Past Seasons

  

2019 - 2020

BEETHOVEN, BERLIOZ, DVOŘÁK

October 13, 2019, 3:00 PM

2:30 PM Pre-concert Talk

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

BERLIOZRoman Carnival Overture

BEETHOVENPiano Concerto No. 4, with Gwendolyn Mok

DVOŘÁKSymphony No. 7

 

PEACE AND JOY HOLIDAY CONCERT

December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM

Church of the Ascension, Saratoga, CA

MOLLICONEBehind Me Dips Eternity

FINZIIn Terra Pax, with San Jose Symphonic Choir

Plus a John Williams Extravaganza! Themes from Jurrassic ParkStar Wars, and more!

 

MASTERWORKS YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

February 29, 2020, 7:30 PM

7:00 PM Pre-Concert Talk

De Anza Visual & Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA

SHOSTAKOVICHFestive Overture

TCHAIKOVSKYViolin Concerto, featuring Sean Mori, winner of the Young Artist Concerto Competition

KODÁLYPeacock Variations

 

BRAHMS, HAYDN, JACOB - Canceled

April 18, 2020, 7:30 PM

7:00 PM Pre-Concert Talk

De Anza Visual & Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA

JACOBBassoon Concerto, featuring Kendrick Boyd

HAYDNSymphony No. 88

BRAHMSDouble Concerto for Violin and Cello, featuring Debra Fong, violin, and Christopher Costanza, cello

 

VERDI REQUIEM - Canceled

May 31, 2020, 3:00 PM

California Theatre, San Jose, CA

with Leroy Kromm and the San Jose Symphonic Choir 

VERDIRequiem

2018 - 2019

FIRE AND FANTASY

Sunday, Oct 7, 2018, 3:00 PM
West Valley College Theatre, Saratoga, CA

DUKASSorceror's Apprentice

BLOCHConcerto Grosso No. 1 in D for Strings and Pianofeaturing Kristal Kim, piano 

RACHMANINOFFSymphonic Dances

 

MASTERWORKS YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

Saturday, Mar 2, 2019, 7:30 PM

Mountain View CPA, Mountain View, CA

DVOŘÁKCarnival Overture

KORNGOLDViolin Concerto, featuring Lea Bourgade, violin

DEBUSSYPremiere Rhapsody, featuring Raymond Wyant, clarinet

BRAHMSSymphony No. 3

 

LOVE AND LOYALTY

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019, 7:30 PM 

De Anza Visual and Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA

MENDELSSOHNHebrides Overture

DVOŘÁKCello Concerto, featuring Christopher Costanza, cello

PROKOFIEVRomeo & Juliet Suite No. 2

 

MEDITERRANEAN MUSINGS

Sunday, Jun 2, 2019, 3:00pm

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

MENDELSSOHNMidsummer Night's Dream Overture

SAINT-SAENSPiano Concerto No. 2, featuring Natalya Lundtvedt, piano

KHACHATURIANAdagio of Spartacus and Phrygia, from Spartacus Suite No. 2

DEBUSSYLa Mer

2017 - 2018

 

TITANS: BEETHOVEN, MOZART, TCHAIKOVSKY

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:30 PM

Pre-concert talk, 7:00 PM
Heritage Theatre, Campbell, CA

BEETHOVENOverture to Fidelio
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25, featuring Joseph Ordaz, piano
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

 

HOLIDAY CONCERT

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7:30 PM
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Saratoga, CA

Holiday favorites
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: Hodie, featuring San Jose Symphonic Choir and Leroy Kromm, Music Director

 

MASTERWORKS YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 3:00 PM
Pre-concert talk, 2:30 PM
DeAnza Visual and Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA

HUMPERDINCK: Hansel and Gretel Overture
BIZET: Carmen Suite No. 1
GALINDO: Trinitas for Strings, featuring San Jose Senior Youth Chamber Orchestra
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

 

BRITAIN, BRAHMS and BLOOMER DEUSSEN

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00 PM
Pre-concert talk, 2:30 PM
De Anza Visual and Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA

BUTTERWORTH: The Banks of the Green Willow
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto in D Major, featuring Kevin Sung, violin, Nova Vista 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner
BLOOMER DEUSSEN: An American Hymn
ELGAR: Enigma Variations

 

FROM EAST TO WEST

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 7:30 PM
Pre-Concert talk, 7:00 PM
McAfee Center for the Performing Arts, Saratoga, CA

SHOSTAKOVICH: Ballet Suite No. 1
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, featuring Gwendolyn Mok, piano
GROFE: Grand Canyon Suite

2016 - 2017

 

CELEBRATE EASTERN EUROPE!

