Through education and community engagement programs, more than 4,000 children and adults each year experience the passion and excitement of Philharmonia’s music.  Find out how your school or community can participate in our suite of programs, usually at free or minimal expense! Attend a free Student Concert featuring the entire Orchestra; choose from four different ensembles that travel to schools throughout the Bay Area; or invite a Mobile Mentor to coach students on their own works in progress. You can even register your classes or qualifying non-profit organizations to receive FREE tickets to Philharmonia Baroque concerts. An unparalleled musical experience is just a few clicks away.

Orchestra member Kristin Zoernig demonstrates the gut strings on the double bass

Education Programs (students grades 6 and up)

Community Engagement



Educational Video

Time Travel Through Music

What if you could travel back in time to see and discover what life was like 300 years ago? Philharmonia’s new 35-minute video, Time Travel Through Music, shows how historically-informed performance can do just that. Join Nicholas McGegan and his musicians as they take you on a lively exploration of Early Music in a way that only Philharmonia can.

We started this project as part of Philharmonia’s education program in schools around the Bay Area. We are now making it available educators, students, and the general public through YouTube. Click on the following link to download Supporting Materials for Time Travel Through Music, and travel through time below!