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Interview with Gwyneth Walker, Composer

In preparation for our January 20 and 21 concerts, PSO Assistant Conductor Chad Goodman reached out to composer Gwyneth Walker, whose work “Concert Suite” will open both performances. Gwyneth was kind enough to share some insight into her work, her influences, and her compositional process. CG: When were you first introduced to music and what

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Getting to Know Conrad Tao

Are we farming strawberries on Titan yet?  One of our favorite quotes about our upcoming piano soloist, Conrad Tao – “If NASA had a tenth of his talent, they’d be farming strawberries on Titan by now” (SF Classical Voice) – makes me very excited to get to hear this up-and-coming phenom live and in person

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The History of Peninsula Symphony

      Dedication and love of music are the hallmarks of the Peninsula Symphony that is one of the finest community orchestras in the country.   The start of its influence began in 1949 when two groups of musicians who met independently in Redwood City (about twelve in number) and in San Mateo (about

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68th Season Kickoff Party

How We Honored Our Longest-Standing Musicians & Welcomed our Fortissima Season     This past Saturday, I was able to take part in a tradition at PSO for the first time – the season Kickoff party!  What a memorable event filled with long-time friends, colleagues, fellow musicians, board members, staff, and gracious hosts, Ellis &

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PSO and the Schumann Piano Concerto

  by Julia Adams, PSO Contributor Have you ever explored the PSO Concert History Page? Just in case you haven’t, or haven’t recently, I thought it might be good to look at it together this week on the blog. I will be particularly looking at a piece from Peninsula Symphony’s upcoming season, Schumann’s Piano Concerto

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