2018-19 Season

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Giacomo Puccini, Messa di Gloria

With Nova Vista Symphony

DateSaturday, December 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.    

Location: Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Saratoga

Tickets Can Be Purchased at the Door  

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Few people realize that Puccini wrote sacred music, since he is known today as an opera composer, renowned for La Boheme, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, among other works. But he did: Puccini was the fourth generation of a family of church musicians in Lucca in northern Italy, and was indeed familiar with sacred music and liturgical practice. Trained to carry on the tradition, his life changed forever when he attended a production of Verdi’s Aida, and realized his true calling was opera. He was just graduating from music academy, and wrote the Messa di Gloria both as his graduation composition, and as a farewell to the sacred music tradition of his family. Performed to great success in 1880, it was filed away and not heard again until its publication in 1951. This delightful piece is full of Puccini’s beautiful melodies and operatic flourishes, foreshadowing his great successes to come.

You-Sing-It Messiah

With San Jose Baroque Orchestra and carols in the lobby by Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:30 pm.  

Location: California Theatre, 345 S. First St.  San Jose

Get Tickets: Symphony Silicon Valley ticket office  (408) 286-2600 x23 

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Season of Hope Benefit Concert

Conrad Susa, Carols and Lullabies of the Southwest

Plus additional seasonal music

DateMonday, December 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S. Market St., San Jose

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Saint Francis Xavier Church, Seaside

Both are Free Concerts

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Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Mass in D Major

Ludwig Van Beethoven, Mass in C Major

With Cal Arte Chamber Orchestra

Date: Saturday March 23, 2019, 7:30 pm               

Location: Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, 80 S. Market St., San Jose

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The onset of the 19th century saw revolutions that defined a new government in France and a new country in America. Social change began that ended slavery, and industrial change revolutionized travel and the work place. Music moved away from the defined forms of classicism towards the romantic era. Two names that epitomize these musical transitions are Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Hummel. 

SJSC will pair two masses, one by each composer, allowing comparison of the styles and gifts of these two important classical contemporaries.

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Henry Mollicone, Ladybird: First Lady of the Land

Felix Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 2 (Lobgesang)

With Mission Chamber Orchestra and Bay Shore Lyric Opera

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019, 3:00 PM

Location: Heritage Theatre, 1 W. Campbell Ave, Campbell 

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