May 1, 2020
California Symphony Becomes First Professional Orchestra to Join Patreon
Supporters who join California Symphony on Patreon enjoy exclusive access to online experiences and merchandise.
April 23, 2020
California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera Announce Boldest, Most Artistically Driven Season in the Orchestra’s 34-Year History
April 23, 2020: California Symphony today announces its 34th season and its eighth under the baton of Music Director Donato Cabrera, even as the state remains under lockdown due to COVID-19.
February 18, 2020
California Symphony announces Viet Cuong as its new Young American Composer-in-Residence, 2020-2023
Cuong was selected through a rigorous blind screening application process, which attracted submissions from a record 132 composers.
February 11, 2020
Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and a World Premiere by Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch Feature in March Concerts
FATE AND FUTURE features Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch’s third and final commission for the California Symphony. Illuminate, a song cycle for three voices and orchestra, explores poetry by four female poets and by French poet Arthur Rimbaud.
January 7, 2020
All-Brahms Celebration Features Two Returning Bay Area Stars
Alina Kobialka, violin, and Oliver Herbert, cello, are the featured artists for Brahms’ Double Concerto in this all-Brahms program.
November 5, 2019
California Symphony Selects Lisa Dell as its New Executive Director
Following an extensive national search in collaboration with its music director Donato Cabrera and administrative staff, the California Symphony board of directors is delighted to announce its unanimous decision to hire Lisa Dell as the Symphony’s new executive director, effective Friday, November 15.
August 5, 2019
California Symphony Orchestra Musicians Sign New Five-year Contract
The California Symphony Orchestra and Musicians Union Local 6 of the American Federation of Musicians have announced the ratification of a new, five-year musicians’ contract. This contract will run through July 31, 2023.
August 1, 2019
California Symphony Now Accepting Applications for Young American Composer-in-Residence Program 2020-2023
California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera are now accepting composer applications for the orchestra’s highly respected and competitive Young American Composer-in-Residence program, for the period from August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2023.
March 20, 2019
California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera announce 2019/20 season
Bay Area connections abound in Connections, the California Symphony’s 33rdseason and its seventh under the baton of Music Director Donato Cabrera in a newly expanded season which Cabrera says is a step up artistically compared with previous seasons.
February 9, 2019
John Williams’ Blockbuster Movie Music—Coming Soon to the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek
California Symphony celebrates music from the movies with two performances of ALL JOHN WILLIAMS at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on Saturday, Mar. 16 at 8pm and Sunday, Mar. 17 at 4pm, featuring some of the prolific American composer’s best known and most beloved works.