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

Now on SoCal Sunday Night: 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 13, 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, September 20, 2020

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Adam Golka, piano

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

Sunday, September 27, 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, October 4, 2020

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, October 11, 2020

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, October 18, 2020

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, October 25, 2020

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Robyn Bollinger, violin

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

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Donato Cabrera, conductor
Annie Wu, flute

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

Previously on SoCal Sunday Night: a broadcast series featuring Pacific Symphony. See the broadcast schedule below:

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Carl St. Clair, conductor
Benjamin Pasternack, piano
Celena Shafer, soprano
Christopher Pfund, tenor
Hugh Russell, baritone
Pacific Chorale
Southern California Children’s Chorus

BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture
BEETHOVEN: Choral Fantasy
ORFF: Carmina Burana

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Carl St. Clair, conductor
Dennis Kim, violin

JOHN WILLIAMS: Tributes! For Seiji
SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
RAVEL: Tzigane
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Aaron Diehl, piano

GEORGE CHADWICK: Jubilee from Symphonic Sketches
FLORENCE PRICE: Dances in the Canebrakes
FLORENCE PRICE: Piano Concerto in One Movement
GEORGE GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
GEORGE GERSHWIN: An American in Paris

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Carl St. Clair, conductor
Vadym Kholodenko, piano

ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL: Adagio for Carl’s 30th (World Premiere)
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Christian Arming, conductor
Clara-Jumi Kang, violin

BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Alain Lefevre, piano

RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin
RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G Major
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Michael Francis, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

CHRISTOPHER ROUSE: Prospero’s Rooms
PAGANINI: Violin Concerto No. 1
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 3