East/West Musical Dialogue with Wu Man: January 11, 12 & 13, 2014
Pipa player, Wu Man, named Musical America's 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year joins the Santa Rosa Symphony for an American Premiere of a pipa concerto by Zhao Jiping
European Classics—epitomized by Mozart’s Symphony No. 15 and Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony—meet ancient Chinese tradition—embodied in the stunning pipa soloist Wu Man—during Santa Rosa Symphony’s January concerts. The ochestra will be led by Enrique Arturo Diemecke who returns to the SRS podium as guest conductor after a very well-received appearance in 2011. The New York Times notes that Mexican-born Diemecke conducts with “fierceness and authority.”
Wu Man, who received Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year” award in 2013, is recognized as the world’s premier pipa performer and leading ambassador of Chinese music. She performs a Concerto for Pipa and Orchestra by her colleague in The Silk Road Project, Zhao Jiping, a composer known as “the John Adams of China.”
About Wu Man, the Boston Globe has enthused, “[She is] one of the rare musicians who has changed the history of the instrument she plays.”
Beethoven plus Mozart plus Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year Wu Man, performing
an American premiere pipa concerto.
A Family Concert with Magic Circle Mime Co.
The tale of a young musician who "becomes Mozart" to learn about the composer's life.
Three Phantoms in Concert: Broadway veterans who have all played the title role in Phantom of the Opera. At Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.
News & Noteworthy
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Santa Rosa Symphony Realizes Tenth Consecutive Record-Setting year
Final audited figure confirm that the Santa Rosa Symphony, for the tenth consecutive fiscal year, ending
June 30, 2013, finish in the black with an operating surplus, and record growth in endowment and total assets.
The major factor that contributed to this success: the long awaited entry of the Santa Rosa Symphony in its
inaugural season as the resident orchestra of the newly opened Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. Under its
brand of Community + Excellence, the Santa Rosa Symphony performed 35 concerts including an orchestral
opening concert free to thousands, a new wonderfully well received family concert series, and free concerts for
youth bringing nearly 7,000 elementary school children to our new beautiful home.
Santa Rosa Symphony League
Organized in 1958 and Still Going Strong
The goals of the League are to enhance the quality of life in the community, support quality orchestral music, support music education for youth, and promote personal and collegial relationships among members. The League raises money pledged to the orchestra each year through a variety of fund raising events.