Symphony Silicon Valley’s FREE outdoor music festival returns this summer for two weeks of performances in delightful fully produced lawn concerts on the iconic Tower Lawn at San Jose State University, July 26 through August 3, 2014. Sponsored by Target, Applied Materials, City of San Jose, and host San Jose State University, the Symphony’s 7th annual Target Summer Pops festival brings free professional orchestral music to the community in what has quickly become a beloved family tradition, with last year’s festival drawing over 22,000 people.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 7:00pm
Maestro Peter Jaffee leads Symphonic Strings –popular classical works written for strings only, performed by the musicians of Symphony Silicon Valley. Composers will range from Tchaikovsky and Dvorak to Takemitsu, Grieg and Copland.
Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 5:30pm
Symphony Silicon Valley and Opera San Josecollaborate on Opera Pops, an evening of vocal pyrotechnics. Maestro Peter Jaffee conducts an entertaining program of arias, songs and comic turns from opera and operettas.
Free Ice Cream Social, provided by Treat Ice Cream of San Jose.
Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Jose Hernandez leads world-famous Mariachi Sol de Mexico and Viva Fest in a program showing off these virtuoso musicians’ Mexican flair and some special classical arrangements.
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:00pm
The stars of Classical Mystery Tour, alums of Broadway’s Beatlemania, return for an evening of the Beatles’ greatest hits, backed by Symphony Silicon Valley.
Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 5:30pm
Target Summer Pops closes this season’s outdoor festival with Cole Porter Songbook featuring music from “All of You” to “You’re the Top.” Led by Maestro Larry Blank, Symphony Silicon Valley is joined by Broadway talents Lisa Vroman, David Burnham, and Christina Saffran.
Free Ice Cream Social with Treat Ice Cream of San Jose.
* Main Enterance at 4th Street and San Fernando Street near Martin Luther King Library.
* Plentiful parking available nearby.
* Bring a picnic lunch or supper and your beach chair.
* Relax on the campus lawn well away from the din of traffic.
Sponsors: Target, Applied Materials Foundation, City of San Jose, and San Jose State University