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Beethoven's Ninth
part of season: 2018-2019 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm June 1, 2019
Sunday 2:30 pm June 2, 2019

Beethoven's Ninth is the unquestioned champion of the concert hall, a work that sums up the Classical age, looks forward to what would follow, and has come to represent courage, hope, and triumph around the world. Every December, innumerable Ninths are performed throughout Maestro Shimono's homeland to mark the turn of the year. SSV last played it to packed houses for the Symphony's 10th anniversary. This June it will be introduced by one of Dvořák's most joyful short works, festive and deeply felt.

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, E, & F

Program length: 86 minutes.

Conductor: Tatsuya Shimono
Soloist(s): Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
Amanda Kingston
Talin Nalbadian
Mason Gates
Jeremy Galyon
  • Antonín Dvořák: Te Deum, Op.103

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Program Notes
About Tatsuya Shimono
About Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
About Amanda Kingston
About Talin Nalbadian
About Mason Gates
About Jeremy Galyon



 
Tatsuya Shimono

 


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert
part of season: Movies in Concert 2019-2020
Saturday 2:30 pm November 9, 2019
Saturday 7:30 pm November 9, 2019
Sunday 1:30 pm November 10, 2019

CineConcerts is inviting fans back for an evening of music and magic in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert. Relive the adventure of a curious plot afoot at Hogwarts™ and a new Gryffindor™ Keeper, soaring across the big screen in high-definition! Experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing the unforgettable score to the sixth film of the Harry Potter™ Series.

Program length: 2 hr, 33 min

The 3-film bundle is only available by calling the SSV box office: 
408-286-2600, 10 am - 5 pm Mon-Fri. See below for more information.

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd.
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HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

 

FOLLOW HARRY POTTER TO THE FINISH!
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This coming November, February and April, Symphony Silicon Valley presents the final three films in Harry Potter's epic adventure.
 
ON SALE MONDAY May 6 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert
Harry returns this November in the 6th chapter of the Harry Potter epic, when the battle against Voldemort takes a fateful turn and the final confrontation looms. Experience it all in high-definition on a giant screen, accompanied by Symphony Silicon Valley.
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            Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert
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Order all three films now and guarantee your choice of seats with your credit card. It will be charged for the first film now; for the second film on November 1st; and for the final film on February 1st. Your preferred seats are reserved before sales open to individual ticket buyers.
 
The 3-film bundle is only available by calling the SSV box office: 
408-286-2600, 10 am - 5 pm Mon-Fri.
 
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Past Performances from This Season


Romeo & Juliet & Sibelius
part of season: 2018-2019 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm October 6, 2018
Sunday 2:30 pm October 7, 2018

Internationally renowned Maestra JoAnn Falletta makes her first appearance on the Symphony's podium with a program that puts the orchestra on full display. Barber's sparkling overture introduces the concert, followed by Falletta's own selections from Prokofiev's passionate masterpiece. We end with Sibelius's popular Fifth Symphony, one of the greatest works of the 20th century - powerful, poignant, ardently traditional and filled with melody. The reserved composer himself stated: "God opens his door for a moment and his orchestra plays the Fifth Symphony."

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, C, & D

Program length: 78 minutes.

Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
  • Samuel Barber: The School for Scandal Overture

  • Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite, Op. 64

  • Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82

Program Notes
About JoAnn Falletta

 
JoAnn Falletta

 


Debussy & Strauss
part of season: 2018-2019 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm October 27, 2018
Sunday 2:30 pm October 28, 2018

It's often said that Strauss 'saved his best for the very end.' His final work, a soaring song cycle for lyric soprano and orchestra, is among the most profoundly moving he ever wrote, and a matchless showcase for the soprano.  SSV pairs it with a bravura suite from an early Strauss opera. The evening opens with a pair of early works by Debussy, tuneful, brightly colored, and altogether delightful. A virtuoso event!

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, E, & F

Program length: 77 minutes.

Conductor: Carlos Vieu
Soloist(s): Daniela Tabernig, Soprano
Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
  • Claude Debussy: Petite Suite, L 65

  • Claude Debussy: La Damoiselle élue, L. 62

  • Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs

  • Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Program Notes
About Carlos Vieu
About Daniela Tabernig
About Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale

 
Carlos Vieu

 


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert
part of season: Movies in Concert 2018-2019
Saturday 2:30 pm November 3, 2018
Saturday 7:30 pm November 3, 2018
Sunday 1:30 pm November 4, 2018

You-Know-Who™ is not the only one who has returned—Harry Potter™, Ron Weasley™, and Hermione Granger™ are back as well in this unforgettable concert event. Relive the magic with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ displayed on a giant screen in high-definition and accompanied by a symphonic orchestra.

Experience Harry and his friends race through the Department of Mysteries, practice Defense Against the Dark Arts in secret, and endure Professor Umbridge™ with Nicholas Hooper's iconic score!

Program length: 2 hr, 22 min

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd.
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If you are interested in the dinner and movie bundle, please click on the first two times or call us.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING'S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

 



 

 


Mozart & Mendelssohn
part of season: 2018-2019 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm December 8, 2018
Sunday 2:30 pm December 9, 2018

Following Mendelssohn's enchanting Overture written during his teens, we hear two great works from late in their composers' lives. The Scottish Symphony, Mendelssohn's last, is filled with echoes of Scotland's stormy, embattled history, punctuated by both a Scottish reel and perhaps the most beautiful Adagio he ever wrote. Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, one of his final works, is a touchstone of the clarinet repertory. With its rich, mellow voice, the solo clarinet seems to engage the orchestra in a loving conversation between friends.

