Santa Rosa Symphony

Santa Rosa Symphony

Santa Rosa Symphony is the Resident Orchestra performing in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. A regional symphony with a national reputation, the Santa Rosa Symphony continues to develop Sonoma County into the premier destination for classical music. Its commitment to artistic excellence and innovative programming has endeared it to audiences throughout Sonoma County and beyond.


Timeless Treasures

Timeless Treasures

Graeme Jenkins, guest conductor
Orli Shaham, piano

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 2pm- Discovery Open Rehearsal
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 8pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 3pm
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 3pm

HAYDN: Symphony No. 100, Military | MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21, Elvira Madigan | BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra

Orli Shaham, heralded as a first-rate Mozartean by the Chicago Tribune, plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, with its emotional mixture of charm, joy and sadness. Music Director Candidate Graeme Jenkins places the popular Mozart Concerto between Haydn’s Symphony No. 100, which travels from Viennese charm to military bombast, and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, a tour de force that speaks of destruction and triumph. 

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Green Eggs & Ham and Tubby the Tuba

Green Eggs & Ham and Tubby the Tuba

Richard Loheyde, conductor
Really Inventive Stuff

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 3pm

Program to be announced from the stage.

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Enter the New World

Enter the New World

Michael Christie, guest conductor
Anna Fedorova, piano

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 2pm - Discovery Open Rehearsal
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 8pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 3pm
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 8pm

BERNSTEIN: On the Waterfront, Symphonic Suite | PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3 | DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9, From the New World 

Prokofiev’s riveting Third Piano Concerto, performed by award-winning, premier pianist Anna Fedorova, blends joyful rhythms with interludes of quiet reflection, followed by a sweeping final movement which builds to a thrilling conclusion. Music Director Candidate Michael Christie’s rich, varied program continues with Dvorak’s masterpiece New World Symphony, which is seeded with American melody and folklore, complementing and contrasting the opening Hollywood score, which demonstrates Bernstein’s equal ease with jazz rhythm and memorable, soaring melody.

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Santa Rosa Symphony youth Orchestra:<br>Concerto Concert

Santa Rosa Symphony youth Orchestra:
Concerto Concert

 Saturday, March 3, 2018 – 3pm

Program to be announced

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Special Event: All Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles Showcase Concert!

Special Event: All Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles Showcase Concert!

with a commissioned work for the entire group by Douglas Morton

Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 3pm

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Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage

Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage

Richard Loheyde, conductor
Classical Kids Live!

Sunday, March 18, 2018- 3pm

Program to be announced from the stage.

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Ode to California

Ode to California

Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Tracy Silverman, electric violin
Jacalyn Kreitzer, mezzo-soprano
SSU Symphonic Chorus
Jenny Bent,
Santa Rosa Symphony Choral Director

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 2pm - Discovery Open Rehearsal
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8pm 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 3pm
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 8pm

WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestad from Tristan and Isolde | ADAMS: The Dharma at Big Sur for Electric Violin | PROKOFIEV: Alexander Nevsky for Mezzo-Soprano and Chorus

Tracy Silverman plays six-string electric violin, an instrument he pioneered, for The Dharma at Big Sur, a concerto composed for him by Pulitzer winner John Adams. The New York Times described Silverman’s premiere performance as “fleet agility and tangy expressivity with wailing hints of Jimi Hendrix.” Wagner revolutionized harmony in his romantic Tristan and Isolde. Soprano Jacalyn Kreitzer and the SSU Symphonic Chorus join the Symphony for the Russian film score Alexander Nevsky, a monumental tale of battle, invasion, liberation and triumph.

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Au Revoir, Bruno

Au Revoir, Bruno

Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Jan Mikusek, cymbalom

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2pm - Discovery Open Rehearsal
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3pm
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 8pm

MICHAL RATAJ: Temporis for Cymbalom and Orchestra | MAHLER: Symphony No. 9

Bruno Ferrandis’ farewell marks the US premiere of Czech composer Rataj’s Temporis, written in 2015, which features an Eastern European hammered dulcimer, a cymbalom, played by Czech artist Jan Mikusek. Bruno bids au revoir with a masterpiece brimming with 90 musicians. Mahler’s last complete score, written after his daughter’s death, is ultimately an affirming love song to life and mortality, fittingly enscribed, “O beauty! Love! Farewell! Farewell!”

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Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra: Bon Voyage! Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest Pre-Tour Concert

Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra: Bon Voyage! Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest Pre-Tour Concert

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 3pm

Program to be announced

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