October 5, 2014

Featuring: Bridget Kibbey, harp

Magic Flutes

November 2, 2014

In collaboration with the San Francisco Flute Festival

Winter’s Gifts: Evocation

December 20 & 21, 2014

With The Choral Project

Special guest pianist: Taylor Eigsti

Happy New Year

January 4, 2015

Featuring: Stephanie Chase, violin


San José Chamber Orchestra makes music that matters!

San José Chamber Orchestra | 1034 Bennett Way, San José, CA 95125 | Phone: 408-295-4416 |

The San José Chamber Orchestra is funded in part by grants from the City of San José, Office of Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council Silicon Valley in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and the California Arts Council.

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Conductor Barbara Day Turner is the founder and music director of the San José Chamber Orchestra.

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The San José Chamber Orchestra is a twenty-member professional string orchestra, founded in 1991.

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Outreach Council

for their generous support of our youth orchestra programs.

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Now available online

Our newest release, Choose Life, plus old favorites like Mikey, by Michael Touchi, whose Tango Barocco will be featured in our special event with sjDANCEco, can now be purchased from our online site >

We also have a limited edition section featuring previous guest artists like Jon Nakamatsu and Ann Licater. There are not many of these left, so get them before we run out.

The $17.00 purchase price includes tax and shipping.

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This column by writer/violinist Samuel Thompson showcases items of interest to SJCO and our fans. Keep checking for new columns to be added regularly. If you missed a column, there are links to previous columns on the Other Notes page.

Samuel Thompson is a Baltimore-based violinist and graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He has contributed to Strings Magazine, Nigel Kennedy Online &

Dave Clementson

Samuel Thompson


“A man who is conscious of the past and its traditions, recording engineer Dave Clementson holds a special place in the history of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra as he has been recording the orchestra since its inaugural performance in 1992.  “

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Kenneth Renshaw

“...when a soul succeeds in accomplishing its goal, in fulfilling what it has agreed to do, there is a richness and specialness to the lifetime of that personality that is recognized and honored by its fellow souls, both physical and nonphysical.”

Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul

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Other Notes

Concerts & Events

March 9, 2014

SJCO Steps Out


March 16, 2014

Youth Orchestra Winter Concert


April 6, 2014

Oratorio: On the Theme of Hope


June 1, 2014

Young Artist Concert


June 2, 2014

Youth Orchestra Spring Concert


Youth Orchestra 2014/15 Season

Auditions begin April 4

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Announcing SJCO 2014/15 Season
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One, Two, Three

March 1, 2015

Featuring: Ashwin Batish, sitar &

Emily Onderdonk, viola

Music played for the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd time-EVER


March 29, 2015

Featuring: William Johnston, viola

Rising Stars

May 17, 2015


The first place winner

Irving M. Klein International String Competition