Audrey Daniel/Peninsula Symphony
Peninsula Symphony, led by conductor Mitchell Sardou Klein, center, is celebrating its 70th season. The symphony’s offices are located in downtown Los Altos.
Five years ago, the venerable Peninsula Symphony was in deep financial trouble, its bank accounts drained by a corrupt executive director. Many seriously questioned whether the beloved ensemble could continue.
Five years later, the answer is a resounding yes. The Los Altos-based symphony, now in its 70th year, is not only surviving, but flourishing both artistically and financially. In fact, thanks to two major benefactors, the 90-member symphony has more money in the bank now than it did prior to Steve Carlton’s well-publicized misdeeds.