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—anywhere there are people!

A number of these performances will grow from a pilot program tested a few years ago (Planet String) that created works for a Western string quartet with a non-Western string instrument such as the Chinese erhu, the Indian sitar and the Japanese koto.