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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IBM Volunteer

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 was 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

SJYCO Concerts

Venue for both concerts:

Trianon Theatre

72 N. 5th St.

San José

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

2:30 PM

Monday, May 18, 2015

Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

7:00 PM

Happy New Year

Sunday, January 4, 7:00 PM

Trianon Theatre

72 N. 5th St.

San José

Start 2015 with a bang! You won’t want to miss SJCO and violinist Stephanie Chase in an evening of music including works by Anica Galindo, Pablo Saraste, and Richard Wagner.

“Stephanie Chase played with fire, sensitivity, impeccable intonation, and a wonderfully steady and flexible bow arm that made the violin part sound like a vocal line.” - Boston Globe

“Stephanie Chase has an indescribable quality on stage. She is like a great actress, with such presence that by speaking softly, she can make the audience hang on to every syllable.” - Portland Press Herald

Don’t Be Left Out in the Cold!

Winter’s Gifts: Evocations

Saturday,  December 20 - 8:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church

1140 Cowper St.

Palo Alto

Sunday, December 21 - 7:00 PM

Mission Santa Clara de Asis

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara

SJCO and The Choral Project team up for their annual Winter’s Gifts celebration of musical traditions from around the world. They will be joined by American jazz pianist/composer Taylor Eigsti; San Jose’s own jazz vocalist Juanita Harris, recently returned from successful performances in Paris;  boy soprano Ghythe Hahhad; and oboist Michael Adduci. Join us as we present heartwarming celebrations of the winter season.

Tickets for all events:

Online: SJCO tickets              By phone: 408-295-4416

Taylor Eigsti, piano

Photo by: Devin de Haven

Stephanie Chase, violin

Photo by Stewart Pollens


A License To Thrill!

Sunday, January 25 - 5:00 PM

Silicon Valley Capital Club

50 W. San Fernando St.

Downtown San José

Join us for our annual gala fundraiser. Dinner, entertainment, silent auction, and an element of chance will combine for a thrilling evening for all.

Black tie suggested.