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2007 Fall Arts Issue:
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Jorge Federico Osorio

Mexican maestro: Jorge Federico Osorio performs Sept. 8 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza.

2007 Fall Arts Issue

Classical, Opera and Dance


All-male chorus; www.chanti My Spirit Sang All Day, folk songs and spirituals—Sept. 17 at 8pm at Mission Santa Clara. A Chanticleer Christmas—Dec. 20 at 6 and 8:30pm at Mission Santa Clara.

The Choral Project
Various locations; 408.746.0905. Opening Gala—Sept. 28–29 at 8pm at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, San Jose. Santa Clara Invitational Choral Festival—Oct. 26 at 8pm at Mission Church, University of Santa Clara. Holiday Spectacular—Dec. 2 at 3:30pm at Chateau Julien, Carmel Valley. Winter's Gifts: Light—Dec. 14 at 8pm at Holy Cross, Santa Cruz, Dec. 15 at 8pm at Mission Church, Dec. 16 at 7:30pm at St. Benedict's Hollister.

Cypress String Quartet
SJSU Music Concert Hall; 415.392.4400. SJSU 150th Anniversary Celebration—A multimedia show using music film, spoken word and high tech. Sept. 20 at 7pm.

Fremont Symphony Orchestra
Gary Soren Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont; 510.794.1659. From the Classical Top 40, with a world premiere by Albert Chang for erhu and orchestra, with soloist Hong Wang— Sep. 22 at 8pm.

Ives Quartet
Fridays at 8pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, and Saturdays at 8pm or Sundays at 7pm at Le Petit Trianon, San Jose; 650.224.7849. Viva Italia, works by Malipiero, Frank Bridge and Verdi—Sept. 28 and 30.

Los Gatos Community Concert Association
Los Gatos High School Auditorium; 408.377.1106. Presidio Brass— Sept. 30. Angela Jia Kim, pianist—Nov. 11.

Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Schubert and Mendelssohn—Oct. 13 at 8pm at Valley Presbyterian Church and Oct. 14 at 3pm at Los Altos United Methodist Church. Mozart, the C Minor Mass. Nov. 11 at 8pm at Los Altos United Methodist and Nov. 12 at 4pm at Los Gatos United Methodist.

Mexican Heritage Plaza
San Jose; 408.928.5500. Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio from Mexico City, a co-production with the Steinway Society—Sept. 8 at 7pm.

Mission Chamber Orchestra
Various locations; 408.236.3350. Honoring Mexico, program of Mexican pieces from Javier Alvarez, Manuel Ponce and others, with guest guitarist Rodolfo Troncoso. Sep. 16 at 8pm at Mexican Heritage Plaza. Poetry in Sound, pianist Aileen Chanco joins the orchestra for a concert of Debussy, Carlos Chavez, Beethoven and Brian Holmes—Nov. 3 at 8pm at Le Petit Trianon.

Mission College Symphony
Mission Santa Clara; 408.855.5276. Dvorak, Stravinisky (La Histoire du Soldat) and Mozart (Symphony no. 41)—Nov. 18 at 3pm.

Morgan Hill Wind Symphony
Morgan Hill Community Playhouse; 408.842.6130. Holiday Concert—Dec. 2 at 7:30pm.

Music at Kohl Mansion
Sundays at 7pm; Burlingame; 650.762.1130. Talich String Quartet—Oct. 21. San Francisco Symphony and Friends—Nov. 4. The Fog Trio, benefit concert and 25th anniversary celebration—Dec. 16.

New Century Chamber Orchestra
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto; 415.357.1111. Works by Kreisler, Bach, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky with guest concertmaster Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg—Sep. 26. Handel and Hayden with guest concertmaster Margaret Batjer—Nov. 16.

New Music Works
Venues in Santa Cruz; 831.425.3526. Sound Horizons IX, student avant-garde compositions—Sept. 9 at 7pm at Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Free. Kernis@the Keys, selections by Aaron Jay Kernis and Terry Riley. Oct. 6 at 8pm at UCSC Music Center Recital Hall. Nosferatu, a restored print of Murnau's movie with a live score composed by Phil Collins. Oct. 30 at 7pm at the Del Mar Theatre.

