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Start with Symphony Summer Pops and Rotary Fireworks on Monday, July 4th!
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  • Fourth of July Symphony Summer Pops
    5:15 pm July 4, 2016

    Free, world-class fireworks return to downtown San Jose!
    Symphony Silicon Valley and the Rotary Club of San Jose invites you, your family, and your friends to enjoy a world-class fireworks display at Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose, with over 5 hours of spectacular musical performances! Featuring special guests Lisa Vroman, Dirty Cello, Mariachi Azteca, and San Jose Taiko!

  • Lynn Harrell, Berlioz & Brahms
    8:00 pm October 1, 2016
    2:30 pm October 2, 2016

    Symphony Silicon Valley is honored to present cellist Lynn Harrell, one of the legendary musicians of our time, performing under the baton of Maestro Nelson. Harrell approaches Shostakovich's masterpiece, one of his signature works, "with full-throated expressivity... like a more muscular and overtly emotional Yo-Yo Ma." Our season opens with Berlioz's delightfully boisterous tribute to a brazen buccaneer; and the program ends with Brahms’s magnificent fourth and final symphony.

  • Grand Old Russia
    8:00 pm October 22, 2016
    2:30 pm October 23, 2016

    The second program reunites two former classmates, both prodigious pianist-composers from pre-Revolution Moscow: Rachmaninoff, flamboyant and tormented neo-Romantic, and Scriabin, mystic and visionary. Returning Chopin master Demidenko will perform and early work by the composer often called the Russian Chopin. Rachmaninoff's 2nd Symphony follows - nostalgic, gloriously melodic, known for one of the most heartbreakingly memorable themes in the Romantic repertory.

  • Beethoven's Pastoral & Scheherazade
    8:00 pm December 3, 2016
    2:30 pm December 4, 2016

    From Beethoven's symphonic "Recollection of Country Life", with it's evocation of brooks, birdsong, and thunderstorms, to Rimsky-Korsakov's exotic fairytale Orient, program music traveled a long way. Yet each of these beloved concert favorites - one from the opening of the 19th century, the other from near its end - brilliantly integrates vivid images and musicality, fantasy and form.

  • Carols in the California
    7:00 pm December 10, 2016

    Artistic Director Elena Sharkova and the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, along with musicians of Symphony Silicon Valley, present the 12th Annual Carols in the California.

  • Something New & Fancy Free
    8:00 pm January 21, 2017
    2:30 pm January 22, 2017

    Welcome the winners! We greet the New Year with two of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Put's widely acclaimed orchestral works. Violin virtuoso Mayuko Kamio, winner of the prestigious Tchaikovsky competition, then forges a new Russian-American alliance, playing both Kabalevsky's lively and lyrical concerto and Foss's tribute to musical Americana, ending in a Western hoedown. We conclude with one of Bernstein's most sparkling scores: the concert suite from his 1944 ballet Fancy Free.

  • Carnival of the Animals & Mozart Requiem
    8:00 pm March 17, 2017
    8:00 pm March 18, 2017
    2:30 pm March 19, 2017

    Two great pianists team up to perform Mozart's concerto, a work filled with sparkling repartee as the two instruments vie with each other, then unite to suggest "some transfigured, heavenly barrel-organ." They follow with Saint-Saëns' Carnival, also with double piano and surely one of the most entertaining classical works ever written. In the second half of our program the mood changes, as vocal solo...

  • Bach & Mahler
    8:00 pm May 6, 2017
    2:30 pm May 7, 2017

    Mahler's Fifth is an epic journey that begins with a funeral march, endures turmoil, dances with abandon, confesses deep love, and ends finally in glory. It is a great testament to adversity surmounted, expressed in luxuriant orchestral colors and unforgettable melodies. The stage is set with an orchestral version of Bach's Chaconne (originally for solo violin), in which a brief musical idea undergoes a series of transformations to become a statement of monumental proportion.

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