The current iteration of this 100+ member community orchestra began in 1949 as a confluence of the Sequoia Symphony and the Peninsula Symphony. Among the myriad composers in the Peninsula repertoire, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Gershwin are frequently performed.
Each season, the ensemble presents cohesive programs that capitalize on the great diversity of composers within the classical canon. In addition to its four main concerts, the symphony offers two free concerts—Family and Summer Pops—two youth musician competitions, and various school programs each year. Pre-concert lectures are also presented.
Peninsula Symphony Information
- Venues: San Mateo Performing Arts Center (600 N. Delaware Street, San Mateo); College of San Mateo (1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo); Flint Center (De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino); Fox Theatre (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City); Stanford Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 500, Stanford University, Palo Alto)
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
- Performances/Programs: Four series concerts per season plus one Holiday concert, two free concerts, and two youth competitions
- Ticket Prices: General admission $39–$48 (Seniors $33–$48, Students $20–$48); Holiday concert $20
- Subscriptions: 4-concert series $97 (Seniors/Students $82).