March 01, 2010
Symphony Silicon Valley moves into new ticketing and administrative offices
Symphony Silicon Valley' announced today that it has moved its administration, ticket office and music library to the Dohrman Building at 325 South First Street, Suite 16, in San Jose. The new location is just north of the California Theatre, between the Theatre and San Carlos Street. The building has a large ground-floor entrance foyer open to First Street; Symphony offices are at the rear of the foyer facing the street.
Parking for the new location is available in a half-hour metered space in front of the Dorhman Building, or in the street-level parking lot directly opposite the California Theatre between First and Second Streets (behind Eulipia Restaurant), with its entrance on Second. The Symphony will validate short-term parking in the lot for customers.
Symphony President Andrew Bales said, "After seven years we had outgrown our one-room office, and were fortunate to find this space at a comparable below-market rate. The most important change is that we are now able to house the orchestra's extensive music library, the Symphony Chorale's music library, and a library of scripts for our Broadway in Concert series, all in one location"
Symphony librarian Victoria Morton has been housing the orchestra library at her home in San Martin ever since its purchase by the musicians of the former San Jose Symphony, with the help of several donors. Morton said, "I'm loving the new space. It's roomier, much easier to organize, and near all the San Jose halls where the muscians perform." (Morton is herself a violist with Symphony Silicon Valley.)
Ticket office hours continue to be 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.