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Donato Cabrera - Music Director Candidate

Donato CabreraDonato Cabrera has been the Music Director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra since 2014 and Music Director of the California Symphony since 2013. He served as the Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and the Wattis Foundation Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (SFSYO) from 2009-2016.  

A champion of new music, Donato Cabrera was a co-founder of the New York-based American  Contemporary Music Ensemble. He made his Carnegie Hall debut leading the world premiere of Mark Grey’s Ătash Sorushan. In 2002, Cabrera was a Herbert von Karajan Conducting Fellow at the Salzburg Festival. He has served as assistant conductor at the Ravinia, Spoleto (Italy), and Aspen Music Festivals, and as resident conductor at the Music Academy of the West. Cabrera has also been an assistant conductor for productions at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. From 2005-2008, he was Associate Conductor of the San Francisco Opera and in 2009, he made his debut with the San Francisco Ballet. Cabrera was the rehearsal and cover conductor for the Metropolitan Opera production and DVD release of  Doctor Atomic, which won the 2012 Grammy® Award for Best Opera Recording.  

In 2010, Donato Cabrera was recognized by the Consulate-General of Mexico in San Francisco as a Luminary of the Friends of Mexico Honorary Committee for his contributions to promoting the Mexican community in the Bay Area. He holds degrees from the University of Nevada and the University of Illinois and has also pursued graduate studies in conducting at Indiana University and the Manhattan School of Music.

To learn more visit: www.donatocabrera.com

Maestro Cabrera will lead the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in: Bruckner & Williams.  Miller Auditorium | Saturday, October 28, 2017  | 8pm (Prelude at 7pm)