2019-20 Concert Season

Welcome to our 57th season!


Welcome to “On Wings of Song”, a season in which we join forces with several choral groups to celebrate that most elemental form of human individual and collective expression: singing!

This joy-filled season centers on Beethoven’s optimistic Ninth Symphony, in celebration of the composer’s 250th birthday. We honor the legendary pianist Clara Schumann on her 200th birthday in our opening program, and celebrate African-American traditions of the mid-twentieth century in “Sounds of the Americas.” You can be part of the music-making too at our joyous holiday concerts with the Blackhawk Chorus; come for the beauty, fun, and an audience sing-along. And our family concert is a perfect introduction to the symphony for the whole family.

We are also thrilled to be performing Coppélia, a full-length ballet with the Diablo Ballet, in 2020—keep an eye out for DSO in the pit! We are excited to be an integral part of the Diablo Valley community. Thank you to you, our audience, for being part of our living tradition!

—Conductor & Music Director Matilda Hofman