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Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic 2022-2023 Season Highlighting World Renown Orchestras

The Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic is excited to announce its 2022-23 season of world-class orchestral programs. This year’s series will include seven internationally recognized symphony orchestras performing at the incredible McCallum Theatre.

“Our final concert for the 2021-22 season was Pacific Symphony who we are thrilled to be bringing back next season. Under Carl St.Clair’s direction, they brought a magnificent program to Palm Desert and performed it beautifully. Their exciting Ruslan and Ludmilla overture to the climatic final measures of Dvorak’s 9th Symphony (“New World”) were the book ends for one of classical music’s most popular gems, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, sensitively played by James Ehnes on his 1715 Marsick Stradivarius,” said Joseph Stein, Board of Director, Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic.

The conducting line-up will include some of the world’s most exciting “not to be missed” young conductors including the 33-year old Israeli conductor Lahav Shani, 42-year old Venezuelan conductor Domingo Hindoyan, and, from Finland, 38-year old Dalia Stasevska and 36-year old Santtua-Matias Rouvali.

“We are grateful to our Board of Directors and our loyal patrons who supported us through the last two years of the pandemic. We couldn’t have done it without them. Now that we are back to business, we have programmed a stellar line-up for the 2022-23 season bringing in orchestras new to our series as well as audience favorites from previous seasons,” commented Marnie Mitze, Executive Director, Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic.

The series opens on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 7:30PM with a performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of music director, Lahav Shani. Their performance will include a new work by Israeli composer Ben Haim and Mahler’s magnificent Symphony No. 1 “Titan”.

Bronislaw Huberman founded the Israel Philharmonic in 1936 and Arturo Toscanini conducted its inaugural concert, on December 26, 1936. Since then, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has served as a cultural resource and ambassador for the people of Israel and Jewish history and culture worldwide.

The San Diego Symphony returns to the series after their thrilling performance on the 2022 season. On Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 5:00 PM the young Venezuelan conductor Domingo Hindoyan – often compared to the other great Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel, will lead the San Diego Symphony. The American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers will perform a new work by the Mexican composer Arturo Marquez “Fandango” for Violin and Orchestra. It was premiered to wide acclaim at the Hollywood Bowl in 2021 and will have you “dancing in the aisles”!

The esteemed American Israeli pianist, Yefim Bronfman, performs with the Pacific Symphony under the baton of one of our audience’s favorite conductors, Carl St.Clair. Bronfman will perform Schumann’s beloved Piano Concerto in A Minor.

American composer and conductor Dennis Russell Davies leads Filharmonie Brno in a special Valentine’s Day concert on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 7:30 PM. Since its founding in 1956, the Filharmonie Brno has regularly performed Janáček’s works in concerts. The orchestra will perform an all-Czech program including Janacek’s Taras Bulba and Dvorak Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the Finish conductor Dalia Statevska will return to the series on Sunday, April 2 at 5:00 PM. Stasevka’s appearance marks the first performance by a female conductor in the Philharmonic’s nearly 50-year history. Randall Goosby will join Stasevska and LA Phil in a performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 35.

On Monday, April 10, 2023 the final concert of the season will be a performance of the U.K. based Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali and including a performance of the magnificent Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Conrad Tao, piano.

The Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic is considered one of the premiere presenters of symphony orchestras in the country. Each season the Philharmonic brings a series of world-class symphony concerts to the beautiful 1,127 McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California.

As the Philharmonic approaches its 50th anniversary, it continues to celebrate a legacy of great performances by national and international orchestras and conductors. The Philharmonic also foster music appreciation for local youth and encourages promising young musicians through scholarships, education, and instrument donation programs.

2022-23 Season

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Lahav Shani, Conductor
Ben Haim: Symphony No. 1
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Titan”

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023 at 5 PM
San Diego Symphony
Domingo Hindoyan, Conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin
Arturo Marquez: Fandango for Violin and Orchestra

Monday, Feb. 6, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Pacific Symphony
Carl St.Clair, Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
Johann Strauss II: On the Beautiful Blue Danube

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023 at 7:30 PM
FIlharmonie Brno
Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor
Martinů: Sinfonietta “La Jolla”, H. 328
Janáček: Taras Bulba
Dvořák: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60

Monday, March 6, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Avi Avital, Mandolin
Program TBA

Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 5 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Dalia Stasevska, Conductor
Randall Goosby, Violin
Andrea Tarrodi: Liguria
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

Monday, April 10, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Philharmonia Orchestra
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Conductor
Conrad Tao, Piano
Anna Clyne: Color Field
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27

Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic is one of the world’s premiere concert presenters of classical music providing an annual series of internationally acclaimed symphony orchestra performances to the Coachella Valley. The Philharmonic also fosters music appreciation for local youth and encourages promising young musicians through scholarships, education and instrument donation programs.

Programs and artists are subject to change without notice and all concerts are held at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA

Tickets are sold on a subscription only basis with six or seven concert packages available ranging from $430 to $790.

In addition to the price of a subscription, the Board of Directors asks that every subscriber become a member of the Philharmonic by making an annual donation. It is only through the generosity of our patrons that we can bring the world’s finest orchestras to the Coachella Valley.

For more information and ways to support Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, call 760-341-1013 or visit



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