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Upcoming Performances

Carols in the California
Saturday 7:00 pm December 13, 2014

A Family Holiday Tradition! Artistic Director Elena Sharkova and the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale present the 10th Annual Carols in the California, an exciting and festive program!  Come for the traditional sing-along of your favorite carols and prepare to be dazzled by the 2014 version of “Twelve Days of Silicon Valley Christmas”, all in the warm glow of the California Theatre.

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


The Bells
Saturday 8:00 pm May 9, 2015
Sunday 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.

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

Conductor: Gregory Vajda
Soloist(s): Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
  • Pablo Furman: Overture for Orchestra and Choir (World Premiere)

  • Claude Debussy: Nocturnes

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: The Bells

About Gregory Vajda
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Gregory Vajda


Elgar & Schumann
Saturday 8:00 pm June 6, 2015
Sunday 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.

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

Conductor: William Boughton
Soloist(s): Julian Schwarz, Cello
Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

  • Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish

About William Boughton
About Julian Schwarz
About Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale

William Boughton



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