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Sounds of Summer
Saturday 7:00pm July 27, 2013

A lively collection of beloved light classics includes highlights from the immortal Carmen, Rimsky-Korsakov's frenetic Flight of the Bumblebee, and "Summer" from both Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, featuring Associate Concertmaster Christina Mok. The orchestra will transport us to the English countryside, the stormy coast of Finland, and a magical forest in Fairyland, before closing with selections from Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Join us for an evening of tuneful favorites that will have you humming. 

  • Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture
  • Georges Bizet: Danse Boheme from Carmen
  • Ralph Vaughan-Williams: English Folk Song Suite: Seventeen Come Sunday
  • Jean Sibelius: Finlandia
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Four Seasons: Summer (Christina Mok, soloist)
  • Ástor Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires: Summer (Christina Mok, soloist)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: Baba Yaga, The Great Gates of Kiev 
  • John Phillip Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever (Encore)

Conductor: Peter Jaffe
Soloist(s): Christina Mok, violin
About Peter Jaffe
About Christina Mok

Light Classics


The Wild Wild West
Sunday 5:30pm July 28, 2013

Our first ice-cream social features the music of classic Hollywood Westerns. Remember stars like Clint Eastwood and Roy Rogers, adventures like High Noon and Shane, the soaring themes of The Cowboys, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven?  Our irresistible, quick-draw Maestro Jaffe will lead the orchestra in the larger-than-life music of cattle drives, the open road, the wild prairie, outlaws and slow-spoken heroes, and captivate us all. And a bonus: big baritone Ralph Cato, singing a burly Rawhide! Come early for free ice cream before the concert - perfect for a warm summer afternoon.  

  • Theme from Bonanza
  • Silverado
  • Shane
  • The Sons of Katie Elder
  • High Noon
  • Riders in the Sky
  • The Cowboys Overture (John Williams)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (Morricone)
  • The Wild Wild West
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Rawhide (featuring Ralph Cato)
  • Dances with Wolves
  • Suite from The Magnificent Seven
  • William Tell Overture (Encore)

Conductor: Peter Jaffe
About Peter Jaffe

Outlaw Peter Jaffe


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Friday 7:00pm August 2, 2013

Grab the chance to see this electrifying contemporary Swing Revival band live and free! From '40s swing to Cab Calloway, boogie woogie to New Orleans blues, its rhythm section is beat only by its horns - or vice versa. "Go Daddy-O," "Mr. Pinstripe Suit," "The Jumpin' Jive" - it doesn't get better than this.

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's remarkable arrival upon the music scene. In its early years, having secured their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded a world in the middle of the grunge era that it was still cool to swing, big band style. Today the high energy nine piece ensemble continues the party, taking things to the next level with the release of Rattle Them Bones. Following up their much-lauded 2009 release, How Big Can You Get?: The Music of Cab Calloway, Rattle Them Bones expands the band's horizons, while continuing to urge their millions of fans worldwide to move and shake to their inimitable groove.

This concert promises to be a night to remember!

Concert takes place at San Jose State University's iconic Tower Lawn
(located behind the MLK Library at 4th and San Fernando)

Soloist(s): Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
About Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


Simply Sinatra
Saturday 7:00pm August 3, 2013

Steve Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists of the timeless music of Frank Sinatra. He has performed to sold-out audiences with major symphonies across the nation and has headlined for extended engagements in both Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

A romantic evening is in store for you at this concert, with a program of all Sinatra's greatest songs. With the talent and passion of our Symphony Silicon Valley musicians behind him, Steve Lippia will impeccably interpret the best repertoire of the Big Band era and American Standards, leaving our audience begging for more!

  • I've Got the World on a String
  • The Best is Yet to Come
  • All the Way
  • Witchcraft
  • It Was a Very Good Year
  • I've Got You Under My Skin
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • I Have Dreamed
  • That's Life
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • The Good Life
  • Come Fly With Me
  • In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  • Saturday Night
  • Let Me Try Again
  • Luck Be a Lady
  • My Way
  • Theme from New York, New York (Encore)

Concert takes place at San Jose State University's iconic Tower Lawn
(located behind the MLK Library at 4th and San Fernando)

Soloist(s): Steve Lippia
About Steve Lippia

Steve Lippia


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Sunday 5:30pm August 4, 2013

STAR WARS "Where Science Meets Imagination" is coming to The Tech Museum of Innovation this October. Get a head start: join us for a summer evening filled with John Williams's unforgettable music from each episode of this legendary cinematic saga. We will have a special appearance by the 501st Legion as well! Welcome everyone, families, men, women, children, wookies and droids! May the Force be with you - and free ice cream, too.

  • Main Title
  • Flag Parade
  • Anakin's Theme
  • Duel of the Fates
  • Across the Stars
  • Battle of the Heroes
  • Princess Leia's Theme
  • Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)
  • Yoda's Theme
  • The Asteroid Field
  • Jabba the Hutt's Theme
  • Throne Room and End Title
  • Cantina Band (Encore)

Concert takes place at San Jose State University's iconic Tower Lawn
(located behind the MLK Library at 4th and San Fernando)

Conductor: Peter Jaffe
About Peter Jaffe




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