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9/29/14 Symphony presents Beethoven's 7th Symphony, and Swiss cellist Christian Poltera performs Dutilleux's" A Whole Distant World" Nov. 8-10

9/11/14 "A Swashbuckling Pirates Voyage" Family Concert October 19

9/5/14 87th Season begins October 11-13 featuring Beethoven's Emperor Concerto performed by Yevgeny Sudbin

7/18/14 Santa Rosa Symphony announces new Board members

 

7/1/14 "Your Orchestra, Your Music" 2014-2015 Season Press Release


 

 

 

6/18/14 Santa Rosa Symphony hosts Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO) conference July 31-August 2

6/4/14 Free concert featuring Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez with Santa Rosa Symphony July 31 at Weill Hall

4/17/14 Jeffrey Kahane plays Beethoven and Chopin piano concertos in a benefit performance for Santa Rosa Symphony May 22

4/4/14 Youth Orchestra performs concert May 17 in Weill Hall with special guests from Santa Rosa High School Orchestra

3/24/14 Spring Rhapsody" May 3, 4 and 5 features Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and Jon Kimura Parker playing Rachmaninoff

 

3/19/14 Preparatory and Repertory orchestras present a joint concert on Sunday, April 27 at Jackson Theater

3/14/13
World Premiere Viola Concerto by Iranian composer Behzad Ranjbaran

2/27/14 "Beethoven Lives Upstairs" Family Concert on April 6 at Weill Hall: SRS and Classical Kids Live!

2/20/14 Viking Cruises to sponsor Santa Rosa Symphony's 2014-2015 Classical Concert Series

2/18/14 Principal violist of London Symphony performs world premiere viola concerto by Behzad Ranjbaran with Santa Rosa Symphony March 22, 23, 24

1/16/14 Midori in Concert with Santa Rosa Symphony's Youth Orchestra and Young People's Chamber Orchestra March 2 in Weill Hall

1/13/14 French pianist Philippe Bianconi featured in Grieg concerto with Santa Rosa Symphony February 15-17 at Weill Hall

12/18/13 Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winner Kitaro debuts his Symphonic World Tour 2014 with Santa Rosa Symphony Feb. 14 at Weill Hall

12/10/13 "The Mozart Experience" Family Concert January 19 at Weill Hall

11/25/13 Musical America's 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year, Wu Man, to perform Pipa Concerto with Santa Rosa Symphony Jan. 11, 12 and 13

11/22/13 Santa Rosa Symphony Realizes Tenth Consecutive Record-Setting Year

11/4/13 Bernstein's "Jeremiah" Symphony features Mezzo Soprano Christine Brandes in December 7-9 concerts. Program includes The Toy Symphony with local celebrities

10/24/13 Sonoma Bach Choir and Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus perform with Santa Rosa Symphony November 23 in Weill Hall

10/23/13 Symphony produces "Live in Performance" CD of September 30, 2012 Orchestral Opening Concert

10/11/13 Preparatory Orchestra and Repertory Orchestra present Fall Concert Nov. 24 at Santa Rosa High School auditorium

10/09/13 Youth Orchestra and Young People's Chamber Orchestra present Fall Concert Nov. 16 at Weill Hall

9/30/13 SR Symphony announces collaboration with social service agencies to introduce classical music to underserved youth

9/25/13 Maya Beiser performs two cello concertos in Santa Rosa Symphony's November 9, 10 and 11 concerts at Weill Hall.

9/12/13 "Wild Animal Kingdom" Family Concert on Sunday, October 20 at Weill Hall; first of Sonoma Paradiso Family Concert Series performances.

9/10/13 New season opens Oct. 5-7 with violinist Tedi Papavrami in an encore appearance playing Shostakovich Concerto. Complimentary champagne for audience members following the performances.

8/8/13 Symphony Announces Five New Board Members for 2013-2014

 

8/5/13 Symphony receives largest foundation grant in its history from Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation for $500,000

 

7/25/13 Santa Rosa Symphony Annual Report Summary: A Banner Year

 

7/24/13 Single tickets for all Santa Rosa Symphony performances on sale July 30

 

7/22/13 Aaron Westman named director of Santa Rosa Symphony's Young People's Chamber Orchestra

 

2012 - 2013 Season


6/18/13 Santa Rosa Symphony receives first place national award for adventurous programming from ASCAP

 

4/2/13 Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) receives $2,700 donation from Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra

3/28/13 Van Cliburn Competition gold medal winner Olga Kern performs Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with SR Symphony May 11, 12, 13 at Weill Hall

