ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT & FASHION MEETS THE PHIL
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!
2019 Opening Concert
Saturday, February 23, 2019,
Admission & Parking: Free
4491 Cornishon Ave, La Canada CA 91011
)Cornishon(corner of Foothill Blvd. and Cornishon
Conductor: Chris Erskine
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.
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 - "Dehvieni, non tardar" from Marriage of Figaro
Massenet - "Jesuis 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
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.
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.