Who: Symphony Silicon Valley presents
What: Carnival of the Animals, Mozart Requiem
When: March 17, 18 and 19, 2017 (Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2:30pm)
Where: The California Theater, 345 So. First Street in downtown San Jose
Two great pianists team up to perform Mozart’s concerto, a work filled with sparkling repartee as the two instruments vie with each other, then unite to suggest “some transfigured, heavenly barrel-organ.” They follow with Saint-Saëns’ Carnival, also with double piano and surely one of the most entertaining classical works ever written. The mood changes in the second half of the program as vocal soloists and chorus join the orchestra in Mozart’s sublime Requiem.
Conductor: Constantine Kitsopoulos
Soloists: Alessio Bax and Orion Weiss, pianists
Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale
4 vocal soloists
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat major, K. 365/316a
Camille Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals
Mozart: Requiem in D minor (K.626)
About Symphony Silicon Valley
Founded in 2002, Symphony Silicon Valley has progressed from daring idea to exciting reality, rapidly becoming the greater South Bay's premiere orchestra and a notable community success story. The Symphony's artists, nationally recruited, locally resident, with an average performance tenure in San Jose of over 20 years, are recognized as among the best in the greater Bay Area. Led by an exciting roster of distinguished guest conductors on the European model, the Symphony is an anchor tenant of San Jose's magnificently restored downtown California Theatre, one of Northern California's most outstanding music halls. There, audiences and critics alike greet its concerts with enthusiasm.