April 5, 2022
TEN CONCERTS SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 – MAY 21, 2023
FEATURING A WORLD PREMIERE FROM CURRENT CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY YOUNG
AMERICAN COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE AND ALL-WOMEN LINE-UP OF GUEST ARTISTS
March 17, 2022
The Lesher Center’s only professional orchestra, the “thrilling” (San Francisco Chronicle) California Symphony led by Music Director Donato Cabrera, presents Symphony Royale, an unforgettable evening of vintage glamor, jazz, and swing-filled entertainment. All Symphony Royale proceeds directly support the musicians of the California Symphony and the children served through its education programs.
February 15, 2022
CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY PROVIDES AN ACCESSIBLE ENTRY POINT TO CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH INNOVATIVE ONLINE COURSE FRESH LOOK
Five-part introductory online lecture series with award-winning instructor Scott Foglesong aims to fill the hole left by waning public school arts education access and open up classical music enjoyment to a broader audience.
January 12, 2022
FEATHERED FRIENDS, BIRD CALLS WELCOME AT CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S NATURE-INSPIRED SHOWS, ITS FIRST OF 2022
California Symphony, led by Music Director Donato Cabrera, presents TAKE FLIGHT in its first concerts of 2022. Following fall 2021 performances of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, which featured a chirpy chorus of spring birds, works that evoke birds and the beauty of the great outdoors anchor TAKE FLIGHT.
October 12, 2021
Following a critically acclaimed season opener, California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera present a line-up of illustrious works in FOUR SEASONS, an all-strings concert at the Lesher Center for the Arts (1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek) on Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 7 at 4:00 p.m.
August 5, 2021
California Symphony returns to live performances for 2021/22 season, which includes two world premieres by former and current Young American Composers-in-Residence Katherine Balch and Viet Cuong, and more.
April 15, 2021
California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera today announce details of POETRY IN MOTION, a three-part series premiering over consecutive Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. PST on May 8, 15, and 22. Filmed at Bay Area landmark Oakland Scottish Rite Center, each 20- to 45-minute episode features music for string orchestra that uses poetry as a source of inspiration.
September 16, 2020
Free virtual concert features violinist Robyn Bollinger and the California Symphony Wind Quintet
September 8, 2020
California Symphony, Classical KUSC and KDFC Radio Join Forces to Present New Series, Reaching Listeners Across California
Programs span centuries with a special focus on commissions from the Symphony’s pioneering Young American Composer Residency.