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San Jose Chamber Orchestra Chamber Orchestra Re-imagined What’s Next Concerts & Events Community Youth About Collaborations Barbara Day Turner Maestra Barbara Day Turner is the founder and music director of the San José Chamber Orchestra. An ardent advocate for new music, she has premiered more than 140 new works with San José Chamber Orchestra alone, […]


409 Co – Youth

Youth The San José Youth Chamber Orchestra program offers three levels of string ensembles in San José, two levels of string ensembles in Santa Cruz, two flute ensembles and a new chamber music program. This program is designed to equip young players with the skills needed for excellent performance, as well as instill disciplines useful in all […]

409 Co – Community

Community SJCO EVERYWHERE is making music available to the public easily and in unexpected places!!! Musicians of the San José Chamber Orchestra perform, primarily free to the public, at community centers, libraries, bars, retail outlets, churches, shelters, hospitals, gathering places, Noon Arts and Lectures, South First Fridays, museums, city council meetings, sports events, etc. — […]

Other Notes-Kenneth Renshaw

May/June 2012 Interview by Samuel Thompson “…when a soul succeeds in accomplishing its goal, in fulfilling what it has agreed to do, there is a richness and specialness to the lifetime of that personality that is recognized and honored by its fellow souls, both physical and nonphysical.” …Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul On […]

Other Notes-Talise Trevigne

March 2012 Interview by Samuel Thompson “All of us, whether or not we are warriors, have a cubic centimeter of chance that pops out in front of our eyes from time to time. The difference between an average man and a warrior is that the warrior is aware of this, and one of his tasks […]

Other Notes-Stephanie Chase

2014 Interview by Samuel Thompson “The important thing is to keep your mind, soul, and imagination open.”- attributed to Albert Einstein This talk was a particularly special one, as I first met Stephanie Chase in 1989 while a student at the University of South Carolina. At that time she was performing as soloist with the […]