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 PhilharmoniaHe 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, and is also an accomplished composer, pianist, and author. Appointed to the Stanford faculty in 2017, previously he was Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music at Brown University and Music Director/Conductor of the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Additionally, he is Music Advisor and an Honorary Patron of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and President-Elect of the Western Region of CODA (College Orchestra Directors Association).

 

Phillips has conducted recordings for Naxos with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), Slovak Philharmonic, and Brown University Orchestra, and also recorded with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. His conducting honors include 11 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music, 1st Prize in the NOS International Conductors Course (Holland) and Wiener Meisterkurse Conductors Course (Vienna), and selection for the Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductors Program.

This fall, Phillips conducts live concerts with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Philharmonia following a year of online playing over Jacktrip, and in November, guest conducts the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra in a program that includes his composition Wave along with works by Valerie Coleman, W. A. Mozart, and Johannes Brahms. 

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Upcoming Performances

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

Program: BADELT Pirates of the Caribbean; COLEMAN Seven O'Clock Shout; WILLIAMS Theme from Jurassic Park; RESPIGHI Pines of Rome: "The Pine-Trees of the Appian Way"; plus works performed by the Stanford Wind Symphony

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

Program: MOZART Symphony No. 26 in E-flat Major; CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES Symphonie Concertante in G Major, Op. 13, featuring violin soloists Roger Xia '24 and Richard Cheung '24; HAYDN Symphony No. 97 in C Major; KOECHLIN Septet for Wind Instruments, conducted by Joshua Chang '21; BRITTEN Simple Symphony

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; COLEMAN Seven O'Clock Shout; GRIEG Piano Concerto in A Minor, featuring piano soloist & Concerto Competition Winner Ethan Chi '22; STILL Wood Notes; RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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

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

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: HAILSTORK Sonata da Chiesa; MILHAUD Stanford Serenade; BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

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 featuring viola soloist & Concerto Competition Winner Addison Jadwin '23; MAHLER Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection", featuring soprano Esther Tonea and mezzo-soprano Malin Fritz Walrod

STANFORD PHILHARMONIA TOUR to BERMUDA

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

Repertoire: MOZART Symphony No. 26 in E-flat Major; CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES Symphonie Concertante in G Major, Op. 13, featuring violin soloists Roger Xia '24 and Richard Cheung '24; HAYDN Symphony No. 97 in C Major; BRITTEN Simple Symphony; HOLST St. Paul's Suite; GRIEG Holberg Suite; MILHAUD Stanford Serenade; BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

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: STRAVINSKY Le Sacre de Printemps; and works TBA

STANFORD PHILHARMONIA

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

Program TBA