Philharmonia is an advanced full orchestra for middle and high school players*, which studies and performs great masterworks of symphonic repertoire. Recent seasons have included symphonies of Dvořák, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Haydn; Holst’s The Planets; Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance Marches; Stravinsky’s Firebird; Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite; and Rossini’s William Tell Overture. Members are also eligible to participate in the Philharmonia Young Artists Concerto Competition.
Philharmonia focuses on very advanced musical and technical development, deep listening, keen ensemble skills, and a collaborative spirit. Critical thinking, curiosity, and independent problem-solving are hallmarks of the Philharmonia experience.
Philharmonia is led by Anthony Krempa.
*String students, 6-12 grade. Wind, brass & percussion students, 8-12 grade.
Performs at 4:30pm concerts in November, March, and May.