Remember the Titans

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 2:30 p.m.

California Theatre
San Jose, CA

Concert Length
Approx. 1 hr 55 min. with intermission


  • Tatsuya Shimono, Conductor
    Jon Nakamatsu, Piano


  • Arturo Márquez

    Danzon No. 2

  • W.A. Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 21

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 1 (Titan)

About This Performance

You’ve heard of the three “B”s (Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms). Well, how about the three “M”s: Arturo Márquez, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Gustav Mahler! This fantastic 2023/24 season comes to a rousing conclusion with the help of international conducting sensation Tatsuya Shimono and San Jose’s own Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, Jon Nakamatsu.

Where Have I Heard It Before?

Marquez’ Danzon No. 2 became popular when Gustavo Dudamel included it on the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra’s 2007 European and American tour.

Piano Concerto No. 21 of Mozart’s use in the movie Elvira Madigan made the film famous! Or perhaps it’s the other way around.

Fun Facts

Mahler chose the title “Titan” as a reference to Jean Paul’s great novel of the same name. “Titan” was included in the title of the symphony’s second (Hamburg) and third (Weimar) performances, after which it was permanently removed.

Mahler originally included a fifth movement “Blumine” performed between what is now the first and second movement of this symphony. This was removed after the third performance as well.