Classics 5 – Celebrating Our Sister Cities

Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 6 pm

Guest Artist

Combined Choruses from the Stockton Chorale, San Joaquin Delta College, and the University of the Pacific


Music from each of Stockton’s Sister Cities to include:
CHEN YI: Capriccio
MÁRQUEZ: Conga del fuego
VERDI: Triumphal Scene from Aida
plus more!


Celebrate Stockton’s Sister Cities from around the world! The program traverses the globe with colorful works from China, Mexico, Italy, Cambodia, Nigeria, Japan, and the Philippines—interspersed with some local Stockton gems. Huge combined choral forces will join the Stockton Symphony for the grand finale with performances by Stockton Chorale, San Joaquin Delta College and the University of the Pacific Choirs.

Beginning at 4:00 pm, this musical celebration will include preconcert entertainment by Ballet Folklorico Raices Mexicanas de Maria Valdovinos, Red Dragon Youth Theater, Khmer Ballet of Stockton plus more! Followed by Maestro Jaffe’s preconcert talk at 5:15 pm, “Celebrating Our Sister Cities” is a musical extravaganza you will definitely want to experience!

Concert Tidbits

  • Stockton’s seven Sister Cities are: Shimizu, Japan (March 9, 1959), Iloilo City, Philippines (August 2, 1965), Empalme, Mexico (September 4, 1973), Foshan, China (April 11,1988), Parma, Italy (January 13, 1998), Battambang, Cambodia (October 19, 2004), Asaba, Nigeria (June 6, 2006).

Program Notes

Classics 5 program notes


Concert Sponsors

C.A. Webster Foundation | Port of Stockton
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation

Guest Artist Sponsors

Stockton Symphony Board of Directors | Jim Fenelon

Music Sponsors

Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy