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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for sponsoring our 20th Anniversary Concert.

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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

Tickets for SJCO events & subscriptions:

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

Spring Fun with SJCO

One, Two, Three

Sunday,  March 1 - 7:00 PM

Trianon Theatre

72 N. 5th St.

San Josė

The intersection of contemporary classical, jazz, and world music-being played for the first, second, or third time.

Join us for a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 PM

Lecture given by Joel Friedman


from scratch by Christopher Dietz

Glyph by Judith Shatin

    Emily Onderdonk, viola soloist

Rapture by Gil Katz

Raga Jazz by Ashwin Batish

    Soloists Ashwin Batish and SITAR POWER

    Barbara Christmann, orchestrator

*Program subject to change

Ashwin Batish, sitar

Emily Onderdonk, viola

Youth Orchestras in Concert

Sunday, March 8

2:30 PM

Trianon Theatre

72 N. 5th St.

San Josė

Announcing Youth Orchestra auditions beginning March 17

SJYCO strings application 2015 >


Sunday,  March 29 - 7:00 PM

Trianon Theatre

72 N. 5th St.

San Josė

Music by:



Mark Gresham

Announcing Early Subscription Renewals for 2015-2016

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