Big Band Hit Parade7:00 pm August 1, 2015
Another swinging night of great music on the Lawn at San Jose State! Orchestra with singers performing hits form the 30’s and 40’s. The Golden Age Big Band era comes alive with Maestro Fil Lorenz! Who can resist? This evening will have your feet dancing and your heart soaring to the greatest tunes of a great pops era!
Hollywood Sound Stage5:30 pm August 2, 2015
Lights, Camera … Music! Maestro Peter Jaffe takes us to the Movies! Our closing show of Target Summer Pops 2015 ends with a bang and another night of Free Ice Cream!
Yellow River Cantata Concert7:30 pm August 8, 2015
A special event Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II, featuring Symphony Silicon Valley and some of China's greatest artists comes to the Flint Center in Cupertino to perform Xian Xinghai's immortal choral masterwork for one night only!
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.)
Dvořák8:00 pm December 5, 2015
2:30 pm December 6, 2015
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
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.