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Nonprofit Arts/SV launches Hidden Gem Series Saturday

The Hidden Gems Series, which aims to be a quarterly event to showcase the best performing arts talents in Silicon Valley, is scheduled to kick off 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The new series is part of the year-round Arts/SV360 initiative created by Silicon Valley-based nonprofit Arts/SV. The year-old organization develops programs to support performing artists locally and internationally, and also presents, produces and sponsors events.

“Our No. 1 mission is to help artists and give them a platform to perform and connect with the audience,” said executive producer Jim Fung, a founding member of Arts/SV. “We’re a really mission-driven campaign.”

The inaugural Hidden Gems performance will feature guitarist Yuri Liberzon and the Los Altos-based Peninsula Symphony Chamber Players.

Born in Russia and raised in Israel, Liberzon is slated to performs works by Bach, Piazzolla and other composers. The Peninsula Symphony Chamber Players, founded 70 years ago, is set to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3.

Saturday’s event, open to ages 7 and up, will run approximately two hours and include a 15-minute intermission.

Tickets are $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, students and children, and $20 for groups of 10 or more people.

For tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit

For more information on Arts/SV360, visit

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