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Santa Rosa Symphony 2014-2015 SeasonCellist Christian Poltéra performs "A Whole Distant World" by Henri Dutilleux in November 8, 9 & 10 program titled "Poetic Inspiration"

At the age of 17, our charismatic guest artist Christian Poltéra substituted for Yo-Yo Ma performing the Elgar cello concerto. Since then, he has steadily established himself as one of the most prominent cellists of his generation, causing the critic at Gramphone Magazine to declare, "In the past I've admired Yo-Yo Ma, but Poltéra, the Swiss cellist who plays a superb Strad, is outstanding." Poltera performs on the 1722 Mara Stradivarius cello.

This concert also includes Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, based on a poem by the French poet Mallarmé.

On the second half of this "inspired" program is Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, which the composer himself said was "one of my best works." Good seats are still available for what is sure to be a musically delicious performance.

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A Very Merry Holiday Pops

Symphony Pops on December 14 at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts features the vocal quintet Five by Design and conductor Michael Berkowitz performing seasonal favorites.
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Angelic Voices Dec 6, 7, 8
Augsburg Boys Choir
Augsburg Cathedral Boys Choir from Germany performs a cappella and in Mozart's Coronation Mass with vocal soloists for a superb choral concert.
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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!.
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NEWS AND NOTEWORTHY
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

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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.

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