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Santa Rosa Symphony 2014-2015 SeasonViolin superstar Joshua Bell performs in benefit recital for Santa Rosa Symphony on October 24 at 8pm

Celebrated violinist Joshua Bell appears in recital in a special benefit for the Santa Rosa Symphony's artistic and music education programs on Friday, October 24 at 8 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. Accompanied by pianist Alessio Bax, Bell performs sonatas for violin and piano from Schubert, Grieg and Prokofiev, among other pieces to be announced.

Bell's restless curiosity, passion, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of "classical music superstar." He continues to enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, tone of sheer beauty and charismatic stage presence. This performance, the Symphony's major fundraiser for 2014-15, is the violinist's only performance in Sonoma County this season. Joshua Bell might be best known for performing the solos throughout the Oscar-winning soundtrack of François Girard's film, The Red Violin."



POPS 10th Anniversary

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts and SRS present a star-studded lineup…with tributes to the music of Streisand & Hamlisch, ABBA, and John Williams.
Christian Poltera Nov 8-10
Christian Poltera
Charismatic Swiss cellist plays Dutilleux's A Whole Distant World in a poetic program that also includs Beethoven's 7th Symphony and Debussy.
Family Concerts 2014-2015

Music, drama, history and fun…at 3 Sunday afternoon performances for all ages. From Pirates of the Caribbean to Harry Potter. Costumes welcome!.
Viking River Cuises to sponsor 2014-2015 Classical Concert Series

The Santa Rosa Symphony is pleased to announce that Viking Cruises is underwriting its 2014-2015 Classical Concert Series with a generous pledge. The Viking River Cruises Classical Concert Seriesis the first named sponsorship for these concerts in the Symphony’s 86-year history.

Viking Cruises, which “offers destination-centric river and ocean cruising designed for experienced travelers with an interest in geography, culture and history,” is a perfect match for the Santa Rosa Symphony, which is the third oldest in California, and the largest regional symphony north of Los Angeles.

Viking Cruises has sponsored PBS “Masterpiece” since 2011 and is perhaps best known currently for its sponsorship of the popular Emmy award-winning “Downton Abbey.”

“We are profoundly appreciative of Viking Cruises’ philanthropic commitment and appreciation of arts and culture,” commented Symphony Executive Director Alan Silow. “We are honored to have them as our corporate partner and to name the 2014-2015 Viking Cruises Classical Concert Series

image1Santa Rosa Symphony announces auditions for the following tenure-track positions beginning with the 2014-15 season:

Principal Oboe – 60 Services Audition Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Principal Tuba– 50 Services Audition Date: Friday, October 31, 2014

2014-15 Per-Service Rates to be determined; 2013-14 SRS Principal Scale = $164.70; Pension = 8.72%. 2014

All auditions shall be held in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA. If a position is won by a SRS Musician, runner-up(s) may be offered the resulting opening(s).

To apply, please send a one-page resume with cover letter by October 24, 2014, to:

Santa Rosa Symphony – Auditions; 50 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 410, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 or Fax: 707-546-0460; or E-mail: Tim Beswick
A list of audition repertoire and other relevant information shall be mailed to the applicant upon receipt of resume.

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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.