Repertoire Report- Symphony Silicon Valley 2009

The marvelous Patricia Mitchell, oboist and blogger, has taken the bait and gathered the repertoire from her home orchestra. What follows is the 2009 repertoire for Symphony Silicon Valley from their main series, excluding pops and educational programs. This is a very interesting list- think of the number of pieces relative to the size of the market, and also think how much larger the list would have been in the San Jose Symphony days.

What did your band play this year? Join the discussion by sending your list to . Maybe you play in a string quartet- how many works did you get through this year?


1-       Albinoni Oboe Concerto Opus 9, No. 2 in D minor

2-       Amram: Piano Concerto No. 1

3-       Barber: Adagio for Strings

4-       Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1

5-       Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major

6-       Berlioz: Le carnaval romain

7-       Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor

8-       Brahms: Violin Concerto in D

9-       Copland Billy The Kid Suite

10-   Copland Old American Songs

11-   Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 – From The New World

12-   Faure: Requeim

13-   Guilmant: Organ Symphony No. 1

14-   Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass

15-   Haydn: Symphony No. 95 in C minor

16-   Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 Classical Symphony

17-   Ravel: Mother Goose Suite

18-   Ravel: Piano Concerto in G

19-   Respighi: Feste romana

20-   Respighi Trittico Botticelliano

21-   Schubert: Symphony No. 9 – the Great C Major

22-   Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor

23-   Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major

24-   Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

25-   Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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2 comments on “Repertoire Report- Symphony Silicon Valley 2009”

  1. CB

    I like Patricia and her blog

    Amram:Piano Concerto No. 1 – wow there’s one to hear.
    Respighi Trittico Botticelliano
    Ravel:Piano Concerto in G – all time favorite”

  2. patty

    Thank you, CB! I’m so flattered.

    The Amram was a world premiere, btw! I was blessed to get to play oboe in Trittico and English horn in the Ravel. What a joy to play those incredible works, and on those particular parts, too! 🙂

    Thanks, Kenneth, for putting up the SSV info. I’m SO annoyed at myself for not saving all the years of San Jose Symphony programs. My first year there – 1975/76 – was pretty amazing, as we did so much with living composers, some of whom conducted. Copland, Hovhaness, Chavez, Cage, Harrison … and Martha Graham came and talked to the audience, the Harry Partch ensemble played. What a year! (And it lost us a ton of subscribers who were angry over the modern music.)

    Oops … going on about the past. Go figure!

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