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, April 8, 2017

Cubberley Theatre

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

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

Carl Nielsen

Lee Actor


Jean Sibelius

Maskarade Overture

Trumpet Concerto (World Premiere!)

Guy Clark, trumpet soloist

Symphony No. 2

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

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Guy Clark

Guy Clark grew up in Northbrook, Illinois where he began playing trumpet at the age of nine. He studied trumpet with Yvonne Harmon, Charlie Geyer, Bud Herseth, and most recently, with Guy Piddington of the SFSO. While living in Illinois, Guy held principal trumpet positions with Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, West Suburban Symphony, Lake Forest Symphony, Highland Park Apple Tree Theatre, and many other groups.

He played more than ten years with the six-time National Champion Illinois Brass Band, serving as principal much of the time. He also played principal and E-flat soprano cornet with the 2004 National Champion Chicago Brass Band and performed with the CBB Players, the brass band’s award-winning 10-piece brass ensemble.

Guy lived in Santa Cruz briefly several years ago and played with Gabrielli Brass, the San Jose Wind Symphony, Redwood Symphony Orchestra, and the Master Symphonia and Mission Chamber Orchestras.

Guy is currently principal trumpet with the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Palo Alto Philharmonic, and San Jose Lyric Theatre Orchestra, and a member of the San Francisco Wind Ensemble. He frequently plays principal trumpet with the Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra and freelances throughout the Bay Area.

Guy holds Bachelors of Science degrees from the University of Illinois in Chicago, in Biology and Bio-Engineering, but has had a career in electrical engineering. He is currently an electrical engineer at Power Integrations in San Jose.

He and his trumpet-playing wife, Laura, live in Los Gatos with their six cats, Boo, Gracie, Ramey, Max, Waldo, and Webster.