Fall Arts 2011


Nikki Chooi ROMANCING THE STRINGS: Violinist Nikki Chooi joins the Peninsula Symphony for its 'Romantic Masterworks' concerts, Oct. 21–22.

Symphony Silicon Valley

California Theatre, San Jose

Holst's Planets Soloist David Amram joins guest conductor Paul Polivnick. Oct. 1 at 8pm, Oct. 2 at 2:30pm

Evolutionary Revolutionary A multi-media concert about the history of life done in collaboration with UCSC and featuring images by Frans Lanting and music by Philip Glass. Oct. 15 at 7pm at Flint Center, Cupertino

Petrushka & the Violin With guest conductor Giampaolo Bisanti and violinist Ju-Young Baek. Oct. 22 at 8pm, Oct. 23 at 2:30pm.

Nakamatsu Plays Chopin Conducted by Jos–-Luis Nov. Dec. 3 at 8pm, Dec. 4 at 2:30pm.

Chanticleer Vocal Group

Mission Santa Clara

Love Story A selection of romantic songs by the male choir. Sept. 17 at 8pm.

A Chanticleer Christmas Dec. 22 at 6 and 8:30pm.

El Camino Youth Symphony

Flint Center, Cupertino

Senior Symphony Orchestra With Tiffany Shen, violin, and Thomas Jang, cello. Oct. 23 at 7:30pm.

Ives Quartet

Fall Series Works by Haydn and Brahms with pianist Gwendolyn Mok. Sept. 30 at 8pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto; Oct 9 at 7pm, Le Petit Trianon, San Jose.

Fremont Symphony Orchestra

Ohlone College Gymnasium

From the New World Sept. 24 at 8pm.

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Dec. 3 at 2 and 7pm, Dec. 4 at 2pm.

Los Gatos Community Concert Association

Los Gatos High School Theatre

Carpe Diem String Quartet Oct. 23 at 2:30pm.


St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Palo Alto

Charpentier's La Descente d'Orph–e aux enfers Oct. 14 at 7:30pm.

The Music of Iacomo Carissimi Nov. 11 7:30pm.

Schutz's Christmas Story Done in conjunction with the San Francisco Early Music Society. Dec. 16 at 7:30pm.

Master Sinfonia

Los Altos United Methodist Church

Program I Wokrs by Rossini, Rodrigo and Schumann plus world premierre of Rokeach Clarient Concerto. Nov. 6 at 2:30pm.

Mission Chamber Orchestra

Le Petit Trianon, San Jose

Brilliant Combinations An evening with guest pianist Tavit Tashjian performing Shostakovich's Piano Concerto no. 1, plus Beethoven's Symphony no. 2 and works by Mendelssohn and Ayshalomov. Nov. 5 at 7:30pm.

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The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton

Inon Barnatan: Darkness Visible The pianist presents a recital with selections by Debussy, Raven, Britten and Thomas Ades. Oct. 2 at 4pm.

New Century Chamber Orchestra

First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

Carmen Revisited Sept. 23 at 8pm.

Celebrate the Holidays Dec. 13 at 8pm.

Nova Vista Symphony

De Anza Performing Arts Center, Cupertino

Fiesta Latina! With guitarist Michael Bautista; Copland's El Salon Mexico, Rodrigo's Fantasia para un Gentilhombre, selections from De Falla's The Three Cornered Hat and Ravel's Bolero. Oct. 29 at 8pm.

Concert and Holiday Event Dec. 3 at 7:30pm at Church of the Ascension, Saratoga.

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra

Various locations

Take Tuba A concert with tubist Forrest Byram. Oct. 29 at 8pm at Cubberley Community Center Theater, Palo Alto.

From Vienna, With Love Featuring guest pianist Dina Glendenning. Dec. 17 at 8pm at Dinkelspiel Auditorium.

Palo Alto Philharmonic

Various locations

Baroque Music An evening ranging from some Brandenburg concertos and Vivaldi sonatas to Purcell's Suite from Dido and Aeneas. Sept. 10 at 8pm at First Baptist Church, Palo Alto.

Orchestra Concert I Featuring Bernstein's Overture to Candide and Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 6. Oct. 22 at 8pm at Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto.

Fall Chamber Concert A night of pieces for wind, string and brass ensembles. Nov. 12 at 8pm at First Baptist Church, Palo Alto.

Orchestra Concert II David Felberg performs Paganini's Violin Concerto. Dec. 10 at 8pm at Cubberly Theatre, Palo Alto.

Peninsula Symphony

Flint Center/De Anza College

Romantic Masterworks With guest artists violinist Nikki Chooi and cellist David Requiro. Oct. 22 at 8pm (also Oct. 21 at 8pm at Fox Theatre, Redwood City).

Holiday Concert Nov. 18 at 8pm, Nov. 20 at 1:30pm at Stanford Memorial Church.

Philharmonia Baroque

Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School

Mozart and Haydn: A Tale of Two Cities Sept. 22 at 8pm.

Arias for Farinelli Oct. 27 at 8pm.

Marion Verbruggen & the Italian Baroque Recorder Nov. 17 at 8pm.

