Stanford Summer Symphony

The 2019 Stanford Summer Symphony will be conducted by Paul Phillips, the Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies. It will rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (7:00-9:30 pm) in Dinkelspiel Auditorium from July 2 through July 25, with the exception of the first week, when the second rehearsal will take place on Wednesday, July 3, instead of  Thursday, July 4. The concert will take place on July 26 at 7:30pm in Bing Concert Hall.

The repertoire of the 2019 Stanford Summer Symphony will be:

       SCHUMANN             Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op. 52           

       BIZET                         L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2

       DEBUSSY                  Danses sacrée et profane
                                                  Annabelle Taubl, harp soloist

       MENDELSSOHN      Symphony No. 4 in A Major, “Italian”, Op. 90


Annabelle Taubl


If you wish to participate, please fill out the 2019 Stanford Summer Symphony Audition Form.

Auditions will be held in the Braun Music Center, Room 121, on June 28, 29 and July 1st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Choose your slot HERE

The audition consists of three parts and will last 10 minutes:

  • Solo piece: begin by playing a two-minute excerpt of a work of your choice – a piece that displays your best playing (such as a movement of a suite, partita, sonata, or concerto, or an etude). You may bring a second contrasting piece, but it is not required and might not be requested because of time restraint.
  • Scales. Play one or two scales in the same manner as in your private studies. There is no set requirement regarding how many scales you need to know, but you will be asked to say which ones you know – for example: all majors, all majors and minors, some majors and/or minors (listing which ones), chromatic, etc.
  • Sightreading. Sightread a short excerpt provided at the audition.

Anyone who plays a related instrument like piccolo, English horn, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, etc., is encouraged to also play the additional instrument at the audition, if possible.