The enchanting holiday classic returns. Symphony Silicon Valley presents this magical production with full orchestra and the outstanding Ballet Stars of Moscow direct from Russia. Reserve your seats for the Greater South Bay’s premiere production of The Nutcracker. Nine performances only!
Enigma Variations & Alma Deutscher8:00 pm December 2, 2017
2:30 pm December 3, 2017
This concert is currently sold out.
Variations on variations: the idea of taking a simple theme and presenting it in a multiplicity of ways, altering many aspects of the melody and the instrumentation, goes back a long way in the history of music. Our concert brings together three famous examples, by three composers from different countries and different generations, to show how composers and audiences everywhere have enjoyed such musical transformations.
Carols in the California7:00 pm December 9, 2017
A Family Holiday Tradition! Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, along with members of Symphony Silicon Valley, present the 13th Annual Carols in the California under the baton of Michael DiGiacinto. This exciting and festive program features John Rutter’s Gloria and other glorious seasonal music. Come enjoy a traditional sing-along of your favorite carols with choir and brass ensemble, all in the warm glow of the California Theatre.
Schumann's Cello Concerto with Lynn Harrell8:00 pm January 20, 2018
2:30 pm January 21, 2018
Lynn Harrell is returning to SSV to play one of the most beautiful concertos ever written for his instrument. The orchestra will set the stage with another work by Schumann, a musical portrait by one of the quintessential Romantic heroes, dreamed up by Lord Byron. Mr. Harrell will be joined by colleagues in Haydn’s sparkling Sinfonia concertante (a quadruple concerto!). The concert ends with a trip to Hungary, for a colorful arrangement of a set of 19th-century tunes that Gypsy bands used to play in the villages.
Nakamatsu, Beethoven, & Pines of Rome8:00 pm March 16, 2018
8:00 pm March 17, 2018
2:30 pm March 18, 2018
Returning SSV favorite Jon Nakamatsu will play Beethoven under the direction of Argentine maestro Carlos Vieu, back from last season’s sparkling Misa Tango performances. The South American offering this time will be a colorful 1954 score by Inocente Carreño of Venezuela, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 96. Two landmarks of musical impressionism will serve as bookends: Debussy’s delicate...
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert2:30 pm April 7, 2018
7:30 pm April 7, 2018
1:30 pm April 8, 2018
Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ — in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of Symphony Silicon Valley performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score.
Haydn’s great oratorio The Creation is a supreme masterpiece of optimism, celebrating universal harmony and rejoicing in a flawless world order with no conflicts or adversity of any kind. Recounting the six days of Creation, it opens with a "Representation of Chaos" and ends with Adam and Eve’s declaration of love for one another. One of the cornerstones of the choral repertoire, it is a work none of us wants to be without for too long.
The season concludes with an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring Stephen Prutsman as soloist. The three works will reveal three different facets of the Russian master’s fascinating personality: a rousing march, a brilliant concerto and a complex symphony which Tchaikovsky fights, and wins, his own fierce battle with Fate.