Fall 2015 Arts and Culture Series in Cupertino

Fall 2015 Arts and Culture Series in Cupertino

Free Events in Cupertino 2014 Performing Arts & Culture Series2015 Fall Performing Arts & Culture Events at the Cupertino Library

The fourth Cupertino Fall Performing Arts and Culture Series begins Saturday, September 5th. This year, Cupertino Library welcomes back some familiar favorites and introduces some new performers for more music, dancing and drama.

We are pleased to welcome back the Bo Ai Choir, the Firebird Youth Orchestra, Charged Particles Jazz Ensemble, and the San Francisco Shakespeare Company. We are also excited to introduce the Aztec Dance Company, the Cambodian Dance Group, and Vellamo performing English/Finnish folk music, and more!

Cupertino Library Foundation is proud to sponsor the upcoming 2015 Fall Performing Arts & Culture Events at the Cupertino Library. This program embraces a number of musical and dance genres that reflect the diversity of Cupertino. The free event programs in Cupertino primarily consist of performances by local musical companies. We hope you wi’ll join us for this exciting series!

All events are FREE!

All performances are free and most events will be held at the Cupertino Community Hall at 10350 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014. No need to RSVP! Seating is first come, first serve.

 

Charged Particles Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, September 5th at 2pm
Cupertino Community Hall

Plugged-in Jazz with a Spark! Charged Particles are creating some of the most exciting music in the jazz scene today, blending classic with new.  They play a mix of original compositions and well-known standards, featuring their own mix of swinging jazz, Afro-Latin styles, and funky grooves.  Their performance in Cupertino will be a special treat for listeners who enjoy jazz and listeners who would like to give jazz a test-run. For more information about Charged Particles, here is their website: http://www.chargedparticles.com/

 

San Jose Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, September 19th at 2pm
Community Hall

The San Jose Chamber Orchestra will be presenting a fun and family-friendly preview of their upcoming 25th anniversary season presented by a string quartet of principal players. It promises to be enticing, exciting and full of surprises. For more information about the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, visit San Jose Chamber Orchestra.

 

Vellamo – a Finnish Folk Duo

Wednesday, September 30th at 7pm
Cupertino Library Story Room

Vellamo a Finnish folk duo featuring Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala will be performing in the Cupertino Library Story Room at 7pm. They have performed across Europe and the United States since 2008. Vellamo combines traditional Finnish folk music with a little rock styling thrown in creates an enchanting acoustic sound. For more information about Vellamo, here is their website: https://vellamoband.wordpress.com/

 

Bo-Ai Choir

Sunday, October 4th at 2pm
Cupertino Community Hall

The chorus will offer selections from Chinese folk music as well as some American songbook standards. The Bo-Ai Choir, formed in 1991, is a group of fun loving community citizens who love to sing.

 

San Jose Taiko

Saturday, October 10th at 2pm
Cupertino Community Hall

“Taiko” is the Japanese word for drum. In North America, this term is used to describe both the Japanese drum itself and the art form of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming with Japanese drums). San Jose Taiko has been performing and offering education programs since 1973. They compose their own music by blending traditional Japanese drumming with world rhythms to create a truly unique sound.

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Tezalipoka Aztec Dance and Drumming

Sunday, November 1st at 2pm
Cupertino Community Hall

Founded 1988, Calmecac Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance & Drum is dedicated to sharing and promoting  an appreciation and understanding of pre Colombian art forms through Aztec dance and drumming.  Members wear Tonalkayotl, traditional regalia, and play traditional instruments as a way to honor sacred dances and songs.  Join us for a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Aztec Culture.

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Firebird Chinese Youth Orchestra

Saturday, November 14th at 2pm
Cupertino Community Hall

Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra is dedicated to promoting Chinese music as part of Chinese-American culture.  The group was founded in 2000 with only 13 musicians.  It is made up of elementary and high school students who study for at least two years to learn the techniques and history of the music. The music programs on the orchestra seek to exhibit authentic eastern aesthetics, collaborate with western music groups and participate in cultural exchanges.

 

Cambodian Cultural Dance Troupe

Saturday, November 21st at 2pm
Cupertino Community Hall

The Cambodian Cultural Dance Troupe, founded in 1998, is dedicated to preserving the traditions of Cambodian culture through classical and folk dances.

 

San Francisco Shakespeare Company’s “Hamlet”

Saturday, December 12th at 2pm
Cupertino Community Hall

“To be, or not to be: that is the question”—thus begins one of Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquies.  Set in the Denmark court, this murder mystery tells the story of Hamlet.  He is asked by his father’s ghost to expose is murderer.  On December 12, 2015 San Francisco Shakespeare Festival will be presenting “Hamlet” at 2 p.m. followed by a question and answer session with the actors.

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