2022-23 Season

In March 2023, the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Symphonic Chorus will present the West Coast premiere of A Knee on the Neck, a new requiem with text by Herbert Martin and music by Adolphus Hailstork. The concerts, featuring mezzo soprano Samatha Williams, tenor Alexander Taite, and baritone Wilford Kelly, will be conducted by Paul Phillips and performed in Bing Concert Hall on Friday, 10 March 2023 at 7:30pm and Sunday, 12 March 2023 at 2:30pm. The program opens with Maurice Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso and Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote with cello soloist Christopher Costanza.

Stanford Philharmonia will perform its Spring Concert in Bing Concert Hall on Saturday, 13 May 2023 at 7:30pm. The program comprises: Mozart’s Symphony No. 34 in C major, Franz Doppler’s Concerto for Two Flutes in D minor, Robert Schumann’s Manfred Overture, and André Waignein’s Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra. The concert will feature three winners of the 2023 Concerto Competition: flutists Jenny Xiong ’24 and Daniel Sun ’25 performing the Doppler and alto saxophonist Zachary Lin ’26 performing Waignein’s Rhapsody.

The SSO will present the California premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain Suite on its Spring Concerts in Bing Concert Hall on Friday, 19 May, and Saturday, 20 May 2023 at 7:30pm both evenings. The program will also include Serge Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 performed by pianist Roger Xia ’24, a winner of the 2023 Concerto Competition, and Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

The Stanford Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concerts took place on 2 & 4 December in Bing Concert Hall. The program included the Overture to La Forza del Destino by Giuseppe Verdi, Global Warming by Michael Abels, Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto featuring 2022 Concerto Competition winner Jessica Lee ’24, and Lukas Foss’s Symphony No. 1 celebrating the centenary of the composer’s birth. As a tribute to Geoff Nuttall (1965-2022), Go Perfect Into Peace, a short work by Paul Phillips, was added to the program.

Stanford Philharmonia and Stanford Chamber Chorale performed the annual Friends of Music Holiday Musicale in Memorial Church on 3 December at 2:30pm. The program  included music by Rameau, Debussy, Handel, Rutter, and MacKinnon, plus additional choral works sung by the SCC.

Less than a week after classes began this fall, SSO performed a joint concert with the University of Stuttgart Academic Orchestra on 1 October. The concert, which concluded USAO’s North American tour, presented both orchestras performing three works together – Tragic Overture and Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms and Theme from Jurassic Park by John Williams – with a combined total of 180 musicians performing together on the stage of Bing Concert Hall. The Stuttgart Orchestra also performed Béla Bartók’s Viola Concerto and Symphony No. 4 by Robert Schumann. USAO music director Mihály Zeke and SSO music director Paul Phillips shared the conducting duties. 

On Friday, 28 October, the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Wind Symphony presented the annual Halloween Concert in Dinkelspiel Auditorium, with SSO performing Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story; Aaron Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, led by four conducting students of Professor Phillips; and Global Warming by Michael Abels. On 12 November, Stanford Philharmonia performed its Fall Concert in Bing Concert Hall, performing Symphony No. 95 in C Minor by Franz Joseph Haydn, Pavane for a Dead Princess by Maurice Ravel, Finding Rothko by Adam Schoenberg, and Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and Strings with soloist Elizabeth Schumann, newly appointed Lecturer in Piano at Stanford.

Under the direction of Paul Phillips, Stanford Philharmonia will perform its Winter Concert on Friday, 24 February 2023 at 7:30pm in Bing Concert Hall. The program will comprise Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner, Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor by Camille Saint-Saëns, and Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastorale”, by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Musicians who wish to participate in SSO and/or SP this year should fill out the 2022-23 Orchestra Participation Form and send an email expressing interest to <orchestra@stanford.edu>. Although the rosters for SSO and SP were determined in September after the fall auditions, students may still join if openings occur for their instrument. Here are links to the audition excerpts and the audition sign-up form

 

SSO & SP Concerts 2022-23


Fall 2022

Akademische Orchester der Universität Stuttgart North America Tour Finale / Stanford Symphony Orchestra Joint Concert

Saturday, 1 October 2022 · 7:30 PM · Bing Concert Hall

Akademische Orchester der Universität Stuttgart · Mihály Zeke, conductor
Stanford Symphony Orchestra · Paul Phillips, conductor

