Santa Rosa Symphony

  • 8:00pm Mon, Oct 8
    Santa Rosa Symphony - New Hall, New Music, New Era Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - New Hall, New Music, New Era

     A new performance hall and a new composition bring a new appreciation of what music can be with a world premiere by Santa Rosa Symphony composer-in-residence Edmund Campion. His concerto, created especially for the orchestra and the renowned Kronos Quartet, combines electronics and extraordinary musicians in a dynamic musical conversation. Mahler’s imaginative First Symphony redefined the meaning of “symphony” and established him as a composer of vision and daring.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor

    Kronos Quartet

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Oct 14
    Snoopy and Friends Go to the Orchestra Learn More

    Snoopy and Friends Go to the Orchestra

    The Peanuts Gang found their way from the comics page to Carnegie Hall and now you can hear them at the debut concert of our new family series. Musical sketches from Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Peanuts Gallery for Piano and Orchestra such as “Snoopy Does the Samba,” “Charlie Brown’s Lament,” and “Lucy Freaks Out” capture each character in turn. The spotlight focuses on superheroes with John Williams’ Superman March and movie music from Spiderman and Batman: The Dark Knight. Also on the program, a medley of familiar Looney Tunes cartoon music, which inspires Bugs Bunny to say “What Up at the Symphony?”

    Pre-concert fun starts one hour before each concert. Come early and visit our Instrument Petting Zoo.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Richard Loheyde, conductor

    Kymry Esainko, piano
    Marcy Smothers, narrator

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, Nov 5
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Simply Fantastique Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Simply Fantastique

    This will be the American premiere of De Tiempo y de Metal, a work composed for solely brass instruments by living French composer Martin Matalon. Brilliant pianist Jean-Philippe Collard takes on the concerto that even challenged Saint-Saëns himself, with technical bravura as dazzling as the compositional craftsmanship. Berlioz’s fanatically colorful Symphonie fantastique uses the concert hall’s acoustics to maximum effect as the crowning touch to this thrilling, energetic program from France. 


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor

    Jean-Philippe Collard, piano

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, Dec 3
    Santa Rosa Symphony: Titans of Opera Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony: Titans of Opera

    Opera has never sounded so good. Orchestral excerpts from Wagner’s The Ring, combine with the best arias and choruses of Verdi—including the “Celeste Aïda” and the “Gypsy Chorus”—in a pairing of monumental composers, both born in the same year. Our guest soprano and guest tenor play their parts to the hilt, along with the Symphony Honor Choir, in a hall that showcases the power of the human voice. 


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor

    Santa Rosa Symphony Honor Choir
    Christina Major, soprano
    Christopher Bengochea, tenor

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sat, Dec 15
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    Sonoma Bach Choir

    Bach’s sacred magnum opus glorifies voice and instrument with brilliant harmonies and depth of sound. The B Minor Mass is a favorite of namesakes and founding donors of the Green Music Center, Donald and Maureen Green—the perfect composition to celebrate the tenth year of this popular series. Santa Rosa Symphony Choral Director Robert Worth directs the Sonoma Bach Choir, five outstanding soloists and principal musicians of the orchestra in a concert that will thrill every listener.

     


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Sonoma Bach Choir

    Bach/B-minor Mass

    Robert Worth, conductor

    Carol Menke, soprano
    Jenni Samuelson, mezzo-soprano
    Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano
    Scott Whitaker, tenor
    Paul Murray, bass

     

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, Jan 14
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    St. Clair Conducts the Santa Rosa Symphony

    Carl St. Clair, internationally-distinguished conductor and celebrated music director of the Pacific Symphony for 23 years, takes the podium for an array of well-known and well-loved works, starting with Beethoven’s jubilant fanfare. Brilliant young pianist Andrew von Oeyen steps in at the last moment to replace violinist Karen Gomyo, who cancelled due to illnes. He performs Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, marking his first performance with the Santa Rosa Symphony.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Carl St. Clair, conductor

    Andrew von Oeyen, piano

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Jan 20
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    Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival

    Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival

    At this invitational event hosted by the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra, the best of the Bay Area’s young musicians from five area Youth Orchestras, come together for a special performance including Movement IV of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, Feb 11
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Ah, Vienna Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Ah, Vienna

    Different ages of classical music’s most famous city are represented here with an exquisitely-chiseled work by Webern, an elusive and adventurous Brahms symphony, and a lyrical clarinet concerto which allows Santa Rosa Symphony principal Roy Zajac to shine. Hear why Mozart loved the diversity of the clarinet’s sound—smooth, rich, smoky, bright, expressive of emotions from mirthful to melancholy. Experience the irresistible Viennese spirit! 


