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Symphony San Jose presents “AUTOMATION”

January 27 - January 28

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Technology is part of our daily lives, but this program reminds us of the awesome power we have unleashed. Adams’ piece depicts a ride in a terrific sports car quickly regretted; Dukas’ setting of the Goethe poem sees a young wizard meddling in things he doesn’t understand; Schoenberg’s new work includes a battle between a live cello soloist and an artificial Intelligence learning algorithm & hologram; and Strauss’ epic tone poem was featured in the original A.I. gone-wrong-movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Automation is a cinematic concerto that explores the conflicts and connections between man and machine. Watch and listen as cellist Yves Dhar and his holographic Artificial Intelligence counterpart interact on stage with Symphony San Jose in a groundbreaking composition by Grammy-nominated, Emmy-winning composer Adam Schoenberg that features cello, halldorophone, electronics, orchestra, and projected visuals. Automation promises to be a visceral experience that will leave audiences talking about what it truly means to be human.


January 27
January 28
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California Theatre
345 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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