Hollywood Spectactular

Saturday, March 29, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 30, 2025 at 2:30 p.m.

California Theatre,
San Jose, CA

Concert Length
Approx. 1 hr 50 min. with intermission

Music Notes occur one hour prior to the concert in the auditorium.


  • Peter Jaffe, conductor
    Symphony San Jose


  • Erich Korngold

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

  • Maurice Jarre

    Lawrence of Arabia

  • Henry Mancini

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s

  • John Barry

    Dances with Wolves

  • Malcolm Arnold

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

  • John Williams

    Schindler’s List

  • James Horner


About This Performance

A film’s score conveys mood, pace, and tension. It sets the scene and is one of the most critical aspects of storytelling on screen.

Since 1939, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been awarding the Oscar for Best Score.
Join us as we celebrate those films and film composers who took home the coveted trophy for capturing the perfect emotion that brought the film to life.

*Drumroll, please!*

Get ready as we will unveil the inaugural Orchestra Oscars—an exclusive set of awards designed to honor and recognize the extraordinary individuals who bring passion, dedication, and joy to Symphony San Jose!

From lighthearted and fun categories to the most esteemed and prestigious accolades, these awards highlight the shining stars among us and pay tribute to the diverse talents that make our orchestra shine.

Get ready to be thrilled, excited, and filled with suspense as we reveal the winners of these coveted Orchestra Oscars throughout the concert.