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor

    Roy Zajac, claranet

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Feb 24
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Peter and the Wolf Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Peter and the Wolf

     The concert hall becomes a dramatic setting for the story of three musicians and a conductor’s assistant who must outwit a fearsome wolf that threatens orchestra and audience alike. The Magic Circle Mime Company helps Prokofiev’s exhilarating musical tale spring to life with innovative visual theater, putting kids on the edge of their seats.

    Pre-concert fun starts one hour before each concert. Come early and visit our Instrument Petting Zoo.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Richard Loheyde, conductor

    Magic Circle Mime Company

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Mar 3
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    Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles Concert III

    Formed in October 1959 as the Sonoma County Junior Symphony, the orchestra’s name was changed in 1994 to the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra and is currently led by Dr. Richard Loheyde. The Youth Orchestra has helped prepare musicians who subsequently pursued a professional music career with numerous professional ensembles throughout California.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles Concert III

    SRS Youth Orchestra
    Richard Loheyde, conductor


    Young People's Chamber Orchestra
    Dawn Dover, director

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Sat, Mar 16
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Sweeping Emotions Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Sweeping Emotions

    Three-time Grammy-winning Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki is the third living composer presented this season. In harmony with the biblical symbolism of Jacob, Tchaikovsky’s visionary and poignant final symphony goes straight to the heart and soul of the listener. Virtuoso Zuill Bailey adds a measure of stardust to one of the most famous works in the cello repertoire and further enriches this deeply moving program. 


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor

    Zuill Bailey, cello

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Mar 17
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Sweeping Emotions Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Sweeping Emotions

    Three-time Grammy-winning Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki is the third living composer presented this season. In harmony with the biblical symbolism of Jacob, Tchaikovsky’s visionary and poignant final symphony goes straight to the heart and soul of the listener. Virtuoso Zuill Bailey adds a measure of stardust to one of the most famous works in the cello repertoire and further enriches this deeply moving program. 


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor

    Zuill Bailey, cello

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, Mar 18
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Sweeping Emotions Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Sweeping Emotions

    Three-time Grammy-winning Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki is the third living composer presented this season. In harmony with the biblical symbolism of Jacob, Tchaikovsky’s visionary and poignant final symphony goes straight to the heart and soul of the listener. Virtuoso Zuill Bailey adds a measure of stardust to one of the most famous works in the cello repertoire and further enriches this deeply moving program. 


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor

    Zuill Bailey, cello

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Apr 28
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    Santa Rosa Symphony - The Beat Goes On

    Cool Concerts for Kids presents a funky, energetic program that explores pulse, tempo and meter, building fun relationships between rhythm in music and rhythms in daily life. There will be lots of laughs and audience participation, as the kids use their bodies as percussion instruments in a “Rhythm Rap.” Music includes composers Brahms, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Strauss and others.

    Pre-concert fun starts one hour before each concert. Come early and visit our Instrument Petting Zoo.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor

    Heidi Joyce, narrator

     

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sat, May 4
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    Santa Rosa Youth Ensembles Concert V

    Santa Rosa Youth Ensembles Concert V

    SRS Youth Orchestra
    Richard Loheyde, conductor


    SRS Repertory Orchestra
    Bobby Rogers, conductor

     


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Sat, May 11
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Russian Passion and Power Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Russian Passion and Power

    Russian star Olga Kern demonstrates her keyboard prowess in Rachmaninoff’s most enduringly popular piano concerto, full of Romantic passion and sublime melody. Kern is a perfect embodiment of the sensibility Maestro Ferrandis intended with a program that spans Russia’s best—from Mussorgsky’s operatic tone poem to the unmatched magnificence and incandescent power of Shostakovich’s towering 10th. Of his 15 symphonies, many feel that this one, completed shortly after Stalin’s death, is the greatest.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor

    Olga Kern, piano

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, May 12
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Russian Passion and Power Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Russian Passion and Power

    Russian star Olga Kern demonstrates her keyboard prowess in Rachmaninoff’s most enduringly popular piano concerto, full of Romantic passion and sublime melody. Kern is a perfect embodiment of the sensibility Maestro Ferrandis intended with a program that spans Russia’s best—from Mussorgsky’s operatic tone poem to the unmatched magnificence and incandescent power of Shostakovich’s towering 10th. Of his 15 symphonies, many feel that this one, completed shortly after Stalin’s death, is the greatest. 