Nova Vista Symphony
Various locations; 408.530.0700. Towering Titans—Oct. 27 at 8pm at West Valley College Theater, Saratoga. Charmers, Jokesters and Comedians—Dec. 8 at 3pm at Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills.

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford; www.paco Thibuad Trio from Berlin and clarinetist Dmitri Ashkenazy play Mozart and Tchaikovsky with PACO ensembles—Oct. 20 at 8pm. The Tall and Short of It, Tod Brody on piccolo performs Vivaldi's Concerto in A; double-bassist Michel Taddei performs a Dragonetti concerto; plus Shaker Loops by John Adams. Dec. 15 at 8pm.

Palo Alto Philharmonic Orchestra Concert, with selections from Beethoven and Lee Actor—Oct. 20 at 8pm at Spangenberg Auditorium. Chamber Music Concert—Nov. 17 at 8pm at Palo Alto Cultural Center. Orchestra Concert, with pieces by Wagner, Sibelius and Stephen Paulus—Dec. 1 at 8pm at Cubberley Auditorium.

Peninsula Symphony
Various locations; 650.941.5291. Triple Play—Program of Mendelssohn, Franck and Beethoven. Oct. 19 at 8pm at San Mateo Performing Arts Center and Oct. 20 at 8pm at Flint Center. Swing Fever—Nov. 10 at 6pm at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City. Holiday Concert, with the Stanford Symphonic Chorus—Nov. 30 at 8pm and Dec. 2 at 1:30pm at Stanford Memorial Church.

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto; 415.252.1288. The Shepherd King, Mozart's Il re pastore—Sept. 28. King of the Concerto, three works by Vivaldi—Oct. 5. The Royal Dance, a concert of Rameau, Rebel and Telemann—Nov. 9. The Majesty of Christmas, with the Philharmonia Chorale—Dec. 7.

Redwood Symphony
Cañada College Main Theater, Redwood City; 650.366.6872. A Big Welcome, works by Brahms, Shostakovich and Margaret Brouwer—Sept. 30 at 2pm. Halloween Concert, featuring themes from Lemony Snicket and The Nightmare Before Christmas—Oct. 27 at 7pm. Symphony of Psalms, with the Brassworks Quintet, Peninsula Cantare and Skyline Concert Choir—Nov. 18 at 3pm.

San Jose Chamber Music Society
Sunday concerts by visiting ensembles. Concerts start at 7pm, with pre-show talks at 6:15pm; Le Petit Trianon, San Jose; 408.286.5111. Mirů String Quartet—Oct. 13 at 8pm. Baroque Concerti with soloists Janet See, Joanna Blendulf, Carla Moore, JungHae Kim and a chamber ensemble—Nov. 11. St. Petersburg String Quartet—Dec. 2.

San Jose Chamber Orchestra
Le Petit Trianon, San Jose; Sundays at 7pm; 408.295.4416. A Touch of Tango, Barbara Day Turner introduces Libby Larsen's String Symphony, plus four tango-type pieces, including a new Concertino for Bandoneon by Pablo Furman with soloist Seth Asarnow—Aug. 26. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sax, featuring the Premiere Sax Quartet performing Laura Karpman's Take Four, a brand-new jazz-incluenced piece—Oct. 21. Winter's Gifts: Light, with the Choral Project. Dec. 14 at 8pm at Holy Cross Church in Santa Cruz, Dec. 15 at 8pm Mission Santa Clara and Dec. 16 at 7:30pm at St. Benedict's Church in Hollister.

San Jose Symphonic Choir
St. Joseph's Cathedral, San Jose; 408.995.3318. Ralph Vaughn Williams Hodie (A Christmas Cantata)—With the Menlo School Choir and the Mission Chamber Orchestra—Nov. 24 at 8pm. You-Sing-It-Messiah—Dec. 10 at 7:30pm at the California Theatre, San Jose.

San Jose Wind Symphony
Various locations; 408.927.7597. Celebrating 50 Years of Making Music—Oct. 20 at 7pm at California Theatre. Concert TBA—Dec. 9 at 3pm at Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center.

