Michael Paul Gibson
conducts rehearsal of the Foothill Orchestra

The Foothill Orchestra was formed in September, 1999 by Alan Harvey and Michael Paul Gibson, who has been the sole Music Director and Conductor from its inception until January, 2003. California State budget cuts have led to the end of the orchestra under Maestro Gibson’s guidance.

The orchestra has performed numerous concerts, has as many CDs, and has received high praise from music critics and audience alike. You are welcome to browse this site.

Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony
“...man for man and woman for woman
you have the best collection of musicians
on the Peninsula”

-- Keith Kreitman

New Review: by Keith Kreitman

A review by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, January 16, 2002

“My staff and I took the opportunity to listen to “Cool Night” and I must commend you on your powerful work.”

Edward M. Kennedy

 The FO and MPCC dedicated our performance of the “Irish Blessing.”  Please here click to view concert details and hear some recordings.

Audio Recordings