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

Palo Alto Philharmonic in concert

The Palo Alto Philharmonic celebrates its 30th season

We are a community orchestra that provides quality performances at a reasonable cost to the Silicon Valley. Founded in 1988 by a group of local musicians, we have grown to include members from many communities throughout the Bay Area. We present a broad spectrum of music and exciting soloists, while focusing on the classic repertoire beloved by our audiences.
Baroque Concert†† 8 pm Saturday, September 9, 2017

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

Beethoven Two 8 pm* Saturday, October 21, 2017

Márquez Danzon No. 2
Nielsen Flute Concerto
     with flute soloist Natalie Haworth-Liu
Beethoven Symphony No. 2

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

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

Festive Airs & Dances 8 pm* Saturday, December 9, 2017

Resphighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite II
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2
     with piano soloist Tamami Honma
Penderecki Symphony No. 2 ("Christmas Symphony")

Winter Concertos 8 pm* Saturday, February 17, 2018

Debussy Petite Suite
Lee 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...

German 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

 



Baroque Concert

8 pm Saturday, September 9, 2017

First Baptist Church

305 North California Avenue, Palo Alto

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

Tickets: General $22 / Senior $18 / Student $10
 

Beethoven Two

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 

 

Ludwig van Beethoven 

Danzon No. 2

Flute Concerto

Natalie Haworth-Liu, flute

Symphony No. 2


Tickets: General $22 / Senior $18 / Student $10
 
Natalie Haworth-Liu

News on upcoming concerts, soloists, and activities

  • 2017-2018 Season Tickets are now available!
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