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

Introducing a new broadcast series featuring the California Symphony presenting eight concerts from recent years, led by Music Director Donato Cabrera. 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 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 scheduled below:

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Ilya Yakushev, piano

DJ Sparr: Dreams of the Old Believers [World Premiere]
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Adam Golka, piano

Dan Visconti: Breakdown [World Premiere]
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Annie Wu, flute

Kevin Puts: Network [1997 Commission by California Symphony]
Mozart: Flute Concerto in G
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Maria Radutu, piano

Christopher Theofanidis: Peace, Love, Light YOUMEONE [2001 Commission by California Symphony]
Mozart: Piano Concerto 23, K. 488
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Inbal Segev, cello

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Op. 62
Dan Visconti: Tangle Eye (concerto for cello and orchestra) [World Premiere]
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Haochen Zhang, piano

Katherine Balch: like a broken clock [World Premiere]
Sibelius: Symphony No. 3
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Robyn Bollinger, violin

Katherine Balch: Artifacts, Violin Concerto [World Premiere]
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Annie Wu, flute

Mozart: Symphony No. 1
Kevin Puts: Flute Concerto
Haydn: Symphony No. 104