Comprised of highly skilled studio and motion picture soundtrack musicians, local residents immediately fell in love with the orchestra for its standard of high-quality performances.
In support of the orchestra’s initial success, the City of Burbank assisted with funding and, by 1994, world-renowned musicians (including violinist Robert Cani and Bass-Baritone Richard Bernstein) were featured concert soloists. By 1998, the orchestra was performing four concerts a year and had collaborated with entertainment giants such as Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Special Events Group to feature music from such Disney classics as “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and “The Little Mermaid.”
The season’s programming also includes a family concert and has featured notable local personalities like Fritz Coleman who narrated “Peter and the Wolf“. For several years, the Burbank Phil was invited by the City of Burbank to perform the City’s July 4 celebration concert.
Now in its fourth decade, the Burbank Philharmonic continues to thrill audiences by demonstrating the very best in classical and popular music, comprised of the finest professional musicians in Southern California.