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Upcoming Performances

The Godfather Live in Concert
Friday 7:00 pm April 8, 2016
Saturday 7:00 pm April 9, 2016
Sunday 2:30 pm April 10, 2016

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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 Concert Takes Place at Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 
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Past Performances from This Season

Yellow River Cantata Concert
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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Sinatra Centennial
Saturday 7:00 pm October 10, 2015

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The legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra would have observed his Centennial birthday in 2015. To celebrate this significant occasion the Stroke Awareness Foundation is pleased to welcome Frank Sinatra Jr. to a benefit gala commemorating his father for a once in a lifetime Centennial celebration. Frank Sinatra Jr. will be joined by 36 musicians from Symphony Silicon Valley under the direction of music director Terry Woodson, to memorialize Ole Blue Eye’s 100th Birthday with an evening of beautiful music and one of a kind nostalgia.



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

Artistic Director Elena Sharkova and the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, along with musicians of Symphony Silicon Valley, present the 11th Annual Carols in the California.  This exciting and festive program features Glenn McClure’s exhilarating St. Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass, accompanied by the College of San Mateo Panhandlers Steel Band.

Come for the traditional sing-along of your favorite carols (including the return of the fan favorite 12 Days of Silicon Valley Christmas) and delight in both familiar and new holiday favorites, all in the warm glow of the California Theatre.

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Conductor: Elena Sharkova
Soloist(s): Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
  • Glenn McClure: St. Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass

  • George Frideric Handel: Zadok the Priest

  • The Many Moods of Christmas created by Robert Shaw, arranged by Robert Russell Bennett

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Raiders of the Lost Ark Live in Concert
Friday 7:00 pm January 15, 2016
Saturday 7:00 pm January 16, 2016
Sunday 2:30 pm January 17, 2016

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American Concert Premiere!
The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure with John Williams's epic score performed live to picture by a full symphony orchestra!

This Concert Takes Place at Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 
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Conductor: Constantine Kitsopoulos
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