We celebrate one of the giants of composition with two of his masterpieces written in the United States. There have been endless debates about the extent to which this music is "Czech" or "American," but one thing is for sure: Dvořák knew how to make the classical forms of symphony and concerto sound intensely personal and universal at the same time.
Carols in the California7:00 pm December 12, 2015
Artistic Director Elena Sharkova and the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, along with musicians of Symphony Silicon Valley, present the 11th Annual Carols in the California. This exciting and festive program features Glenn McClure’s exhilarating St. Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass, accompanied by the College of San Mateo Panhandlers Steel Band.
Raiders of the Lost Ark Live in Concert7:00 pm January 15, 2016
7:00 pm January 16, 2016
2:30 pm January 17, 2016
American Concert Premiere!
The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure with John Williams's epic score performed live to picture by a full symphony orchestra!
Schubert, Bruch, & Hindemith8:00 pm January 23, 2016
2:30 pm January 24, 2016
German composer Paul Hindemith, who spent more than a decade in the United States, wrote one of the most colorful orchestral works of the 20th century, based on themes by his Romantic predecessor, Carl Maria von Weber. This program will place Hindemith next to two other Romantic predecessors, Schubert and Bruch, masters of melody and emotional expression.
Pictures at an Exhibition & Fauré's Requiem8:00 pm March 18, 2016
8:00 pm March 19, 2016
2:30 pm March 20, 2016
A summit meeting between some of the leading 19th-century composers of France and Russia, this concert will unite the refined elegance of Fauré with the stronger accents of two members of the ‟Mighty Handful” of St. Petersburg. The alliance is cemented by the orchestration of Mussorgsky’s piano work Pictures at an Exhibition, made by Maurice Ravel in Paris.
The Godfather Live in Concert7:00 pm April 8, 2016
7:00 pm April 9, 2016
2:30 pm April 10, 2016
Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece tells the tale of the notorious New York crime family, the Corleones, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. Nina Rota's "dark, looming, and elegant soundtrack" is ranked fifth on the American Film Institute's list of greatest film scores ever written.
This program offers lively rhythms, powerful orchestrations and high energy all around, by two Czechs and a Russian who had found highly original ways of bringing old traditions to new life. The vivid neo-Baroque language of Martinů will be complemented by the dazzling virtuosity of Prokofiev. And the blazing brass sounds of Janáček’s Sinfonietta are sure to bring the house down.
Titanic Live in Concert7:00 pm May 20, 2016
7:00 pm May 21, 2016
2:30 pm May 22, 2016
American Concert Premiere!
Experience James Horner's epic romantic score like never before, performed by Symphony Silicon Valley, choir and Celtic musicians, with the film projected on a giant screen! This uniquely familiar soundtrack will forever be a part of cinematic history. Winner of 11 Academy Awards, including Best Original Song and Dramatic Score.