Redwood Symphony

Canada College Main Theatre

Subscription Concert I featuring works by Bernstein, Beethoven and Rimsky-Korsakov; guest artist Jassen Todorov on violin Sept. 24 at 8pm.

Subscription Concert II The program focuses on Rachmaninoff (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini) and Wagner and Maazel (The Ring Without Words) Nov. 19 at 8pm.

Family Concert Dec. 10 at 3pm.

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

First Congregational Church, Palo Alto

Places of Note Works by Hayden, Dvork and Wayne Wallace (world premiere of his Concerto for Jazz Trombone and Chamber Orchestra) . Nov. 19 at 8pm.

San Francisco Symphony

Flint Center, Cupertino

Youth Orchestra Peter and the Wolf Sept. 11 at 3pm.

San Jose Chamber Music Society

Le Petit Trianon, San Jose

St. Petersburg String Quartet Oct. 2 at 7pm.

Cypress String Quartet Oct. 23 at 7pm.

Interpreti Veneziani Nov. 13 at 7pm.

San Jose Chamber Orchestra

Le Petit Trianon, San Jose

Spectral Sounds A concert with the Del Sol String Quartet; the selections include Gabriela Lena Frank's Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout, Dan Awyman's Ibbur and Bernard Herrmann's famed Suite from Psycho. Oct. 30 at 7pm.

San Jose Choral Project

Song & Chance Gala A fundraising event with wine, desserts and silent auction plus performances by the Choral Project and Menharmonics. Oct. 15 at 7pm at San Jose City Hall Rotunda.

Winter's Gifts: Celtic A collaboration with San Jose Chamber Orchestra. Dec. 18 at 7pm at Mission Santa Clara.

Schola Cantorum

Various Locations

A Musical Tribute on 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Sept. 11 at 1:30pm at Stanford Memorial Church.

Heaven's Lullaby A concert honoring Royal Stanton, the group's founder. Nov. 5 at 8pm at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church; Nov. 6 at 4pm at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto.

A Schola Cantorum Christmas with Oxford Street Brass Dec. 11 at 3pm at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto.

Messiah Sing-along Dec. 12 at 7:30pm at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.

Silicon Valley Symphony

Various locations; see www.siliconvalleysymphony.new for details

Fall Concert Nov. 19 at 7:30pm, Nov. 20 at 4pm.

Nutcracker Ballet Dec. 2 at 7:30pm, Dec. 3 at 2 and 7:30pm, Dec. 4 at 1pm.

South BAy Guitar Society

Classical guitar concerts at various locations

Gohar Vardanyan Sept. 17 at 8pm at West Valley College.

Edel Munoz Oct. 15 at 8pm at Le Petit Trianon, San Jose.

Isaac Bustos Nov. 12 at 8pm at Let Petit Trianon.

Steinway Society of the Bay Area

Solo performances by visiting pianists at Le Petit Trianon, San Jose

John Perry Sept. 18 at 2pm.

Adam Neiman Oct. 22 at 7:30pm.

Vassily Primakov Nov. 20 at 7pm.

Villa Chamber Music Series

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

Ariel String Quartet Oct. 30 at 3pm.

The Saint Michael Trio: 250 Years of Trio Music Dec. 11 at 3pm.

Winchester Orchestra

Various locations

Season Opener Works by Rossini, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky Oct. 22 at 7:30pm at West Valley College Theater, Saratoga; Oct. 23 at 7pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose.

Holiday Family Concert Music From Broadway Dec. 18 at 7pm at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, San Jose.

Smuin dancers RIBBON RHYTHM: The Smuin dancers break out their red regalia for the company's holiday show, Dec. 7–11 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.


Abhinaya Dance Company

McAfee Theater, Saratoga

Jwala—The Immortal Flame A concert looking at the many and varied roles of fire. Nov. 19 at 6pm.

Ballet San Jose

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Ballet San Jose School Benefit Cocktails and couture. Nov. 15, 6–9pm at Wilkes Bashford Palo Alto. Tickets are $125. The Nutcracker Dec. 11–23.

Rising Sun Dance Theater

First Congregational Church of San Jose

A Star Called Live, the Freedom Stories of Lala A one-woman show by Rivers Sun Cook in which she takes on the parts of many women in a trilogy of dance theater. Sept. 10 and 24, Oct. 1.

Santa Clara Ballet

Santa Clara Convention Center Theater

The Nutcracker Dec. 10–11.


California Theatre, San Jose

Fall Concert Jos– Lim—n's Missa Brevis and new works by troupe members. Oct. 14–15.

Smuin Ballet

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Holiday Program Dec. 7–11.

Western Ballet

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

The Nutcracker Dec. 2 at 7pm, Dec. 3 at 1 and 7pm; Dec. 4 at 1 and 6:30pm.


Opera San Jose

California Theatre, San Jose

Idomeneo A Mozart opera set in the ancient world at the end of the Trojan War. Sept. 10–25.

Pagliacci & La voix humaine A pairing of the famous tale of a sad clown with Poulenc's solo drama. Nov. 12–27.

West Bay Opera

Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

Samson et Dalila by Saint-Sans. Oct. 14–23.

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