7 Questions for Bruckner’s 7th-with Music Director Donato Cabrera

1. Your first instrument was the piano but your main instrument through college was French horn. What was it about the horn that appealed to you?

2. How did you transition from being a member of the orchestra to standing up and conducting in front of it?

7. You’ve described Bruckner’s 7th Symphony as one of your favorite pieces. To anyone unfamiliar with the piece, how would you explain what’s special about it?

Executive Director Aubrey Bergauer is also a former brass player (tuba, Rice University) and fan of Bruckner’s big and dramatic sound:



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Donato Cabrera

Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic