Rossmoor California Symphony Society Meeting

Getting down to the brass tacks with Bruckner and the Wagner tuba


Members of the Rossmoor California Symphony Soceity

Hillside Clubhouse at Rossmoor—Diablo Room

Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 is a personal favorite of California Symphony Music Director Donato Cabrera, and you can bet he has been looking forward to this concert all season long. Members of the California Symphony’s brass section are fans of the piece too, as Bruckner relies heavily on them to achieve its signature big and dramatic sound.

Meredith Brown, Acting Principal Horn, gives Rossmoor Society members a closer look at the Wagner tuba, which is featured in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7—an instrument that’s named after a tuba, looks like a french horn, and sounds like a trombone. The instruments are so rare, we had to acquire them from the San Francisco Symphony!

The meeting previews the final concert in the 2018-19 season, EPIC BRUCKNER, featuring Symphony No. 7 plus the world premiere of a violin concerto written by the California Symphony’s Young American Composer-in-Residence, Katherine Balch.

Open to Rossmoor California Symphony Society members.  Members are Rossmoor residents and a limited number of non-residents are allowed to join. For details, please call RCSS Vice President Jimmy Gahl at 925.954.1473.