2016-2017 CONCERT SEASON

Music of the Night

 Dale Wolford and Beth Delaney Miller

Dale Wolford and Beth Delaney Miller

The Dawn of America

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:00 PM
Dale Wolford, saxophone
Beth Delaney Miller, soprano

As America emerged on the world stage at the dawn of the 20th century. American composers were reaching beyond their European and African roots to create unique music for the New World. SJWS performs music by Stephen Foster, Victor Herbert, Scott Joplin, John Philip Sousa and others.


 Dr. Jeffrey Benson and Andrew Metzger

Dr. Jeffrey Benson and Andrew Metzger

The Night Before Christmas

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Silent Auction 2 PM, Concert 3 PM
Dr. Jeffrey Benson, guest conductor
Andrew Metzger, tenor

You’ll have visions of sugar plums as guest conductor Dr. Jeffrey Benson leads SJWS and the choirs of San Jose State University and Saratoga High School in a holiday concert. This family-friendly show also features a silent auction — find unique gifts for the musicians in your life and support SJWS, too.


 "Downton Abbey After Dark"

"Downton Abbey After Dark"

Downton Abbey after Dark

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3:00 PM

Calling all Anglophiles! SJWS salutes all things British in a concert of music as it might have been enjoyed by the residents at Downton Abbey in the early 20th century. You’ll hear classic works by Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Percy Grainger, Edward Elgar, William Walton and others.


 "California Dreamin'"

"California Dreamin'"

California Dreamin'

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3:00 PM

We’re back on our home turf as SJWS performs music by and about Californians, including Alfred Reed’s El Camino Real and Mark Camphouse’s Yosemite Autumn, a medley of hits by the Beach Boys, and Jerry Brubeck’s arrangement of The Music of Disneyland


 "Fantastic Fourth!"

"Fantastic Fourth!"

Fantastic Fourth!

Oak Meadow Park, Los Gatos
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 1:15 PM
Featuring members of the Wind Symphony

Our traditional 4th of July extravaganza is a family-friendly pops concert filled with marches, patriotic songs, show tunes and more! This year our soloists are drawn from the ranks of SJWS itself — and trust us on this one, San Jose's got talent! The concert is free, so come early with blankets, chairs and sunscreen. Sponsored by the Town of Los Gatos and the Los Gatos Recreation Department.