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Upcoming Performances

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert
Friday 7:00 pm October 27, 2017
Saturday 2:30 pm October 28, 2017
Saturday 7:30 pm October 28, 2017
Sunday 1:30 pm October 29, 2017

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd.
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HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING'S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)


Conductor: Jeffrey Schindler
Soloist(s): Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
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Carols in the California
Saturday 7:00 pm December 9, 2017

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. This festive holiday concert will feature Rutter’s Gloria, Gabrieli’s Hodie Christus Natus est, Praetorius’s In Dulci Jubilo. Come for a traditional sing-along of your favorite carols 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. San Jose comes alive with the Holiday Season, with activities and memories for the entire family!

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Conductor: Elena Sharkova
Soloist(s): Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
About Elena Sharkova
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Elena Sharkova


The Nutcracker
Friday 7:00 pm December 15, 2017
Saturday 2:30 pm December 16, 2017
Saturday 7:00 pm December 16, 2017
Sunday 2:30 pm December 17, 2017
Wednesday 7:00 pm December 20, 2017
Friday 7:00 pm December 22, 2017
Saturday 2:30 pm December 23, 2017
Saturday 7:00 pm December 23, 2017
Sunday 2:30 pm December 24, 2017

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!

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd.
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Sponsored by Diane & Lee Brandenburg

Conductor: George Daugherty
Soloist(s): Oksana Bondareva
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George Daugherty


Past Performances from This Season

Patch the Sky
Saturday 8:00 pm October 14, 2017
Sunday 2:30 pm October 15, 2017

Join us for the premiere performance of this new oratorio. Based on ancient Chinese mythology, it tells the story of the goddess Nüwa, who created human beings; how the battle between the spirit of Water and the spirt of Fire plunged the world into darkness, and how Nüwa patched the sky and saved humanity.

Composer: An-lun Huang    Librettist: Gue Ke

Conductor: Rui Zhang

Weiguang Dang, Baritone
Liya Fang, Mezzo Soprano
Amanda Kingston, Soprano
Mason Gates, Tenor
A-Sharp Chorus, directed by Wenbo Deng
Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, directed by Michael DiGiacinto
  • "Hometown" lyric: Gue Ke, music: Fu Tong Wong
    from cantata Lyrics of the Oversea Chinese

  • "The Ode to King Yu" lyric: Gue Ke, music: Yuankai Bao
    from oratorio King Yu

  • "Back to Hometown Suite" lyric: Gue Ke, music Lechang Chen
    from oratorio Song of Big Wind

  • Soprano Solo:

    • "Chi il bel sogno" from Rondine
    • "Vilja Lied" from The Merry Widow
  • Tenor Solo:

    • "O Colombina" from I Pagliacci
    • "Pourquoi me reveiller" from Werther
  • Patch the Sky music: An-lun Huang, lyric: Gue Ke

About Rui Zhang
About Weiguang Dang
About Liya Fang
About Amanda Kingston
About Mason Gates
About A-Sharp Chorus
About Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale




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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