SVAC has released its Virtual Music Panorama, a curated collection of micro concerts performed in a concert hall setting, at the Hammer Theatre, while complying with all safety standards during production including distancing, group size and adhering to all guidelines and restrictions.
SVAC Arts Panorama
The Silicon Valley Arts Coalition aims to unite regional performance groups and create a community for artistic collaboration. We aim to create a home base for the long time Silicon Valley arts-lover, provide welcoming events for newcomers, and inspire all ages to appreciate the arts.
Featured Group- San Jose Metropolitan Band
The San Jose Metropolitan Band is a community concert band made up of more than 50 members of all ages. Our group provides an opportunity for South Bay residents to participate in large ensemble playing while also serving the community. We give performances all around the Santa Clara Valley, playing a mix of symphonic classics, show tunes, big band, contemporary works, marches, and seasonal music.
Increase visibility and expand audiences for our members.
Leverage individual members’ efforts to promote the arts and arts education
Foster communication -both artistic and operational– among member groups
Artist Bio-Kwok K Koo
Koo will be playing the Rachminoff Piano Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto with the Nova Vista Symphony Nov 4, 2023.
Born in 1947 in Shanghai, Koo studied piano at the Music Elementary and Music Middle Schools affiliated with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music before studying under Professor Ji-sun Fan of the Conservatory. After moving to Hong Kong, he frequently appeared on local TV and radio stations - guest soloing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, CCP Philharmonic, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong City Philharmonic, and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.
After emigrating to the US, he became Music Director of the Dragon Singers in Berkeley from 1984-1993. He recorded a culturally significant album of Chinese contemporary piano music.
While in the US Koo continued his music education first at the Music and Arts Institute of San Francisco where he dove into 20th century music and then obtaining his Masters of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory.