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.

And now you can stream the California Symphony broadcasts any time right here on KDFC.com. Click here to see what’s available for streaming.

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