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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:...

Notes From the Player With the Fewest Notes

[caption id="attachment_4961" align="alignleft" width="287"] Allegro Sax Quartet (Peninsula Symphony members) from left to right: Linda Wilson (tenor), Steve Cooper (baritone), Phil Cline (soprano), Ron Miller (alto)[/caption] For well over a decade now, my name has been listed in each PSO program as a member of the...

Get to know our Guest Conductor, Craig Jessop – Stanford Concerts

We're so excited for our upcoming performances at Bing Concert Hall, Stanford Campus, this Friday 11/18 at 7:30pm and Sunday 11/20 at 2:30pm.  Our distinguished guest conductor, Craig Jessop, will lead us through a powerful rendition of Duruflé's Requiem with the Stanford Symphonic Chorus in...

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...

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)...

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...

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...