Redwood City Speaker Series

This is one event in a multiyear speaker series that is part of a continuing relationship between Redwood City, California, and Stanford GSB Executive Education.

Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra: The Brilliance of Bach

Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to see the Stanford Philharmonia for free! The Stanford Philharmonia is an outstanding chamber orchestra of 45 musicians comprised of Stanford University undergraduates, graduate students, and members of the Stanford community. 

Why are the works of Johann Sebastian Bach still regarded as the pinnacle of Western music? How has Bach’s music influenced other composers, and been refracted through a 20th-century lens? Paul Phillips, the Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies at Stanford University, will explain and demonstrate the genius of Bach, Webern, and Stravinsky with the Stanford Philharmonia, performing Webern’s arrangement the Fuga (Ricercata) from Bach’s Musical Offering, Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto in E-flat, and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major.

Speaker Paul Phillips, Gretchen B Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies, Associate Professor of Music
Date May 16, 2018

5:30 – 7:00pm

Doors open at 5:00pm and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost Free and open to the community.
Location Fox Theater
2209 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063

About the Speaker

An acclaimed conductor of more than 60 orchestras, opera companies, and ballet troupes worldwide, Professor Phillips joined the Stanford faculty in 2017, having previously served as Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music at Brown University. He is also an award-winning composer and the author of A Clockwork Counterpoint: The Music and Literature of Anthony Burgess, a groundbreaking study of the compositions by the British composer-novelist best known for A Clockwork Orange.

Previous Speakers

Feb 2018 Joel Peterson, The 10 Laws of Trust
Nov 2017 Andy Papathanassiou, Director of Human Performance at Hendrick Motorsports
Feb 2017 Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford GSB
Sep 2016 Julie Lythcott-Haims
Oct 2015 Margaret Neale, Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Stanford GSB
Mar 2015 David Kelley, founder of IDEO and the Stanford
Oct 2014
  • JB Straubel, co-founder and CTO, Tesla Motors
  • James Tynan, community and partnerships lead, Khan Academy
  • Tara VanDerveer, director of women’s basketball, Stanford University