Handel—Rivers Of Inspiration

Lush melodies flow through a world premiere, a Baroque classic, and a symphonic journey.

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • Composed in a little over a month, Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 was inspired by a happy, peaceful trip to the Rhineland with his wife beloved wife, Clara.
  • Handel‘s Water Music is jolly, jaunty, and packed with catchy tunes. When it premiered at an outdoor concert on London’s River Thames, King George I liked it so much he commanded the musicians to play it through six times over.
  • Chance of Rain by 2020-2023 resident composer Viet Cuong receives its highly anticipated world premiere.

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Concerts Should Be Fun

Why ask people to behave differently at symphony orchestra concerts than just about all other entertainment experiences? The California Symphony is changing that.

  • Free pre-concert talk begins an hour before the show
  • Bring your drinks to your seats
  • Phones on and silent allowed
  • Clap when you like what you hear

The Program

Viet CuongChance of Rain

George Frideric HandelWater Music, Suites No. 1 and No. 2

Robert SchumannSymphony No.3 (Rhenish)

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