World Premiere: Young American Composer-in-Residence Viet Cuong (2020-2023) has been acclaimed as “wildly alluring” and “inventive” by the New York Times. Chance of Rain is the second commission of his three-year residency with California Symphony.
Bay Area native Nathan Chan’s musical career began when he debuted as a conductor with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra at the age of three. He performs Edward Elgar’s soaring and iconic Cello Concerto.
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony is his most often performed and beloved symphony. A musical theme representing fate threads through the entire piece, transforming from dark and menacing in the first movement to joyous and triumphant by the fourth and final movement.