3/27/13 Preparatory Orchestra presents Spring Concert May 3 at Glaser Center

3/26/13 Santa Rosa Symphony's Youth Orchestra and Repertory Orchestra perform at Weill Hall May 4

3/14/13 Cool Concerts for Kids interactive rhythm primer, "The Beat Goes On," April 28 in Weill Hall

3/5/13 Santa Rosa Symphony Summer Music Academy July 8-17. Early Bird Discount for registration by April 1

2/19/13 Santa Rosa Symphony Announces 2013-2014 Season, "Encores and Debuts"

2/5/13 Zuill Bailey performs Elgar Cello Concerto with Santa Rosa Symphony March 16, 17 18 at Weill Hall

1/31/13 Santa Rosa Symphony's Youth Orchestra and Young People's Chamber Orchestra perform at Weill Hall March 3; Concerto Competition Winner Victoria Lam is featured soloist

 

1/7/13 Andrew von Oeyen steps in to perform Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 for January concerts. Karen Gomyo cancels due to illness.

1/3/13 Peter and the Wolf Family Concert Sunday, Feb. 24; Santa Rosa Symphony and Sonoma Paradiso Foundation present 2nd concert in series for families at Green Music Center

12/21/12 Roy Zajac performs Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Santa Rosa Symphony February 9, 10, 11 at Green Music Center

12/19/12 Santa Rosa Symphony hosts Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival January 20 at Green Music Center

12/12/12
Rep. Lynn Woolsey honors Santa Rosa Symphony in Congressional Record

12/11/12 Carl St.Clair guest conducts Santa Rosa Symphony at Weill Hall January 12, 13, 14; Karen Gomyo performs Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

11/27/12 Santa Rosa Symphony realizes ninth consecutive record-setting year

11/1/12
Wagner and Verdi works featured in Santa Rosa Symphony's Dec. 1-3 concerts at Weill Hall. Orchestra, Symphony Honor Choir and vocal soloists perform arias, choruses and orchestral selections

10/30/12 Bach B Minor Mass in Weill Hall December 15 at 3 pm

10/17/12 SRS Youth and Repertory orchestras present Fall Concert at Weill Hall November 17

10/16/12 Young People's Chamber Orchestra and Preparatory Orchestra present Fall Concert November 16

10/1/12 French pianist Jean-Philippe Collard plays Saint-Saens in Santa Rosa Symphony's Nov. 3-5 concerts at Weill Hall. Program includes American Premiere by Martin Matalon

9/26/12 Live broadcast of Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestral Opening Concert on KRCB radio at 2 p.m. Sept. 30

9/25/12 KRCB radio broadcasts Santa Rosa Symphony concerts October through May

9/21/12 Symphony offers 50% off on 7-concert Classical Series for NEW Subscribers in Marin and Napa counties

9/12/12 Snoopy, superheroes and Looney Tunes music for Oct. 14 concert; SRS and Sonoma Paradiso Foundation present first of 3-concert Family Series

9/7/12 Kronos Quartet performs world premiere composition by Edmund Campion in Santa Rosa Symphony concerts Oct. 6, 7, 8

9/5/12 FREE Lawn seating for thousands at Sept. 30 Orchestral Opening concert

9/4/12 Symphony celebrates 85th anniversary with fundraiser Oct. 5; Roaring 20s-themed event honors Sonoma County cultural icons Donald Green and Corrick Brown

8/9/12 Inaugural Santa Rosa Symphony Performance at Weill Hall September 30; Orchestral Opening features Corrick Brown, Jeffrey Kahane and Bruno Ferrandis

8/1/12 Symphony Announces New Board Members for 2012-2013

718/12 Santa Rosa Symphony Single Tickets on Sale

7/5/12 2011-2012 A Banner Year for Santa Rosa Symphony

2/9/12 Symphony Announces 85th Anniversary Season and Inaugural Year as Resident Orchestra at Green Music Center

2011 - 2012 Season

6/1/12 Santa Rosa Symphony and its Youth Ensembles awarded a 2013-14 Midori Orchestra Residency. Renowned violinist will spend one week in residence February/March 2014

4/16/12 SRS Youth Orchestra Spring Concert at Jackson Theater May 20. Windsor High School String Orchestra makes guest appearance

4/10/12 SRS Preparatory and Repertory orchestras present joing concert May 19 at Jackson Theater

3/15/12 Santa Rosa Symphony presents "The Brothers Ferrandis" May 12, 13, 14 at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

