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Walnut Creek: California Symphony presents “Emperor”

Presented by California Symphony
featuring Adam Golka, piano
September 18 – 19, 2021

Hoffman Theatre

Beethoven—Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
Vaughan Williams—Symphony No. 5

Running Time: approx. 1 hour 55 minutes, with one intermission

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all guests age 12 and over, and face coverings are required to be worn by all guests age two and over when visiting the Lesher Center for the Arts and Bedford Gallery.


  • The season opens with Beethoven’s best known and most performed piano concerto, paired with music by Mozart contemporary Marianna Martines.
  • Vaughan Williams’ soul-soothing Symphony No. 5 was composed to unify and console a nation during WWII. Music Director Donato Cabrera chose this piece as a balm to our Bay Area community, in acknowledgment of our shared experience during the pandemic.

More information here.

September 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States

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