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The San Jose Holiday Tradition returns!
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts,
255 South Almaden Blvd, San Jose

  • 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.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert
    2:30 pm October 29, 2016
    8:00 pm October 29, 2016
    2:30 pm October 30, 2016
    7:00 pm October 30, 2016

    Due to popular demand, we've added a special Halloween Eve Performance, Sunday, October 30 at 7:00 PM. Best availability!

  • Beethoven's Pastorale & 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.

  • The Nutcracker

    Symphony Silicon Valley presents the Stars of Moscow Ballet 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.

  • 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...

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert
    2:30 pm April 1, 2017
    8:00 pm April 1, 2017
    1:30 pm April 2, 2017

    The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world.

This Halloween, Hogwarts comes to San Jose!

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