California Symphony’s 2022-23 season: Grażyna Bacewicz, Anna Clyne, Viet Cuong, Hans Rott, Berlioz, Finzi, Franck, Tchaikovsky, Walton

Posted on: April 7, 2022

“Music Director Donato Cabrera designed his 10th year with California Symphony with [a] daring move…. None of the works in the 2022–2023 season have ever been performed before in the Symphony’s 36-year history,” writes Paul Kotapish in Tuesday’s (4/5) San Francisco Classical Voice. “A third are by underrepresented composers—women and/or persons of color…. All of soloists in the next season will be women….. Five concert weekends on tap include cellist Inbal Segev [as] soloist in … Anna Clyne’s Dance…. Ukrainian folksong motives are at the fore in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, and … Myroslav Skoryk’s Melody for Symphony Orchestra…. Composer-in-Residence Viet Cuong headlines the season finale with the world premiere of his third and final commission for California Symphony. Also on the bill is Hector Berlioz’s dramatic Le carnaval romain … and William Walton’s Symphony No. 1.” Also planned for the season: Grażyna Bacewicz’s Concerto for String Orchestra, Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings, Gerald Finzi’s Eclogue for Piano and Strings with pianist Elizabeth Dorman, Chevalier de Saint Georges’ L’amant anonyme, Franck’s Symphony in D minor, Alma Mahler’s Fünf Lieder (orchestrated by Jorma Panula) with contralto Sara Couden, and Hans Rott’s Symphony No. 1.