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Grammy-winning violinist/composer Mark O'Connor January 10-12

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Mark O'ConnorGrammy winning violinist Mark O'Connor headlines with SRS January 10, 11 & 12 at Weill Hall, Green Music Center.

"When you're listening to him, you know you're listening to genius."
-Seattle Times

Our Viking River Cruises Classical Concert Series continues with "Wild West," combining quintessential American sound from Aaron Copland, including his Billy the Kid Suite, with a concerto by multiple Grammy award-winning composer and violinist Mark O'Connor. O'Connor's Fiddle Concerto has become the most-performed modern violin concerto composed in the last 40 years, with more than 200 performances. Recently married, the artist will be joined on stage by his wife, the former Maggie Dixon, to perform Strings and Threads. Maggie, like Mark, is well versed in both classical and diverse styles of music, and the couple has many joint concerts and workshop engagement throughout the 2015-2016 season.

On the podium for January's concert set will be Michael Christie whose 16-year conducting career includes serving as music director of the Phoenix Symphony and the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Chief Conductor of the Queensland Orchestra in Australia. He began his tenure as the first-ever Music Director of the Minnesota Opera in 2012.

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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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An Exotic Mix: Feb 7, 8 & 9
JP Jofre
A Brahms symphony that is serene, pastoral and radiant, side-by-side with the energetic atmosphere of a Veracruz ballroom and the dramatic world of tango.
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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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China TourSupport our young musicians on their 2015 Musical Journey through China.

Sixty talented young musicians of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra, led by conductor Richard Loheyde, will take a once-in-a-lifetime musical journey to China in June of 2015.

In addition to cultural immersion and exchange, the orchestra will musically represent our community, performing at concert halls in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai. To ensure that all qualified and interested young musicians are able to participate, we have committed to raise $60,000 during the 2014-2015 season. To contribute to the Youth Orchestra China Tour, please call (707) 546-7097 x214 or make a donation online today.

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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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