2020 - 2021

Dear KSO patrons,


As Im sure you are all more than aware, the COVID-19 Stay at Home order for all Bay Area counties officially extended into 2021 due to Widespread(purple) risk levels, and has of course required us to delay and most likely, with great sadness and regret, cancel the 2020-21 Season. We continue to be profoundly disappointed to not be able to share great music with you in live, in-person performances. At the same time, we remain hopeful that wide and rapid distribution of vaccines will allow us to resume normal activities and concerts at some point in 2021 in a safe, meaningful and enjoyable way. Please stay tuned to this website for further updates as local health protocols develop and change.    


In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy during these very challenging times, and if you are in a position to do so, tax deductible contributions to the KSO are always greatly appreciated, never more so than now. Please help local, live music survive and flourish and thank you for your continued support!

The KSO will return as soon as possible!

With all best wishes for a much better 2021!

Geoffrey Gallegos, Music Director & Conductor


Saturday, October 26 @ 7:30 p.m.

Emmanuel Chabrier - España

Jaume Torrent - Concert de Rialp Op. 70

Jaume Torrent, guitar

Enrique Granados - Intermezzo from Goyescas

Maurice Ravel - Rapsodie Espagnole

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American Holiday

Saturday, December 14 @ 7:30 p.m.

Aaron Copland - Buckaroo Holiday from Rodeo

Mark Narins - A Musician’s Life: parable of reconciliation inspired by the life and death of Robert Blanshard. (World Premiere)

 Paige Patrick, soprano


George Whitefield Chadwick – Noël from Symphonic Sketches

Edward K. “Duke” Ellington – The Nutcracker Suite (After Tchaikovsky)

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Happy Birthday Ludwig!

(Celebrating the 250thAnniversary)

Saturday, February 29 (Leap Year) @ 7:30 p.m.


Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major Op. 60

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 

            Leonid Igudesman, violin

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Romance & Reconciliation

Sunday, April 26 @ 3 p.m.

Note Special Day and Time

Max Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 26 in G minor 

Jason Totzke, violin


Sir Michael Tippett - Four Spirituals from “A Child of Our Time” 

Bryan Baker, conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant us peace)

Bryan Baker, conductor

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The British are coming the British are coming!

Saturday, June 13 @ 7:30 p.m.

 Sir William Walton – Viola Concerto (1961 revision) 

            Milda Martisius, viola

Sir Edward Elgar – Enigma Variations Op. 36   

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