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
Twenty-four Finalists named for our 2017 Concerto Movement Competition!

Palo Alto Philharmonic in concert

The Palo Alto Philharmonic celebrates its 29th 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.

Spring Chamber Concert

8 pm Saturday, March 11, 2017

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

Claude Debussy

Gabriel Faure

Francis Poulenc

Anton Bruckner
(arr. Ralph Sauer)

Bryan Hardester

Antonin Dvořák

Syrinx for unaccompanied Flute

Fantaisie for Flute and Piano

Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano

Three Motets for Low Brass

Quartet No. 1 for Low Brass
(World Premiere)

String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77

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

Actor World Premiere

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

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

Lee Actor Guy Clark

Family Concert

3 pm Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cubberley Theatre

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Featuring the winners of our
2017 Concerto Movement Competition!

Tickets: General $10 / Senior $10 / Student $5

News on upcoming concerts, soloists, and activities