California Symphony

California Symphony


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About Us

The California Symphony, now in its seventh season under the leadership of Music Director Donato Cabrera, is distinguished by its vibrant concert programs that combine classics alongside American repertoire and works by living composers, and for bringing music to people in new and unconventional settings.

The mission of the California Symphony is to enhance the lives of those it serves in Contra Costa County and the extended San Francisco Bay Area by performing the full range of orchestral repertoire of the highest quality with special attention to the work of American composers, presenting talented young performers in their first professional concert appearances, featuring performances by world class artists, and providing education outreach programs for the children and adults of our community.

Founded in 1986 under founding Music Director Barry Jekowsky, our vision is to become a 21st-century orchestra, making classical music relevant to those we serve, bringing in new audiences along the way, and ultimately more fully living up to our name across the state of California.


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Rep/Contact Info

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Sunshine Deffner
General Manager
Lisa Dell
Executive Director
Drew Ford
Orchestra Librarian
Toni Hessler
Theresa Madeira
Director of Marketing & Patron Loyalty
CeCe Salinas
Senior Manager, Marketing and Patron Loyalty
Cory Schuman
Patron Loyalty Coordinator