Pictures at an Exhibition & Fauré's Requiem8:00 pm March 18, 2016
8:00 pm March 19, 2016
2:30 pm March 20, 2016
A summit meeting between some of the leading 19th-century composers of France and Russia, this concert will unite the refined elegance of Fauré with the stronger accents of two members of the ‟Mighty Handful” of St. Petersburg. The alliance is cemented by the orchestration of Mussorgsky’s piano work Pictures at an Exhibition, made by Maurice Ravel in Paris.
The Godfather Live in Concert7:00 pm April 8, 2016
7:00 pm April 9, 2016
2:30 pm April 10, 2016
Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece tells the tale of the notorious New York crime family, the Corleones, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. Nina Rota's "dark, looming, and elegant soundtrack" is ranked fifth on the American Film Institute's list of greatest film scores ever written.
This program offers lively rhythms, powerful orchestrations and high energy all around, by two Czechs and a Russian who had found highly original ways of bringing old traditions to new life. The vivid neo-Baroque language of Martinů will be complemented by the dazzling virtuosity of Prokofiev. And the blazing brass sounds of Janáček’s Sinfonietta are sure to bring the house down.
The season ends with three popular works, all performed for the first time by Symphony Silicon Valley. Infectious Spanish rhythms by de Falla, emotional depth, wit and brilliance in the Saint-Saëns, and true grandeur in the Franck—this program has it all, including a performance by local legend Jon Nakamatsu.