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Conducting Repertoire

The conducting repertoire of Paul Phillips includes over 1000 works conducted in performance, encompassing much of the standard orchestral and opera repertoire. His repertoire includes all of the numbered symphonies of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky; the complete London symphonies of Haydn; the late symphonies of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Dvorak; and many symphonies of Mahler, Shostakovich, and Sibelius. The entire list can be viewed here.


Phillips has conducted many works by Bach, Barber, Bartok, Berlioz, Bernstein, Britten, Bruch, Copland, Debussy, Elgar, Fauré, Gershwin, Grieg, Handel, Ives, Joplin, Léhar, Liszt, Offenbach, Prokofiev, Puccini, Purcell, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Respighi, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, Verdi, Villa-Lobos, Vivaldi, Wagner, Walton, and Weber, among others.


He has also conducted over 60 world premieres plus numerous US and regional premieres. His large repertoire of 20th- and 21st-century music includes works by John Adams, William Bolcom, Valerie Coleman, Lukas Foss, Gabriela Lena Frank, Jennifer Higdon, Philip Glass, Adolphus Hailstork, Christopher Rouse, Kaija Saariajo, and Steven Stucky.


Phillips has championed the music of Anthony Burgess and William Perry, conducting more of their music than anyone else. He has also conducted many of his own compositions.

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