Symphony Silicon Valley announces 20th Anniversary Season, 2021-22 – Together Again!

Symphony Silicon Valley

Together Again!    Season Announcement, 20th Anniversary, 2021-2022

October 2021 through June, 2022

JoAnn Falletta, conductor. Program #1 – Photo courtesey SSV

SSV’s 20th Anniversary Season celebrates the return of a full season of Classical Concerts, Holiday Programing, Films in Concert, and the return of ArtSPARK, our Educational Outreach Program. The season offers beloved favorites and new works, dances and revels, a quintet of superb conductors, seven concerto artists, composers from Vivaldi to Bernstein, a celebration of Beethoven’s 251st anniversary and the incomparable Mozart composing while cavorting on the big screen.

A Message from our General Director, Andrew Bales

“Returning from our forced hiatus we have a season full of major works and new treasures. We are honored to open our season premiering Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz’ latest work D’Colonial Californio.

 Beethoven’s 250th anniversary was last December, but we will not let that stop us from celebrating his 251st all season long. Symphonies and Jon Nakamatsu-performed concertos enhance the season. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the California Theatre for a musical reunion.

We will celebrate our 20th Anniversary season in honor of Bob Kieve, a long-time sponsor and trustee of the Symphony. This season has repertory that Bob would call boffo – grand musical triumphs.”

                                                              — Andrew Bales

A SPECIAL NOTE: Safety First!

We all want to return to the concert hall and hear great music, but under what conditions?

Symphony Silicon Valley’s first priority is that every patron attending a symphony concert should feel safe and secure. SSV’s policy is that each ticket holder must attest to being fully VACCINATED against COVID-19 prior to attending. This policy holds for both the buyer and guests. This policy will be revisited as conditions evolve. It does not apply to children 12 and under. 

2021-22 Symphony Silicon Valley Season programing

Symphony #1              October 2-3, 2021      California Theatre  

Conductor: JoAnn Falletta

Soloist:  Marisa Canales, flute

Mendelssohn              A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture and Scherzo

Gabriela Ortiz              D’Colonial Californio – flute concerto World Premiere

Dvořák                         New World Symphony

Symphony #2              October 23-24, 2021    California Theatre  

Conductor: John Nelson

Soloists: Christina Mok & Lara St. John, violins

Vivaldi                         The Four Seasons

Ginastera                    Estancia 

Piazzolla                      Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Film in Concert:          November 20-21, 2021    San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2®

Symphony #3              December 4-5, 2021        California Theatre   

Conductor: John Nelson

Soloist: Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Beethoven                   Leonore Overture No. 3

Beethoven                   Piano Concerto No. 4

Beethoven                   Symphony No. 5

Holiday Special Event:Carols in the California   December 11, 2021     California Theater

A Family Holiday Tradition! The Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale under the baton of Elena Sharkova presents “Carols in the California”, an exciting and festive program of holiday cheer.

Symphony #4             January 22-23, 2022        California Theatre

Conductor:  Tito Muñoz

Copland                       Appalachian Spring

Gershwin                     Cuban Overture

Bernstein                     On the Town (Three Dances)

Ellington                      Black Brown & Beige

Symphony #5    Film in Concert: February 12-13, 2022   San Jose Center for the Performing Arts


Conductor: Jeffrey Schindler

Symphony #6              March 26-27, 2022     California Theatre

Conductor:  Carlos Vieu

Soloists:  Juan Pablo Jofre, Bandoneon and Rachel Lee, Violin with Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale and soloists and Cantabile Youth Singers

             Jofre                Double Concerto for Bandoneon and Violin

Orff                 Carmina Burana

Other:Symphony      ArtSPARK     March 29-30, 2022    California Theater

Conductor:  Peter Jaffe

Five thousand elementary school students, teachers and parent chaperones will experience a free performance of “It’s About Time: Music, Math and More” an exploration of the relationship between time signatures in music and fraction in math. The program will include performances of classical music, opera, movie theme songs, and jazz.

Symphony #7             May 7-8, 2022     California Theatre  

Conductor:  Tatsuya Shimono 

Soloist: Jon Nakamatsu piano

Ravel                           Mother Goose Suite

Ravel                           Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte

Stravinsky                   Symphony in Three Movements

Beethoven                  Piano Concerto No. 5 – Emperor

Fanime Concert:         May 27-30, 2022         San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

Dragon Ball

Conductor: Susie Benchasil Seiter

Optional Program:       June 4-5 2022     California Theatre

Conductor:  Tito Muñoz

Soloist: Michelle Cann, pianist

            Dietricht Buxtehude    Chaconne in E minor

            Quinn Mason                Reflection on a Memorial

            Florence Price               Piano Concerto in One Movement

            Beethoven                     Symphony No. 7


Phone: 408.286.2600 ext. 1


Box Office and Administration Office: 325 South First Street, San Jose, 95113

Ticket Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm


Subscription Packages available now

·      Four Programs priced from $204.00 to $420.00

·      Six Programs priced from $306 to $630

·      With additional programs priced from $51 to $105

Student and Senior discounts available

Single Tickets (Available begnning September 1st)

·      Concert Programs: $55 to $115

·      Films in Concert: $50 to $100.00

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