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Yale Philharmonia

The Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale is one of America’s foremost music school ensembles. The largest performing group at the Yale School of Music, the Philharmonia offers superb training in orchestral playing and repertoire. Performances include an annual series of concerts in Woolsey Hall, as well as Yale Opera productions in the Shubert Performing Arts Center.

In addition to its season of six Woolsey Hall concerts, the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale has performed on numerous occasions in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The Philharmonia recently undertook its first tour of Asia, with acclaimed performances in the Seoul Arts Center, the Forbidden City Concert Hall and National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing), and the Shanghai Grand Theatre.

Shinik Hahm is the orchestra’s conductor, and Peter Oundjian is the principal guest conductor.

Each year, the Philharmonia’s concert series in historic Woolsey Hall offers a broad range of repertoire under conductor Shinik Hahm as well as distinguished guest conductors. Recent seasons have featured guest conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Gunther Schuller.

The appealing variety of programming includes not only the symphonic repertoire but concertos, new music, and choral works. The Philharmonia also performs in the annual Yale Opera production at New Haven’s Shubert Theater.