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



February concert MP3 files now available

PAPA 2016-2017 Orchestra season schedule

Regular rehearsals take place in Room H1 in the Cubberley Community Center. Sectional rehearsals will be announced beforehand, but typically string players will be in H1 and wind/brass in M3 (just behind the theatre). Dress rehearsals will be in the performance venue unless otherwise noted.


2015-2016 Palo Philharmonic Rehearsal and Performance Schedule


3/11/17 Chamber Concert in Palo Alto Arts Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto


4/8/17 Concert IV (8 PM Saturday 4/8/17; dress 7:30 PM Thursday 4/6 both in Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto) Mondays 7:30 PM (all H1 except 3rd rehearsal for winds and brass in M3): 2/27; 3/6, 13, 20, 27; 4/3

Nielsen: Maskarade Overture (5')
2+1.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - timp+2 - str

Actor: Trumpet Concerto (Guy Clark) (21')
2+1.2.2.2 – 4.1.3.1 – timp+2 – str

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, Op. 43 (43')
2.2.2.2 - 4.3.3.1 - timp - str


5/21/17 Family Concert (3 PM Sunday 5/21/17; dress 7:30 PM Thursday 5/18 both in Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto) Mondays 7:30 PM (all H1): 4/17, 24; 5/1, 8, 15

TBD (Concerto Movement Competition winners)