Our Next Concert
Sunday, May 19, 2013
McAfee Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
You’ll think you’re actually under the big top at this three-ring extravaganza. Ringmaster Walter M. Mayes hosts this family-friendly concert, featuring circus-themed music from Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite to Send in the Clowns. To top it all off, you’ll enjoy a special circus performance by Magic Time Productions, one of the Bay Area's most popular entertainment troupes. Magic Mike and his talented confederates will astound you with feats of skill and daring.
On the program:
|William Schuman||Circus Overture|
|Paul Hart||Circus Ring|
|Saint-Saëns, trans. Cray||Carnival of the Animals|
|Karl L. King, arr. Schissel||Circus Days|
|John N. Klohr, arr. Fennell||The Billboard March|
|Karl L. King, arr. Bainum||Barnum and Bailey's Favorite|
|Karl L. King, arr. Schissel||Robinson's Grand Entree March|
|Stephen Sondheim, arr. Cofield||Send in the Clowns|
Open Auditions April 30, May 7
The San Jose Wind Symphony is holding open auditions on April 30 and May 7 at Obi Studios in San Jose. We are especially interested in French horn and percussion players.
SJWS is a “by audition” group that performs approximately 6–9 concerts per 10-month season. Rehearsals are on Tuesday night in the South Bay. Musicians playing with the SJWS enjoy a wide variety of challenging music for Wind Symphony and perform with world-renowned soloists like Jim Walker, Marty Erickson, Joe Alessi and Dale Clevenger.
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Watch SJWS at the Midwest Clinic
One of the highlights of our 2009-2010 season was our trip to the 2009 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, culminating in our performance at McCormick Place West on December 18, 2009.
The Midwest folks have been kind enough to publish these three selections from our performance:
Carnival, by Paul Basler
Hold This Boy and Listen, by Carter Pann
Centennial Fanfare-March, by Roger Nixon