Symphony Silicon Valley to Present Disney's FANTASIA for Valentine's Day
A Valentine love story between Symphony Silicon Valley and Disney's Fantasia will be celebrated on February 14 and 15 at San Jose's Center for Performing Arts.The performance is an amalgam of the original 1940 Walt Disney film and Disney's Fantasia 2000 update. It will be projected in high definition on a huge screen, while the classic soundtrack is performed by Symphony Silicon Valley and the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale live on stage. "This performance is also a love story between the magic of film and the love of music," said Andrew Bales, President of Symphony Silicon Valley. "And it is not too early to think about Valentine's gifts for EVERYONE you love." Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation with Symphony Silicon Valley, accompanying scenes from both the 1940 original version by Walt Disney, as well as Disney Fantasia 2000, highlighting selections from each, including Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite. Other iconic moments include Mickey Mouse as he dabbles in magic in Paul Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice and the mythical unicorns and winged horses that accompany Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony. The greatest hits in Fantasia include Debussy's Claire de Lune,Stravinsky's Suite from The Firebird, and who doesn't recognize Pomp and Circumstance by Sir Edward Elgar with Donald Duck as an assistant in The Noah's Ark story. But the most memorable of all are the dancing hippos and elephants in Amilcare Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda. The screening and concert of Fantasia will be on Saturday, February 14 at 8 PM and Sunday, February 15 at 2:30 PM at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts is located at 255 S. Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113. Advance tickets are from $44 to $80 and available by calling the box office Monday - Friday 10 AM to 5 PM at 408 286 2600 or visit www.fantasiassv.org.