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Arts & Entertainment - November 14, 2012

Symphony performs in Menlo Park

The Silicon Valley Symphony will present "My Sun, My Stars" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave. in Menlo Park.

A second performance of the concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave. in Palo Alto.

Opera tenor Christopher Bengochea will sing and lead an audience sing-along that will include guests from the Menlo Park Chorus, directed by April McNeely.

Concertmaster Julian Brown will perform a violin solo. Maestro Michael Gibson will conduct the two performances.

The symphony will perform works by Brahms, Ravel, and others. Mr. Bengochea will sing selections by Tosti, Verdi and Faure, in addition to popular Italian tunes such as "O Sole Mio."

Tickets are $20 general, and $15 for seniors/student; children 12 and under free with adult. Tickets are available online at or at the door up to 30 minutes prior to the performance.