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

8 pm* Saturday, October 21, 2017

Cubberley Theatre

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

(* pre-concert talk at 7:30pm + post-concert reception)

Arturo Márquez 

Carl Nielsen 


Johannes Brahms 

Danzon No. 2

Flute Concerto

Natalie Haworth-Liu, flute

Symphony No. 3, Op. 90

General Admission $22
Senior Admission (age 62 and over) $18
Student Admission $10

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Natalie Haworth-Liu

Natalie Haworth-Liu received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Oregon's School of Music as a Ruth Close and Phi-Beta scholarship recipient. Recognized early on as a "unique talent" by Dr. Richard Trombley, she served as Principal Flute of the University of Oregon Symphony, Oregon Opera Ensemble, the acclaimed Oregon Wind Ensemble, and also premiered several new works at the University of Oregon's Music Today Festival.

As an active musician throughout Oregon, Natalie free-lanced with local orchestras and music organizations, including the Oregon Mozart Players with whom she appeared as a soloist for a special performance of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. IV. She also performed frequently in master class with such flute masters as Patrick Gallois, Susan Milan, and Michael Hasel. Graduating with top honors and distinction, Natalie was awarded the "Outstanding Woodwind Performance Award" with special recognition from the Dean of the University of Oregon School of Music.

Upon graduation, Natalie relocated to the Bay Area where she performed as a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician. Eventually settling in San Jose, Natalie continued her studies with Isabelle Chapuis.

Inspired by Ms. Chapuis' dynamic and passionate teaching style, Natalie decided to dedicate herself to teaching. Her flute studio attracts some of the most talented students in Silicon Valley. Current and past students have won concerto competitions, held principal chairs in Bay Area youth orchestras, been selected for all-state and county honor bands -- including "first chair" All-State, received command performance scores in competition, received scholarships for various prestigious summer music programs, and received flute scholarships for college.

For over 7 years, she has been the Music Director of Monticello Academy in Santa Clara, CA. Known as "Miss Natalie," she teaches grades K-8, and directs the band and choral programs.

An active performer, Natalie regularly appears in recital, orchestral, and chamber concerts. She is Principal Flute for the Palo Alto Philharmonic, and frequently appears as a soloist for their chamber and Baroque music concerts.

As a new music advocate, Natalie has commissioned a new work for solo flute by Andrea Reinkemeyer entitled Wings to Air.

She resides in San Jose with her husband and two musical sons.