Mission Chamber Orchestra of San Jose
-Present classical performances that are inclusive, accessible and affordable – relevant to first-time concert goers as well as those who already love classical music. -The concerts include new and unfamiliar works alongside great classical masterpieces. MCOSJ makes a point of championing living and local composers and has given World Premiere performances of more than 20 works, and West Coast Premieres of many more. Most concerts feature a professional soloist, some are already internationally known, while others are emerging musicians at the outset of their careers. MCOSJ fosters the development of the next generation of musicians by inviting select high school string players to perform side-by-side with the orchestra each season. MCOSJ has released three CD recordings, and frequently collaborates with other local groups to bring exciting larger scale performances to the community.
Music/Artistic Director: Emily Ray
Where to hear: Hammer Theatre Center and San Jose First United Methodist Church, both in San Jose