Mission Santa Clara is the perfect setting to ring in the holiday season! Join the SJSU Concert Choir and Choraliers for their traditional Holiday Concert with the gorgeous Christmas trees and our stunningly exciting candlelight processional. Plus, a visit from Santa Claus! This is a perfect concert for people of all ages.
Haydn, Made In America. Come join the SJSU Symphony Orchestra in a rousing rendition of Joseph Haydn’s “London” Symphony, No. 104, and Joan Tower’s evocotive musical essay based on “America the Beautiful” entitled “Made in America.” School of Music and Dance director Fred Cohen conducts.
Legendary, Grammy-winning composer and arranger Bill Holman will conduct the SJSU Jazz Orchestra in a concert of his compositions and arrangements. He has written music for Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Doc Severinsen, Buddy Rich, Terry Gibbs, Count Basie, Gerry Mulligan, and many others. He formed his own L.A. band in 1975, and continues to perform in the U.S. and worldwide. Opening the concert will be the Valley Christian High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Marcus Wolfe.
“Will true love conquer all?” is the question Christoph Gluck asks in his masterful operatic retelling of the Orpheus myth. When his beloved bride Eurydice dies on their wedding day, Orpheus travels to the Underworld in a desperate bid to get her back. Facing both the Furies of Hell and the dilemma of a divine interdiction, Orpheus’ only weapon is the power of music. Full of touching melodies, stunning choruses, and striking orchestration, Gluck’s 1762 masterpiece vividly brings to life the story of a love stronger than death. (Sung in Italian with English supertitles.)