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November
 

11/2: Taipei Symphony Orchestra
For the first time in 26 years, Taipei Symphony Orchestra will be performing once again in the United States. Led by Principal Conductor Gilbert Varga, TSO will be performing at Cupertino Flint Center on November 2nd. Not only will the Taiwanese violinist Paul Huang, winner of the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, be presenting classic symphonies to music lovers, TSO has also specially commissioned Professor Ching-Wen Chao, Ph.D. in Composition at Stanford University, to compose work Reminiscences from Faraway Islands. Dr. Ching-Wen Chao’s work stages the creativity, natural environment, and cultural vitality of Taiwan to the world through the philosophy of contemporary music.

 

11/5: Russian Grand Ballet's Swan Lake
Only one opportunity to see the Russian Grand Ballet's full-length classical production of the world's most famous ballet - Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, including the rarely seen Waltz of the Black Swans, and featuring Russia's brightest ballet stars. Odette, a beautiful princess, falls under the spell of an evil sorcerer. Only Prince Siegfried's devotion can save her. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake combines pure romanticism and tragedy, in a magical tale of love and deception. The glorious score and gravity-defying choreography have enchanted audiences for over a century, and continue to inspire new generations of dancers and music lovers of all ages.



11/12: California Youth Symphony
Leo Eylar, conductor
Davis You, cello
Bernstein: Candide Overture
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 2 (Davis You, soloist)
Respighi: Feste Romane


11/18: Shahram Shabpareh & Leila Frouhar Live in Concert



11/19: 98 Degrees at Christmas
98 Degrees is back to bring a little extra warmth this holiday season. The quartet (Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre), who have sold a staggering 10-million records, is embarking on a 31-city "98 Degrees at Christmas" tour kicking off on November 10 and running through December 23.  The tour will support their first full-length holiday album in 18 years, Let It Snow via Universal/UMe.


11/30-12/1: Celebrity Forum - O'Rourke & Reich
P.J. O'Rourke is a celebrated political satirist, journalist and die-hard Republican. He was editor of the National Lampoon, now writes for The Atlantic and has written several best-selling books. Robert Reich is a political commentator, professor, and author who served with Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. They will talk about current U.S. politics.
Tickets for Celebrity Forum are sold as a subscription package only. Flint Center does not sell tickets for these events. Please visit:
http://www.celebrityforum.net/index.php

 


 

December
 

12/3: California Pops Orchestra - Pops Family Christmas
The California Pops Orchestra and Conductor Kim Venaas welcome you and your family to a warm and toasty, eggnog and yule logs holiday at our annual Christmas show. Guest vocalist Carly Honfi joins in the fun as the Pops delivers holiday hits from Broadway and Hollywood, as well as traditional Christmas favorites and a carol sing-along. What a wonderful way to kick off the festive season!

Children are delighted to be included in the Pops fun, especially during the holidays. This show is a perfect opportunity to give them an experience they will never forget, while inspiring your own holiday mood with the Pops!


12/8-10: Los Gatos Ballet's Nutcracker
Do you want to delight your friends and family to an extraordinary performance this Holiday season?  Look no further than The Los Gatos Ballet Nutcracker, ranked by Modern Luxury Silicon Valley as one of the top 5 Silicon Valley Nutcracker performances. Filled with vibrant costumes, engaging sets and delightful choreography this Nutcracker is sure to delight children and adults of all ages! 

We proudly collaborate with San Jose Youth Symphony conducted by Yair Samet to provide a live philharmonic orchestra.  Our production showcases some of the finest youth and professional talent in the Bay Area.  

Enter a world of magic and join Clara as she celebrates with friends and family. Experience the suspenseful battle with the Mouse King. Travel to the magical realm of the Snow Queen and on to The Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Let the superb dancing and Tchaikovsky's iconic score captivate you this Holiday season.
 


