Cambrian Symphony

Music/Artistic Director:
Scott Krijnen


What they do best:

Founded in 2013, the Cambrian Symphony is comprised of community-minded
individuals that act not only as musicians on the stage, but as students, doctors,
lawyers, engineers, designers, research scientists and educators throughout the Bay
Area. Their joy of making and sharing music is infectious and is the foundation for
their contribution to the arts. Under the leadership of conductor Scott Krijnen, the
orchestra mentors approximately 40 students from local public schools including but
not limited to Title 1 schools Castillero Middle and Lincoln High Schools, providing
students countless performance opportunities not available to them through their
school or traditional student ensembles. Through our unique integration of volunteer
professionals and students, Cambrian Symphony strives to share our joy of creating
music not only with our audiences but with the future musicians in our community. As
part of our mission to make music accessible to all, we offer our concerts free to the
public and charge no tuition to our student musicians.
Affiliated with the San Jose Dance Theatre, the Cambrian Symphony is in its fourth
year of collaboration with their production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, receiving
rave reviews, and is now embarking on its third full season of concerts. Recent
highlights include the world premiere of Luis Andrei Cobo's Piano Concerto featuring
pianist Tamami Honmo on June 16, 2017, which received KDFC's Best of the Bay
2016-17 award for Best New Music Performance and Best Discovery. In 2016,
Cambrian Symphony’s conductor, Scott Krijnen, was the recipient of the CSN Bay
Area All-Star Teacher Award for his remarkable dedication to his students and
significant presence within the community.

Where to hear them:

San Jose State University, Music Concert Hall. 2018-2019 Season begins September 15, 2018

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