Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Santa Cruz Symphony-ASCENDANCE

ASCENDENCE

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019

  • 2:00 PM 4:30 PM

  • Mello Center for the Performing Arts250 East Beach StreetWatsonville, CA, 95076United States (map)

Our season begins with world renowned pianist Jon Nakamatsu performing Beethoven’s magisterial piano concerto no. 5, 'The Emperor'. Grammy award winning composer & DJ Mason Bates joins us for performances of his wildly popular showpiece for DJ and orchestra, 'Mothership'. Stravinsky’s enchanting score to his ballet the 'Firebird' luxuriates in dazzlingly romanticism.


PROGRAM

BATES - Mothership [Listen]
with Mason Bates, DJ/Composer

STRAVINSKY - Firebird Suite [Listen]

BEETHOVEN - Piano concerto no. 5 [Llisten]
with Jon Nakamatsu, Piano



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Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Peninsula Symphony-Joyce Yang plays Rachmoninov

JOYCE YANG plays Rachmaninoff

Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang, Silver Prize winner in the Van Cliburn Competition, performs Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Paganini Rhapsody. Shostakovich’s electrifying Festive Overture and Brahms’ Fourth Symphony complete this inspiring opening concert of our Season of Hope. 

SAT/ OCT 26, 2019 - 8pm - Heritage Theatre, Campbell
SUN/ OCT 27, 2019 - 2pm - San Mateo Performing Arts Center

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ARTISTS

PROGRAM

Peninsula Symphony
Mitchell Sardou Klein, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano

Shostakovich, Festive Overture, Op. 96
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43
Brahms, Symphony No. 4, Op. 98

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Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Peninsula Symphony-Joyce Yang plays Rachmoninov

JOYCE YANG plays Rachmaninoff

Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang, Silver Prize winner in the Van Cliburn Competition, performs Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Paganini Rhapsody. Shostakovich’s electrifying Festive Overture and Brahms’ Fourth Symphony complete this inspiring opening concert of our Season of Hope. 

SAT/ OCT 26, 2019 - 8pm - Heritage Theatre, Campbell
SUN/ OCT 27, 2019 - 2pm - San Mateo Performing Arts Center

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ARTISTS

PROGRAM

Peninsula Symphony
Mitchell Sardou Klein, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano

Shostakovich, Festive Overture, Op. 96
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43
Brahms, Symphony No. 4, Op. 98

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Jun
2
2:30 PM14:30

Beethoven's 9th with Symphony Silicon Valley


Beethoven's Ninth

Saturday 8:00 pm June 1, 2019   
Sunday 2:30 pm June 2, 2019   

Beethoven's Ninth is the unquestioned champion of the concert hall, a work that sums up the Classical age, looks forward to what would follow, and has come to represent courage, hope, and triumph around the world. Every December, innumerable Ninths are performed throughout Maestro Shimono's homeland to mark the turn of the year. SSV last played it to packed houses for the Symphony's 10th anniversary, This June it will be introduced by one of Dvořák's most joyful short works, festive and deeply felt.

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, E, & F

Program length: 86 minutes.

Conductor: Tatsuya Shimono

Soloist(s): Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale 
Amanda Kingston 
Talin Nalbadian 
Mason Gates 
Jeremy Galyon

  • Antonín Dvořák: Te Deum, Op.103

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

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Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Beethoven's 9th with Symphony Silicon Valley


Beethoven's Ninth

Saturday 8:00 pm June 1, 2019   
Sunday 2:30 pm June 2, 2019   

Beethoven's Ninth is the unquestioned champion of the concert hall, a work that sums up the Classical age, looks forward to what would follow, and has come to represent courage, hope, and triumph around the world. Every December, innumerable Ninths are performed throughout Maestro Shimono's homeland to mark the turn of the year. SSV last played it to packed houses for the Symphony's 10th anniversary, This June it will be introduced by one of Dvořák's most joyful short works, festive and deeply felt.

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, E, & F

Program length: 86 minutes.

Conductor: Tatsuya Shimono

Soloist(s): Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale 
Amanda Kingston 
Talin Nalbadian 
Mason Gates 
Jeremy Galyon

  • Antonín Dvořák: Te Deum, Op.103

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

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May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Peninsula Symphony-Eternal Love Songs

Eternal Love Songs

San Francisco Opera Star Renée Rapier sings Mahler's magnificent Rückert Songs (including his moving love song to his wife Alma), plus Tchaikovsky's thrilling Romeo and Juliet, Gwyneth Walker's glittering overture, and the debut of the latest Klein Competition virtuoso.