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor

    Olga Kern, piano

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, May 13
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Russian Passion and Power Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Russian Passion and Power

    Russian star Olga Kern demonstrates her keyboard prowess in Rachmaninoff’s most enduringly popular piano concerto, full of Romantic passion and sublime melody. Kern is a perfect embodiment of the sensibility Maestro Ferrandis intended with a program that spans Russia’s best—from Mussorgsky’s operatic tone poem to the unmatched magnificence and incandescent power of Shostakovich’s towering 10th. Of his 15 symphonies, many feel that this one, completed shortly after Stalin’s death, is the greatest.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor

    Olga Kern, piano

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Sat, Oct 5
    Santa Rosa Symphony - A Celebratory Opening Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - A Celebratory Opening

    “…a sound of ravishing purity and out-and-out sensuality.”—The Strad

    Don festive dress and join us for the celebratory opening of the Santa Rosa Symphony’s second season as Resident Orchestra at the Green Music Center and our 86th year of music-making! A joyful trumpet fanfare will call our audience into the concert hall, and complimentary sparkling wine will be served after the performance.

    Following John Adams’ “hot rod ride,” violinist Tedi Papavrami takes the stage to interpret a challenging Shostakovich concerto. The program concludes with Shostakovich’s Fifth, a symphony that combines elements of satire and grandeur with the tribulations of both the composer and the Russian people.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Tedi Papavrami, violin
     

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Oct 6
    Santa Rosa Symphony - A Celebratory Opening Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - A Celebratory Opening

    “…a sound of ravishing purity and out-and-out sensuality.”—The Strad

    Don festive dress and join us for the celebratory opening of the Santa Rosa Symphony’s second season as Resident Orchestra at the Green Music Center and our 86th year of music-making! A joyful trumpet fanfare will call our audience into the concert hall, and complimentary sparkling wine will be served after the performance.

    Following John Adams’ “hot rod ride,” violinist Tedi Papavrami takes the stage to interpret a challenging Shostakovich concerto. The program concludes with Shostakovich’s Fifth, a symphony that combines elements of satire and grandeur with the tribulations of both the composer and the Russian people.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Tedi Papavrami, violin
     

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, Oct 7
    Santa Rosa Symphony - A Celebratory Opening Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - A Celebratory Opening

    “…a sound of ravishing purity and out-and-out sensuality.”—The Strad

    Don festive dress and join us for the celebratory opening of the Santa Rosa Symphony’s second season as Resident Orchestra at the Green Music Center and our 86th year of music-making! A joyful trumpet fanfare will call our audience into the concert hall, and complimentary sparkling wine will be served after the performance.

    Following John Adams’ “hot rod ride,” violinist Tedi Papavrami takes the stage to interpret a challenging Shostakovich concerto. The program concludes with Shostakovich’s Fifth, a symphony that combines elements of satire and grandeur with the tribulations of both the composer and the Russian people.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Tedi Papavrami, violin

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Oct 20
    Santa Rosa Symphony – Wild Animal Kingdom Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony – Wild Animal Kingdom

     A treat for the ears, Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals is a humorous journey into the animal kingdom from aquarium to aviary to jungle. Hear the familiar strains of “Flight of the Bumblebee,” “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” from The Lion King, and more, including a sing-along to “Old MacDonald.” Roustabout Theater’s dancers and singers add to the festivities. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite animal or to bring a favorite stuffed animal. Be prepared for a wild time!


    Santa Rosa Symphony

     
    Sonoma Paradiso Family Concert Series
    Wild Animal Kingdom


    Richard Loheyde, conductor
    Kymry Esainko, piano
    Roustabout Theater

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Sat, Nov 9
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Multicultural Magic Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Multicultural Magic

    “…rock star charisma and an appetite for pushing her instrument to the edge…” —Boston Globe

    The captivating cellist Maya Beiser performs two concertos that showcase her eclectic virtuosity: Osvaldo Golijov’s bittersweet elegy incorporating solo cello with pre-recorded electronics; and Bruch’s interpretation of traditional Jewish folk melodies. Alberto Ginastera, born in Argentina, evokes the gaucho life of his native land in his ballet Estancia. These multicultural threads interweave with a masterful Cuban-influenced overture by Gershwin and a suite from his renowned opera of African American life.
     


