Santa Rosa Symphony Benefit Concert Brings in $112,000 for Fire Relief



Continuing with a weekend of giving after the sold-out Counting Crows benefit concert, on Monday, November 20, the Santa Rosa Symphony presented a free, fire-relief benefit concert at the Green Music Center. Weill Hall saw another full house with close to 1,300 patrons. Though attendees enjoyed a free evening of classical music, donation tables bustling with people wanting to contribute their money to benefit the healing community.

Santa Rosa Symphony was able to raise $112,000 for fire-relief funds including Sonoma States Noma Gives fund. Workers and musicians alike happily staffed the event, volunteering their time toward putting on a show that would truly benefit the community. Music Director Bruno Ferrandis; Conductor Emeritus Corrick Brown; and Conductor Laureate Jeffrey Kahane lent their astounding talents to a welcoming crowd, inviting roars of applause after every piece.

The Santa Rosa Symphony continues to dedicate their 2017-2018 Classical Concert Series to first responders and those who lost their homes. We may not be out of the forest yet, but the community continues to show support as we look forward to a new holiday season.

The Green Music Center feels privileged to have been a host for two benefit concerts that brought in over $300,000 for fire relief in the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Best wishes to you and yours this winter from the Green Music Center family.