The Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, now entering its 16th season, is one of Sacramento’s most prestigious arts organizations. Since the fall of 1998 we have produced over 100 concerts, including 8 world or national premieres. Outstanding programs have included the Songs of Hope series, which featured musicians from Israel, Egypt and Palestine playing with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, and a tribute to acclaimed composers with Latino roots or ties, Viva la Musica.
For fifteen seasons, Michael Morgan has served as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the orchestra, infusing board, staff and musicians with his passion for building community through music. This passion is expressed in programming for a diverse community, and in a variety of community engagement initiatives reaching into schools, hospitals, housing shelters and other places where classical music can ignite hope, strengthen self-esteem and provide respite from a stressful world.
We take pride in our accomplished professional musicians, engaged through a Collective Bargaining Agreement with American Federation of Musicians Local 12. In addition to performing in highly-praised concerts, many of them are actively engaged in the Philharmonic’s Community Engagement programs, teaching, performing in ensembles and wholeheartedly helping to “Build Community Through Music.”