Concerts

Date night? Yearning for some live music? Looking for a family outing? Are you a teacher searching for a class activity? The Stockton Symphony may be just what you are looking for! The Stockton Symphony offers you musical variety, entertainment, esteemed guest artists, and some of California’s finest professional musicians.

Upcoming Stockton Symphony Concerts

Stocktonsymphony Featured Chili Ekman Violin

Friday | October 7, 2022 | 7:00 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Guest Artist

Chili Ekman, violin

Program

Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
full of rhythmic energy and fire —makes you tap those toes

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
soaring melodies and dazzling pyrotechnics performed by a teenage wonder

William Grant Still: Danzas de Panama
elegant string texture, ranging from soulful to delightful

Kodály: Dances of Galánta
spirited romp through some of old Hungary’s most infectious dance tunes

Concert Details
Stocktonsymphony Featured Chili Ekman Violin

Sunday | October 9, 2022 | 2:30 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Guest Artist

Chili Ekman, violin

Program

Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
full of rhythmic energy and fire —makes you tap those toes

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
soaring melodies and dazzling pyrotechnics performed by a teenage wonder

William Grant Still: Danzas de Panama
elegant string texture, ranging from soulful to delightful

Kodály: Dances of Galánta
spirited romp through some of old Hungary’s most infectious dance tunes

Concert Details
Stocktonsymphony Featured Terrence Wilson

Saturday | October 29, 2022 | 7:00 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Guest Artist

Terrence Wilson, piano

Program

Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
humorous tale of a newbie’s foray into the magical realm

Liszt: Totentanz
international star delivers fiery drama, pianistic fireworks!

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
blockbuster musical epic of romance and fantasy

Concert Details
Stocktonsymphony Featured Terrence Wilson

Sunday | October 30, 2022 | 2:30 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Guest Artist

Terrence Wilson, piano

Program

Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
humorous tale of a newbie’s foray into the magical realm

Liszt: Totentanz
international star delivers fiery drama, pianistic fireworks!

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
blockbuster musical epic of romance and fantasy

Concert Details
Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

Sunday | November 13, 2022 | 2:30 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Guest Artist

Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, alto saxophone

Program

Lowden: Armed Forces Salute
following Veteran’s Day, honoring those who’ve served our country

Gershwin: Selections from Porgy and Bess
upbeat medley captures beloved hits

John Williams: Escapades from Catch Me if You Can
Sax takes the spotlight in this brilliant score.

Amy Beach: “Gaelic” Symphony
Romantic, full-blown orchestral tapestry

Concert Details
Monica Danilov

Sunday | December 4, 2022 | 2:30 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Guest Artist

Monica Danilov, mezzo-soprano

Program

Kick off your holiday festivities with Sleigh Ride, Carol of the Bells, O Holy Night, sing-along carols, excerpts from the Nutcracker, Frozen, and many more!

Concert Details
Gabriela Martinez

Saturday | January 21, 2023 | 7:00 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Guest Artist

Gabriela Martinez, piano

Program

Alex Orfaly: Sol Invictus
Our own timpanist has penned a colorful, imaginative world premiere

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
A fabulous soloist takes us down memory lane in an all-time favorite

Musorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition inspired by an art gallery, stunningly orchestrated, and ending with one of the repertoire’s grandest finales

Concert Details
Gabriela Martinez

Sunday | January 22, 2023 | 2:30 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Guest Artist

Gabriela Martinez, piano

Program

Alex Orfaly: Sol Invictus
Our own timpanist has penned a colorful, imaginative world premiere

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
A fabulous soloist takes us down memory lane in an all-time favorite

Musorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition inspired by an art gallery, stunningly orchestrated, and ending with one of the repertoire’s grandest finales

Concert Details
Victoria Bond, Guest Conductor

Saturday | February 11, 2023 | 7:00 pm

Conductor

Victoria Bond, guest conductor

Program

Celebrate chart-toppers from this iconic singer/songwriter, featuring a guest conductor who led the orchestra for “The Genius” Ray Charles on tour — she’ll treat us to some amazing stories!

Concert Details
Victoria Bond, Guest Conductor

Sunday | February 12, 2023 | 2:30 pm

Conductor

Victoria Bond, guest conductor

Program

Celebrate chart-toppers from this iconic singer/songwriter, featuring a guest conductor who led the orchestra for “The Genius” Ray Charles on tour — she’ll treat us to some amazing stories!

Concert Details
Isaac Pastor-Chermak

Saturday | March 18, 2023 | 7:00 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Guest Artist

Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello

Program

Caroline Shaw: Entr’acte for Strings
haunting, captivating creation from a Pulitzer winner

Haydn: Cello Concerto in D
One of our own takes the spotlight in this stylish charmer

Dvořák: Serenade for Strings
wistful, passionate, ending in an energetic blaze of glory

Concert Details
Isaac Pastor-Chermak

Sunday | March 19, 2023 | 2:30 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Guest Artist

Isaac Pastor-Chermak, cello

Program

Caroline Shaw: Entr’acte for Strings
haunting, captivating creation from a Pulitzer winner

Haydn: Cello Concerto in D
One of our own takes the spotlight in this stylish charmer

Dvořák: Serenade for Strings
wistful, passionate, ending in an energetic blaze of glory

Concert Details
Unsilenced Voices: Resilience and Hope

Saturday | April 1, 2023 | 7:00 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Program

Experience this heartfelt and powerful emotional journey, featuring pieces written by imprisoned and banned composers.

Concert Details
Unsilenced Voices: Resilience and Hope

Sunday | April 2, 2023 | 2:30 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Program

Experience this heartfelt and powerful emotional journey, featuring pieces written by imprisoned and banned composers.

Concert Details
Stocktonsymphony Featured Cato

Sunday | May 7, 2023 | 2:30 pm

Conductor

Peter Jaffe, Music Director

Guest Artist

Ralph Cato, baritone

Program

Saddle up and head on out for a musical roundup including everything from Bonanza and The Big Country to Rawhide and Blazing Saddles! Not required, but feel free to sport your Western duds.

Concert Details

Steppin’ Out Educational Concerts

Steppin’ Out Educational Concerts introduce fourth- and fifth-grade students to symphonic music and the instruments of the orchestra. Steppin’ Out serves multiple school districts throughout San Joaquin County to include Lincoln Unified, Stockton Unified, Lodi Unified and Manteca Unified. Learn more about Steppin’ Out Educational Concerts