In the Spotlight

California Symphony

California Symphony In the Spotlight

Bay Area composer Cindy Cox’s work has been called “a delight to listen to” and “buoyant, puckish, rhythmically alive and crisply engaging” by San Francisco Chronicle critic Joshua Kosman. The University of California, Berkeley professor’s music is noted for its special tunings, harmonies, and textural colorations. She has received numerous awards, commissions, and the prestigious appointment of a Fellow at both the Tanglewood Music Center and Aspen Music Festivals. Her work has been performed throughout Europe, as well as Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery, the Kennedy Center, and by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Also on this program, the California Symphony will feature three of the region’s finest orchestral musicians as soloists: flutist Monica Daniel-Barker, a prizewinner at top competitions in Italy and Japan; award-winning clarinetist Jerome Simas, who can be heard on two Michael Tilson Thomas recordings and frequently performs with motion picture studio orchestras at Skywalker Ranch; and violist Marcel Gemperli, a Harvard graduate who continued his musical studies in Germany and Switzerland as a Henry Russell Shaw Fellow.

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Cindy Cox

World Premiere of a New Work


Flute Concertino

Max Bruch

Concerto for Clarinet and Viola


Symphony No. 7


Cindy Cox


Jerome Simas