7:30 p.m. Sunday: Best Way to Discover Precocious Classical Masters 

California Symphony

Founded in 1986 by Music Director Barry Jekowsky, the California Symphony has recently been acknowledged by the world's two largest classical music licensing corporations, BMI and ASCAP, for its cultivation of contemporary American music via the symphony's Young American Composer-in-Residence program. Jekowsky has a knack for tuning into an international network that spots emerging talent, often before the individuals have grown enough to play full-sized instruments. You'd be hard pressed to find another orchestra in the United States whose program has sponsored four consecutive winners of the prestigious Rome Prize, and whose extremely youthful soloists have included such future greats as violinists Kyoko Takezawa, Sarah Chang, Leila Josefowicz, and Hilary Hahn, as well as cellists Alicia Weilerstein and Daniel Lee. As with another one-of-a-kind orchestra, the Berkeley Symphony, the California Symphony's enticing programs mix adventurous repertoire and world premieres with tried and true classics.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Readers also liked…

Latest in Visual Art

Most Popular Stories

Arts & Culture Blogs

Food & Drink -

Paradise Park Cafe Brings All-Day Dining to Oakland

Arts & Music -

Art + Soul Returns To Oakland This Weekend

Arts & Music -

Outside Lands Day Three: A Misty Closeout

Food & Drink -

Oakland's Belotti Ristorante Set to Expand

More from the Blogs

Special Reports

Holiday Guide 2016

A guide to this holiday season's gifts, outings, eats, and more.

Taste, Fall 2016

Everything you need to know about dining in and out in the East Bay.

© 2017 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation