Artistic: Berkeley Symphony

Posted on: August 18, 2009

California’s Berkeley Symphony and incoming Music Director Joana Carneiro have named composer Gabriela Lena Frank to the new position of creative advisor. Frank will help shape the orchestra’s programming, guide community-engagement projects, and mentor the orchestra’s emerging composers-in-residence. At its opening-night concert at UC Berkeley Zellerbach Hall on October 15, the orchestra will perform the West Coast premiere of Frank’s Peregrinos (Pilgrims), inspired by stories of Latino immigrants. Frank, a Berkeley native and resident, holds degrees from Rice University and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; she was named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2009.

Posted August 18, 2009

Photo of Gabriela Lena Frank courtesy Berkeley Symphony