In 2005-06, the SSV will give 14 performances of seven programs. Highlights include a three-program celebration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, conducted by Mozart specialist George Cleve, the former music director of the San Jose Symphony.
Guest soloists include pianists Stephen Prutsman and John Nakamatsu and violinist Ju-Young Baek.
The ensemble was founded in 2002 in the wake of the demise of the San Jose Symphony. Originally a component of Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, it is now an independent organization. Since last fall, it has performed at the newly renovated California Theatre.