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.
Summer at the Symphony7:00 pm July 25, 2015
Target Summer Pops opens for the 2015 Season!
First Ice Cream Social!5:30 pm July 26, 2015
The first Sunday of the summer brings our first Free Ice Cream Day!
A Night of Special Guests!7:00 pm July 31, 2015
For our Friday night show, the Symphony welcomes special guest artists.
Jazz and Big Band7:00 pm August 1, 2015
Another swinging night of great music on the Lawn at San Jose State!
Second Ice Cream Social5:30 pm August 2, 2015
Our closing show of Target Summer Pops 2015 ends with a bang and another night of Free Ice Cream!
Beethoven & Schumann8:00 pm October 3, 2015
2:30 pm October 4, 2015
The season opens with two of the most beloved works of the symphonic repertory. Beethoven’s Pastorale celebrates nature and human beings in it, while Schumann, picking up where Beethoven left off, takes us on an uplifting journey in which initial tensions are gloriously resolved at the end.
Bernstein & Firebird8:00 pm October 24, 2015
2:30 pm October 25, 2015
Two iconic American works will be followed by an early masterpiece by a composer who became a naturalized American late in life. The program is exceptionally rich in evoking stories and ideas from the world of Russian folktales to the classic Romeo and Juliet story set in modern New York City to the many films and public occasions that have featured Barber’s Adagio for Strings. (The composer himself set this haunting work to the words of the Agnus Dei a few years before his death.)