Oct 2019

Symphony Season Opener

7:00 pm @ California Theatre

Dr. Jindong Cai, Conductor

Forces of Destiny

Tchaikovsky’s final Symphony (“Pathétique”), which premiered just eight days before the composer’s death, is the centerpiece of this fiery, passionate program.

  • VERDI Overture to La Forza del Destino
  • SAINT SAENS Havanaise; Momoka Yanagisawa, violin
  • WEBER Clarinet Concerto No. 2 , Mvt. 1; Kevin Chen, clarinet
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6

Nov 2019

Sinfonietta Fall Classic

7:30 pm @ Smithwick Theater at Foothill College

John Eells, Conductor

Pomp & Circumstance

This concert is a celebration of music fit for royalty. Dvorak’s Festival March and Crusell’s Clarinet Concerto both feature dedications to European Emperors. While The Drumroll, one of Haydn’s famous “London Symphonies,” premiered in 1795 at the King’s Theatre.

  • DVORAK Festmarsch
  • DVORAK Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 6
  • CRUSELL Clarinet Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 1; Jackson Van Vooren, clarinet
  • MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto, Mvt. 1; Zachary Zhang, violin
  • HAYDN Symphony No. 103 (“The Drumroll”)

Dec 2019

Chamber Players, Camerata, & Galbraith Honor Strings Fall Concert

6:00 pm @ Spangenberg Theatre at Gunn High School

Chamber Players & Camerata Orchestra

Jordan Webster, Conductor

Galbraith Honor Strings

Mariya Borozina, Conductor

  • PROGRAM To be announced

Holiday Pops Concert

2:30 pm @ California Theatre

John Eells & Dr. Richard Roper, Conductors

A Frozen Festival

The Symphony, Sinfonietta, and El Camino Wind Orchestra perform in a festive afternoon program at the beautiful California Theatre in Downtown San Jose. Show up dressed as your favorite character from Disney’s Frozen or Frozen 2 and your admission is free!

    Jan 2020

    Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival

    3:00 pm @ Davies Symphony Hall

    GSYO joins local youth orchestras from around the Bay Area at Davies Symphony Hall for an afternoon of virtuosic music making. Experience the exhilaration of hundreds of young musicians performing at their best! Proceeds from the concert will benefit organizations that provide resources to underserved and homeless youth. Tickets available through sfsymphony.org. Program and additional participants to be announced.

    Mar 2020

    Symphony & Wind Orchestra Winter Concert

    7:00 pm @ Cañada College Theatre

    John Eells & Dr. Richard Roper, Conductors

    Symphonic Sketches

    Debussy and Mussorgsky paint with the many colors of the orchestra: Debussy, evoking the changing moods of the Mediterranean, and Mussorgsky, bringing to life the artistic works of his dear friend Victor Hartmann.

    • DEBUSSY La Mer
    • PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3, Mvt. 1; Solomon Ge, piano
    • MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

    Additional pieces to be announced

    Sinfonietta & Galbraith Honor Strings March Festival Concert

    6:30 pm @ Evergreen Valley College Theatre

    John Eells & Mariya Borozina, Conductors

    Bizet in C

    Confident, unassuming, and written by a precocious teenager, Bizet’s Symphony in C exudes infectious energy and youthful optimism..

    • GADE Efterklange af Ossian, Op. 1 (Echoes of Ossian): Overture
    • GLINKA Spanish Overture No. 2 (“Summer Night in Madrid”)
    • KHATCHATURIAN Selections from Masquerade
    • BIZET Symphony in C major (“No. 1”)

    Additional pieces to be announced

    May 2020

    Chamber Players, Camerata, Galbraith Honor Strings, & Wind Orchestra Spring Concert

    6:00 pm @ Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University

    Chamber Players & Camerata Orchestra

    Jordan Webster, Conductor

    Galbraith Honor Strings

    Mariya Borozina, Conductor

    BACH Piano Concerto in F minor, Mvt. 1; Andrea Wong, piano

    El Camino Wind Orchestra

    Dr. Richard Roper, Conductor

    • Full program to be announced!

    Sinfonietta Spring Dance

    7:00 pm @ Heritage Theatre

    John Eells, Conductor

    Opera Lite

    Two operatic overtures, one of which was composed the night before its premiere!, feature in this celebratory finale to the Sinfonietta season.

    • VERDI Nabucco Overture
    • MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni
    • STAMITZ Viola Concerto in D major, Mvt. 1; Sarah Ryu, viola
    • SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, Mvt. 3; Spencer Cha, piano
    • MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5 in D major (“The Reformation”)

    Symphony Season Finale

    3:00 pm @ Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

    Dr. Jindong Cai, Conductor

    From the New World

    So popular, a recording of Dvorak’s “From the New World” flew with Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon! Dvorak’s beloved work, written during the composer’s time in New York, is meant as a ‘musical postcard’ to the folks back home: Greetings from America.

    • MUSSORGSKY/RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Night on Bald Mountain
    • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 (“The Emperor”), Mvt. 1; Tiffany Ho, piano
    • DVORAK Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“From the New World”)

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