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  • Turkish Romance
    8:00 pm December 6, 2014
    2:30 pm December 7, 2014

    Our tongue-in-cheek title gives a nod to both works on this program. The Symphony’s star soloist, violinist Mayuko Kamio, returns for the third time in three years to perform the concerto Mozart wrote as a supremely gifted 19-year-old. Lyrical, melodic, boisterous, rhythmically inventive, it set a new standard of technical prowess for the violin.

  • Carols in the California
    7:00 pm December 13, 2014

    A Family Holiday Tradition! Artistic Director Elena Sharkova and the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale present the 10th Annual Carols in the California, an exciting and festive program!  Come for the traditional sing-along of your favorite carols and prepare to be dazzled by the 2014 version of “Twelve Days of Silicon Valley Christmas”, all in the warm glow of the California Theatre.

  • 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.

  • 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 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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