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


Season Overview

Overview of our 2017-2018 Season

Baroque Concert†† 8 pm Saturday, September 9, 2017

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

Dances with Flute 8 pm* Saturday, October 21, 2017

Márquez Danzon No. 2
Nielsen Flute Concerto
     with flute soloist Natalie Haworth-Liu
Brahms Symphony No. 3, Op. 90

Fall Chamber Concert†† 8 pm Saturday, November 11, 2017

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

Scenes and Characters 8 pm* Saturday, December 9, 2017

Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture, Op. 26
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 22
     with piano soloist Tamami Honma
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)

Winter Concertos 8 pm* Saturday, February 17, 2018

Debussy Petite Suite
Actor Saxophone Concerto
       with saxophone soloist Ron Bowman
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Spring Chamber Concert†† 8 pm Saturday, March 10, 2018

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

Austrian Masters 8 pm* Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer
     with vocal soloist TBA
Bruckner Symphony No. 4

Family Concert 3 pm Sunday, May 20, 2018

"Humor in Music" -- music for the young and the young-at-heart...


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