Venue Details

9 Star Starred
McAfee Performing Arts and Lecture Center
at Saratoga High School 20300 Herriman Avenue Saratoga, CA 95070
408-867-3411
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Elisabeth Kuo
I would suggest to bring a bottle of water and small snake for the intermission.
San Jose Wind Symphony: Raise the Roof info Mar 29 2013 star this tip starred
Elisabeth Kuo
Casual, comfortable attire is good.
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44 events
27 reviews
4 stars
attended May 31 2009

This event was wonderful. It was a most enjoyable afternoon. The music was excellent and Dr. Harris, the conductor was a really funny guy. I would definately attend such a concert again. The San Jose Wind is a great group and very diverse.

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6 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended May 31 2009

I enjoyed very much the sound of the wind instruments.
Also liked the interesting, short comments made by the director with information on the interesting musical selections and the composers.

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6 events
1 review
1 stars
attended May 31 2009

Great and entertaining performance. Really enjoyed the Conductor's commentaries and humor. Musicians were excellent and program was varied and educational. I look forward to attending future San Jose Wind Symphony events.

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Description

The San Jose Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Edward C. Harris, presents the final concert of its season at McAfee Center.

The theme of the Wind Symphony’s season is “Music Makes the World Go Round.” Each concert explores a different musical culture, from the United States and Europe to Asia and Latin America. This concert turns the spotlight on Russia, with its rich musical heritage. The program offers an intoxicating mix of romance, passion and fire.

The major work on the program is the “Finale” from Kalinnikov’s Symphony No. 1 in G Minor. The concert also includes:

Russian Sailors’ Dance (Reinhold Glière)

Entry March of the Boyars (Johan Halvorsen)

Athletic Festival March (Sergei Prokofiev)

Vocalise (Sergei Rachmaninoff)

Prelude (Dmitri Shostakovich)

Salvation is Created (Pavel Tschesnokoff)

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.