Fresh Ink: New Music – Conversation and Sneak Peek of California Symphony’s World Premiere Artifacts

Wednesday, May 1, 2019  | 7:00-8:30 pm
Oak View Room | Walnut Creek Library







Returning with Fresh Ink, composer Katherine Balch is ready to share a first look and listen into the making of Artifacts, her violin concerto commissioned by the California Symphony. Hear acclaimed lecturer and program annotator Scott Fogleson moderate a conversation on the world premiere of Balch’s new work with California Symphony Music Director Donato Cabrera, Young American Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch, and guest violinist Robyn Bollinger. The California Symphony will present the world premiere of Artifacts on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

Come and meet the artists and performers of this new composition and enjoy a first listen of this exciting new work before everyone else.

2019 Past  Events 

Adventures in Produce: The Rewards of Growing and Cooking Weird Fruit and Veggies with authors Emily Murphy and Laura McLively 

March 13, 2019 

Elise Hooper, Author of “Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, The Woman Who Revealed the Real America”    

February 13, 2019

Brave Little Nell—The Eleanor Roosevelt Story

January 16, 2019

2018 Past Events

WWI Armistice Centennial: A Commemoration in Poetry & Song

November 6, 2018

Gregory Crouch, author of The Bonanza King

October 10, 2018

In Conversation with Donia Bijan, author of The Last Days of Cafe Leila

 January 10, 2018 


Divided We Stand: Testing the Resilience of Our Democracy

March 14, 2018   


California Symphony – Fresh Ink: New Music

 May 2, 2018 

Little Women: The 150th Anniversary of an American Classic

May 23, 2018   


Festival Opera – For Singing Out Loud! 

June 20, 2018

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