Read below for the dates, conductors, soloists and repertoire. You can read even more information here. (If you read this earlier today you probably saw some typos; I copied this directly from the symphony site. Corrections have now been made.)

Celebrating Our Tenth!
Saturday 8:00pm October 1, 2011
Sunday 2:30pm October 2, 2011
Conductor: Gregory Vajda
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Petrushka & The Violin
Saturday 8:00pm October 22, 2011
Sunday 2:30pm October 23, 2011
Conductor: Giampaolo Bisanti
Soloist(s): Ju-Young Baek, Violin
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto No. 1

Nakamatsu Plays Chopin
Saturday 8:00pm December 3, 2011
Sunday 2:30pm December 4, 2011
Conductor: José-Luis Novo
Soloist(s): Jon Nakamatsu, Piano
Zóltan Kodaly: Dances From Galanta
Darius Milhaud: Le boeuf sur le toit
Arturo Márquez: Danzon No. 2
Frédéric Chopin: Piano concerto No. 1

Mozart & Tchaikovsky
Saturday 8:00pm January 14, 2012
Sunday 2:30pm January 15, 2012
Conductor: Mitchell Sardou Klein
Soloist(s): Patricia Whaley, Viola
Robin Mayforth, Violin
John Corigliano: To Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola
Piotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Bach & Beethoven
Friday 8:00pm March 30, 2012
Saturday 8:00pm March 31, 2012
Sunday 2:30pm April 1, 2012
Conductor: George Cleve
Elena Sharkova, Chorale
Soloist(s): Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Holst’s Planets
Saturday 8:00pm May 12, 2012
Sunday 2:30pm May 13, 2012
Conductor: Paul Polivnick
Soloist(s): David Amram
Antonín Dvorák: Slavonic Dances No. 1
David Amram: Triple Concerto
Gustav Holst: The Planets

Northern Lights
Saturday 8:00pm June 2, 2012
Sunday 2:30pm June 3, 2012
Conductor: William Boughton
Soloist(s): Ning An, Piano
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2


  1. Looks like a fun season! You are 2nd and EH right?

  2. Hm, lot of things to look forward to. We’re doing the Planets here next. Looks like a long part.

  3. Yep, Jill, I’m oboe 2/EH!

  4. I’ve never been terribly fond of playing the Planets, but oh well! Of course we also have to get someone to play bass oboe on the thing. (Hmmm. I wonder if management is aware of that!)

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