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  • Wishing You A Musical New Year!
    December 31, 2014

    The time is short--but your generosity can still make a difference to you AND benefit our community. Your fully tax-deductible donation to the Symphony will underwrite dynamic, engaging concerts in the spectacular California Theatre... bring 17,500 elementary school children to dozens of ArtSPARK educational performances this school year... provide outdoor summer pops concerts, family-friendly and free, for 22,000 listeners of all ages... and much, much more.

  • Nakamatsu Plays Ravel & Gershwin
    8:00 pm January 16, 2015
    8:00 pm January 17, 2015
    2:30 pm January 18, 2015

    Local icon Jon Nakamatsu joins the orchestra to perform both of the great Gershwin concertos.  In the roaring twenties, jazz found its way into classical composition, and the result was a musical revolution. This program of works from the 1920’s contrasts the French composer Ravel with Gershwin the New Yorker, and the different worlds on either side of the Atlantic.

  • Disney's FANTASIA Live in Concert
    8:00 pm February 14, 2015
    2:30 pm February 15, 2015

    Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation with Symphony Silicon Valley, accompanying scenes from Walt Disney's original FANTASIA (1940) and Disney FANTASIA 2000, highlighting a selection of the magnificent repertoire from both films including Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite. Other iconic moments from Disney’s stunning footage, such as Mickey Mouse as he dabbles in magic in Dukas' The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, will also be...

  • Shostakovich: Gentleman Comrade
    8:00 pm March 14, 2015
    2:30 pm March 15, 2015

    State composer of the Soviet era, Dimitri Shostakovich was both celebrated and terrorized in his own country.  In March, our program presents two works by Shostakovich the debonair musical gentleman paired with his redeeming and triumphant Fifth Symphony — the one he HAD to write.  Pianist Stephen Prutsman returns from this past January’s triumph to perform Shostakovich’s buoyant Second Piano Concerto, the work that accompanied The Steadfast Tin Solider in Disney’s Fantasia 2000.

  • The Lord of the Rings
    7:00 pm April 16, 2015
    7:00 pm April 17, 2015
    7:00 pm April 18, 2015

    THE EPIC TRILOGY COMES TO SAN JOSE!
    The Marriage of Film and Music on an Epic Scale
    250 MUSICIANS ON STAGE, BENEATH A GIANT SCREEN
    FOR TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION: WWW.LOTRSSV.ORG

    Direct from New York's Lincoln Center engagement, the complete film trilogy will be prese...

  • The Lord of the Rings [Cylce 2]
    1:00 pm April 18, 2015
    1:00 pm April 19, 2015
    6:30 pm April 19, 2015

    THE EPIC TRILOGY COMES TO SAN JOSE!
    The Marriage of Film and Music on an Epic Scale
    250 MUSICIANS ON STAGE, BENEATH A GIANT SCREEN
    FOR TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION: WWW.LOTRSSV.ORG

    Direct from New York's Lincoln Center engagement, the complete film trilogy will be pres...

  • The Bells
    8:00 pm May 9, 2015
    2:30 pm May 10, 2015

    Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale figures throughout our May program, all under Maestro Vajda’s brilliant leadership. Local composer Pablo Furman’s premiere introduces the ‘bell’ motif with the choral voices. Debussy’s Nocturnes treats women’s voices as instruments, blending them with the orchestra to evoke the shifting sea.  Edgar Allan Poe’s poem The Bells, which evokes changing bell-tones using the melody of words, inspired Rachmaninoff’s brilliant adaptation - a choral symphony that was his favorite of all his works.

  • Elgar & Schumann
    8:00 pm June 6, 2015
    2:30 pm June 7, 2015

    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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Elegant and heartfelt, instantly gripping the audience."
"The choral performance was shiningly clear and energetic."
"Even the most familiar war horses still have the power to surprise and delight an audience."

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