FRI/ MAY 17, 2019 - 8pm - San Mateo Performing Arts Center

SAT/ MAY 18, 2019 - 8pm - Heritage Theatre, Campbell

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PROGRAM

Peninsula Symphony

Mitchell Sardou Klein, conductor

Renée Rapier, soprano

Alex Zhou, violin

2018 Irving M. Klein International String Competition Winner

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May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Peninsula Symphony-Eternal Love Songs

Eternal Love Songs

San Francisco Opera Star Renée Rapier sings Mahler's magnificent Rückert Songs (including his moving love song to his wife Alma), plus Tchaikovsky's thrilling Romeo and Juliet, Gwyneth Walker's glittering overture, and the debut of the latest Klein Competition virtuoso.

FRI/ MAY 17, 2019 - 8pm - San Mateo Performing Arts Center
SAT/ MAY 18, 2019 - 8pm - Heritage Theatre, Campbell

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PROGRAM

Peninsula Symphony
Mitchell Sardou Klein, conductor
Renée Rapier, soprano
Alex Zhou, violin
2018 Irving M. Klein International String Competition Winner

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May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Symphony Silicon Valley-Petrushka and Rach 2


Petrushka & Rach 2

Saturday 8:00 pm May 4, 2019   
Sunday 2:30 pm May 5, 2019   

Ringling Bros. wanted something for 50 elephants and 50 ballerinas -- Stravinsky obliged. A much earlier commission resulted in a piece about a puppet's love and heartbreak. Petrushka is one of Stravinsky's most popular works filled with Russian folk tunes and brilliant orchestrations. Astonishingly, pianist Jon Nakamatsu, famed for his Rachmaninoff performances, has never before played the Second Concerto for South Bay audiences. From its first chords, the concerto casts its spell. The composer believed that music's mission is to express emotion, and this vibrant concerto succeeds so well that its themes have been adopted for innumerable popular songs.

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, C, & D

Program length: 71 minutes.

Conductor: Tatsuya Shimono

Soloist(s): Jon Nakamatsu, Piano

  • Igor Stravinsky: Circus Polka: For a Young Elephant

  • Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

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May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Symphony Silicon Valley-Petrushka and Rach 2


Petrushka & Rach 2

Saturday 8:00 pm May 4, 2019   
Sunday 2:30 pm May 5, 2019   

Ringling Bros. wanted something for 50 elephants and 50 ballerinas -- Stravinsky obliged. A much earlier commission resulted in a piece about a puppet's love and heartbreak. Petrushka is one of Stravinsky's most popular works filled with Russian folk tunes and brilliant orchestrations. Astonishingly, pianist Jon Nakamatsu, famed for his Rachmaninoff performances, has never before played the Second Concerto for South Bay audiences. From its first chords, the concerto casts its spell. The composer believed that music's mission is to express emotion, and this vibrant concerto succeeds so well that its themes have been adopted for innumerable popular songs.

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, C, & D

Program length: 71 minutes.

Conductor: Tatsuya Shimono

Soloist(s): Jon Nakamatsu, Piano

  • Igor Stravinsky: Circus Polka: For a Young Elephant

  • Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

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Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Santa Cruz Symphony-Invocations

Beethoven's breathtakingly beautiful Mass in C is a rarely performed gem, and will feature a quartet of Metropolitan Opera Stars, as well as the beloved Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus.

Our final program of the season begins with Esa-Pekka Salonen's endlessly inventive Karawane (2014), a riotously playful oratorio for chorus and orchestra, based on a poem of the same title by Dada founder Hugo Ball.

 

PROGRAM

SALONEN              Karawane [Listen]

--- Intermission ---

BEETHOVEN          Mass in C Major [Listen]



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Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Santa Cruz Symphony-Invocations

Beethoven's breathtakingly beautiful Mass in C is a rarely performed gem, and will feature a quartet of Metropolitan Opera Stars, as well as the beloved Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus.

Our final program of the season begins with Esa-Pekka Salonen's endlessly inventive Karawane (2014), a riotously playful oratorio for chorus and orchestra, based on a poem of the same title by Dada founder Hugo Ball.

 

PROGRAM

SALONEN              Karawane [Listen]

--- Intermission ---

BEETHOVEN          Mass in C Major [Listen]



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Apr
3
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Buble at Oracle Arena

Singer Michael Bublé’ will perform at Oracle Arena on April 3!  Tickets go on sale Monday, November 19 at 10 am and make a great holiday gift. Every full priced ticket purchased for the tour includes a standard CD or digital copy of Michael’s highly anticipated new album love. love is Michael’s 8th major studio album for Reprise Records and will be available November 16th.

