Fall Arts 2017

Classically Trained

Tiny tutus, triumphant timpanies and awesome arias on deck

Intro | Music | Classical | Art | Theatre | Film | Hammer Theatre Center

Classical pianist Sean Chen brings his chops, and his hair, to the Trianon Theatre on Sep. 9.

Bing Concert Hall
327 Lasuen St, Stanford
live.stanford.edu | 650.724.2464

Philharmonia Baroque Orc hestra and Chorale
Oct 4
The orchestra will play a new work by Scottish composer Sally Beamish. The work—titled "The Passion According to Judas"—tells the story of the Last Supper from a different perspective.

St. Lawrence String Quartet & Rob Kapilow
Oct 11
The quartet joins composer Rob Kapilow to breathe life back into the work of Antonin Dvorkk. For this performance, they will play "Quartet No. 12 in F," better known simply as "American Quartet."

American Brass Quintet
Oct 15
The American Brass Quintet will make their debut performance at the Bing Concert Hall. The show will pay tribute to the early days of the American Republic.

The Stradivarius Ensemble of the Mariinsky Orchestra
Oct 29
Valery Gergiev will conduct the Mariinsky Orchestra's Stradivarius Ensemble. Pianist Behzod Abduraimov will also let fly with a performance of Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1.

St. Lawrence String Quartet
Nov 5
The famed string quartet returns to the Bing to play a show filled with the seminal work of Joseph Haydn. The show will include all six of Haydn's Opus 20 String Quartets.

Flint Center
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino
flintcenter.com | 408.864.8820

California Pops Orchestra: Tribute to the Big Bands
Sept. 17
CPO will make their season premiere with a tribute to the some of the most celebrated big band composers and bandleaders. For this performance they will be joined by the Black Tie Jazz Band and guest vocalist Carly Honfi.

Richard Clayderman
Oct 8
French pianist Richard Clayderman has had a long and storied career that has spanned from small-time rock groups to being a session musician to pay the bills. We find him now, with 90 million total record sales under his belt, poised to play a night of new arrangements and classical piano compositions.

California Pops Orchestra: Funny Side Up!
Oct 29
The California Pops plan to deliver a night full of laughs with their Funny Side Up show. The orchestra will be accompanied by guest vocalist Carly Honfi in a performance featuring parodies of classical works, and the Shagadelic Suite from Austin Powers.

Opera San Jose
The California Theatre: 345 S First St, San Jose operasj.org | 408.437.4450

Cossi Fan Tutte
Sep 9-24
Opera San Jose will be making its own case against true love with its production of the Mozart-scored Cosi fan tutte. The story follows two young soon-to-be-wed couples as they are turned against each other for the sake of a bet. What follows is equal parts comedy and tragedy.

La Rondine
Nov 11-26
La Rondine tells the story of a courtesan caught between two entirely different ways of life. The Puccini scored opera offers a taste of new love with a dose of heartbreak thrown in for good measure.

510 S First St, San Jose
Maclaarte.org | 408.998.2783

South First Friday Dance
Sep 1
A local incubator of contemporary Latino expressions, MACLA presents its South First Friday music and dance series. Highlights include LoCura, a seven-piece band whose sound offers a revolutionary taste of flamenco, reggae and party music, along with timeless traditional performances by Asociacion Cultural Kanchis and Calafia Armada.

New Ballet School
Hammer Theatre Center: 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose
newballetschool.org |408.352.5616

The San Jose Nutcracker
Dec 15-24
The well-loved story of Clara and the Nutcracker gets a modern—and historical—twist unique to the Santa Clara Valley. Set in San Jose at the turn of the last century, the production features local landmarks and costumes inspired by period dolls from the History San Jose archives. Waltzing flowers and fairies head to the Valley of Heart's Delight in this fresh take on a classical favorite.

San Jose Chamber Orchestra
Trianon Theatre: 72 N First St, San Jose
sjco.org | 408.295.4416

Here We Go Again!
Oct 8
Quartet San Francisco will accompany San Jose Chamber Orchestra and conductor Barbara Day Turner in kicking off SJCO's 27th season. The program will include performances of Across the Calm Waters of Heaven: A Piece for Peace by Ahmed Alabaca, Fantasia Nostalgica by Henry Mollicone and world premieres several short works.

Treats and Tricks
Oct 29
Costumes are encouraged at this performance, where SJCO will be joined by harpist Bridget Kibbey and flutist Ray Furuta. The night will include renditions of Vivaldi's A Notte, Caplet's Conte Fantastique and the world premiere of Well-Enclowned by Gil Katz.

Mtn. view center for performing arts
500 Castro St, Mountain View
Smuinballet.org | 415.556.5000

The Christmas Ballet
Dec 6-10
This production was intended to spice up the "Nutcracker" season with original choreography that showcased a stunning array of ballet, tap and jazz. In its 23rd year, this holiday tradition offers two acts that range from classical to contemporary, featuring Smuin favorites as well as new pieces.

Trianon Theatre
Steinway Piano Society: 72 N First St, San Jose
McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center: 20300 Herriman Ave, Saratoga
steinwaysociety.com | 408.990.0872

Sean Chen
Sep 9
American pianist Sean Chen will focus on four different pieces throughout the night. His performance will cover the work of Federico Mompou, Nikolai Medtner and Maurice Ravel.

Yekwon Sunwoo
Oct 8
Yekwon Sunwoo—pianist and gold medalist of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition—brings his formidable fingers to a program including works by Schubert, Grainger, Rachmaninoff and Ravel.

Seong-Jin Cho
Nov 3 & 4
Opening up November will be pianist Seong-Jin Cho, who first caught the ear of music fans around the world when he won the 2015 Chopin International Piano Competition. So it's fitting that the performance will include work by Chopin in addition to Beethoven and Debussy.

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