Saturday Night Concert Series

New Saturday Performance Options

 

Due to popular demand, we've added new three new Saturday night concerts so you can make a California Symphony date night of it. 

  • A Lemony Snicket Holiday - December 23 at 8PM
  • Pastoral Beethoven - January 20 at 8PM 
  • Mozart Requiem - March 17 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 Again

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

 

A Lemony Snicket Holiday

Saturday, December 23, 2017 | 8:00PM 

Donato Cabrera, music conductor

 

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

Composer Is Dead

  • The Composer Is Dead was composed with text by Lemony Snicket as a whodunit mystery for all ages, written in the style of Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf and Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, and someone in the orchestra is guilty!
  • Tony nominee and broadway star Manoel Felciano (pictured) comes straight from the New York run of Amelié to narrate this concert.
  • The holiday concerts are always our most popular performances of the year, perfect for symphony-goers young, old, or anywhere in between wanting to get into the holiday spirit.
  • This concert includes an audience sing-along...and some people get pretty into it (which we love)!
  • Join us in the lobby starting an hour before the concert for an instrument petting zoo!

Tchaikovsky—Selections from the Nutcracker Suite

 

Stookey—The Composer is Dead
     Manoel Felciano, narrator

 

Strauss—Radetzky March, Op. 228

 

Various—Audience Sing-Along

 

Anderson—Sleigh Ride

 

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

 

Tickets update:

4PM — SOLD OUT

8PM — Tickets available.

 

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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.

 

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