Sinatra Centennial7:00 pm October 10, 2015
The legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra would have observed his Centennial birthday in 2015. To celebrate this significant occasion the Stroke Awareness Foundation is pleased to welcome Frank Sinatra Jr. to a benefit gala commemorating his father for a once in a lifetime Centennial celebration. Frank Sinatra Jr. will be joined by 36 musicians from Symphony Silicon Valley under the direction of music director Terry Woodson, to memorialize Ole Blue Eye’s 100th Birthday with an evening of beautiful music and one of a kind nostalgia.
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.)
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.
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 ever made. Nina Rota's "dark, looming, and elegant soundtrack." is among the greatest film scores ever written.