PAUL PHILLIPS is the Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Stanford University, where he conducts the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Philharmonia. In July 2021, he conducts the Stanford Summer Symphony in a program of music by Gustav Holst, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Jessie Montgomery, and Antonin Dvorak, and in November, guest conducts Wave with the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra plus music by Valerie Coleman, W. A. Mozart, and Johannes Brahms.

 

Appointed to the Stanford faculty in 2017, Phillips is also Music Advisor and an Honorary Patron of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and previously served as Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music at Brown University and Music Director/Conductor of the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Phillips is a conductor, composer, and author who has conducted more than 75 orchestras, opera companies, choirs, and ballet troupes worldwide, including the San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra and Choir, Orquesta Sinfónica de Salta and Orquesta Filarmońica de Río Negro (Argentina), Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Opera Providence. He has conducted recordings for Naxos with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), Slovak Philharmonic, and Brown University Orchestra, whose CD Manhattan Intermezzo became the #1 best-selling Naxos recording upon its release in January 2016. He has also recorded with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Phillips's conducting honors include 1st Prize in the NOS International Conductors Course (Holland) and Wiener Meisterkurse Conductors Course (Vienna), and eleven ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music.

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Upcoming Performances

STANFORD SUMMER SYMPHONY

Program: HOLST First Suite in E-flat, COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Four Novelletten, MONTGOMERY Strum, DVORAK Symphony No. 6 in D Major

STANFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with SPECIAL GUESTS TBA

Sunday, 3 October 2021 at 2:30pm  •  Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University

Program: TBA

STANFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HALLOWEEN CONCERT

Friday, 29 October 2021 at 7:30pm  •  Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University

Program: TBA

STANFORD PHILHARMONIA

Sunday, 7 November 2021 at 2:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Program: MOZART Symphony No. 26 in E-flat Major, BRITTEN Simple Symphony, MILHAUD Symphony No. 5 ("Dixtuor"), HAYDN Symphony No. 97 in C Major

STANFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Friday, 12 November 2021 at 7:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Saturday, 13 November 2021 at 7:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Program: PHILLIPS Black Notes and White, STILL Wood Notes, GRIEG Piano Concerto in A Minor with pianist Ethan Chi (Concerto Competition Winner), COLEMAN Seven O'Clock Shout, RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Thursday, 18 November 2021 at 7:30pm  •  BCPA Concert Hall, University of Wyoming in Laramie

Program: COLEMAN Seven O'Clock Shout, PHILLIPS Wave, MOZART Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

FRIENDS OF MUSIC HOLIDAY MUSICALE with STANFORD PHILHARMONIA

Saturday, 4 December 2021 at 2:30pm  •  Memorial Church, Stanford University

Program: TBA

STANFORD PHILHARMONIA

Saturday, 26 February 2022 at 7:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Program: MILHAUD Stanford Serenade and works TBA

STANFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with
STANFORD SYMPHONIC CHORUS

Friday, 4 March 2022 at 7:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Saturday, 5 March 2022 at 7:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Program: WALTON Viola Concerto with violist Addison Jadwin (Concerto Competition Winner), JANACEK Glagolitic Mass

STANFORD PHILHARMONIA TOUR to BERMUDA

22-27 March 2022  •  The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts

Programs TBA

STANFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Friday, 13 May 2022 at 7:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Saturday, 14 May 2022 at 7:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Program TBA

STANFORD PHILHARMONIA

Saturday, 21 May 2022 at 7:30pm  •  Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

Program TBA