Date(s) - 10/23/2022
Lesher Center for the Arts
The Diablo Symphony Orchestra opens its Diamond (60th) Jubilee Season on Sunday, October 23, 2022, with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (“Titan”) and Aaron Copland’s “Canticle of Freedom,” featuring the San Ramon Valley Chorale, Bruce Koliha, Director. Titled “Celebration,” the concert begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts. Themes of struggle, freedom, and triumph permeate the program, which also features pianist Randall Benway as a special guest in a surprise piece and Nicholas Weathers, winner of the DSO’s 2021–2022 Yen Liang Young Artist Competition, in the adagio movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.
The San Ramon Valley Chorale was founded in 2016 by Director Bruce Koliha and his former student Hayden Padgett, who together gathered alumni from Monte Vista and San Ramon Valley High Schools as well as singers from area religious and community organizations. Koliha was director of the award-winning choral program at Monte Vista for 32 years and is Music Director at the San Ramon Valley Methodist Church in Alamo in addition to the San Ramon Valley Chorale.
Season and individual concert tickets are available through the DSO’s website at www.diablosymphony.org. You can also purchase tickets at the Lesher Center for the Arts box office (1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek) or by calling 925-943-SHOW (7469). Tickets will also be available at the door. The DSO looks forward to seeing you at any one or all of its Jubilation Season concerts and events.