3/13/12 Summer Music Academy July 9-27; Early Bird Discount for registration by April 30

2/3/12 Santa Rosa Symphony presents "A Bounty of Beethoven" March 17-19 at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

1/30/12
Youth Orchestra and Young People's Chamber Orchestra present joint concert March 4 at Jackson Theater

1/11/12 Mary Panet named as Santa Rosa Symphony Development Associate

1/5/12 Darby Hinshaw featured in Mozart Horn Concerto at Santa Rosa Symphony February 11-13 concerts

12/13/11 Jeffrey Kahane Returns as Piano Soloist and Conductor Laureate for Santa Rosa Symphony January 21-23

11/8/11 Santa Rosa Symphony Announces New Director of Development

11/1/11 Jubilant Sykes stars in Santa Rosa Symphony December 10-12 Choral Concerts. Soprano Karen Clift and 150-person Honor Choir also featured

10/13/11 Repertory and Youth orchestras present joint concert November 20 at Jackson Theater

10/13/11 Preparatory Orchestra and Young People's Chamber Orchestra present Fall Concert November 9

10/7/11 Sonoma Bach Choir and Santa Rosa Symphony present "Young Masters: Bach and Handel 1707" November 18, 19 and 20

10/4/11 Violinist Tedi Papavrami featured in Santa Rosa Symphony's November 12-14 concerts

9/30/11 Santa Rosa Symphony receives major gift from the Person Trust; Principal cello chair named for Evert B. Person

9/20/11 KRCB Radio braodcasts Santa Rosa Symphony concerts October through May

9/14/11 "Puppets, Princes and Paremski" opens Santa Rosa Symphony's 84th season Oct. 15-17 at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

9/13/11 Musical Soiree at McDonald Mansion Friday, Nov. 11 benefits Santa Rosa Symphony

9/7/11 Once Upon a Circus Gala Dinner and Auction October 14

8/31/11 Single Tickets on Sale September 19

8/30/11 Symphony Announces New Board Members for 2011-12

8/17/11 Santa Rosa Symphony Seeks Volunteer Ushers

7/13/11 New Conductors for Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles

2010 - 2011 Season

6/22/11 New Director named for Young People's Chamber Orchestra

6/13/11 Musicians ratify new contract with Santa Rosa Symphony


5/13/11 Valley of the Moon Children's Foundation receives $4,125 donation from Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra

4/19/11 Maestro Bruno Ferrandis Speaks at Villa Capri at Varenna April 29

4/8/11 Youth Ensembles Perform Spring Concerts: Preparatory and Discovery orchestras May 14; Young People's Chamber Orchestra and Youth Orchestra May 15

3/23/11 Jon Nakamatsu plays Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Santa Rosa Symphony May 7-9

3/22/11 Summer Music Academy July 11-30 Early Bird Discount

3/10/11 Santa Rosa Symphony Announces 2011-2012 Season "Accessible, Affordable, Live"

3/1/11 Santa Rosa Symphony names Benjamin Taylor new Director of Education

2/18/11 Kiwanis Club sponsors the It's Elementary program at Monroe School

2/3/11 Violinist Elina Vahala plays Brahms concerto with SR Symphony March 12-21

1/25/11 SRS Youth Orchestra presents Winter Concert March 13 featuring Concerto Competition Winners

1/6/11 Mozart and More at SR Symphony's February concerts

12/15/10 6th Annual Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition names 4 winners

12/08/10 Triple Grammy Winner Sharon Isbin performs Rodrigo Guitar Concerto with Santa Rosa Symphony January 22-24

12/06/10 Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra in Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival concert at Davies Symphony Hall January 16

11/17/10 Santa Rosa Symphony December 4-6 concerts feature world premiere; French composer Aubert Lemeland dies less than three weeks before performance

 

10/27/10 Glorious Songs: An All-Bach Christmas Celebration Dec. 9, 10, 11 with SRS and Sonoma Bach

10/25/10 Santa Rosa Symphony celebrates the holidays with two choral gems Dec. 4-6

10/19/10 Young People's Chamber Orchestra and Preparatory Orchestra present Fall Concert Nov. 20

10/18/10 Youth Orchestra and Discovery Orchestra present Fall Concert Nov. 14 at Jackson Theater

10/5/10 Santa Rosa Symphony Announces New Development Director

9/30/10 SRS Celebrates Franz Liszt with Guest Soloist Valentina Lisitsa November 6-8

