California Symphony 2018-19 season

Saturday Night Concert Series

Saturday Performance Options

 

Choose 3 Saturday evening concerts for just $99 and get any seat in the house when you book by August 31.* That's $33 per concert for any seat when you select:

  • '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. 

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.

 

Concerts Should Be 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

 

Saturday Night Series

'Tis the Symphony

Saturday, December 22, 2018 | 8:00PM 

Donato Cabrera, music conductor

 

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

The Snowman

  • 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

 

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.

 

A Tango with Mozart

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 8:00PM 

Donato Cabrera, music conductor

 

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

Jennifer Cho

  • Astor Piazzolla was an Argentine tango composer who fused jazz and classical music. Expect seductve Latin American rhythms and drama in the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, with Concertmaster Jennifer Cho at center stage. 
  • French composer Maurice Ravel, best known for his Boléro, composed Le Tombeau de Couperin as a celebration and tribute to his friends. 
  • The first of a final series of three symphonies delivered in quick succession towards the end of his life, it's unclear whether Mozart got to hear his Symphony No. 39 performed. 

 

 

Ravel—Le Tombeau de Couperin

 

Piazzolla—The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
     Jennifer Cho, violin


Mozart—Symphony No. 39

 

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

 

VIEW SEATS & GET TICKETS

 

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.

 

 

Saturday Night Series

All John Williams

With the Blackhawk Chorus

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 8:00PM 

Donato Cabrera, music conductor

 

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

California Symphony Musician

  • "Without John Williams, bikes don't really fly, nor do brooms in Quidditch matches, nor do men in red capes."—Steven Spielberg, Williams' collaborator on 27 movies over 43 years.
  • Williams has composed some of the most popular and critically acclaimed film scores in history, with 51 Academy Award nominations and wins for Jaws, Star Wars, E.T., and Schindler's List, all featured on this program.

 

 

Olympic Fanfare and Theme

 

Suite from Jaws

 

Superman March from Superman

 

Harry's Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

 

Theme from Schindler's List

 

Adventures on Earth from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

 

The Cowboys Overture

 

Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan*

 

Princess Leia's Theme from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra

 

Battle of the Heroes from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith*

 

Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Suite for Orchestra*

 

Main Title from Star Wars Suite for Orchestra 

 

*with Blackhawk Chorus

 

 

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

 

VIEW SEATS & GET TICKETS

 

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.

 

 

SATURDAY NIGHT SERIES SUPPORT GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY

 

 DRAA

 

SEASON SUPPORT GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY

 

      

DRAASakana Foundation