Concerts & Events

2017 – 2018 Season


A Touch of Tech

Sunday March 25, 2018 | 7 PM

Barbara Day Turner, conductor, featuring cellist Coleman Itzkoff

Join us for a truly unique concert experience. The San José Chamber Orchestra presents a multi-faceted evening of musical works that have connections with technology and/or ecology by celebrated American composers William Susman, Vivian Fung, Judith Shatin and Thea Musgrave (celebrating her 90th birthday with us!). SCU mathematics professor Frank Farris’  mathematical art and the exciting young cellist Coleman Itzkoff have a hand in the proceedings too.

Melody and rhythm meet algorithms, melting glaciers and electronic interventions.
Humanoid for cello and pre-recorded electronics – Vivian Fung
Co-commissioned by the San José Chamber Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Players, Arts on the Ave.,
International Contemporary Ensemble, Rachel Mercer, and Astral Artists.
Ice Becomes Water for string orchestra and stereo electronics – Judith Shatin
Commissioned by the San José Chamber Orchestra (premiere performance)
Green by Thea Musgrave, on the occasion of her 90th year
In a State of Patterns by William Susman, after the mathematical art of Frank Farris
commissioned by the San José Chamber Orchestra (premiere performance)


We Heard Them Back When

Sunday May 20, 2018 | 7 PM

Anthony Quartuccio, conductor

San José Chamber Orchestra presents violist Zhanbo Zheng, winner of the 2017 Klein International String Competition, a new work by the winner of the 2018 Allen Strange Memorial Composition Prize, an up and coming singer presented in collaboration with the Merola Opera Program and the SJCO Senior Youth Orchestra side-by-side with SJCO in a grand season ending salute to youth.

SJCO Everywhere

Rescheduled due to rain:
Wednesday March 5, 2018 | 6-7 pm

Catch SJCO violinist Philip Brezina playing everything from Bach to Bluegrass in the Sonic Runway, San Jose City Hall’s installation from Burning Man that responds in light to the sounds produced in the runway. FREE and definitely UNIQUE!!!!

Wednesday March 7

We will announce our 2018-2019 Season

SJCO Everywhere

Friday March 16, 2018 | 12:10 pm
Noon Arts and Lectures
First Unitarian, 160 N. Third Street, downtown San Jose
Suggested $5 door donation

Join SJCO conductor Barbara Day Turner and composer William Susman in a look at the inner workings of SJCO’s unusual March 25 concert “A Touch of Tech”.



Most concerts will be held at the Trianon Theatre, 72 North Fifth Street, Downtown San Josě, CA 95112
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