Target Summer Pops 2009
Target Summer Pops 2009

Classics Series
Chorale Season

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John Williams Film Scores
Saturday 7:00 pm August 22, 2009

From E.T. to Star Wars, Jaws to Schindler's List, Indiana Jones to Harry Potter, renowned composer John Williams' songs and scores for over 100 films have received 45 Oscar nominations --and counting.  Maestro Bruce Hangen and the orchestra will fill the warm evening air with these memorable masterpieces of cinema music.

Conductor: Bruce Hangen
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Bruce Hangen


Target Family Concert
Sunday 3:00 pm August 23, 2009
Lemony Snicket's witty musical mystery, "The Composer Is Dead," leads off our program with characters from each section of the orchestra,  followed by master harmonica virtuoso Bonfiglio playing Gershwin and much more.  Our younger audience members will receive free harmonicas (while they last!) and a short lesson from the master himself, and then will perform a tune together with the orchestra.  Bring a picnic and spend a fun-filled family afternoon with the Symphony.

Conductor: Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica soloist
Soloist(s): Bruce Hangen, conductor
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Robert Bonfiglio


Cleo Laine & John Dankworth
Tuesday 5:30 pm August 25, 2009
The legendary jazz vocalist appears on our summer stage with husband John Dankworth, composer and master of the clarinet and saxophone.  At New York’s Blue Note last year, critics marveled at Laine’s voice: ”a wonder of agility and plummy richness,” -- and  Dankworth’s playing:“as gossamer as ever.” Come Tuesday for an early evening jam session with the ‘king and queen of British jazz.’

Conductor: John & Cleo Laine Dankworth
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John & Cleo Laine Dankworth


Classical Mystery Tour
Saturday 7:00 pm August 29, 2009
An event for all ages.
Imagine!-- the sensational Beatles tribute band, featuring original cast members of the Broadway hit BEATLEMANIA, performing live with Symphony Silicon Valley.  
Relive A Day in the Life; A Hard Day's Night; All  You Need is Love; Come Tgether; Eleanor Rigby; Golden Slumbers; Got to Get You into My Life; Here Comes the Sun; I am the Walrus; I Saw Her Standing There; Imagine; Live and Let Die; Magical Mystery Tour; Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da; Penny Lane; Little Help From My Friends;  The Long and Winding Road; While My Guitar Gently Weeps;  Yellow Submarine; Yesterday -- and more. (list may change.)

"More than just an incredible simulation...the swelling strings and soaring French horn lines gave Saturday's live performance a high goose-bump quotient...the crowd stood and bellowed for more." - The Los Angeles Times

Conductor: Classical Mystery Tour
Program Notes

Classical Mystery Tour


Brass Band & Ice Cream Social
Sunday 3:00 pm August 30, 2009
Bring your sweetheart down to celebrate the end of summer with band shell favorites.   Symphony tuba principal Tony Clements leads the 40-member concert band in "Bugler's Holiday;""Thoughts of Love;" Holst's "Mars," selections from "Phantom of the Opera;" "Danny Boy;" "Semper Fidelis; "Overture to Cowboys" by John Williams; "Thunder & Blazes March" ...
A clipped green lawn,  free ice cream, and great band music — summer doesn't get better than this.

Conductor: Tony Clements
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Tony Clements



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