Gramophone summed up violinist Stephanie Chase as “virtuosity galore.” The San José Chamber Orchestra emphatically agrees, as it brings back the world-famous soloist for an exciting and varied string program that kicks-off its 25th season. A thrilling opener by Vivaldi and a sizzling Sarasate closer frame a show that features two exciting new works. Joel Friedman’s Movable Home, a fantastic new take on the concerto grosso form, buzzes with kinetic energy. Meanwhile, Clarice Assad’s Suite for Lower Strings pays homage to Bach, but with a poetry and potency all its own. Afterwards, stay and meet with the SJCO performers and composer Joel Friedman at a special reception.