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Preview 2013

Silicon Valley Fall Arts Preview 2013 PULLING STRING: Harpist Anna Maria Mendieta is a guest soloist with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra for its season opener, 'Concerto I,' on Oct 6 at Le Petit Trianon in San Jose. Mendieta will join the orchestra for the premiere of Christopher Pratorius' 'Claroscuro en Flor,' which was co-commissioned by the American Harp Society. The concert also includes the premiere of Kerry Lewis' 'Vida es Arte, with flutist Teresa Orozco as soloist.

Ives Quartet

From Opera to Quartet Nov 1, 8pm, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto. And Nov 3, 4pm, Old First Church, San Francisco.

Mission Chamber Orchestra

Le Petit Trianon, San Jose

Out of This World, a program of works by Mozart, Bloomer Deussen, Beethoven, Duparc and Daugherty w/guest artist Adam Marks, piano. Sep 21, 7:30pm.

Venusian Love, works by Respighi, Hubert Perry, Mozart and Wagner, w/guest artist Helene Wickett, piano. Nov 2, 7:30pm.

New Century Chamber Orchestra

Daugherty Perspectives, concert of works by composer Michael Daugherty. Sep 26, 8pm. Center for Performing Arts, Mountain View.

Legacies and Concertos, music director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is featured in two violin concertos written for her: a world premiere by Michael Daugherty and a reprise of Clarice Assad's Dreamscapes.

Nov 20, 8pm. Center for Performing Arts, Mountain View.

Palo Alto Philharmonic

Baroque Concert, works by Bach, Purcell, Vivaldi, Handel, Schetz. Sep 7, 8pm. First Baptist Church, Palo Alto.

Orchestra Concert I, featuring soloists from San Francisco's Opera on Tap, soprano Juyeon Song and tenor Ben Bongers. Oct 19, 8pm. Cubberley Theatre, Palo Alto.

Peninsula Symphony

Grand Opening, concert marking the opening of the San Mateo Performing Arts Center, with the performance of Ron Miller's work commissioned for the opening. Also, works by Brahms, Handel, Beethoven, Grieg and Walson. With guests the Masterworks Chorale and soloist John O'Conor, piano. Oct 25, San Mateo Performing Arts Center.

The program, minus Miller's piece, repeats Oct 26, 8pm, Flint Center, Cupertino.

Philharmonia Baroque

Center for Performing Arts, Atherton

Pergolesi in Naples, countertenor David Daniels sings Stabat Mater, with soprano Carolyn Sampson. Oct 2, 8pm.

San Jose Chamber Music Society

Le Petit Trianon, San Jose

Juilliard String Quartet, playing works by Bach, Berg and Schubert, with a pre-concert talk. Oct 25, 8pm. Morgenstern Piano Trio, performing works by Ravel, Hayden, Ernest Bloch and Mendelssohn. Nov 16, 8pm.

San Jose Chamber Orchestra

Concerto Night I, Grazyna Bacewicz's Concerto for Strings; premiere of Christopher Pratorius' Claroscuro en Flor, co-commissioned by the American Harp Society, with soloist Anna Maria Mendieta, harp; premiere of Kerry Lewis' Vida es Arte, with soloist Teresa Orozco, flute. Oct 6, 7pm. Le Petit Trianon, San Jose.

Winter's Gifts: Joy, annual holiday-themed concert performed together with the Choral Project (and that group's season opener). Dec 21, 8pm, First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto. Also: Dec 22, 7pm, Mission Santa Clara de Asis, Santa Clara.

South Bay Guitar Society

Le Petit Trianon, San Jose

Frank Longay Memorial Concert with Berta Rojas. A fundraiser for music scholarships. Sep 1, 1:30pm.

Roland Dyens, Oct 11, 8pm.

Duo Transatlantique, Nov 23, 8pm.

Steinway Society

Vadym Kholodenko, Sep 14, 7:30pm. DeAnza College, Cupertino.

Jon Nakamatsu, Oct 20, 2pm. California Theatre, San Jose.

Mordecai Shehori, Nov 16, 7:30pm. Oshman Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto.

Symphony Silicon Valley

California Theatre, San Jose

Symphonie Fantastique, with conductor Christoph Campestrini. Works by Glinka, Prokofiev and Berlioz. Sep 28, 8pm and Sep 29, 2pm.

And The Beat Goes On, with conductor Paul Polivnick, timpani soloist David Herbert. Works by Karft and Shostakovich Oct 26, 8pm and Oct 27, 2:30pm.

Kamio Plays Tchaikovsky, with violin soloist Mayuko Kamio, conducted by Gregory Vajda. Dec 7, 8pm and Dec 8, 2:30pm. Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale

Bluegrass Meets Choral, with Carol Barnett's The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass with bluegrass band. Oct 21, 5pm. Montgomery Theatre, San Jose.

Carols in the California, the chorale's annual holiday concert. Dec 8, 7pm. California Theatre.