Donato Cabrera, Music Director of the California Symphony | Photo courtesy of California Symphony

You can stream the latest California Symphony broadcasts. Highlighting each performance is a work by one of their “Young American Composers in Residence”, the unique opportunity that allows a composer a partnership with the orchestra for three years. Hosted by Brian Lauritzen and with comments from Music Director Donato Cabrera, it’s a chance to hear old favorites from Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and Grieg mixed with brand new works, played by the ensemble they were written for.

See what’s available on demand below:


Sunday, November 28, 2021

On this month’s California Symphony Broadcast, in a concert from March of 2018, Donato Cabrera and the members of the California Symphony are joined by the singers of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Chorus. The program begins with Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, which was inspired by a choral work – and then two choral masterpieces: the Te Deum by Arvo Pärt, and Mozart’s Requiem.


Sunday, October 24, 2021

Concert from January 20, 2018 – Donato Cabrera conducting

Bedrich Smetana: Vlatava (Die Moldau)
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Soloist: Alexi Kenney, violin)
J.S. Bach: Prelude from Partita No. 3 in E Major (Alexi Kenney encore)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)


Sunday, September 26, 2021

The California Symphony Broadcast season launches with the music of Beethoven, plus songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by Gustav Mahler and Gabriela Lena Frank. Music Director Donato Cabrera leads the orchestra in the Creatures of Prometheus Overture and the Fifth Symphony, and Rachel Calloway joins them for Lieder and the song cycle “The Keeper and the Dove”.