Santa Cruz County Symphony
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Saturdays at 8pm; Mello Center, Watsonville, Sundays at 2pm; 831.420.5260. Works by Moravec, Beethoven and Ravel—Sept. 29–30. Wagner, Schumann, Massenet and Haydn—Nov. 3.

Saratoga Symphony
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Saratoga; Meerenai Shim joins the symphony for a concert of works by Schubert and Reinecke—Oct. 14.

Schola Cantorum
Various locations; 650.254.1700. Franz Schubert: Poet of Sound —Oct. 27 at 8pm at Los Altos United Methodist Church and Oct. 28 at 4pm at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto. A Bach-Family Christmas—Dec. 1 at 8pm Los Altos United Methodist Church and Dec. 2 at 4pm at Los Gatos United Methodist Church.

Silicon Valley Symphony
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos; Tail of Two Symphonies, with works by Brahms (Symphony no. 1), Saint-SaŽns (Symphony no. 3 with Margaret Kvame on organ) and Gigout (Grand Choeur Dialogue, with Kvame)—Dec. 1 at 7:30pm.

South Bay Brass
Campbell United Methodist Church; An Evening of Brass Music—Aug. 29 at 7pm.

Steinway Society
Le Petit Trianon, San Jose; Sundays at 7pm; 408.286.2600, ext. 23. Jorge Federico Osorio—Sep. 8 at 7pm at Mexican Heritage Plaza Theatre, San Jose. Joyce Yang—Sept. 23. Nancy and Randall Faber—Oct. 7 at 3pm. Lee Shaw—Oct. 28. Anton Kuerti—Nov. 18.

Symphony Silicon Valley
California Theatre, San Jose; Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30pm; 408.286.2600. An American Anthem, Paul Polivnick conducts the world premiere of This Land Is Your Land by David Amram. Sep. 29–30. Cleve Conducts, with George Cleve leading pianist Seymour Lipkin and the symphony through Debussy, Schumann and Brahms. Oct. 25 at 7:30pm, Oct. 27 at 8pm and Oct. 28 at 2:30pm. Pictures at an Exhibition, soloist Gary Hoffman on cello and conductor Guillermo Figueroa. Dec. 8–9. Carols in the California, with the Chorale—Dec. 9 at 7pm.

Winchester Orchestra
Saturdays at 7:30pm at West Valley College, Saratoga, and Sundays at 7pm at Trinity Cathedral, San Jose; 408.269.1905. Grand Opening, works by Schubert, Mozart, Debussy and Mendelssohn (Concerto no. 1 for Piano and Orchestra with Spanish pianist Daniel Del Pino)—Oct. 13–14. Holiday Celebration, works by Sibelius and Mollicone (Four opera choruses from Gabriel's Daughter, with the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale)—Dec. 15–16.

'Carmina Burana'

Bird Man: Ramon Thielen played the Roasted Swan the last time Ballet San Jose presented 'Carmina Burana.'

Youth Groups

California Youth Symphony
Sundays at 2:30pm; 650.325.6666. Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff, with Young Artist Competition winner Angela Hwang—Nov. 11 at 2:30pm at Flint Center and Nov. 18 at 2:30pm at San Mateo Performing Arts Center. Holiday Concert—Dec. 9 at 2:30pm at Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills.

Cantabile Youth Singers
Various locations; 650.424.1410. Carmina Burana, with Ballet San Jose—Nov. 13–18 at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Holidays With Cantabile—Dec. 1 at 7:30pm at St. Joseph's Cathedral.

El Camino Youth Symphony
Flint Center, Cupertino; 650.213.7111. Season Opener, works by Brahms, Saint-SaŽns, Weber and Enesco, with soloists Timothy Yu and Florence Hsiao—Oct. 27 at 7:30pm.

Peninsula Youth Orchestra
Various locations; 650.325.7967. Season Opener, works by Verdi, Britten and Beethoven—Nov. 18 at Skyline College Theatre, San Bruno. Sinfonia, Nova and Young Artists Preperatory Orchestras at 2pm; PYO at 7pm. Chamber Music Recitals, with Debut and Chamber Strings, Chamber and Con Brio Flutes—Dec. 9 at 2pm at John Ngill School, Redwood City.