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Maya Beiser, cello

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Nov 10
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Multicultural Magic Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Multicultural Magic

    “…rock star charisma and an appetite for pushing her instrument to the edge…” —Boston Globe

    The captivating cellist Maya Beiser performs two concertos that showcase her eclectic virtuosity: Osvaldo Golijov’s bittersweet elegy incorporating solo cello with pre-recorded electronics; and Bruch’s interpretation of traditional Jewish folk melodies. Alberto Ginastera, born in Argentina, evokes the gaucho life of his native land in his ballet Estancia. These multicultural threads interweave with a masterful Cuban-influenced overture by Gershwin and a suite from his renowned opera of African American life.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Maya Beiser, cello

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, Nov 11
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Multicultural Magic Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Multicultural Magic

     “…rock star charisma and an appetite for pushing her instrument to the edge…” —Boston Globe

    The captivating cellist Maya Beiser performs two concertos that showcase her eclectic virtuosity: Osvaldo Golijov’s bittersweet elegy incorporating solo cello with pre-recorded electronics; and Bruch’s interpretation of traditional Jewish folk melodies. Alberto Ginastera, born in Argentina, evokes the gaucho life of his native land in his ballet Estancia. These multicultural threads interweave with a masterful Cuban-influenced overture by Gershwin and a suite from his renowned opera of African American life.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Maya Beiser, cello

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sat, Nov 23
    Music of the Spheres: Sounds of Eternity Learn More

    Music of the Spheres: Sounds of Eternity

    From Bach’s B Minor Mass and Handel’s Messiah to living composer Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum, conductor Robert Worth has assembled masters of the Renaissance, Baroque and modern era to paint “the beyond” in musical terms. This vocal and instrumental exploration of “cosmic” music will expand our perspective and transcend everyday experience.  


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Dedicated to Donald and Maureen Green

     

    Robert Worth, conductor

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Sonoma Bach Choir

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Sat, Dec 7
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Contemplation of Peace and War	Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Contemplation of Peace and War

    The Mozart of Toy Symphony was Leopold Mozart, father of Wolfgang Amadeus. Perfect for the holiday season because it includes parts for toy instruments, this short piece shows that the son’s musical talent was inherited from a man who was a fine composer in his own right. Mezzo-soprano Christine Brandes is featured soloist in Bernstein’s dramatically-constructed symphony based on the lamentations of the biblical prophet Jeremiah. Haydn’s Mass, with its mixed and contradictory emotions, illustrates very well the complexity of our times.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Santa Rosa Symphony Honor Choir
    Jenni Samuleson, soprano
    Christine Brandes, mezzo-soprano
    Brian Thorsett, tenor
    Philip Skinner, bass-baritone

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Dec 8
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Contemplation of Peace and War Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Contemplation of Peace and War

    The Mozart of Toy Symphony was Leopold Mozart, father of Wolfgang Amadeus. Perfect for the holiday season because it includes parts for toy instruments, this short piece shows that the son’s musical talent was inherited from a man who was a fine composer in his own right. Mezzo-soprano Christine Brandes is featured soloist in Bernstein’s dramatically-constructed symphony based on the lamentations of the biblical prophet Jeremiah. Haydn’s Mass, with its mixed and contradictory emotions, illustrates very well the complexity of our times.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Santa Rosa Symphony Honor Choir
    Jenni Samuleson, soprano
    Christine Brandes, mezzo-soprano
    Brian Thorsett, tenor
    Philip Skinner, bass-baritone

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, Dec 9
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Contemplation of Peace and War	Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Contemplation of Peace and War

    The Mozart of Toy Symphony was Leopold Mozart, father of Wolfgang Amadeus. Perfect for the holiday season because it includes parts for toy instruments, this short piece shows that the son’s musical talent was inherited from a man who was a fine composer in his own right. Mezzo-soprano Christine Brandes is featured soloist in Bernstein’s dramatically-constructed symphony based on the lamentations of the biblical prophet Jeremiah. Haydn’s Mass, with its mixed and contradictory emotions, illustrates very well the complexity of our times.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Santa Rosa Symphony Honor Choir
    Jenni Samuleson, soprano
    Christine Brandes, mezzo-soprano
    Brian Thorsett, tenor
    Philip Skinner, bass-baritone

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Sat, Jan 11
    Santa Rosa Symphony - East/West Musical Dialogue Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - East/West Musical Dialogue

