Inside 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. The beginnings of orchestral music at Yale can be traced to 1894, when an orchestra was organized under the leadership of the School’s first dean, Horatio Parker. Guest conductors who have worked with the orchestra in recent years include John Adams, Valery Gergiev, William Christie, James Conlon, Reinbert de Leeuw, Jahja Ling, and Krzysztof Penderecki.