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7:30 PM

Pre-concert talk, 7:00 PM
Mission Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

BORODINPrince Igor Overture
SARASATEZigeunerweisen, featuring Anthony Crawford, violin

KODALY: Hary Janos Suite, featuring Jay Stebly, cimbalom
DVOŘÁKSymphony No. 8

 

HOLIDAY MAGIC VII

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7:30 PM
Church of the Ascension, Saratoga, CA

featuring Vivace Youth Chorus and Peggy Spool, Director

ANDERSONSleigh Ride

TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker (excerpts)

GUARALDI: Christmastime is Here

RUTTER: Donkey Carol

BLAKE: Walking in the Air, from The Snowman

STRAUSS: Die Fledermaus Overture

SILVESTRI: Polar Express Suite

HANDEL: Water Music (excerpts)

MECHEM: Joy of the New Year

                  Kalanta of the New Year

ANDERSON: A Christmas Festival

 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE: RODRIGO, STRAUSS, BEETHOVEN

Sunday, February 25, 2017, 7:30 PM
Pre-concert talk, 7:00 PM
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA

BEETHOVENEgmont Overture, with San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra
RODRIGOConcierto de Aranjuez, featuring Marc Teicholz, guitar
SMETANAThe Moldau
STRAUSSTill Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

 

MASTERWORKS YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: SPRING 2017

Saturday, April 22, 201, 7:30 PM
Pre-concert talk, 7:00 PM
De Anza Visual and Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA

DEBUSSYPrelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
RACHMANINOFFPiano Concerto No. 2, featuring Leyla Kabuli, piano, Nova Vista 2016 Young Artist Concerto Competiton Winner
SCHUMANNSymphony No. 1 "Spring"

 

SEASON FINALE: OPERA FAVORITES

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 2:00 PM
Pre-Concert talk, 1:30 PM
McAfee Center for the Performing Arts, Saratoga, CA

ROSSINIOverture to the Barber of Seville

VERDI: La Traviata, Prelude to Act I

Opera favorites with Sandra and Christopher Bengochea, soprano and tenor
VERDI: La Traviata, Act III, “Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo”

PUCCINI: Madame Butterfly, Act I, “Viene la sera”

VERDI: Rigoletto, Act I, “Signor ne principe”

PUCCINI: La Rondine, “Che il bel sogno di Doretta”

PUCCINI: Turandot, “Nessun Dorma”
RESPIGHIFeste Romane

2015 - 2016

A TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 2:00 PM

1:30 PM   Pre-Concert talk

1:50 PM   Honor Guard ceremony

West Valley College Theatre, Saratoga, CA

ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell

WILLIAMS: Symphony for the Sons of Nam

TraditionalBattle Hymn of the Republic, featuring Emmanuel Baptist Church Choir

BEETHOVENSymphony No. 3 "Eroica"

 

HOLIDAY MAGIC 6

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7:30 PM

Church of the Ascension, Saratoga, CA

BACH: Concerto for Two Violins, featuring Anthony and Miles Crawford

RESPIGHI: Fantastic Toy Shop

GOUNOD: Sanctus from Messe Solennelle, featuring Woojeong Lee, tenor

ANDERSON: Christmas Festival

RUTTER: Christmas Carols

BEETHOVENSymphony No. 9, Finale "Ode to Joy", featuring San Jose Symphonic Choir

 

A TRIBUTE TO YOUNG AND INSPIRATIONAL HEROES

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:00 PM

1:30 PM   Pre-Concert talk

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

RESPIGHIAncient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1

MENDELSSOHNViolin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, featuring Richard Lin, violin

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

 

A TRIBUTE TO LOCAL AND COMMUNITY HEROES

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7:30 PM

7:00PM   Pre-Concert talk

De Anza Visual and Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA

  SARASATE: Carmen Fantasy, featuring Robert Chien, Violin, Nova Vista Young Artist

  Concerto Competition Winner

  RAVEL: Rapsodie Espagnole

  ELMAHMOUDI: Mythos Overture

  GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16, featuring Russell Hancock, piano

 

