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Los Gatos Community Concert Association Musical Series

musical notesThe Los Gatos Community Concert Association is about to begin its 69th season, again bringing delightful music to our town from fall through spring. “A first class concert series at affordable prices” is the goal, and by all accounts it is consistently successful at it. The first concert debuts on Sept 23rd and tickets for the series are open to the public for purchase. Tickets are on sale as a season pass covering all four shows and cannot be bought individually for each concert except when there is availability at the door and online shortly before the event.

What’s on the agenda for this season?

Ilya Yakushev, pianist – September 23, 2018

Five Sax, saxophone quintet – November 4, 2018

Frisson Ensemble. six-piece chamber orchestra – January 20, 2019

Motoshi Kosako, harpist – April 28, 2019


All performances are at Los Gatos High School. For more info on musicians, times, ticket pricing, discounts for seniors and students, as well as subscription pricing, please see the LGCCA website.

LGCCS - Los Gatos Community Concert Association Musical Series

The Holiday Season in Los Gatos: So Much To Do!

100 2661 e1448929055737 b - The Holiday Season in Los Gatos: So Much To Do!December is upon us, and with it are all kinds of holiday wonders in beautiful Los Gatos.

Lots is happening in and around our quaint corner of Silicon Valley, and keeping up is half the battle. To make your holidays a little less stressful and a little more jolly, I have organized a list of events and activities going on in Los Gatos this holiday season. Below you will two lists – one with unique holiday events by date and a separate list of ongoing events. These lists do not include religious services, so please check your preferred place of prayer for those schedules.


Here’s the rundown on carriage rides, the Fantasy of Lights, the tree lighting ceremony, the Los Gatos holiday parade, and more:

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Harry Potter Release Party at Borders…and other events around Los Gatos

July 19, 2007

Having fun...Los Gatos is home to many wonderful events, many of which are free – but few of which are as highly anticipated as the Grand Hallows Ball at Border’s in Old Town Los Gatos (50 University Avenue). July 20th. The party runs from 9:30 – midnight. Books go on sale at 12:01am July 21st and those who pre-ordered will be paying 40% less. See you there!!

While we’re talking upcoming events, here are a few more happening nearby in the next few days:

Friday July 20: Eddie Money performs at the (Santa Cruz) Beach Boardwalk’s Free Friday Night Concerts, one at 6:30pm and one at 8:30pm.

Friday July 20: 8 pm Los Gatos Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar at Oak Meadow Park at the corner of Blossom Hill Rd. & University Ave. (Tickets 800-838-3006, Office 408-996-0635) www.festivaltheatreensemble.org

Sat/Sun July 21-22: Relay For Life of Los Gatos 10am Saturday – 10am Sunday. An overnight event at Fisher Middle School ground to walk or run laps to raise money for American Cancer Society.  For more information, or to register, call 408-688-0108.

Saturday July 21: 5 – 7pm (FREE Music) Vasona Vibrations Outdoor Music Series – Ambergrass Unlimited (sibs Anne and Phil Pflager doing country/bluegrass)  at Vasona Park. www.southbayfolks.org/vasona

Saturday July 21: 12 noon – 2pm (FREE MUSIC) Music at Border’s in Old Town, LG Katie Joy, acoustic singer/songwriter

Saturday July 21: 8pm Los Gatos Shakespeare in the Park – Pericles, Prince of Tyre at Oak Meadow Park at the corner of Blossom Hill Rd. & University Ave. (Tickets 800-838-3006, Office 408-996-0635 www.festivaltheatreensemble.org

Sunday July 22: 5 – 7 pm (FREE MUSIC) Music in the Park – San Jose Opera Guild (Operatic Arias)
at Civic Center lawn at 110 E. Main St. 5:00 to 7:00 PM (Community Services 408-354-6820)

Sunday July 22: Los Gatos Shakespeare in the Park – Tartuffle by Moliere at Oak Meadow Park at the corner of Blossom Hill Rd. & University Ave. (Tickets 800-838-3006, Office 408-996-0635) www.festivaltheatreensemble.org

Need more ideas for this weekend?  Check out the Villa Montalvo (Saratoga) events calendar, and also the (Saratoga) Mountain Winery’s concert offerings as well.  

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