OURLAND:A Dystopian State

Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 2022


3Below Theaters in San José

OURLAND: A Dystopian State is a new opera composed by Paul Davies with a libretto by Daniel Helfgot, set in an imaginary country where many of today’s societies can easily find themselves reflected. Following in the long tradition of opera as relevant social commentary, OURLAND tackles the subject of the consequences of bigotry, suspicion, and hate of the foreigner, the other. Mexican-American composer Paul Davies and Argentine-American librettist Daniel Helfgot bring their respective extensive backgrounds to the crafting of this intense cautionary tale heightened by lyrical, descriptive music.

This production is in addition to our regular season subscription and tickets must be purchased at the following site:


Please copy this link into your browser window and it will take you directly to the ticketing purchase page. Please contact us if you have any questions. sjcorch@gmail.com

Single ticket prices:

Adult $75/$65

Senior (62 and above): $65/$55

Student $25/$15

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Sunday, November 13, 2022


St. Francis Episcopal Church in Willow Glen

Excerpts from the Goldberg Variations,J.S. Bach/arr. Dimitri Sitkovesky
Song of Remembrance, Mary Watkins
Angel of Light, William Susman
Symphony:Voices Voices of Silence, Voices of Life, Voice of Conscience, Peteris Vasks

"Most people today no longer possess beliefs, love and ideals. The spiritual dimension has been lost. My intention is to provide food for the soul and this is what I preach in my works." Pēteris Vasks

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Winter's Gifts:Peace

Friday December 16, 2022 and Saturday December 17, 2022

Friday December 16, 2022 8pm at Mission Santa Clara, Santa Clara University

Saturday December 17 2022 8pm at United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

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Saturday, December 31, 2022


St. Francis Episcopal Church in Willow Glen

With pianist Jon Nakamatsu and clarinetists Jon and Alec Manasse

Glorious works to mark the changing of the year, by Chopin, Mozart, Prokofiev, Krommer, Touchi and others

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Sunday, February 12, 2023


St. Francis Episcopal Church in Willow Glen

SJCO String Quartet and guests, featuring the famied Octet by Felix Mendelssohn

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Sunday, April 2, 2023


St. Francis Episcopal Church in Willow Glen

Trumpet soloist Mary Elizabeth Bowden
Three fabulous new works by American composers

Harriet: Journey to Freedom, Timothy Adams
Trumpet Concerto, Vivian Fung
Symphony #1 for Chamber Orchestra, Durwynne Hsieh. World premiere
An exploration of how we humans cause and respond to impending environmental trouble, more from the point of view of an ordinary person rather than that of an expert or activist.

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Sunday, May 14, 2023


St. Francis Episcopal Church in Willow Glen

Young soloists, laureates of the Klein Intermational String Competition, share their gifts in a special evening of music for the sake of music. 

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