Senior Symphony

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

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.

Symphony & Wind Orchestra Winter Concert

7:00 pm @

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

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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