21. February 2019 · Comments Off on Do You Have Your Tickets Yet? · Categories: Movies · Tags: , ,

Go here to get them!

31. January 2019 · Comments Off on Star Wars: A New Hope · Categories: Movies, Symphony

I’ll be on stage, playing for the movie on the large screen behind me. Do you have your tickets yet?

Go here to get started on your order. It’s going to be thrilling, I know!

17. December 2018 · Comments Off on Star Wars!! · Categories: Movies · Tags: , , ,

Yes, it is official. I’ve known about this for quite some time but wasn’t allowed to share the information, but we have now been given the green light and I can fill you in.

Symphony Silicon Valley is doing Star Wars: A New Hope at the end of March. We play the music, the movie is on the big screen behind us, and it’s all quite exciting!

Go here to learn more, and grab those tickets while you can!

If you have difficulty with the ticket link be patient. It finally worked for me. Or, if you prefer, start here.

09. October 2018 · Comments Off on Harry Potter #5 · Categories: Harry Potter, Movies, Symphony

Yep … we (Symphony Silicon Valley) are doing the next movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, soon. If you don’t have tickets, why not?

19. May 2018 · Comments Off on SOLD OUT! · Categories: Concerts, Movies, Symphony


This is so encouraging! These days selling out a concert is a huge deal. I can’t wait to do the FIVE performances of this. I’m guessing I’ll need a good rest after this is done … or perhaps it will have to wait until after the Symphony Silicon Valley final set (Tchaikovsky), since we move to that so quickly.

30. April 2018 · Comments Off on Added Show! · Categories: Concert Announcements, Movies

Joe Hisaishi in Concert:
Music from the Studio Ghibli films of Hayao Miyazaki

Sunday, May 27 at 7:00 pm
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets on sale 10:00 am (Pacific), Monday, April 30

Click here for tickets!

26. April 2018 · Comments Off on Joe Hisaishi in Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli films of Hayao Miyazaki · Categories: Concert Announcements, Movies

Symphony Silicon Valley will be participating in a pretty cool thing soon: we will be on stage, conducted by Joe Hisaishi, as we perform the music while clips from various Studio Ghibli films are on the big screen. Go here for more info.

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Friday 8:00 pm May 25, 2018
Saturday 8:00 pm May 26, 2018
Sunday 2:00 pm May 27, 2018
Monday 2:00 pm May 28, 2018

06. March 2018 · Comments Off on John’s Moving On · Categories: Composers, Movies

But he sure has composed a ton for the series!

Film composer John Williams has revealed he will only write the music for one more Star Wars movie.

The composer, who has written the music for Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and Schindler’s List, recently spoke to California radio station KUSC, and said he wouldn’t write any more music for the Star Wars franchise after Episode IX, which is expected in 2019.

Williams has so far composed the scores for eight of the Star Wars films: the original Star Wars (A New Hope), its sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, as well as The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

In recent years, the composer has handed the reins over to other composers: in 2016, Michael Giacchino composed the music for Rogue One, and John Powell will score this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Williams told KUSC: “We know JJ Abrams is preparing one [Star Wars movie] now that I will hopefully do next year for him. I look forward it. It will round out a series of nine, that will be quite enough for me.”

I read it here.

29. March 2017 · Comments Off on Do You Have Your Tickets Yet? · Categories: Harry Potter, Movies

Here’s a clever fugue of Hedwig’s theme by Christian Perrotta:

This is the week of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I’m playing English horn and third oboe as the movie plays on a big screen behind the full orchestra. You know you want to be there!

14. March 2017 · Comments Off on Oboe d’amore – Documentary project · Categories: d'amore, Movies

An interesting video … and an interesting project, too.

You can help fund the project here if you are interested.