The Silicon Valley Symphony kicks off its season with two favorites: Dvorak's New World Symphony and Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture and Scherzo. What makes the program special is a world premiere by the Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz, whose work stretches back 30 years. D'Colonial Californio is a concerto for flute and orchestra, performed here by soloist Marisa Canales and under the direction of JoAnn Falletta. Inspired by the Peninsula's main route El Camino Real—part of a fraught, revisionist history—the piece promises to bring contemplation among the celebration at the California Theater.
The Silicon Valley Symphony performs Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 and 3, at the California Theater in San Jose. Details here.