Mariachi Sol de México7:00 pm August 1, 2014
Presented with Viva Fest. Jose Hernandez leads world-famous Mariachi Sol de Mexico and guests from Viva Fest in a program showing off these virtuoso musicians’ Mexican flair and some special classical arrangements.
Classical Mystery Tour7:00 pm August 2, 2014
The stars of Classical Mystery Tour, alums of Broadway’s Beatlemania, return for an evening of the Beatles’ greatest hits, backed by Symphony Silicon Valley.
Cole Porter Songbook5:30 pm August 3, 2014
Target Summer Pops closes with the music of Cole Porter from All of You to You’re the Top. Led by Maestro Larry Blank, the Symphony is joined by Broadway talents Lisa Vroman, David Burnham, and Christina Saffran.
The Music of Led Zeppelin8:00 pm September 20, 2014
For one night only, the legendary songs of Led Zeppelin, accompanied by Symphony Silicon Valley, performs at the City National Civic! Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, Silicon Valley Symphony performs The Music of Led Zeppelin at City National Civic of San Jose on Saturday, September 20 at 8:00 PM. Amplified by a full rock band and accompanied by singer Randy Jackson’s screaming vocals, creator Brent Havens guest conducts the ensemble as they capture Led Zeppelin’s “sheer blast and power,” riff for riff while churning out new musical colors.
Join us to explore Italy in September. All three works on our season opening program reflect a bit of the sunny Mediterranean landscape. Respighi’s charming take on 17th century Italian dances is followed by Verdi’s tribute - beloved for its glorious violin solo - to the legendary pearl christened The Wanderer. In Harold in Italy Berlioz conjures up his own wanderings in rustic Abruzzi, complete with misty landscapes, pilgrims and tolling bells, roving musicians and riotous brigands. Orchestra principal Patricia Whaley is featured in this romantic all-but-concerto for viola.
This program is a fine example of the magic that comes from pairing the best with the best. Maestro Nelson is one of America’s most distinguished and sought-after conductors; Jeffrey Kahane is an internationally renowned pianist (and conductor) who regards Nelson as a key mentor. They will partner to present two of classical music’s greatest works. Brahms and Beethoven, Nelson and Kahane — an October program not to miss.
Turkish Romance8:00 pm December 6, 2014
2:30 pm December 7, 2014
Our tongue-in-cheek title gives a nod to both works on this program. The Symphony’s star soloist, violinist Mayuko Kamio, returns for the third time in three years to perform the concerto Mozart wrote as a supremely gifted 19-year-old. Lyrical, melodic, boisterous, rhythmically inventive, it set a new standard of technical prowess for the violin. When Maestro Shimono conducted Symphony Silicon Valley in Ein Heldenleben for his first American engagement, he became an instant audience and musician favorite. He returns to us from Japan to lead Bruckner’s romantic Symphony No. 4 &...
Nakamatsu Plays Ravel & Gershwin8:00 pm January 16, 2015
8:00 pm January 17, 2015
2:30 pm January 18, 2015
This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, C, D, E, & F