12/17: Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
To learn more about Moscow Ballet please visit their website at www.nutcracker.com

 


 

January
 

1/18-19: Celebrity Forum - Jason Alexander
He was a stage performer, song and dance man and Broadway veteran long before he was known as George Costanza on Seinfeld. He will perform a well-rehearsed one-man show featuring stand-up comedy, music, improvisation and audience participation.
Tickets for Celebrity Forum are sold as a subscription package only. Flint Center does not sell tickets for these events. Please visit:
http://www.celebrityforum.net/index.php

 

1/20: Peninsula Symphony - South Pacific Live
The Peninsula Symphony and San Francisco's celebrated 42nd Street Moon theater company collaborate on one of the greatest Rodgers and Hammerstein hits of all time - South Pacific, brought to life in a grand symphonic and theatrical presentation. Hearing this captivating score in its richest symphonic form, starring a magnificent Broadway cast from 42nd Street Moon, is an experience not to be missed!



1/21
: Bill Maher
Bill Maher, host of HBO's smash hit Real Time, returns with an all new stand up show to Flint Center on January 21st for an unforgettable evening of comedy!

 

1/27: Whose Live Anyway?
Join the cast from the Emmy Award Winning TV Show Whose Line Is It Anyway for a night of unforgettable improv comedy and song. Whose Live Anyway is 90 minutes of solid laughter all based on audience suggestions. Bring your ideas and you might be asked to join the cast onstage. Whose Live Anyway stars Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Joel Murray & Jeff B. Davis.

 

1/28: California Pops Orchestra - Broadway Meets Hollywood
Get ready for thrilling, heart-warming and hilarious music when "Broadway Meets Hollywood" at the Pops! Guest vocalist Carly Honfi joins the Pops to deliver a show filled with beloved Tony and Oscar award-winning scores and songs written by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Henry Mancini, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, John Williams and more. Special bonus: music from the award-winning movie musical La La Land!

 


 

February
 

2/10: El Camino Youth Symphony - "Lunar New Year Concert"
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Senior Symphony, Dr. Jindong Cai, Conductor, and special guest, Van Anh Vo performing her original composition Lullaby for a Country.
Program:
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor," Mvt. I, Simon Tao, soloist
GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor, Mvt. I, Jessica Li, soloist
VAN AHN VO
Lullaby for a Country, Van Anh Vo, soloist
ZHOU LONG The Rhyme of Taigu


2/15: TheatreworksUSA - "Pete the Cat"
When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners - and boy are they square! (Approximately 50 minutes in length, recommended for grades PreK - 3)
Reservations are exclusively through TheatreworksUSA: 1-800-497-5007 or www.theatreworksusa.org


2/17: ZaiGeZaiGu Gala
More information coming soon.
 

2/22-23: Celebrity Forum - Bob Ballard
A geologist and explorer, he is known for his historic discoveries of hydrothermal vents, the R.M.S. Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck, and numerous ancient shipwrecks around the world. He will take us on a mind-bending trip to hidden worlds underwater.
Tickets for Celebrity Forum are sold as a subscription package only. Flint Center does not sell tickets for these events. Please visit:
http://www.celebrityforum.net/index.php

 

2/25: TET 2018
More information coming soon.

 


 

March
 

3/11: California Youth Symphony
Leo Eylar, conductor
Ray Wyant, clarinet

Bates: Devil's Radio
Copland: Clarinet Concerto (Ray Wyant, soloist)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Young Artist Competition Winner
Mr. Raymond (Ray) Wyant
, age 16, is a junior at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California.  Ray began his study of music at the age of 7 on the piano under the tutelage of Ms. Kirsten Stone of Saratoga, California.

 

3/22-23: Celebrity Forum - Bryan Stevenson
Bryan A. Stevenson is an American lawyer, professor, social justice activist and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. He is a widely acclaimed public speaker and will talk about injustice.
Tickets for Celebrity Forum are sold as a subscription package only. Flint Center does not sell tickets for these events. Please visit:
http://www.celebrityforum.net/index.php

 

3/25: California Pops Orchestra - Pop's Radio Music Hall
Join the Pops as we celebrate the Golden Age of Radio with your favorite songs and dance music, presented as a radio show and featuring the Pops' Singers. Through music, jokes and sound effects, the Pops - with special guest pianist Frederick Hodges - performs a musical stroll down memory lane with tuneful renditions of melodies that have stood the test of time to inspire, amuse, comfort and thrill generations of radio audiences!

 


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