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Anniversary Gala

Fashion Meets the Phil is an inspired program bringing together fashion and classical music. Since its debut in 2013, the Burbank Philharmonic has partnered with Woodbury University’s Fashion Design students.  This year, two students from Woodbury University were chosen to create gowns for 2018 Hennings-Fischer Young Artists Competition Grand Prize winners Alyssa Katahara, Harp Soloist, and Esther Tonea, Soprano.


“From the beginning, we have been committed to providing world-class music free of charge to the community,” says Maestro Kerstein. “But our outreach does not stop there. We support an array of programs, from our Musical Menagerie for young children and our annual Hennings-Fischer Young Artists’ Competition to invitations to dress rehearsals. ‘Fashion Meets the Phil’ is an extension of this tradition.”  - Maestro Kerstein


Come and celebrate with us an evening of music and fashion!

Please visit our EVENT page for more details.




Saturday, November 2, 2019



Admission & Parking: Free

Lanterman Auditorium

4491 Cornishon Ave, La Canada CA 91011


The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra will present the 2019-20 Season Opening Concert at Lanterman Auditorium with

Steven Kerstein - Maestro and Music Director

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W.A. Mozart...... Overture to “Marriage of Figaro"
Haydn...... Cello Concerto in C Hob. Vii
                  Keith Williams, Soloist
Dvorak...... Symphony No. 8 Op. 88


2019-2020 Gala

2019 Opening Concert

Saturday, February 23, 2019,



Admission & Parking: Free

Lanterman Auditorium

4491 Cornishon Ave, La Canada CA 91011

)Cornishon(corner of Foothill Blvd. and Cornishon



Conductor: Chris Erskine

2019 Openin Concert

2019 Opening Concert

Saturday, February 23, 2019,



Admission & Parking: Free

Lanterman Auditorium

4491 Cornishon Ave, La Canada CA 91011

(corner of Foothill Blvd. and Cornishon)




Harpist: Alyssa Katahara


Soprano:  Esther Tonea

2018-Opening Concert
25th Anniversary Gala & 2015/16
Fashion Meets the Phil 

The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra commemorated its 25th anniversary concert at on February 24th, 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena.

The special concert was conducted by Steven Kerstein, the orchestra's music director and conductor.

The evening featured award winning cellist Annie Jacobs-Perkins playing

the Elgar Cello Concerto.

The event also featured assistant conductor Michael Stanley making his Ambassador Auditorium debut. Stanley, who is also the orchestra and band conductor at Burbank High School, conducted the Overture to "La Forza del Destino" by Verdi. The orchestra also performed "Romeo & Juliet" by Tchaikovsky.

Another highlight of the evening was unveiling of the gowns created by the senior class of Woodbury University's School of Fashion Design for its 3rd year of Fashion Meets the Phil event.



Opening Concert

The Burbank Philharmonic will feature music by Mozart and Mendelssohn  The soloist is soprano Emily Scott, winner of the Hennings-Fischer Young Artists Competition in 2017.



Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture "Fingal's Cave"
Mozart - "Deh
vieni, non tardar" from Marriage of Figaro 
Massenet - "Je
suis encor" from Manon
Victor Herbert - "Art is Calling for Me" from The Enchantress 
                             Emily Scott, Soprano
Mozart - Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

The Orchestra will be led by Steven Kerstein, Music Director and Maestro, and Michael Stanley, Assistant Conductor.

24th Anniversary Gala & 2014 Fashion Meets the Phil 

“Exotique “


The Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra’s 24th concert on Novebmer 24, 2015, was a spectacular evening of music and fashion!


Soloist Heidi Hatch, winner of the 2014 Hennings-Fischer Young Artists Competition, performed the exciting Glazunov Violin Concerto. Music Director Steven Kerstein conducted the program. Ms. Hatch, along with selected musicians  from the Burbank Philharmonic, wore gowns created for this special evening by the talented fashion designers at Woodbury University.

2014 Fashion Meets The Phil
23rd Anniversary Gala & 2013 Fashion Meets the Phil

The Burbank Philharmonic opens its 23rd season with “Fashion Meets the Phil”


French music and French-inspired gowns designed by the senior students of Woodbury Univeristy Fashion Design were showcased on "Fashion meets the Phil" concert on 11/9/2013.


Musicians who performed in specially designed gowns are guest artist Danielle Belen, on violin, Assistant Conductor Bethany Pflueger, Concertmaster Carolyn Osborn, Principal Cellist Catherine Biagini and Principal Violist Ilona Geller. 


The evening was a huge success for both music and fashion. Woodbury and Burbank Philharmonic hopes to continue this new found partnership for future concert events.



2013 Fashion Meets The Phil
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