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 2016-2017 Season

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 EspaƱa
   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