The Basics of it all:
Who: Symphony Silicon Valley presents
What: Bach & Mahler
When: Saturday May 6 at 8pm and Sunday May 7 at 2:30pm
Where: The California Theater, 345 So. First Street in downtown San Jose
Mahler's Fifth is an epic journey that begins with a funeral march, endures turmoil, dances with abandon, confesses deep love, and ends finally in glory. It is a great testament to adversity surmounted, expressed in luxuriant orchestral colors and unforgettable melodies. The stage is set with an orchestral version of Bach's Chaconne (originally for solo violin), in which a brief musical idea undergoes a series of transformations to become a statement of monumental proportion.
Conductor: Tatsuya Shimano
Born in Kagoshima in 1969, Tatsuya Shimono cemented his international reputation as a conductor by winning First Prize at the 47th Besançon International Competition in 2001. Since then he has guest conducted major orchestras in Japan and abroad. He received great acclaim for his debuts in subscription concerts with the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009, and then in March 2010, made his debut with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra.
More about Tatsuya Shimano: http://www.symphonysiliconvalley.org/musicians.php?pagecontID=66&MusID=234
* J.S. Bach: Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne.
Arrangement for orchestra by Hideo Saito
* Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Photo Courtesy of Symphony Silicon Valley: Tatsuya Shimono
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.