Symphony No. 8
Concerto for Marimba and Strings
Stride for String Orchestra
Serenade in E-flat Major
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Donato Cabrera, Music Director Candidate
Aya Kaminaguchi, NHSO principal percussionist & marimba soloist
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.
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
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.