A TRIBUTE TO HEROES OF EXPLORATION

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 2:00 PM

1:30 PM   Pre-Concert talk  

McAfee Center for the Performing Arts, Saratoga, CA

MOZARTSymphony No. 41 "The Jupiter"

HOLSTThe Planets

2014 - 2015

FÊTE FRANÇAISE

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 PM

7:30 PM   Pre-Concert talk by Tony Quartuccio, Music Director

Mission Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

DUKAS: Fanfare pour précéder La Péri for Brass Ensemble

DEBUSSY: Nocturnes: Nuages and Fêtes

GOUNOD: Ballet Music from "Faust"

SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3 in C minor ("The Organ"), featuring T. Paul Rosas, organ

  

HOLIDAY MAGIC V

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:30 PM

Church of the Ascension, Saratoga, CA

WENDEL: Overture to a Merry Christmas

TCHAIKOVSKYSuite from The Sleeping Beauty

ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride

SHAW: The Many Moods of Christmas, featuring Leroy Kromm and San

José Symphonic Choir  


LET FREEDOM RING

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00 PM

7:30 PM   Pre-Concert talk

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts

GOULD: American Salute

HANSON: Symphony No. 2

COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait, featuring Hoyt Smith, narrator

ELLINGTONBlack, Brown & Beige Suite for Orchestra

                                    

MASTERWORKS: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8:00 PM

7:30 PM   Pre-Concert talk

De Anza Visual & Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA

ROSSINI:  Overture to the Siege of Corinth

HAYDN:  Concerto No. 2 in D, featuring Oliver Herbert, cello

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

STRAUSSDon Juan, Op. 20

                                    

AN AFTERNOON WITH RACHMANINOFF

Sunday, June 7, 2015, 2:00 PM

1:30 PM   Pre-Concert talk

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

RACHMANINOFFVocalise

RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring Chih-Long Hu, piano

RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2 in E minor

2013 - 2014

PROMENADES AND PICTURES  

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 2:00 PM

1:30 PM   Pre-Concert talk

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 

SMETANAOverture and Three Dances to "The Bartered Bride"

GRIEG: The Holberg Suite

MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition          

 

Holiday Magic IV

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 7:30 PM
Church of the Ascension, Saratoga, CA

GABRIELI: Canzon septimi toni No. 2, NVS brass choir
HANDEL: Excerpts: Music for the Royal Fireworks

TCHAIKOVSKY: Excerpts: Swan Lake Suite

ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride

RUTTER: Magnificat, featuring Laura Arthur, soprano, and San José Symphonic Choir

ANDERSON: A Christmas Festival (sing-along)

 

MASTERWORKS: YOUNG ARTIST SERIES 

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 8:00 PM

7:30 PM   Pre-Concert talk

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 

WAGNER: Overture to "The Flying Dutchman"

SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto, featuring Gloria Liou

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major          

 

THE FORCE OF DESTINY

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2:00 PM

1:30 PM   Pre-Concert talk by Music Director Tony Quartuccio

Mission City Center for the Performing Arts, Santa Clara, CA

VERDI: Overture to "La Forza del destino"

SCHUMANNConcerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 54, featuring Anna Boonyanit, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (Pathetique)   

 

ALL THAT JAZZ

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 8:00 PM

7:30 PM   Pre-Concert talk by Russell Hancock

West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA

COPLAND"Hoe-Down" from Rodeo

BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

BOLLING: Suite for Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Piano Trio, featuring the Saint Michael Trio

GERSHWINAn American in Paris          

2012 - 2013

FESTA ITALIANA!

Sunday, October 21, 2012, 2:00 PM 

Pre-Concert Talk at 1:30 PM by Russell Hancock

West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA 

          TCHAIKOVSKY: Capriccio Italien, Op. 45 

PUCCINI: Selections from Act 1 of La Boheme, featuring Heather Clemens, soprano, and Michael Dailey, tenor 

RESPIGHI: The Pines of Rome

 

Holiday Magic III

Anthony Quartuccio and Leroy Kromm conducting

Featuring San José Symphonic Choir

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 7:30 PM

Church of the Ascension, Saratoga, CA

GABRIELI: Canzon a 12, with Nova Vista brass choir

HERBERT: March of the Toy Soldiers, from "Babes in Toyland"