JOHANNES BRAHMS Tragic Overture, op. 81

BÉLA BARTÓK Viola Concerto

Paulina Riquelme, viola soloist   

JOHN WILLIAMS Theme from Jurassic Park

ROBERT SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120

JOHANNES BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture, op. 80

 

Annual Halloween Concert

 Friday, 28 October 2022· Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Stanford Symphony Orchestra · Paul Phillips, conductor
Stanford Wind Symphony · Giancarlo Aquilanti, conductor

RANDY NEWMAN “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story

AARON COPLAND Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

with Jonathan Pak, Avi Gupta, Howard Qin, and Griffin Miller conducting

MICHAEL ABELS Global Warming

and selections by the Stanford Wind Symphony

 

Stanford Philharmona Fall Concert

Saturday, 12 November 2022 · 7:30 PM · Bing Concert Hall

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 95 in C minor

MAURICE RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess

ADAM SCHOENBERG Finding Rothko

ALFRED SCHNITTKE Concerto for Piano and Strings

Elizabeth Schumann, piano soloist

 

Stanford Symphony Orchestra Fall Concerts

Friday, 2 December 2022 · 7:30 PM · Bing Concert Hall

Sunday, 4 December 2022 · 2:30 PM · Bing Concert Hall

GIUSEPPE VERDI   Overture to La Forza del Destino

MICHAEL ABELS   Global Warming

EDWARD ELGAR   Cello Concerto in E Minor, op. 85

Jessica Lee ’24, cellist  •  2022 Concerto Competition Winner

PAUL PHILLIPS   Go Perfect Into Peace

LUKAS FOSS   Symphony No. 1 (celebrating the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth)

 

Holiday Musicale

Saturday, 3 Dec 2022· 2:30 PM· Memorial Church

Stanford Philharmonia · Paul Phillips, conductor

Stanford Chamber Chorale · Stephen Sano, conductor

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU  Ballet Suite (arr. Felix Mottl)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY  La fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. Paul Phillips)

GEORG FREDERICK HANDEL  Harp Concerto in B-flat major, Op. 4, No. 6

Renee Qin ’24, harpist

JOHN RUTTER   Star Carol

HUGH MacKINNON   Sleeps Judea Fair

and other works TBA

 


Past Concerts

Summer 2022

Stanford Summer Symphony Concert

Friday, 29 July 2022 · 7:30 pm · Bing Concert Hall

Lisa Saito, violin soloist · Ricardo Martinez, alto saxophone soloist · Paul Phillips, conductor

CLAUDE DEBUSSY Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun” · CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61 (1st mvt) · FLORENCE PRICE Dances in the Canebrakes (arr. W.G. Still) · CLAUDE DEBUSSY Rhapsody for Saxophone and Orchestra (arr. Roger-Ducasse) · RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 5 in D Major

Spring 2022

Black Lives Matter Concert

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 · 7:30 pm · Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Stanford Symphony Orchestra & Stanford Philharmonia

Joelle Lamarre, soprano · Paul Phillips, conductor

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK  Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed (Stanford Symphony Orchestra) · Tulsa 1921: Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust (Stanford Philharmonia)

Stanford Philharmonia Spring Concert    

Saturday, 21 May 2022 · 2:30 pm · Bing Concert Hall

Kristie Park ’24, flute soloist, 2022 Concerto Competition winner · Joelle Lamarre, soprano · Paul Phillips, conductor

LUIGI CHERUBINI   Medea Overture · CARL REINECKE   Flute Concerto in D major, op. 283 · FRANZ SCHUBERT   Symphony No. 4 in C minor, “Tragic” · ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK    Tulsa 1921: Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust (West Coast premiere)

Spring Concert

Friday, 13 May 2022 · 7:30 pm & Sunday, 15 May 2022 · 2:30 pm · Bing Concert Hall ·

Stanford Symphony Orchestra with the Stanford Symphonic Chorus

Esther Tonea, soprano · Malin Fritz Walrod, mezzo-soprano · Paul Phillips, conductor

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK    Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed · GUSTAV MAHLER   Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

Winter 2022

Stanford Symphony Orchestra Winter Concerts     

Friday, 4 March 2022 · 7:30 pm & Saturday, 5 March 2022 · 7:30 pm · Bing Concert Hall

