California Symphony

The California Symphony is an American orchestra based in Walnut Creek, California, in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is notable for being the only American orchestra that performs at least one work by an American composer on every one of its programs.

The orchestra was founded in 1986. Its founder was Barry Jekowsky.

Reader's Digest magazine chose the California Symphony as the Best Symphony Orchestra in America in its May 2005 issue, citing the group's Young American Composer-in-Residence Program, as well as its focus on young musicians and American composers. The current Young American Composer-in-Residence is D. J. Sparr.

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