This past August, Bublé returned to the stage after a lengthy absence for shows in Dublin, London and Sydney where he performed for over 150,000 fans. He has already completed five sold out world tours, won four Grammy Awards and sold over 60 million records over the course of his extraordinary career.

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Mar
31
1:30 PM13:30

Star Wars: A New Hope-with Symphony Silicon Valley


Star Wars: A New Hope

Friday 7:30 pm March 29, 2019   
Saturday 2:30 pm March 30, 2019   
Saturday 7:30 pm March 30, 2019   
Sunday 1:30 pm March 31, 2019   

Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire, and learns the ways of the Force. Don’t miss A New Hope in concert, with Symphony Silicon Valley performing John Williams’s Oscar-winning score live to the complete film.

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd.
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Conductor: Jeffrey Schindler

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Mar
30
2:30 PM14:30

Star Wars: A New Hope with Symphony Silicon Valley


Star Wars: A New Hope

Friday 7:30 pm March 29, 2019   
Saturday 2:30 pm March 30, 2019   
Saturday 7:30 pm March 30, 2019   
Sunday 1:30 pm March 31, 2019   

Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire, and learns the ways of the Force. Don’t miss A New Hope in concert, with Symphony Silicon Valley performing John Williams’s Oscar-winning score live to the complete film.

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd.
Directions | Seat Map

Conductor: Jeffrey Schindler

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Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Star Wars- A New Hope with Symphony Silicon Valley


Star Wars: A New Hope

Friday 7:30 pm March 29, 2019   
Saturday 2:30 pm March 30, 2019   
Saturday 7:30 pm March 30, 2019   
Sunday 1:30 pm March 31, 2019   

Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire, and learns the ways of the Force. Don’t miss A New Hope in concert, with Symphony Silicon Valley performing John Williams’s Oscar-winning score live to the complete film.

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd.
Directions | Seat Map

Conductor: Jeffrey Schindler

About Jeffrey Schindler 




 

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Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Peninsula Symphony-Old & New Worlds: Emi Ferguson, flute

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Top-10 Classical Billboard flutist Emi Ferguson performs music spanning the Baroque, Romantic and modern worlds, including the premiere of her brilliant new piece for flute and orchestra, plus the beloved New World Symphony and a delightful work by our own Ron Miller.

FRI/ MAR 22, 2019 - 8pm - San Mateo Performing Arts Center
SAT/ MAR 23, 2019 - 8pm - Heritage Theatre, Campbell

 

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PROGRAM

Peninsula Symphony
Mitchell Sardou Klein, conductor
Emi Ferguson, flute

MILLERGears
VIVALDI, Concerto
REINECKE, Flute Concerto in D major, Op.283
FERGUSON, new work for Flute & Orchestra (World Premiere)
Dvořák, Symphony No.9, Op.95 ("From the New World")

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Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Symphony Silicon Valley-Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphony


Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphony
part of season: 2018-2019 Classics Season 
Saturday 8:00 pm March 2, 2019   
Sunday 2:30 pm March 3, 2019   

Our opener is a musical tour through the folk traditions Bartok studied, full of life and complex rhythm. Barber's virtuosic concerto follows, combining lush Romantic lyricism and angular 'modern' energy, with a brilliant ending that is a notorious test of the violinist's skill. In the second half, we hear Tchaikovsky's magnificent symphony, with its unparalleled mastery of all the orchestra's voices -- famously played through without a pause in WWII Leningrad during a ferocious bombing attack.

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, C, D, E, & F

Program length: 75 minutes.

Conductor: John Nelson

Soloist(s): Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin

  • Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56, BB 68

  • Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

About John Nelson 
About Anne Akiko Meyers 



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Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Symphony Silicon Valley- Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphony


Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphony
part of season: 2018-2019 Classics Season 
Saturday 8:00 pm March 2, 2019   
Sunday 2:30 pm March 3, 2019   

Our opener is a musical tour through the folk traditions Bartok studied, full of life and complex rhythm. Barber's virtuosic concerto follows, combining lush Romantic lyricism and angular 'modern' energy, with a brilliant ending that is a notorious test of the violinist's skill. In the second half, we hear Tchaikovsky's magnificent symphony, with its unparalleled mastery of all the orchestra's voices -- famously played through without a pause in WWII Leningrad during a ferocious bombing attack.

This concert is part of Subscription Series A, B, C, D, E, & F

Program length: 75 minutes.

Conductor: John Nelson

Soloist(s): Anne Akiko Meyers, Violin

  • Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56, BB 68

  • Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

About John Nelson 
About Anne Akiko Meyers 



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