Addison Jadwin ’23, viola soloist – 2020 Concerto Competition Winner · Paul Phillips, conductor

GEORGE WALKER   Icarus in Orbit · WILLIAM WALTON   Viola Concerto · IGOR STRAVINSKY   The Rite of Spring

Stanford Philharmonia Bermuda Festival

Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, Hamilton, BERMUDA

Saturday, 26 March 2022 · 8:00 pm

Ethan Chi ’22, piano soloist – 2020 Concerto Competition Winner · Paul Phillips, conductor

JOSEPH HAYDN   Symphony No. 97 in C Major · ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK   Sonata da Chiesa · EDVARD GRIEG   Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

Friday, 25 March 2022 · 8:00 pm

Caroline Campbell, violin soloist · Paul Phillips, conductor

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR   Novellette, Op. 52, No. 1 · WILLIAM GRANT STILL “Cumbia y Congo” from Danzas de Panama · CLAUDE DEBUSSY   La fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. Phillips) · GORDON JACOB   Old Wine in New Bottles  · plus music by MONTI, ROTA, SARASATE/BIZET, MORRICONE, BERNSTEIN, GARDEL, and SAINT-SAËNS/ZIMMER/BADELT

Thursday, 24 March 2022 · 7:30 pm

Roger Xia & Richard Cheung, violin soloists · Paul Phillips, conductor

ANTONIN DVORAK Czech Suite, Op. 39 · PAUL PHILLIPS Go Perfect Into Peace · CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES Symphonie Concertante in G Major · LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Stanford Philharmonia Winter Concert     

Saturday, 26 February 2022 · 7:30 pm · Bing Concert Hall

Paul Phillips, conductor

ANTONIN DVORAK   Czech Suite, Op. 39 ·   ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK   Sonata da Chiesa · CLAUDE DEBUSSY   La fille aux cheveux de lin (arr. Phillips) · GORDON JACOB   Old Wine in New Bottles with  Griffin Miller ’23, conductor ·  LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

FALL 2021

Friends of Music Holiday Musicale

Saturday, 4 December 2021 · 2:30 pm · Memorial Church

Stanford Philharmonia · Paul Phillips, conductor

Stanford Chamber Chorale · Steve Sano, conductor

W. A. MOZART   Symphony No. 32 in G Major, K. 318 · WILLIAM GRANT STILL   Mother and Child · G. F. HANDEL   Concerto Grosso, Op. 3, No. 6 · H. A. MACKINNON   Sleeps Judea Fair · JOHN RUTTER   Shepherd’s Pipe Carol · and selections by the Stanford Chamber Chorale

Stanford Symphony Orchestra Fall Concerts

Friday, 12 November 2021 · 7:30 pm · Bing Concert Hall

Saturday, 13 November 2021 · 7:30 pm · Bing Concert Hall

Ethan Chi ’22, piano soloist · 2020 Concerto Competition Winner · Paul Phillips, conductor

PAUL PHILLIPS   Black Notes and White · WILLIAM GRANT STILL   Wood Notes · EDVARD GRIEG   Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 · VALERIE COLEMAN   Seven O’Clock Shout · OTTORINO RESPIGHI   The Pines of Rome

Stanford Philharmona Fall Concert

Sunday, 7 November 2021 · 2:30 pm · Bing Concert Hall

Stanford Philharmonia · Paul Phillips, conductor

W. A. MOZART   Symphony No. 26 in E-flat Major, K. 184 · CHEVALIER de SAINT-GEORGES   Sinfonie Concertante, Op. XIII, No. 2 in G Major · JOSEPH HAYDN   Symphony No. 97 in C Major · CHARLES KOECHLIN   Septet for Wind Instruments with Joshua Chang ’21, conductor · BENJAMIN BRITTEN   Simple Symphony

Halloween Concert

Friday, 29 October 2021· 7:30 pm· Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Stanford Wind Symphony · Russell Gavin, conductor

Stanford Symphony Orchestra · Paul Phillips, conductor

KLAUS BADELT (arr. Ted Ricketts)   Pirates of the Caribbean· VALERIE COLEMAN Seven O’Clock Shout· JOHN WILLIAMS   Theme from Jurassic Park· OTTORINO RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome· and selections by the Stanford Wind Symphony

2021-2022 SEASON

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