California Symphony 2018-19 season

Saturday Night Concert Series

Saturday Performance Options

 

Saturday night performances are back again this year to offer you more options. Get the series for as low as $99 when you buy a 3 Concert Package. 

  • 'Tis the Symphony - December 22 at 8PM
  • A Tango with Mozart - January 19 at 8PM 
  • All John Williams - March 16 at 8PM
 

Buy online or call the Lesher Center Ticket Office at 925.943.7469. 

NEW SATURDAY NIGHT SERIES: 3 CONCERTS, $33 EACH FOR ANY SEAT IN THE HOUSE

Subject to availability. Not redeemable with any other offer or by current subscribers. Offer ends December 23.

 

Making Concerts Fun 

If you're new to the California Symphony, you should know that we're not your grandma's orchestra. We like to do things a little differently...

 Bring your drinks to your seats
 Phones on and silent allowed
 Clap when you like what you hear

 

'Tis the Symphony

Saturday, December 22, 2018 | 8:00PM 

Donato Cabrera, music conductor

 

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

Pacific Boys Choir

  • The Snowman is an animated short film about a young boy and the snowman he builds, who comes to life. The audience watches on the big screen as the California Symphony and Pacific Boychoir Academy performs the soundtrack live.
  • Nominated for an Academy Award in 1983, The Snowman lost out to Tango. (No, we'd never heard of it either.)
  • Featuring an audience sing-along and festive favorites, the holiday concerts are the most popular of the year—perfect for all ages looking to get into the spirit of the season.

 

 

Anderson—A Christmas Festival

 

Holiday Selections featuring the Pacific Boychoir Academy

 

Tchaikovsky—Selections from the Nutcracker Suite

 

Blake—The Snowman
     (Film viewing with score performed live)

 

Various—Audience Sing-Along

 

Anderson—Sleigh Ride

 

 

VIEW SEATS AND GET TICKETS FOR SATURDAY EVENING SHOW

 

GET THE SATURDAY EVENING SERIES—3 CONCERTS FOR $99 FOR ANY SEAT IN THE HOUSE*

*Available through August 31. Subject to availability. Not redeemable with any other offer, or by current subscribers. 

 

Pastoral Beethoven

Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 8:00PM 

Donato Cabrera, music conductor

 

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

Alexi Kenney

  • Regarded the father of Czech music, Bedrich Smetana [Bed-REECH Smeh-TAH-nah], wrote this piece named after a river that flows through Prague, and he gives the flutes a workout in it.
  • Composer Max Bruch wrote over 200 works, with his first violin concerto remaining one of the most popular pieces for solo violin and orchestra today.
  • Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, aka the Pastoral Symphony, was composed at the same time as the famous Fifth, and each movement's title is a sentence by the composer about the outdoor scene he is trying to depict.
  • Free pre-concert talk with Maestro Cabrera begins an hour before the concert.

 

Smetana—Vltava (Die Moldau)

 

Bruch—Violin Concerto No. 1
     Alexi Kenney, violin


Beethoven—Symphony No. 6

 

Buy online or call the Lesher Center Ticket Office at 925.943.7469. 

 

VIEW SEATS & GET TICKETS

 

NEW SATURDAY NIGHT SERIES: 3 CONCERTS, $33 EACH FOR ANY SEAT IN THE HOUSE

Subject to availability. Not redeemable with any other offer or by current subscribers. Offer ends December 23.

 

 

Mozart Requiem with the San Francisco Conservatory Chorus

Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 8:00PM 

Donato Cabrera, music conductor

 

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

SFCM Chorus

  • Two conductors take the podium at this concert as we welcome to the stage the San Francisco Conservatory Chorus, led by Ragnar Bohlin (pictured).
  • The first half of the program features works selected by Bohlin, and the second half is a Mozart masterpiece, the Requiem for full orchestra and choir.
  • Mozart died in 1791, leaving the Requiem unfinished; it was completed the following year by Mozart's colleague Franz Xaver Süssmayr.
  • Free pre-concert talk with Maestro Cabrera begins an hour before the concert.

 

 

V. Williams—Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
     Ragnar Bohlin, conductor

 

Pärt—Te Deum
     San Francisco Conservatory Chorus

     Ragnar Bohlin, conductor

 

Mozart—Requiem in D minor
     San Francisco Conservatory Chorus

     Donato Cabrera, conductor

 

Buy online or call the Lesher Center Ticket Office at 925.943.7469.

 

VIEW SEATS & GET TICKETS

 

NEW SATURDAY NIGHT SERIES: 3 CONCERTS, $33 EACH FOR ANY SEAT IN THE HOUSE

Subject to availability. Not redeemable with any other offer or by current subscribers. Offer ends December 23.

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT SERIES SUPPORT GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY

 

 DRAABartable

 

SEASON SUPPORT GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY

 

      

DRAASakana Foundation