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Essex Winter Series: Cabrera Conducts Dvorak

Sunday • January 22 • 3:00 pm

[A smiling, dark haired man stands in a large, darkened room. The man's left hand is holding his right arm, which is holding a conductor's baton, pointed toward the floor.]

The Music

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 8

Emmanuel Séjourné
Concerto for Marimba and Strings

Anna Clyne
Stride for String Orchestra

Richard Strauss
Serenade in E-flat Major

The Performers

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Donato Cabrera, Music Director Candidate
Aya Kaminaguchi, NHSO principal percussionist & marimba soloist

[Close up side view of a dark haired man in a black suit, holding up both arms, beneath the height of his face. The man's right arm is holding a conductor's baton.]

Donato Cabrera is the Music Director of the California Symphony and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. He served as the Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony and the Wattis Foundation Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2009-2016. Cabrera is one of only a handful of conductors in history who has conducted performances with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, and the San Francisco Ballet. Cabrera is dedicated to adventurous programming, living composers, and digital innovation. He is keenly focused on outreach and engagement, and programming that reflects the communities he is serving.

A woman stands with her back to a wall and looks over her right shoulder at the camera with a smile.Percussionist Aya Kaminaguchi earned her master’s degree from the Boston Conservatory with a full scholarship. She is the winner of the Percussive Arts Society Audition, Aspen Music Festival Soloist Competition and a finalist of the International Marimba Competition in Belgium. She has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Palm Beach Opera, New World Symphony, and toured worldwide with “Star Wars: In Concert”. She is currently the Principal Percussionist of the New Haven Symphony and member of the Sarasota Opera, Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Excelsis Percussion. She is a sponsored artist by SABIAN Cymbals.


Tickets to this performance are sold by the Essex Winter Series Box Office.

Adult Tickets are $45 and Student Tickets (through college age) are $5.

Buy Tickets: Essex Winter Series Box Office

About Essex Winter Series

Our Mission Founded in 1978, the mission of the Essex Winter Series is to bring the finest music, in live performance, to the Connecticut River Valley and Shoreline Region during the winter months and to cultivate its appreciation to the widest audience. Concerts are held at either Valley Regional High School in Deep River, John Winthrop Middle School in Deep River, or Old Saybrook High School in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Programs have ranged from an intimate solo guitar recital to a full symphony orchestra, and have included both instrumental and vocal music. Each season includes a Stu Ingersoll Jazz concert and presents young performers in the Fenton Brown Emerging Artists concert. All concerts are Sundays at 3:00 pm. Learn more at EssexWinterSeries.org.


Sunday • January 22
3:00 pm
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Valley Regional High School
256 Kelsey Hill Road
Deep River, CT 06417 United States
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