2017-2018 CONCERT SEASON

Diamond Jubilee

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

bASICALLY bERNSTEIN

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 3:00 PM
Michelle McDaniel, soprano
Alexandra Sessler, soprano
Andrew Metzger, tenor

Diamond Jubilee meets Great White Way as SJWS shines the spotlight on legendary Broadway composer Leonard Bernstein. Enjoy music from West Side Story, Candide and On the Town, with an extra helping of Richard Rodgers’ classic Carousel for good measure


Barbara Larsen

Barbara Larsen

Maestro’s Choice

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 3:00 PM
Barbara Larsen, flute

SJWS music and artistic director Edward C. Harris highlights the band’s outstanding musicianship with works by J. S. Bach, Paul Hindemith, Michael Hennagin and others. Barbara Larsen, the Wind Symphony’s principal flutist, performs Howard Hanson’s Serenade for Flute.


Vivace Youth Chorus

Vivace Youth Chorus

Songs of Life

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 3:00 PM
Layna Chianakas, soprano
Vivace Youth Chorus, Peggy Spool, director

SJWS celebrates the return of spring by welcoming back Layna Chianakas and Vivace Youth Chorus, performing works by Percy Grainger, Richard Strauss and Johan de Meij. “Only to children children sing, Only to youth will spring be spring." –Emerson


Jon Nakamatsu

Jon Nakamatsu

From the Northern Lights

McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga
Sunday, June 3, 2018, 3:00 PM
Darrell Johnston, guest conductor
Jon Nakamatsu, piano soloist

Don’t miss the chance to see world-renowned pianist Jon Nakamatsu in an intimate venue, performing Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor. Plus, SJWS founder Darrell Johnston conducts Phillip Sparke’s Jubilee Overture. This concert will sell out – order your tickets today!


"Fantastic Fourth!"

"Fantastic Fourth!"

Fantastic Fourth!

Oak Meadow Park, Los Gatos
Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 4:00 PM
Walter M. Mayes, narrator

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.