California Symphony

Wednesdays, 8:00 pm
Donato Cabrera conducts the California Symphony

Donato Cabrera conducts the California Symphony (Photo: Kristen Loken)

From the San Francisco Bay Area, fresh concerts combining symphony hall classics and contemporary American repertory

The California Symphony, under the leadership of music director Donato Cabrera, is distinguished by its vibrant concert programs that combine classics alongside American repertoire and works by living composers, and for bringing music to people in new and unconventional settings.

This brand-new orchestral radio series celebrates the California Symphony’s mission of combining audience-favorite classics with works from contemporary composers supported by CA Symphony’s Artist-in-Residence program. In their debut radio season, the CA Symphony features work by Christopher Theofanidis, Kevin Puts, Nat Stookey, Dan Visconti, Gabriela Lena Frank, Katherine Balch, DJ Sparr, Viet Cuong, and Jessie Montgomery.

Dan Visconti (2)

September 28, 2022

Music director Donato Cabrera conducts the California Symphony in music by Dan Visconti (in an orchestra-commissioned work featuring cellist Inbal Segev as soloist), Ludwig van Beethoven, and Anton Bruckner.

Gabriela Lena Frank (1)

October 5, 2022

Music director Donato Cabrera conducts the California Symphony in music by Gabriela Lena Frank, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Gustav Mahler.

Gabriela Lena Frank (2)

October 12, 2022

Music director Donato Cabrera conducts the California Symphony in music by Gabriela Lena Frank, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Leonard Bernstein.

Katherine Balch (1)

October 19, 2022

Music director Donato Cabrera conducts the California Symphony in music by Katherine Balch (in an orchestra-commissioned work) and Anton Bruckner.

Katherine Balch (2)

October 26, 2022

Music director Donato Cabrera conducts the California Symphony in music by Katherine Balch (in an orchestra-commissioned work), Jean Sibelius, and Johannes Brahms.

D. J. Sparr

November 2, 2022

Music director Donato Cabrera conducts the California Symphony in music by D. J. Sparr (in an orchestra-commissioned work), Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Viet Cuong

November 9, 2022

Music director Donato Cabrera conducts the California Symphony in music by Viet Cuong, Edward Elgar, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Jessie Montgomery

November 16, 2022

Season Finale: Music director Donato Cabrera conducts the California Symphony in music by Jessie Montgomery, George Walker, Antonio Vivaldi, and Franz Schubert.