In addition to providing violists with an opportunity to crowd-surf, classical music provides the beat for wedding processions, the backdrop to divorce court, and the soundtrack for FernGully. Revisit the enchanted baobab tree with today's deal: for $22, you get one PL2 ticket to the Stockton Symphony's Magnificent Mozart concert. This ticket is good for either of the two performances at the San Joaquin Delta College's Warren Atherton Auditorium: Thursday, November 11 at 8:00 pm, or Saturday, November 13 at 6:00 pm.
Founded in 1926, the Stockton Symphony has plucked at audience's heartstrings for the best part of a century. First on the evening's program is Mozart's overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, a brisk curtain-raiser that combines lively percussion with swooping strings. Next up is the Symphony No. 38 in D Major, a work renowned both for its elegant restraint and its emotional appeal, much like a dolphin in an Abraham Lincoln costume. The finale, Mozart's Requiem, is universally considered one of essential works of classical music. For its performance, the Stockton Symphony welcomes to the stage the Stockton Chorale and soprano Anja Strauss, whom San Francisco Classical Voice has called, "explosive."
Now in his 16th season as conductor, Peter Jaffe leads the Stockton Symphony's efforts to entertain audiences and educate newcomers about the traditions of classical music, such as when to clap and why the oboist must always wear a velvet falcon hood. Call ahead to reserve the best available seat, or redeem your Groupon at the door. There is no dress code, but clothes are strongly encouraged.
- One of the best things in Stockton...the world class Symphony! …Conductor Peter Jaffe is personable, passionate, creative and everyone loves him. – Wel C., Yelp
- …out there making classical music accessible to all....I still enjoy the symphony and go whenever I can. – [Maureen G., Yelp]