SILVESTRI: The Polar Express, from the movie

STRAUSS: The Emperor Waltzes

ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride

POULENC: Gloria, featuring Nancy Wait-Kromm, soprano

COURTNEY: A Musicological Journey through the 12 Days of Christmas

ANDERSON: A Christmas Festival

 

VIENNESE MASTERS

Saturday, February 2, 2013, 8:00 PM

7:30 PM Pre-Concert talk

DeAnza Visual & Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA 

STRAUSSFeierlicher Einzug

MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, featuring Angela The and Tessera Chin

BRAHMSSymphony No. 1

 

RUSSIAN DANCES 

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8:00 PM

7:30pm Pre-Concert Talk by Russell Hancock, NVS Annotator 

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Dance of the Tumblers

RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring Yoni Levytov, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin 

STRAVINSKYThe Firebird Suite 

 

MAHLER'S FIFTH  

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8:00 PM

7:30pm Pre-Concert Talk by Russell Hancock, NVS Annotator 

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, CA 

featuring San José Senior Youth Chamber Orchestra
MARAIS: Sonnerie de Ste-Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris 

MENDELSSOHN: String Symphony No. 9 (1st mvmt) 

WILLIAMS: Air and Simple Gifts 

featuring Nova Vista Symphony

MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 

2011 - 2012

FIESTA LATINA!

Saturday, October 29, 2011, 8:00pm
De Anza Visual & Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA 

COPLAND: El Salón México

RODIGO: Fantasía para un gentilhombre, featuring Michael Bautista, guitar

DE FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No.2

RAVEL: Boléro

 

Holiday Magic!

Anthony Quartuccio and Leroy Kromm, conducting

Featuring San José Symphonic Choir

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 7:30 PM

Church of the Ascension, Saratoga, CA

ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride

BRITTEN: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, narrated by Hoyt Smith
BACH: "Gloria" from Mass in B Minor

RUTTER: Gloria

ANDERSON: A Christmas Festival

 

CELEBRATION OF JOHANNES BRAHMS

Saturday, February 4, 2012, 8:00pm 

Pre-Concert Talk at 7:30pm by Russell Hancock
De Anza Visual & Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA 

BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No.1, featuring Hélène Wickett

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2

 

MASTERWORKS YOUNG ARTIST GALA

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 8:00pm 

Pre-Concert Talk at 7:30pm by Russell Hancock
West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA

MUSSORGSKY: A Night on Bald Mountain

TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto, featuring Yujin Ariza

MOLLICONE: Behind Me Dips Eternity, featuring San José Senior Youth Chamber Orchestra

RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No. 2 

 

SEASON FINALE 

Saturday, June 2, 2012, 8:00 PM  

Pre-Concert Talk at 7:30 PM by Russell Hancock

Mission City Center for the Performing Arts, Santa Clara CA 

MOZART: Symphony No. 36 "Linz"

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 "Romantic”

2010 - 2011

OPENING CONCERT

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 8:00 PM                                                                 

De Anza Visual & Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA

7:30 PM Pre-Concert Lecture by Tony Quartuccio                                                          

GLINKA: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No.1, featuring Hans Boepple, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.5 in D Minor

 

HOLIDAY MAGIC!

Saturday, December 4, 2010, 7:30 PM

Church of the Ascension, Saratoga, CA

GABRIELI: Canzone per sonare No. 2

ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride

TCHAIKOVSKY: Nutcracker Suite

SHAW: The Many Moods of Christmas

 

CELEBRATE AMERICA!
Saturday, Feb 5, 2011, 8:00 PM
7:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture
West Valley College Theater, Saratoga, CA

PISTON: Symphony No.2

GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture

GERSHWIN: Selections from Porgy and Bess

GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue, featuring Russell Hancock, piano

 

POEMS & PRELUDES  

Saturday, Mar 26, 2011, 8:00 PM
7:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture by Russell Hancock
DeAnza Visual & Performing Arts Center, Cupertino, CA 

LISZT: Les Préludes

TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme, featuring Will Chow, cello

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade 

 

VERDI REQUIEM 

Featuring Milena Georgieva, soprano, Wendy Hillhouse, mezzo-soprano, Pedro Betancourt, tenor, Peter Tuff, bass, and San José Symphonic Choir

Saturday, June 4, 2011, 8:00 PM
7:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture by Tony Quartuccio
McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

VERDI: Messa da Requiem

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