San Jose Youth Symphony
Various venues; 408.885.9220. Winter Spirit, with San Jose Taiko and Philharmonic Concerto Competition winners. Works by Mozart, Lee, Wada, Kuan, Ginastera and Rossini—Dec. 8 at 2:30pm, California Theatre, San Jose. Holiday Concert—Dec. 13 at 7 and 8pm.

SF in the Valley

San Francisco Choral Artists
Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto; 415.979.5779. Glorious Sounds of Christmas—Dec. 9 at 4pm.

San Francisco Early Music Society
First Lutheran Church, Palo Alto; Fridays at 8pm; 510.528.1725. For Pope and King, lutist Hopkinson Smith performs works by Francesco da Milano and John Dowland—Sept. 28. Telescope Across the Atlantic: A Haydn Quartet Dateline of Early America, with the New Esterhazy Quartet—Oct. 19. The Amorous Lyre: Virtuoso Sonatas and Cantatas of 17th Century Italy, by La Monica—Nov. 16. So Great a Mystery: Renaissance Choral Music of the Season, featuring Schola Cantorum San Francisco— Dec. 14.

San Francisco Symphony
South Bay concerts at Flint Center, Cupertino; 415.864.6000. Free concert with Benjamin Schwartz conducting Copland, Prokofiev, Gershwin and John Adams (Short Ride in a Fast Machine)—Oct. 5 at noon at Plaza de Ceasar Chavez, San Jose. Philippe Jordan conducts Beethoven and Strauss, with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard—Oct. 25 at 8pm. Handel's Messiah—Dec. 12 at 7:30pm.

'Lucia de Lammermoor'

Lip lock: Khori Dastoor and Isaac Hurtado can't get enough of each other in Opera San Jose's 'Lucia de Lammermoor,' opening Sept. 8.


Fremont Opera
Smith Center, Ohlone College; 510.794.1659. La bohème—Aug. 24 at 8pm and Aug. 26 at 2pm.

Mission City Opera
Mission City Center for the Performing Arts, Santa Clara; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm; 408.749.7607. Handel's Messiah—Dec. 9 at 7:30pm at Santa Clara United Methodist Church. Amahl and the Night Visitors—Dec. 21–23.

Opera San José
California Theatre, San Jose; 408.437.4450. Lucia di Lammermoor, a Donizetti barn burn based on Walter Scott's novel—Sept. 8–23. Werther, by Jules Massenet, based on Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther—Nov. 17–Dec. 2.

West Bay Opera
Lucie Stern Theater, Palo Alto; 650.424.9999. Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci—Oct. 12–21.


Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater; Prithvi—The Earth, Indian dance with Mythili Kumar—Nov. 17 at 7pm, Nov. 18 at 4pm.

Ballet San Jose
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts; 408.288.2800. The return of Carmina Burana and Dennis Nahat's Summerscape—Nov. 15–18. The Nutcracker—Dec. 13–23.

Moscow Ballet
Flint Center, Cupertino; 408.998.TIXS. Great Russian Nutcracker— Dec. 23 at 3 and 7pm.

Santa Clara Ballet
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara; 408.881.0879. The Nutcracker—December dates TBA.

Stanford Drama
Cantor Arts Center; 650.725.5838 Dancing With the Rodins: Awaken, featuring dance legend Anna Halprin, her dancers and students in a piece designed for the sculpture garden—Oct. 11 at Cantor Arts Center, with an open rehearsal, noon–3pm, Oct. 7.

Santa Clara University
Center of Performing Arts 408.554.4015. Fall Dance Festival—Oct. 13–14 at Fess Parker Studio Theatre. Choreographers' Gallery— Nov. 29–30 at Mayer Theatre.

Smuin Ballet
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts; 650.903.6000. The Christmas Ballet 2007—Nov. 28–Dec. 2.

Western Ballet
Mountain View Center for Performing Arts; 650.903.6000. The Nutcracker—Dec. 7–9,

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