San Jose Wind Symphony Performs Chicago: My Kind of TownMcAfee Center, at Saratoga High School (20300 Herriman Avenue Saratoga, CA 95070)
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Nova Vista Symphony closes out its 2012-2013 concert season with Gustav Mahler's glorious Symphony No. 5, under the baton of music director Anthony Quartuccio. The work showcases all the strengths of the orchestra, providing triumphant brass, exquisite solos and deeply moving string passages in addition to a personal look into Mahler's private life and and tragedies he suffered. The San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra also takes the stage in a bon voyage performance prior to their departure for a New York tour. Learn More
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The theme of the Wind Symphony’s season is “America the Beautiful.” Each concert explores a different aspect of America’s rich musical heritage. Their next concert, Chicago: My Kind of Town, gives concertgoers a sneak preview of the program that SJWS will perform later in the month at the 2009 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.
The concert features two outstanding guest artists: French horn virtuoso Alicia Telford performs the Rondo from Richard Strauss’s Concerto No. 1, Op. 11; and baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington leads his jazz quintet in his own composition, Open Evidence. SJWS also honors the late composer Roger Nixon, performing Nixon’s classic Centennial Fanfare-March.
Barber - Andante and Tranquillo from Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Mackey - Aurora Awakes
Pann - Hold This Boy and Listen
R. Strauss - Rondo from Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
Warlock - Tranquillity from Capriole Suite (with Alicia Telford, French horn)
Lington - Open Evidence (with The Aaron Lington Quintet, Timothy Harris, guest conductor)
Nixon - Centennial Fanfare-March
About the Ticket Supplier: San Jose Wind Symphony
San Jose Wind Symphony (SJWS) was founded in 1958 at San Jose City College by conductor emeritus Darrell Johnston. The group has become one of the finest community bands in the country, drawing players from a diverse assortment of backgrounds and professions.
Over the years, SJWS has been invited to numerous musical events, including the Music Education National Conference in Anaheim, the California Music Educators Association in San Jose, and the Association of Concert Bands convention in Salinas. Many well-known artists have performed with SJWS, including Maynard Ferguson, Frederick Fennell, Keith Brion, Paul Horn, Col. Arnold Gabriel and the New York Woodwind Quintet.
In 1991, SJWS was invited by the Tourism Board of Switzerland to help celebrate Switzerland's 700th anniversary in Luzern. In 1997, the band performed by invitation at the 1997 World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) Conference in Schladming, Austria.