Troyens

Troyens

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Donato Cabrera Appointed Music Director of California Symphony

The California Symphony has been without a music director since founder and longtime MD Barry Jekowsky was ousted several years back. Now Donato Cabrera has been appointed Music Director. Cabrera has worked at both SFO and SFS, and he's currently resident conductor and conductor of the SFS Youth Symphony at the latter.

Congratulations to Donato Cabrera!

Here's California Symphony schedule for 2013-14, about half classical, half pops:

California Symphony Orchestra 2013-2014 Season Calendar

Classics I: A NEW ERA BEGINS!
Cabrera Conducts Mozart and Dvorak
September 29, 2013 

Adams – Chairman Dances 
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
          Kuok-Wai Lio, piano (Winner of the 2013 Avery Fisher Award)
Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World, Op. 95

Classics II: ANNIVERSARIES AND TRIBUTES
Tomasz Golka Conducts Elgar and Strauss
January 19, 2014 

Shafer Mahoney – Triple Point
Richard Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
          Robert Ward, horn
Bach/Golka - Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
Elgar – Enigma Variations 

Classics III: CATCH A RISING STAR
Cabrera Conducts Mendelssohn and Strauss
March 2, 2014

Mark Grey - ‘Leviathan’ Overture for Orchestra
R. Strauss – Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration)
Wagner - Flying Dutchman Overture
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
          Kenneth Renshaw, violin

Classics IV: A RUSSIAN SPECTACULAR
Cabrera Conducts Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov
May 4, 2014
D.J. Sparr – World Premiere
Rachmaninov – Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
          Ilya Yakushev, piano
Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

Pops I: CALIFORNIA! From the Golden Gate to the Silver Screen
Target Pops on the Plaza
Todos Santos Plaza, Concord, CA
August 29, 2013
Donato Cabrera, conductor

Pops II: MOVIES AND MUSICALS
October 17, 2013
Sean O'Loughlin, pops conductor

Pops III: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Cabrera Conducts Holiday Favorites
December 23, 2013
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Pacific Boychoir
Kevin Fox, conductor

Pops IV: BE MY VALENTINE
February 11, 2014
Donato Cabrera, conductor

Looks like an all-guy season, unless D.J. Sparr is a girl.


1 comment:

Henry Holland said...

Nope, D.J. Sparr is a Penis-American.

http://djsparr.com/