Feature Articles
Feature Articles
 

Classics Series
Chorale Season
Target Summer Pops
All Events
Make A Donation

 
 

   
August 31, 2015
San Francisco Classical Voice
Memories of George Cleve, Maestro and Mentor
George Cleve, who died Thursday, August 27, at age 79, spent most of his career in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was a prominent, beloved figure on the musical scene.
See Full Article
    
August 29, 2015
New York Times
George Cleve, Conductor Who Interpreted Mozart, Dies at 79
George Cleve, a conductor known to New York audiences for his guest appearances with the Mostly Mozart Festival and the New York City Ballet, died on Thursday at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 79.
See Full Article
    
August 28, 2015
Mercury News
George Cleve, San Jose Symphony conductor, dead at 79
George Cleve, the Austrian-born conductor who led the old San Jose Symphony for two decades and directed the Midsummer Mozart Festival for more than 40 years, died Thursday morning at his home in Berkeley. He was 79.
See Full Article
    
November 12, 2014
Mercury News
'Lord of the Rings' trilogy to screen with live orchestra in San Jose
Oh, ye lovers of Frodo and Gandalf, pay attention to the awesome news from Middle Earth: In a cultural coup for the West Coast, the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy will be screened in its entirety in San Jose next April, with the original score performed live by Symphony Silicon Valley.
See Full Article
    
March 18, 2014
Mercury News
Argentina's JP Jofre Merges Tango with Symphony
Growing up in San Juan, Argentina, JP Jofre played drums in a heavy metal band. But the instrument he went on to master was worlds away from metal: the bandoneon.
See Full Article
    
January 13, 2014
Vallejo Times Herald
ArtSPARK getting Santa Clara County kids fired up about live theatre!

Lee Kopp, who directs the program for Symphony Silicon Valley, says his job sometimes feels like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, making sure buses and teachers are in the right place at the right time.
See Full Article
    
April 03, 2010
Mercury News
Symphony Silicon Valley announces a 7-program season for 2010-11

Symphony Silicon Valley opens its ninth season Sept. 30 at the California Theatre with  a program of Schumann, Mahler and Beethoven. The season ends in June 2011 showcasing "Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!" by composer Avner Dorman. In between, five more programs include a well-known soloist or two (i.e. pianist Jon Nakamatsu); a world premiere by jazz clarinetist/ composer Paquito D'Rivera; an anchor piece of the choral repertory, the "German Requiem" by Brahms; a showcase for Gypsy-style violin; and more.


See Full Article
    
June 07, 2009
Mercury News
Symphony Silicon Valley closes season with inventive mix of Haydn, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky
Symphony Silicon Valley has a way of taking audiences for a ride, throwing some unexpected curveballs at listeners, making its programs crackle...Led by the esteemed British conductor Jane Glover, the orchestra is staging the "Lord Nelson Mass," a gigantic affair, with the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale and its 80-plus voices.
See Full Article
    
May 01, 2009
Mercury News
Piano virtuoso Jon Kimura Parker will perform Shostakovich with Symphony Silicon Valley
Parker will be the soloist for Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor. The piece would seem to be made for him, as it reels from keening lyricism to madcap shenanigans, quoting Beethoven and Rossini (the "William Tell" Overture) along the way.
See Full Article
    
April 29, 2009
Mercury News
Free music series coming to San Jose State this summer
The Target Summer Pops series kicks off Aug. 22 with Symphony Silicon Valley, led by conductor Bruce Hangen, performing the movie music of John Williams. Five more concerts — including jazz standards sung by the legendary Cleo Laine, a brass-band concert and the symphony's take on Beatles' favorites — will follow over the ensuing week.
See Full Article
    
March 20, 2009
Mercury News
Symphony Silicon Valley announces ambitious 2009-10 season
The (Symphony's) 2009-10 season — Season No. 8 — is getting ready to fly this fall at the California Theatre. It offers a mix of top-of-the-line, Bay Area-based performers (conductor George Cleve, pianist Gwendolyn Mok); celebrated, globe-trotting soloists (pianist Ingrid Fliter, cellist Gary Hoffman); warhorse repertory ("Scheherazade," the Brahms Symphony No. 4); as well as brand-new music (a triple concerto for traditional Chinese instruments and orchestra).


See Full Article
    
March 17, 2009
Mercury News
Students get classical concerts, then a lesson on the science of music 
More than 3,000 San Jose elementary school students are getting a taste of both art and science downtown this week. The art's being provided by Symphony Silicon Valley (and) the nearby Tech Museum of Innovation (added)  a free, customized tour to check out the science behind music.
See Full Article
    
February 21, 2007
Mercury News
Symphony rising
UPTICK IN CONCERTS AND VARIETY, ACCOMPANIED BY CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM, MARKS S.J. ORCHESTRA'S SIXTH SEASON
One year ago, Symphony Silicon Valley expanded its season, from 14 concerts to 18. Now, when the trend among regional orchestras is to down-size or hold steady, its performance schedule is growing again. Bouncing off a $118,000 operating surplus last year, the orchestra has announced that its 2007-08 season will be larger than any of its first five, with eight programs stretching over 20 concerts at the California Theatre.
See Full Article
    
May 23, 2006
By David Bratman
San Jose's Rising Star
San Jose is the neglected stepchild of the Bay Area arts scene. Despite the massive renovation and yuppification of downtown in recent years, cities to the north get the attention and the stars. But there is good music to be heard in San Jose, and good venues in which to hear it...The premier concert hall in San Jose today is the 1,100-seat California Theatre, home of Opera San José and Symphony Silicon Valley...
See Full Article
    
March 08, 2006
Mercury News
The sweet sounds of success
Symphony Silicon Valley rises toward fifth season
Take note, all you doubters. Symphony Silicon Valley soon will be heading into its fifth season -- with more concerts in its core series, higher profile soloists and an increasingly interesting mix of repertory. As the orchestra announces details of its 2006-07 lineup, it seems to be in a growth pattern.
See Full Article
    
October 29, 2005
Mercury News, Front Page
Symphony Silicon Valley thrives without full-time conductor
But some say it deserves a grand figurehead on the podium
Symphony Silicon Valley, the South Bay's up-and-coming orchestra, has never had a full-time conductor and has no plans to hire one. Now in its fourth season, it hires a guest conductor for each of its programs -- an anomaly among symphony orchestras in this country.
See Full Article
    
November 30, 1999
Mercury News
Symphony Silicon Valley closes season with inventive mix of Haydn, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky
Symphony Silicon Valley has a way of taking audiences for a ride, throwing some unexpected curveballs at listeners, making its programs crackle...Led by the esteemed British conductor Jane Glover, the orchestra is staging the "Lord Nelson Mass," a gigantic affair, with the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale and its 80-plus voices...The orchestra isn't afraid to be different or ambitious.


See Full Article
    

© 2017 Symphony Silicon Valley
P.O. Box 790, San Jose, CA 95106-0790
325 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone or Fax: (408) 286-2600

Supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José