020; First Lutheran Church
dress rehearsal: Fri. Mar. 13, 2020

Orch IV concert (“Fantastic Flutes”)
concert: 8pm Sat. Apr. 4, 2020; Cubberley Theatre
dress rehearsal: Thur. Apr. 2, 2020
Blach music room: 2/24  3/2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
strings in Cubberley-G4: 3/9/20
+ conducted by Music Director Lara Webber
+ World Premiere of double Flute Concerto by Lee Actor
+ flute soloists Ray Furuta and Natalie Haworth-Liu

Mozart: The Magic Flute Overture (7')
    2.2.2.2 - 2.2.3.0 - timp - str
Actor: Double Concerto for 2 Flutes (31') [soloists Ray Furuta, Natalie Haworth-Liu]
    0.2.2.2 - 2.2.0.0 - timp+2 - str
Grieg: Symphonic Dances, Op. 64 (30')
    2+1.2.2.2 - 4.2.3.1 - timp+1 - str

Family Concert
concert: 3pm Sun. May 17. 2020; Cubberley Theatre
dress rehearsal: Fri. May 15, 2020
Blach music room: 4/13, 20, 27  5/4, 11
+ conducted by Music Director Lara Webber

Program TBA