The Firebird

Saturday, January 25, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 26, 2025 at 2:30 p.m.

California Theatre
San Jose, CA

Concert Length
Approx. 1 hr 55 min. with intermission

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


  • Carlos Vieu, conductor
    Symphony San Jose


  • Jean Sibelius


  • Johannes Brahms

    Variations on a Theme by Haydn

  • Sonia Possetti


  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Firebird Suite

About This Performance

With music as enchanting and lavishly colorful as the title character, The Firebird is the perfect way to celebrate the
new year. This suite comes from the 1910 ballet that launched Stravinsky’s international career. Opening the program is Sibelius’ most-famous composition, Finlandia, evoking the struggles of his native homeland with equal parts ominousness, pride, and festivity. Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn is one of the famed Romantic composer’s most popular works. Argentinian conductor Carlos Vieu brings Sonia Possetti’s spirited Bullanguera from his homeland to complete this program.