Nov 2018

Sinfonietta Fall Classic

7:30 pm @ Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College

John Eells, Conductor

Hope & Glory

This concert features some of the most beloved orchestral works in majestic symphonic tones expressing optimism and hope for a brighter future.

  • WEBER Jubilee Overture
  • ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance No. 4 in G
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1, Mvt. 1; Ryan Wang, piano
  • MOZART Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”)

Dec 2018

Beginning Ensembles Fall Concert

5:00 pm @ Palo Alto JCC

Chamber Players & Camerata Orchestra

Dr. Ondine Young, Conductor

  • MASSENET Meditation from Thais; Rebecca Spence, violin

Intermediate Ensembles Fall Concert

6:45 pm @ Palo Alto JCC

Galbraith Honor Strings & El Camino Wind Orchestra

Mariya Borozina & Dr. Richard Roper, Conductors

  • BACH Double Violin Concerto, Mvt. I; Kathryn & Rachel Choy, violins

Symphony Holiday Pops Concert

2:30 pm @ California Theatre

Dr. Jindong Cai, Conductor

Dances From Around the World

Whether exotic, passionate or refined, dance is the inspiration for this jovial concert featuring music from Mexico, Austria, Russia, France, and the United States.

The concert will feature a special performance by the GSYO Percussion Ensemble!

  • GOTTRY Wood, Metal, Skin; Percussion Ensemble
  • MCCLAFLIN Drum-E Piece No. 1; Percussion Ensemble
  • SAINT-SAENS Violin Concerto No. 3, Mvt. 1; Cassandra May, violin
  • HAYMAN Pops Hoe Down
  • KHATCHATURIAN “Sabre Dance,” from 3 Dances from Gayane
  • TCHAIKOVSKY “Polonaise” from Eugene Onegin
  • STRAUSS Roses from the South
  • MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2

Stay in your seat for some festive encores!

Jan 2019

Chamber Music Concert

2:00 pm @ Community School of Music and Arts

Chamber Music

GSYO chamber musicians perform.

Feb 2019

Lunar New Year Celebration

4:00 pm @ Flint Center

East Meets West

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Senior Symphony, Dr. Jindong Cai, Conductor, the Sinfonietta Orchestra, John Eells, Conductor, and special guests the California Youth Chinese Symphony!

  • RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 1; Joey Zhu, piano
  • CHEN YI and ZHOU LONG Selections from Symphony ‘Humen 1839
  • WANG XI-LIN Torch Festival
  • CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 1; Josephine Chan, piano
  • YUAN-KAI BAO Revels of the Lantern Festival

Mar 2019

Beginning Ensembles Winter Concert

5:00 pm @ Palo Alto JCC

Chamber Players & Camerata Orchestra

Dr. Ondine Young, Conductor

  • HAYDN Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major, Mvt. 3; Suki Gu, piano

Intermediate Ensembles Winter Concert

6:45 pm @ Palo Alto JCC

Galbraith Honor Strings & El Camino Wind Orchestra

Mariya Borozina & Dr. Richard Roper, Conductors

  • ALBINONI Oboe Concerto, Mvt. 1; Francis Chua, oboe

March Festival Concert

7:30 pm @ Smithwick Theater at Foothill College

John Eells, Conductor

Love & Youth

Schubert was barely 20 years of age when he completed his sixth symphony, which is the centerpiece of a program depicting youthful love with selections by Bruch, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Glinka.

  • GLINKA Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
  • TCHAIKOVSKY “Waltz” from Eugene Onegin
  • MOZART Horn Concerto No. 2; Ethan Lee, horn
  • BRUCH Violin Concerto, Mvt. 3; Momoka Yanagisawa, violin
  • SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6

Apr 2019

Annual Benefit Concert

7:30 pm @ Flint Center

Dr. Jindong Cai, Conductor

A Russian Journey

Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony, often called “Fateful,” is a work of intricate musical design, where melodic motifs are joined together to form a towering structure of orchestral sounds.

Renowned American pianist Stephen Prutsman has been described as one of the most innovative musicians of his time. He joins the orchestra for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Piano Concerto No. 1.

  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1; Stephen Prutsman, piano
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

May 2019

Ice Cream Social

5:00 pm @ Palo Alto JCC

THE TALENT IS SERVED A LA MODE

All-you-can-eat ice cream party and concert featuring GSYO Beginning and Intermediate Ensembles. Come for the music and stay for the ice cream!

Sinfonietta Spring Dance

7:30 pm @ Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College

John Eells, Conductor

From Norway to Naples

Artful and expressive, the orchestral works by Berlioz, Debussy, Saint-Saens, and Grieg draw inspiration from poetry, folk song, and dance.

  • BERLIOZ “Hungarian March” from The Damnation of Faust
  • DEBUSSY Selections from Petite Suite
  • SAINT-SAENS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; Jade Zhang, violin
  • GRIEG Symphonic Dances

Jun 2019

Symphony Season Finale

7:00 pm @ California Theatre

Dr. Jindong Cai, Conductor

Tales & Legends

Acclaimed soloist Emil Miland joins the Symphony for a passionate performance of Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque by Ernest Bloch, inspired by the story of King Solomon. A virtuosic work for cello and orchestra, Bloch’s masterpiece is emotionally thrilling and spiritually satisfying.

  • BRITTEN Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes
  • BLOCH Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque; Emil Miland, cello
  • VOLKERT Fanfare for Golden State Youth Orchestra
  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring
  • GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess Symphonic Picture

Symphony Bon Voyage Concert

7:30 pm @ Aragon High School

Dr. Jindong Cai, Conductor

Baltic Tour Preview

Join us for a local preview of the exciting program we will perform in Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Rising piano star Vladislav Kern is our soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

  • RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Vladislav Kern, piano
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture
  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring
  • GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess Symphonic Picture

Symphony Bon Voyage Concert

7:30 pm @ Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

Dr. Jindong Cai, Conductor

Baltic Tour Preview

Join us for a local preview of the exciting program we will perform in Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Rising piano star Vladislav Kern is our soloist in Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto.

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1; Vladislav Kern, piano
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture
  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring
  • GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess Symphonic Picture

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