It’s a Cello-bration!

Encore available through Dec. 11

Online and on Walnut Creek TV

60 minutes

COVID Safety

What’s Interesting About This Concert

Watch on Vimeo here

What’s Interesting About This Concert

Cello-brate good times with this FREE virtual Second Saturdays video concert. Join 30 minutes ahead of the concert to hear Maestro Cabrera in conversation with the featured artists.

  • “Rock Star Cellist” and composer Joshua Roman plus California Symphony Strings Quartet perform an eclectic program that celebrates all things strings.
  • Former TED fellow and returning favorite guest artist Joshua Roman demonstrates his range, with solo pieces including Bach, Caroline Shaw, and an original composition by Roman himself.
  • The string quartet shares a lesser known gem by 19th century English composer of color Coleridge-Taylor, and Jennifer Higdon’s Amazing Grace.

This concert is made possible by California Symphony donors, with additional support from a CARES Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The Program

BachSuite no. 1 in G Major: Prelude

Caroline Shawin manus tuas

PendereckiCapriccio per Siegfried Palm

Allison Loggins-HullStolen

Joshua RomanDuet (Digital Premiere)

Mark SummerJulie-O

Samuel Coleridge-TaylorFantasiestücke for String Quartet Op. 5, mvts 1, 2, and 5

J. HigdonAmazing Grace

Featured Artists

Artistic and Music Director, Donato Cabrera

Joshua Roman, cello

Jennifer Cho, Concertmaster

Philip Santos, violin

Marcel Gemperli, viola

Leighton Fong, cello

Making Music Concerts at Home Fun

We like to do things a little differently...

  • Pre-concert interview with Maestro Cabrera and guest(s) begins 30 minutes before the show
  • Add comments in the chat window to let us know you're with us, if viewing online
  • Bring your drinks to your seats and stock up on ice cream
  • Clap when you like what you hear - why not?

Deep Dive

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