Music in the Community

Music in the Community

As a part of our mission, California Symphony seeks to enhance the lives of those it servers in Contra Costa County and the San Francisco Bay Area by providing education and outreach programs for children and adults. Furthermore, as a part of our growth, we aim to continue to break down pre-conceived barriers to arts access. In just one year, California Symphony’s engagement in the community has increased our individual reach to nearly 4,000 people over the previous year. That’s an increase of 37%, meaning we are finding more ways to engage our audiences and potential audiences while encouraging lifelong learning.

...I do not want art for a few; any more than education for a few; or freedom for a few... 
― William Morris, 19th Century English Poet


How we are making it happen:

Checkmark December 3 – 3:00PM

Walnut Creek on Ice: Brass Quintet

Music al-fresco.  REALLY al-fresco.  The California Symphony Brass Quintet has been invited for a repeat performance at Walnut Creek on Ice.  We'll play festive music while you glide and slide. (Think Sleigh Ride, Carols, and maybe even Ain't Misbehavin').  You also have a chance to meet the musicians and even take a photo.

Checkmark December 13 – 4:00PM

Walnut Creek Library Oak View Room: Storytime Reading

Story lovers of all ages can join us at the Walnut Creek Main Library for a storytime reading of The Composer is Dead. No registration required.

January 20 – 7:00PM and January 21 - 3:00PM


Click the image to the left to go to our Facebook page. You can "follow" us to be notified when we're LIVE. This event is free to ticket holders of our PASTORAL BEETHOVEN concert, AND to anyone else via Facebook Live. Music Director Donato Cabrera will be joined in conversation by solo violinist Alexi Kenney. You can watch live from wherever you are.



To learn more about our community programs, contact Sunshine Deffner, Operations & Education Director at 925-280-2490.