November 2020 marked the 30th Anniversary of the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra! A donor and grant supported 501(c)(3) organization, the Burbank Phil is dedicated to bringing world-class music free of charge to the entire Southern California community. For a quarter century, the Burbank Phil has met this challenge by performing for more than 125,000 attendees and providing musical outreach to students at Burbank schools.
Originally founded as the Burbank Chamber Orchestra in 1991 under the direction of Maestro Steven Kerstein (Conductor and Music Director), the orchestra debuted in 1992.
In 2002, in recognition of the breadth and scope of the music performed by the orchestra and the strength of its musicians, the Burbank Chamber Orchestra officially changed its name to the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra!
The City of Burbank and its more than 110,000 residents have played host to the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra for the past 30 years. At this time, the Burbank Phil is the only orchestra in the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys that provides professional, high quality concerts to the residents and visitors of Burbank and surrounding communities without charge. An expanding reputation and current economic conditions have caused the number of concert attendees to continue to grow.
The Burbank Phil now attracts regular attendance from neighboring cities around the San Fernando Valley, as a result of vanishing performing arts organizations, venues and as part of school curriculum.
Now in its fourth decade, the Burbank Philharmonic is one of Southern California’s premiere professional symphony orchestras. Led by Music Director and Conductor Michael Stanley, the orchestra is dedicated to bringing world-class music free of charge to the entire Southern California community. A donor and grant supported 501(c)(3) organization, the Burbank Philharmonic is comprised of LA’s top symphony and studio musicians who come together to perform concerts of the highest quality that are offered free of charge to the residents of Burbank and surrounding communities. The orchestra is also committed to music education and sponsors many educational programs, including the Hennings-Fischer Young Artist Competition for talented young soloists and the Discovery Conductor Project for advanced high school conductors.