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The Arts


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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


Silicon Valley Arts Coalition (SVAC) brings together local performing arts organizations to shape and cultivate artistic collaboration, idea-exchange and the celebration of the arts. Through a commitment to education, audience involvement, and strategic promotion, SVAC enhances our members' connections with government officials, arts advocates, and grant opportunities. Our collective efforts identify and address the distinctive challenges and issues encountered by small-budget arts organizations in Silicon Valley. Let the Arts Inspire!


Featured Group- South Bay Philharmonic

Since 1986, the SJCMS has been featuring both professional chamber music by both local artists as well as artists from abroad. Audience are treated to breathtaking performances and often post-concert discussions with the artists themselves. The Society also supports chamber music appreciation events in several San Jose public schools and enable artist residency activities at San Jose State University.


  • 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 Tristen Chen

Tristen Chen (piano), 14, lives in San Jose, California and began piano studies at the age of five with Nagisa Ariza. Currently Tristen attends College Connection Academy and San Francisco Music Conservatory Pre- College, majoring in piano under Sandra Wright Shen. Tristen has received numerous top prizes from competitions, including first prize at the US Open Music Competition in solo and duo performance in 2022. He was selected as the outstanding performer of the Junior Bach Festival in 2019 and 2022. He was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2018. Tristen enjoys composing, singing, and playing the guitar in his free time. He enjoys hosting piano parties, mixing music from classical to popular music. - From the Top

see Tristen for free at the Beethoven Center April 24, 2024 Noon Arts and Lecture

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