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. The orchestra includes musicians who perform with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, and others.
In their debut season which begins on August 16, 2022 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.
Viet Cuong's Next Week's Trees was inspired by American poet of the natural world, Mary Oliver.
Oct 4th broadcast pushes one hour later due to the live broadcast for Yom Kippur
Inspired by American folksongs, the spiritual hymn Shenandoah, and the Appalachian love song Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, composer Dan Visconti's cello concerto Tangle Eye is performed by cellist Inbal Segev in the final concert of the California Symphony's 30th anniversary season. 9/20 @ 8pm
Commissioned by the California Symphony Orchestra, Kevin Puts' Network (1997) is a short, explosive fanfare that, as Puts describes "wasn't inspired by anything in particular. It is driven by the pure enjoyment of chords and rhythm and orchestral sounds." More recent Puts compositions are in a more lyrical and Romantic style. We'll hear Network at 8pm on Aug 23rd.