     
    European Classics, epitomized by Mozart and Beethoven, meet ancient Chinese tradition, embodied in the stunning pipa virtuoso Wu Man. You will hear the American premiere of a concerto by her colleague in The Silk Road Project, Zhao Jiping, a composer known as “the John Adams of China.” Wu Man was named “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2013 Musical America awards.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Enrique Arturo Diemecke, conductor
    Wu Man, pipa

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Jan 12
    Santa Rosa Symphony - East/West Musical Dialogue Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - East/West Musical Dialogue

    European Classics, epitomized by Mozart and Beethoven, meet ancient Chinese tradition, embodied in the stunning pipa virtuoso Wu Man. You will hear the American premiere of a concerto by her colleague in The Silk Road Project, Zhao Jiping, a composer known as “the John Adams of China.” Wu Man was named “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2013 Musical America awards.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Enrique Arturo Diemecke, conductor
    Wu Man, pipa

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, Jan 13
    Santa Rosa Symphony - East/West Musical Dialogue Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - East/West Musical Dialogue

    European Classics, epitomized by Mozart and Beethoven, meet ancient Chinese tradition, embodied in the stunning pipa virtuoso Wu Man. You will hear the American premiere of a concerto by her colleague in The Silk Road Project, Zhao Jiping, a composer known as “the John Adams of China.” Wu Man was named “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2013 Musical America awards.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Enrique Arturo Diemecke, conductor
    Wu Man, pipa

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Jan 19
     Santa Rosa Symphony – The Mozart Experience  Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony – The Mozart Experience

     A mischievous street musician is caught playing the orchestra’s grand piano. The conductor does not scold her, but instead offers her the chance to "become Mozart." The street musician and her prankster companion must now confront dilemmas and opportunities similar to those faced by the great composer. The audience experiences Mozart's life as a very human story—as well as a great musical adventure.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Sonoma Paradiso Family Concert Series
    The Mozart Experience


    Richard Loheyde, conductor
    Magic Circle Mime Company

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Fri, Feb 14
    Kitaro with the Santa Rosa Symphony Learn More

    Kitaro with the Santa Rosa Symphony

    Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning artist Kitaro debuts his first Eastern European Tour and live production with a full orchestra with the Santa Rosa Symphony at this Valentine’s Day performance benefitting Sonoma Land Trust, Everybody is a Star Foundation and the Symphony’s music education programs.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Kitaro Symphonic World Tour 2014

    Premiere Performance with the Santa Rosa Symphony


    Stephen Smalls
    , music director, conducts the Santa Rosa Symphony

    Kitaro - composer & keyboards
    Keiko Takahashi - keyboards & special effects
    Dan Antunovich - bass
    Jasper de Roos - drums
    Jessica Hindin - violin

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Sat, Feb 15
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Sons of the Fjord   Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Sons of the Fjord

    Santa Rosa Symphony presents the American premiere of Resurgence by 34-year-old, multiple award-winning Norwegian composer Ørjan Matre. Exceptional pianist Philippe Bianconi interprets Grieg’s concerto, with its dramatic opening cadenza and sweeping final chords. The third Scandinavian composer on this program, Jean Sibelius, has given us a symphony infused with the striking terrain of deep-walled fjords and the processes of nature in the cold, clean air of Finland.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis - conductor
    Philippe Bianconi - piano


    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Feb 16
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Sons of the Fjord   Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Sons of the Fjord

    Santa Rosa Symphony presents the American premiere of Resurgence by 34-year-old, multiple award-winning Norwegian composer Ørjan Matre. Exceptional pianist Philippe Bianconi interprets Grieg’s concerto, with its dramatic opening cadenza and sweeping final chords. The third Scandinavian composer on this program, Jean Sibelius, has given us a symphony infused with the striking terrain of deep-walled fjords and the processes of nature in the cold, clean air of Finland.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis - conductor
    Philippe Bianconi - piano


    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, Feb 17
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Sons of the Fjord   Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Sons of the Fjord

    Santa Rosa Symphony presents the American premiere of Resurgence by 34-year-old, multiple award-winning Norwegian composer Ørjan Matre. Exceptional pianist Philippe Bianconi interprets Grieg’s concerto, with its dramatic opening cadenza and sweeping final chords. The third Scandinavian composer on this program, Jean Sibelius, has given us a symphony infused with the striking terrain of deep-walled fjords and the processes of nature in the cold, clean air of Finland.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis - conductor
    Philippe Bianconi - piano


    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Sat, Mar 22
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Viola Virtuosity	Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Viola Virtuosity

     “Nothing short of spectacular…his musicianship is extraordinary and his interpretation of the viola’s role is quite remarkable.” —Daily Telegram

