Fourth of July Symphony Summer Pops Monday 5:15 pm July 4, 2016
Free, world-class fireworks return to downtown San Jose to light up the Fourth. Symphony Silicon Valley and the Rotary Club of San Jose invite you, your family and friends to come celebrate the holiday together, with 5 hours of spectacular and varied music-making and a breathtaking fireworks display. Featured guests Mariachi Azteca, Broadway star Lisa Vroman, Dirty Cello (blues to bluegrass to rock), and San Jose Taiko, plus Maestro Peter Jaffe and the Symphony orchestra performing patriotic and pops favorites, equal music for you--music for all! A family-friendly event with special activities for children, all in San Jose's Discovery Meadow.
Music 5:15 - 10:15 pm
Fireworks begin after dark
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Carols in the California Saturday 7:00 pm December 10, 2016
A Family Holiday Tradition! Artistic Director Elena Sharkova and the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale present the 12th Annual "Carols in the California", an exciting and festive program of holiday cheer. Come for a traditional sing-along of your favorite carols including Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, Away in the Manger, Silent Night, and The Twelve Days of Silicon Valley Christmas.
Prepare to be dazzled by a performance of Rossini's “Kyrie and Gloria” from Petite Messe Sollennelle, and entertained by The Many Moods of Christmas with choir and full orchestra, all in the warm glow of the beautiful California Theatre. And while downtown, enjoy Christmas in the Park, and Winter Wonderland rides just two blocks from the theater.
The Nutcracker Friday 7:00 pm December 16, 2016
Saturday 2:30 pm December 17, 2016
Saturday 7:00 pm December 17, 2016
Sunday 2:30 pm December 18, 2016
Sunday 6:30 pm December 18, 2016
Wednesday 7:00 pm December 21, 2016
Thursday 7:00 pm December 22, 2016
Friday 2:30 pm December 23, 2016
Friday 7:00 pm December 23, 2016
Saturday 2:30 pm December 24, 2016
Symphony Silicon Valley presents the Ballet Stars of Moscow Company direct from Russia, featuring ballet stars Oksana Bondareva and Andrei Bolotin in THE NUTCRACKER. The tradition of professional ballet in San Jose continues, with Tchaikovsky's magnificent music performed by Symphony Silicon Valley conducted by Maestro George Daugherty.
"A sumptuous ballet feast...the theater rang with Bravos" - New York Times
"…one of life's true pleasures: classical dance in purist form...one of the most enjoyable evening of ballet" - Corpus Christi Caller Times
"…the all-around best touring soloists I have seen out of Russia" - Desert News
Chinese New Year Concert Music from Shanghai Friday 7:00 pm February 3, 2017
Sunday 7:30 pm February 5, 2017
Symphony Silicon Valley, in collaboration with Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival and the Pacific Arts and Culture Exchange, presents a program to celebrate the Chinese New Year - The Year of Rooster.
Chinese New Year is the most celebrated cultural festival across China and the sprit of the festival has spread all over America and throughout the world. This performance by Symphony Silicon Valley, conducted by Jindong Cai, is part the Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival, and will be the highlight of many festivities in the Chinese community around the Bay Area. With world-renowned soloists from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, this concert promises to be the best Chinese New Year Concert in the Bay Area!
Shanghai is the cradle of Western classical music in China. Our musical journey will take you from the first orchestral work ever written by a Chinese composer, to the most famous violin concerto “Butterfly Lovers,” to a Peking opera created during the Cultural Revolution, and to new compositions by 21st century Chinese composers.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert Friday 8:00 pm March 31, 2017
Saturday 2:30 pm April 1, 2017
Saturday 8:00 pm April 1, 2017
Sunday 1:30 pm April 2, 2017
Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry's second year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! A mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry's own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From Dueling Clubs to rogue Bludgers, it's a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: "The Chamber of Secrets has been opened." Saving Hogwarts will require all of Harry's, Ron's and Hermione's magical abilities and courage!
This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while Symphony Silicon Valley performs John Williams' memorable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has bewitched the world.