Chorale News

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  • The Bells
    8:00 pm May 9, 2015
    2:30 pm May 10, 2015

    Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale figures throughout our May program, all under Maestro Vajda’s brilliant leadership. Local composer Pablo Furman’s premiere introduces the ‘bell’ motif with the choral voices. Debussy’s Nocturnes treats women’s voices as instruments, blending them with the orchestra to evoke the shifting sea.  Edgar Allan Poe’s poem The Bells, which evokes changing bell-tones using the melody of words, inspired Rachmaninoff’s brilliant adaptation - a choral symphony that was his favorite of all his works.

  • Elgar & Schumann
    8:00 pm June 6, 2015
    2:30 pm June 7, 2015

    In our final program of the season, cellist Julian Schwarz, superstar-in-the-making, makes his first appearance with Symphony Silicon Valley performing Elgar’s great concerto. This follows the return of the Chorale and orchestra in Vaughan Williams elegiac Serenade to Music; and the evening is capped by Schumann’s magnificent, almost euphoric Rhenish Symphony. English maestro William Boughton will bring the year to a brilliant close.

  • Carols in the California
    7:00 pm December 12, 2015

  • Pictures at an Exhibition & Fauré's Requiem
    8:00 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.

Elena Sharkova, Director

Elena Sharkova, Artistic Director

 

Ms. Sharkova has held faculty positions at Western Michigan University and St. Petersburg State Conservatory and San Jose State University.

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Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale

ABOUT THE CHORALE

Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale performs a rich and diverse repertory with the Symphony, smaller instrumental groups and a capella, throughout the greater South Bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maestra Sharkova, who directs the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale and the the Cantabile Youth Singers, is an internationally recognized conductor, lecturer and master teacher.

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