9/13/10 Young People's Chamber Orchestra Welcomes Two Acting Directors

9/8/10 KRCB Radio broadcasts Santa Rosa Symphony concerts October through May

9/3/10 Bellissimo! Gala evokes festive elegance of Italy; Oct. 8 benefit features soprano ensemble Bella Sorella and live auction

9/1/10 Santa Rosa Symphony's 83rd Season opens Oct. 9-11 with lush program of Italian masters

8/27/10 Santa Rosa Symphony Seeks Volunteer Ushers

8/25/10 SRS Single Tickets for 2010-11 Season On Sale September 20

8/23/10 Symphony Announces New Board President and New Board Members for 2010-11

8/18/10 SRS Youth Auditions Happening Now

8/16/10 "Get Your Play On" with Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Musicians

3/10/10 Santa Rosa Symphony Announces 2010-11 Season

2009 - 2010 Season

4/9/10 SR Youth Orchestra presents Spring Concert May 16

4/8/10 Three Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles Perform their Spring Concerts

4/2/10 SRS presents music of opera, ballet and cabaret May 8-10 at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

3/17/10 Play On! Golf Tournament April 26 benefits Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles

2/26/10 Music in Remembrance of Jewish Composers who Perished in the Holocaust

2/9/10 Two Beethoven Symphonies and Rouse Percussion Concerto offered by Santa Rosa Symphony March 20-22

1/15/10 Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra presents Winter Concert February 28. Concerto Competition Winners featured

1/13/10 Music in Remembrance of the Japanese American Internment--A Santa Rosa Symphony concert

1/8/10 Pianist Berenika Plays Chopin; World Premiere by Behzad Ranjbaran


12/21/09 Three Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles Perform Winter Concerts YPCO Jan. 30; PO and DO Feb. 6/

12/7/09 Grammy winner JoAnn Falletta guest conducts Santa Rosa Symphony Jan. 23-25

11/17/09 5th Annual Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition names 4 winners

10/28/09 Santa Rosa Symphony celebrates holiday season with Beethoven's Ninth at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Dec. 5-7

10/14/09 SR Symphony Youth Orchestra presents Fall Concert Nov. 15

 

10/8/09 SR Symphony and Bach Choir present 1791: Mozart's Last Year Choral Concert Nov. 13, 14 15

10/5/09 Santa Rosa Symphony presents all-Dvorak Program Nov. 7-9

9/30/09 KRCB radio broadcasts Santa Rosa Symphony concerts October through May

9/22/09 Santa Rosa Symphony "Festival of Remembrance" honors Mexican, Japanese and Jewish composers

9/21/09 Youth Orchestra plays "outside the box" Oct. 3 as part of Arts Sonoma 09 Festival


9/11/09 Katey Pearson named New Director of Education for Santa Rosa Symphony

9/2/09 Bruno Ferrandis and Jeffrey Kahane on stage together Oct. 10-12 to open Santa Rosa Symphony's 82nd Season

8/31/09 Jeffrey Kahane performs Oct. 9 at “Russian Rhapsody” Gala to benefit Santa Rosa Symphony

8/24/09 Single Tickets on sale September 1

8/17/09 Kronos Quartet World Premiere Concert at Oliver Ranch to Benefit Santa Rosa Symphony

7/1/09 Santa Rosa Symphony Announces New Board Members 

2008 - 2009 Season


4/12/09 June 7 Bon Voyage Concert Celebrates Youth Orchestra's 50th Anniversary and European Tour 

4/17/09 Flurry of Spring Concerts by Santa Rosa Symphony's Youth Ensembles: Young People's Chamber Orchestra on May 24 and Preparatory and Discovery Orchestras on May 30 

4/14/09 Santa Rosa Symphony Renews Contract of Music Director Bruno Ferrandis 

4/9/09 Santa Rosa Symphony Demystifies Messiaen's Turangalila May 16-18 

3/12/09 Works of 3 Soviet Titans performed at Santa Rosa Symphony April 18, 19 and 20 

3/23/09 Community Organizations in the Spotlight at Santa Rosa Symphony's April 18-20 Concerts 

3/17/09 SRS Announces 2009-2010 Season "Music That Makes A Difference" 

3/5/09 Play On! Golf Tournament April 27 Benefits Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles 

1/26/09 Youth Orchestra March 15 Concert Features Winners of Concerto Competition 

1/22/09 Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles Perform Winter Concerts- YPCO Feb. 27; PO/DO Feb. 28 

1/15/09 Santa Rosa Symphony Features Keyboard Giant and Grammy Winner Garrick Ohlsson Feb. 21-23

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