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
 

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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

Maria Valdes

  • 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

 

Various—Audience Sing-Along

 

Anderson—Sleigh Ride

 

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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

 

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Mozart Requiem with the San Francisco Conservatory Chorus

Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 8:00PM 

Donato Cabrera, music conductor

 

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

Maria Valdes

  • 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

 

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