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Alma Corazon y Vida Concert
part of season: Target Summer Pops 2015
Thursday 7:00 pm July 30, 2015


For a special Thursday night show, the Symphony welcomes special guest artists.

This year Symphony Silicon Valley shares our Festival site and stage with the final concert of the 24th Annual San Jose Mariachi and Folklorico Festival.  Local student dancers will conclude week-long workshops with a performance accompanied by Mariachi Azteca de Juan “Pato” Diaz.  Celebrate Mexican heritage and culture with our community’s students.




 

 


Big Band Hit Parade
part of season: Target Summer Pops 2015
Saturday 7:00 pm August 1, 2015


sponsored by Target, Applied Materials Foundation, City of San Jose, Diane and Lee Brandenburg

Another swinging night of great music on the Lawn at San Jose State! Orchestra with singers performing hits form the 30’s and 40’s. The Golden Age Big Band era comes alive with Maestro Fil Lorenz! Who can resist?  This evening will have your feet dancing and your heart soaring to the greatest tunes of a great pops era!

Conductor: Fil Lorenz
About Fil Lorenz



 
Your Hit Parade!

 


Hollywood Sound Stage
part of season: Target Summer Pops 2015
Sunday 5:30 pm August 2, 2015


sponsored by Target, Applied Materials Foundation, City of San Jose, Diane and Lee Brandenburg

Lights,  Camera … Music!  Maestro Peter Jaffe takes us to the Movies! Our closing show of Target Summer Pops 2015 ends with a bang and another night of Free Ice Cream!

Tonight we feature selections from classic Hollywood film scores, including: 2001, A SPACE ODYSSEY: Opening Sunrise (from Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra) THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, GONE WITH THE WIND, EXODUS, THE GODFATHER, THE PINK PANTHER, CHARIOTS OF FIRE, Themes from 007, a James Bond Medley, Selections from FROZEN, Lara’s Theme from DR. ZHIVAGO, and STAR WARS!

 

Conductor: Peter Jaffe
About Peter Jaffe



 

 


Yellow River Cantata Concert
part of season: 2015-2016 Special Events
Saturday 7:30 pm August 8, 2015


A special event Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II, featuring Symphony Silicon Valley and some of China's greatest artists comes to the Flint Center in Cupertino to perform Xian Xinghai's immortal choral masterwork for one night only!

The Yellow River Cantata by Xian Xinghai is the first multi-movement Chinese choral composition to gain widespread reorganization outside of China and enjoys lasting popularity.  Composed in early 1939 during Japan’s invasion of China, the Yellow River Cantata expresses the Chinese people’s strong will to defeat Japan and deep desire to bring China to great freedom and prosperities.

This concert will be performed by 300 singers from local choruses, a full orchestra with Chinese instruments from Symphony Silicon Valley, and top soloists from China. It is directed by Ding Cao, one of the top conductors in China, and highlights soloist Changyong Liao, the best baritone in China and the winner of many international competitions.

This concert, a joint effort of local Chinese community, commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in World War II, of the Victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, and of the Founding of United Nations.

This Concert Takes Place at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
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Beethoven & Schumann
part of season: 2015-2016 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm October 3, 2015
Sunday 2:30 pm October 4, 2015

The season opens with two of the most beloved works of the symphonic repertory.  Beethoven’s Pastorale celebrates nature and human beings in it, while Schumann, picking up where Beethoven left off, takes us on an uplifting journey in which initial tensions are gloriously resolved at the end.

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

Conductor: George Cleve
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"

  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

About George Cleve



 
George Cleve

 


Bernstein & Firebird
part of season: 2015-2016 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm October 24, 2015
Sunday 2:30 pm October 25, 2015

Two iconic American works will be followed by an early masterpiece by a composer who became a naturalized American late in life.  The program is exceptionally rich in evoking stories and ideas from the world of Russian folktales to the classic Romeo and Juliet story set in modern New York City to the many films and public occasions that have featured Barber’s Adagio for Strings.  (The composer himself set this haunting work to the words of the Agnus Dei a few years before his death.)

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

Conductor: Paul Polivnick
  • Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings

  • Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

  • Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird (full ballet score)

About Paul Polivnick



 
Paul Polivnick

 


Dvořák
part of season: 2015-2016 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm December 5, 2015
Sunday 2:30 pm December 6, 2015

We celebrate one of the giants of composition with two of his masterpieces written in the United States. There have been endless debates about the extent to which this music is "Czech" or "American," but one thing is for sure: Dvořák knew how to make the classical forms of symphony and concerto sound intensely personal and universal at the same time.

