SOUTH VALLEY SYMPHONY • 2016 – 2017
Season 43: The Next Generation
South Valley Symphony will continue to focus its programming during its 43rd Season on our younger audience members and in particular those who play an instrument either in their school music programs or who take private lessons. As a reminder, ALL children and college students are free to ALL concerts.
On September 17, 2016, South Valley Symphony is pleased to sponsor PorchfestGilroy for their third annual event. Please see more information below or in the sidebar at right.
Our opening concert on October 8, 2016 at Gavilan College Theater can best be described as “mostly POPS” with a wide array of film and Broadway music. See a complete list of music for the October 8 concert “From Broadway to Hollywood” on our 2016-17 Concerts page. During this Concert a lottery will be held for kids in the audience to sit on stage with the musicians during a portion of the performance to experience the full import of the orchestra.
The December 18, 2016 concert at Gavilan College will once again celebrate the winter season and the Holidays in grand style. Paying particular attention to Christmas we will have an audience sing-along of popular Carols, hear the poignant rendition of Mannheim Steamroller’s “Silent Night” and perform Chadwick’s “Jubilee and Noel” from Symphonic Sketches. The Overture from Die Fledermous will remind us to plan for New Year’s Eve and along with other orchestral pieces we will be treated to a selection of songs by our Concertmaster, Beverly Olivier Blount. See a complete list of music for the December 18 concert “Holiday Stocking Stuffers” on our 2016-17 Concerts page
The March concert has long been associated with children and families and next March 11, 2017 at Gavilan College will be no exception. In addition to hearing the lst place winner of the Navaroli Young Musicians Competition, a collaboration with Greg Chambers (Band Director) and young artists of Morgan Hill’s Sobrato High School music program is planned. See a complete list of music for March 11 concert “Next Generation” on our 2016-17 Concerts page.
Music at the Mission for Mothers Day next May 11, 2017 at Mission San Juan Bautista, will bring us to another grande finale for the South Valley Symphony Orchestra. Entitled “Nature, Life and Love” the orchestra will perform selections from Dvorak’s “Songs, My Mother Taught Me”, Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 6, Pastorale”. For a complete list of music please see the 2016-17 Concerts page. After the concert everyone is invited into the Mission Rose Garden for a wine, cheese and strawberry reception.
Events Sponsored by South Valley Symphony:
September 17, 2016 Porchfest Gilroy will hold it’s 3rd Annual family-oriented musical walkabout on HANNA STREET – from 12:00 to 3:00pm and ALEXANDER STREET- from 3:00 to 6:00pm
Join neighbors and musicians mingle and hear good music performed by great local musicians in a relaxed atmosphere! See details on the Porchfest Gilroy web site or download the PorchfestGilroy flier for more information and as a reminder.
June, 2017 (date TBD) Back by popular demand, the Pacific Brass Band will hold its 2nd Annual in a Music Under the Marquee at Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill. More details will be posted here as they become available.
We look forward to seeing you next Season – we know you will enjoy each and every concert!