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, C, & D

Program length: 77 minutes.

Conductor: William Boughton
Soloist(s): Michael Corner, Clarinet
  • Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture in E major, Op. 21

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622

  • Felix Mendelssohn: "Scottish" Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56

Program Notes
About William Boughton
About Michael Corner

 
William Boughton

 


Carols in the California
part of season: Chorale Season 2018-2019
Saturday 7:00 pm December 15, 2018

A family holiday tradition! Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale and accompanying musicians invite you to join us for the 14th annual Carols in the California. This year's program features composer Will Todd's jazzy "Mass in Blue," plus classic carols including audience sing-alongs, all in the warm glow of the California Theatre.

And while downtown, enjoy Christmas in the Park, and Winter Wonderland rides just two blocks from the theater. San Jose comes alive for the holiday season, with activities and memories for the entire family!

All tickets $36   ($26 for attendees under 26)

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Conductor: Elena Sharkova
Soloist(s): Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
  • Will Todd: Mass in Blue

About Elena Sharkova
About Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale

 
Elena Sharkova

 


Brahms & Dvořák
part of season: 2018-2019 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm January 19, 2019
Sunday 2:30 pm January 20, 2019

Pianist Jon Kimura Parker is famed for his "infectious elan and gargantuan technique." His outsized technique will be on special demand for our first work, a concerto built on a heroic symphonic scale that requires sheer stamina as well as supreme artistry. A masterpiece of musical contrasts, it is also filled with lyrical interludes, including an extended cello solo. Dvořák's symphony follows, inventive but gentler, almost idyllic, and irresistibly tuneful. While he was writing it, Dvořák himself marveled "melodies simply pour out of me."

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, E, & F

Program length: 80 minutes.

Conductor: Daniel Meyer
Soloist(s): Jon Kimura Parker, Piano
  • Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83

  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163

Program Notes
About Daniel Meyer
About Jon Kimura Parker

 
Daniel Meyer

 


Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphony
part of season: 2018-2019 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm March 2, 2019
Sunday 2:30 pm March 3, 2019

Our opener is a musical tour featuring Barber's virtuosic concerto, combining lush Romantic lyricism and angular 'modern' energy, with a brilliant ending that is a notorious test of the violinist's skill. In the second half, we hear Tchaikovsky's magnificent symphony, with its unparalleled mastery of all the orchestra's voices -- famously played through without a pause in WWII Leningrad during a ferocious bombing attack. Adam Schoenberg’s Canto opens the program and introduces us to a new composer very much in vogue today.

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, C, D, E, & F

Program length: 75 minutes.

Conductor: Tito Muñoz
Soloist(s): Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin
  • Adam Schoenberg: Canto

  • Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Program Notes
About Tito Muñoz
About Anne Akiko Meyers

 
Tito Muñoz

 


Star Wars: A New Hope
part of season: Movies in Concert 2018-2019
Friday 7:30 pm March 29, 2019
Saturday 2:30 pm March 30, 2019
Saturday 7:30 pm March 30, 2019
Sunday 1:30 pm March 31, 2019

Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire, and learns the ways of the Force. Don’t miss A New Hope in concert, with Symphony Silicon Valley performing John Williams’s Oscar-winning score live to the complete film.

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 S Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113
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Conductor: Jeffrey Schindler
About Jeffrey Schindler

 
Jeffrey Schindler

 


Petrushka & Rach 2
part of season: 2018-2019 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm May 4, 2019
Sunday 2:30 pm May 5, 2019

Ringling Bros. wanted something for 50 elephants and 50 ballerinas -- Stravinsky obliged. A much earlier commission resulted in a piece about a puppet's love and heartbreak. Petrushka is one of Stravinsky's most popular works filled with Russian folk tunes and brilliant orchestrations. Astonishingly, pianist Jon Nakamatsu, famed for his Rachmaninoff performances, has never before played the Second Concerto for South Bay audiences. From its first chords, the concerto casts its spell. The composer believed that music's mission is to express emotion, and this vibrant concerto succeeds so well that its themes have been adopted for innumerable popular songs.

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, C, & D

Program length: 71 minutes.

Conductor: Tatsuya Shimono
Soloist(s): Jon Nakamatsu, Piano
  • Igor Stravinsky: Circus Polka: For a Young Elephant

  • Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Program Notes
About Tatsuya Shimono
About Jon Nakamatsu

 
Tatsuya Shimono

 


National Geographic: Symphony For Our World
part of season: Special Events 2018-2019
Monday 8:00pm May 6, 2019

This unprecedented event pairs National Geographic’s stunning natural history footage with an original symphony composed by Bleeding Fingers Music, performed live by a full orchestra and choir.

Driven by a five-part composition, the show brings viewers from the depths of the sea, up to coastlines, over mountains, and soaring into the sky. Each movement results in a powerful musical tribute to the beauty and wonders of our wild world.

The 90-minute show highlights groundbreaking imagery and storytelling from 130 years of beloved National Geographic history.

This event also plays in San Francisco on April 29th.

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd.

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