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

Conductor: John Nelson
Soloist(s): Mark Kosower, Cello
  • Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191

  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op. 95, B. 178

About John Nelson
About Mark Kosower



 
John Nelson

 


Carols in the California
part of season: Chorale Season 2015-2016
Saturday 7:00 pm December 12, 2015


Conductor: Elena Sharkova
Soloist(s): Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
About Elena Sharkova
About Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale



 
Elena Sharkova

 


Schubert, Bruch, & Hindemith
part of season: 2015-2016 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm January 23, 2016
Sunday 2:30 pm January 24, 2016

German composer Paul Hindemith, who spent more than a decade in the United States, wrote one of the most colorful orchestral works of the 20th century, based on themes by his Romantic predecessor, Carl Maria von Weber.  This program will place Hindemith next to two other Romantic predecessors, Schubert and Bruch, masters of melody and emotional expression.

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

Conductor: Tatsuya Shimono
  • Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485

  • Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy in E-flat major, Op. 46 for Violin and Orchestra

  • Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

About Tatsuya Shimono



 
Tatsuya Shimono

 


Pictures at an Exhibition & Fauré's Requiem
part of season: 2015-2016 Classics Season
Friday 8:00 pm March 18, 2016
Saturday 8:00 pm March 19, 2016
Sunday 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.

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

Conductor: Giampaolo Bisanti
Soloist(s): Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
  • Gabriel Fauré: Pavane in F-sharp minor, Op. 50

  • Gabriel Fauré: Requiem in D minor, Op. 48

  • Aleksandr Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

  • Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arranged by Maurice Ravel)

About Giampaolo Bisanti
About Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale



 
Giampaolo Bisanti

 


Prokofiev & Sinfonietta
part of season: 2015-2016 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm May 7, 2016
Sunday 2:30 pm May 8, 2016

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.

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

Conductor: Gregory Vajda
Soloist(s): Natasha Paremski, Piano
  • Bohuslav Martinů: Overture for orchestra, H. 345

  • Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

  • Sergei Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges (suite), Op.33bis

  • Leoš Janáček: Sinfonietta

About Gregory Vajda
About Natasha Paremski



 
Gregory Vajda

 


Three-Cornered Hat
part of season: 2015-2016 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm June 4, 2016
Sunday 2:30 pm June 5, 2016

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!

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

Conductor: Carlos Vieu
Soloist(s): Jon Nakamatsu, Piano
  • Manuel de Falla: El sombrero de tres picos, Suite No. 1 & 2

  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

  • César Franck: Symphony in D minor

About Carlos Vieu
About Jon Nakamatsu



 
Carlos Vieu

 

Past Performances from This Season


Beethoven on the Lawn
part of season: Target Summer Pops 2015
Saturday 7:00 pm July 25, 2015


sponsored by Target, Applied Materials Foundation, City of San Jose, Diane and Lee Brandenburg

Target Summer Pops opens for the 2015 Season with a Celebration of the the great composer Beethoven!  Maestro Peter Jaffe leads Symphony Silicon Valley in a program celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State Universary. The evening’s selections include Prometheus Overture, a “Sampler Symphony” of selections from Beethoven’s 1st, 5th, 7th and 8th Symphonies, and Piano Concerto, No. 5 in E-flat Major, (“Emperor”) featuring virtuoso pianist Stephen Prutsman.

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All Beethoven:

  • Prometheus Overture
  • Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb Major, “Emperor” (mvmts. 2 & 3)
  • “Sampler Symphony”
    Selections from Beethoven's 1st, 5th, 7th and 8th Symphonies!

Conductor: Peter Jaffe
Soloist(s): Stephen Prutsman, Piano
About Peter Jaffe
About Stephen Prutsman

 
Peter Jaffe

 


Broadway's Legendary Ladies
part of season: Target Summer Pops 2015
Sunday 5:30 pm July 26, 2015


sponsored by Target, Applied Materials Foundation, City of San Jose, Diane and Lee Brandenburg

The first Sunday of the summer brings our first Free Ice Cream Day! Conductor William Liberatore and Tony-nominated Broadway superstar Christine Andreas return to San Jose in a salute to Broadway’s Divas!

Selections include hit songs from GYPSY, PETER PAN, LADY IN THE DARK, THE KING AND I, MY FAIR LADY, SHE LOVES ME, MAME, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, SOUTH PACIFIC, SHOW BOAT, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, and FUNNY GIRL!

Conductor: William Liberatore
Soloist(s): Christine Andreas, Soprano
About William Liberatore
About Christine Andreas

 
Christine Andreas

 

 

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