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SFCM Orchestra Conducted by Donato Cabrera


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Conducted by Donato Cabrera, Music Director of the California Symphony and the Las Vegas Philharmonic.


Hannah Kendall (b. 1984)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Suite for Small Orchestra No. 1
     I. Andante
     II. Napolitana
     III. Española
     IV. Balalaïka

Igor Stravinsky
Suite for Small Orchestra No. 2 
     I. Marche
     II. Valse
     III. Polka
     IV. Galop

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 
     I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace 
     II. Allegretto
     III. Presto - Assai meno presto
     IV. Allegro con brio

Get to Know Donato Cabrera:

Donato Cabrera is the Music Director of the California Symphony and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. He served as the Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony and the Wattis Foundation Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2009-2016. Cabrera is one of only a handful of conductors in history who has conducted performances with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, and the San Francisco Ballet.

Since Cabrera's appointment as Music Director in 2013 of the California Symphony, the organization has redefined what it means to be an orchestra in the 21st Century. Under Cabrera’s baton, the California Symphony has reached new artistic heights by implementing innovative programming that emphasizes welcoming newcomers and loyalists alike, building on its reputation for championing music by living composers, and committing to programming music by women and people of color. Cabrera also oversees the selection process of the California Symphony’s celebrated Young American Composer-in-Residence program, through which the orchestra has supported the burgeoning careers of composers including Mason Bates, Kevin Puts, Katherine Balch, and the current Composer-in-Residence, Viet Cuong. In September 2020, California Symphony launched a landmark collaboration with USC Radio Group (KUSC in Los Angeles and KDFC in San Francisco) to broadcast a series of archival performances of programs featuring works by past Composers-in-Residence.

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