Ertan Torgul, violin and Aileen Chanco, piano make up the SUONO Duo in this electrifying program of works from the traditional to the modern. Mozart's most spontaneous and captivating violin sonata, the magnificent Bottisini Grand Duo "straight from heaven" with double bassist Bill Everett, Adam's whimsical, swinging Road Movies and a luxurious velvety Strauss sonata are an incredible sonic road trip you don't want to miss.
Fresh from the national tour of his award- nominated, hysterical chronicle of the action packed 2016 election, Elect to Laugh, comedian, columnist, actor, author, former oyster shucker, Will Durst presents his new solo outing, Durst Case Scenario. This one-man show is a comedic exploration of how America is changing during the Time of Trump. DCS is a rollicking feast of satire as up-to-date as the President's latest 4:00am tweet.
Will is a supporter of local theatre and graciously is sharing his many talents to this one night of comedy to help Stage 1 Theatre keep live theatre alive!!
The Golden Gate Brass returns with the Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers to delight you again with our popular Holiday Sparkler concert. Filled with fun and creative arrangements of your favorite music to celebrate the season, it will include an optional singalong and gorgeous music for Brass and Organ.
Through centuries of prejudice, these black composers overcame tremendous odds to become masters of their craft. Living in two worlds, each composer drew on jazz harmonies, spirituals and the western classical tradition to create masterworks of stunning beauty. Concertmaster Philip Santos leads the Fremont Symphony String Quartet in a celebration of these awe-inspiring composers.
The Music at the Mission afternoon Salon Series continues the classical tradition of musical gatherings at private homes with an array of wines and delicious hors d'oeuvres. The spectacular setting for this concert at the exquisite Barrie Residence features an extensive art collection, beautiful gardens and fantastic views.
Come celebrate the many faces of love. Conductor Jason Klein leads your Fremont Symphony Orchestra in an evening of romance, flirtation, marriage, and unrequited love. Pianist Hélène Wickett performs Mozart’s twenty-first piano concerto, a tour-de-force that was later used in the soundtrack to the movie “Elvira Madigan.”
Eye opening, genre bending and wonderfully surprising! Elegant and outrageous virtuoso strings in a program of favorites, new arrangements and improvisation. Check your preconceptions at the door to get the most out of this unique classical and rock experience.
Masterful, romantic and passionate, the music of Hungary and Austria echoes the historic river that links these distinctive cultures along its far-flung banks. While the countries differ greatly in language and conventions, they share common artistic roots. Mighty Danube has it all from Haydns melodic confection and Dopplers exquisite pastoral to the fearless intimacy and intensity of Smetana, Liszts thunderous gallop, and Dohnanyis lush, sorrowing emotion. It is poetry and storytelling at its finest! The Mighty Danube has it all.
Throughout history, the number seven has been associated with mystery, perfection and alchemy. Discover the power of seven through these rarely-performed gems, each composed for a different combination of seven instruments. Saint Saëns’ delightful Septet in E-Flat Major opens the concert with strings, piano and trumpet. It is followed by Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, which was written to showcase the expressive range and elegant finesse of the harp. The concert closes with the lively Beethoven Septet in E-Flat, which the composer eventually resented for its extraordinary popularity.
Conductor John Farris leads the Fremont Symphony in works of staggering, transcendent beauty. Experience Ravel’s sublime Pavane for a Dead Princess and Barber’s heart-wrenching Adagio for Strings. Be among the first to hear “Gayatri Transfigured” a world-premiere composed by FSO’s principal cellist Dan Reiter that is based on an ancient Indian Raga.
Symphonic in scale and conductorless, Music at the Mission will shake the roof off Old Mission San Jose as the MAM Chamber Players take on this daring program of large scale chamber works. Dvoraks orchestral, Serenade for Strings in E Major, Mendelssohns masterpiece Octet in E-flat, Adams propulsive Shaking and Trembling from Shaker Loops, and Golijovs homage to the great tango composer Astor Piazzolla, Last Round (borrowed from the short story about boxing by Julio Cortázar) will knock you out!
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, ANNIE has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.
Pianist Mark Anderson returns to Fremont, joining forces with violinist Antoine van Dongen and cellist Eric Gaenslen to present a program of familiar and lesser-known masterworks for solo piano and piano trio. This concert is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime event.