    Paul Silverthorne, the London Symphony’s principal violist, performs an exciting contemporary piece—a world premiere viola concerto by Behzad Ranjbaran. Members of the Santa Rosa Symphony’s Youth Orchestra perform side-by-side with the professional orchestra musicians for Borodin’s Dances. Rimsky-Korsakov’s enchanting symphonic suite based on tales from The Arabian Nights caps the program.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Paul Silverthorne, viola
     

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Mar 23
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Viola Virtuosity	Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Viola Virtuosity

    Paul Silverthorne, the London Symphony’s principal violist, performs an exciting contemporary piece—a world premiere viola concerto by Behzad Ranjbaran. Members of the Santa Rosa Symphony’s Youth Orchestra perform side-by-side with the professional orchestra musicians for Borodin’s Dances. Rimsky-Korsakov’s enchanting symphonic suite based on tales from The Arabian Nights caps the program.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Paul Silverthorne, viola

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, Mar 24
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Viola Virtuosity	Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Viola Virtuosity

     
    Paul Silverthorne, the London Symphony’s principal violist, performs an exciting contemporary piece—a world premiere viola concerto by Behzad Ranjbaran. Members of the Santa Rosa Symphony’s Youth Orchestra perform side-by-side with the professional orchestra musicians for Borodin’s Dances. Rimsky-Korsakov’s enchanting symphonic suite based on tales from The Arabian Nights caps the program.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Paul Silverthorne, viola
     

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, Apr 6
    Santa Rosa Symphony – Beethoven Lives Upstairs Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony – Beethoven Lives Upstairs

    This world-famous production features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle about the "madman" who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph's Vienna home. Through a touching correspondence dramatically underscored with the composer's most beautiful excerpts, including Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, and the great Fifth and Ninth symphonies, Christoph comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the beauty of his music, and the torment of his deafness.

     


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Sonoma Paradiso Family Concert Series
    Beethoven Lives Upstairs

    Richard Loheyde, conductor
    Classical Kids Live!

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Sat, May 3
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Spring Rhapsody Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Spring Rhapsody

    Santa Rosa Symphony’s season finale celebrates the blossoming and rapturous rebirth into new life that is spring, beginning with Debussy’s impressionistic Printemps. Jon Kimura Parker displays his prodigious talent and dexterity in Rachmaninoff’s final, and perhaps most perfect of his piano concertos. To conclude a year of glorious sounds in a glorious hall, Maestro Ferrandis has chosen Stravinsky’s wildly vivid ballet, The Rite of Spring.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

     Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Jon Kimura Parker, piano

    Weill Hall

  • 3:00pm Sun, May 4
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Spring Rhapsody Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Spring Rhapsody

    Santa Rosa Symphony’s season finale celebrates the blossoming and rapturous rebirth into new life that is spring, beginning with Debussy’s impressionistic Printemps. Jon Kimura Parker displays his prodigious talent and dexterity in Rachmaninoff’s final, and perhaps most perfect of his piano concertos. To conclude a year of glorious sounds in a glorious hall, Maestro Ferrandis has chosen Stravinsky’s wildly vivid ballet, The Rite of Spring.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Jon Kimura Parker, piano

    Weill Hall

  • 8:00pm Mon, May 5
    Santa Rosa Symphony - Spring Rhapsody Learn More

    Santa Rosa Symphony - Spring Rhapsody

     
    Santa Rosa Symphony’s season finale celebrates the blossoming and rapturous rebirth into new life that is spring, beginning with Debussy’s impressionistic Printemps. Jon Kimura Parker displays his prodigious talent and dexterity in Rachmaninoff’s final, and perhaps most perfect of his piano concertos. To conclude a year of glorious sounds in a glorious hall, Maestro Ferrandis has chosen Stravinsky’s wildly vivid ballet, The Rite of Spring.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Jon Kimura Parker, piano

    Weill Hall

  • 7:00pm Thu, May 22
    Kahane and Ferrandis: One Night Only Learn More

    Kahane and Ferrandis: One Night Only

    Here is a tour de force performance—Jeffrey Kahane at the piano for two magnificent concertos and Bruno Ferrandis conducting the orchestra. Enhance your concert experience to include a black-tie-optional reception in Prelude Restaurant. The reception, directly following the performance, features light appetizers, wine and champagne, no-host bar, desserts, coffee and live music.


    Santa Rosa Symphony

    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
    Jeffrey Kahane, piano

    Weill Hall