Why subscribe to the 2013-2014 Season? Let us count the ways!
1) A dynamic blend of masterwork encores and prestigious premieres, including a world premiere viola concerto performed by the principal violist of the London symphony, Paul Silverthorne and the American premiere of a pipa concerto performed by Wu Man, Musical America’s 2013 “Instrumentalist of the Year.”
2) Favorite artists back by popular demand: cellist Maya Beiser, violinist Tedi Papavrami, soprano Christine Brandes and pianists Philippe Bianconi and Jon Kimura Parker
3) More seats available at a lower price ($125 to $525 for seven concerts)
4) Earliest choice for best seats and advance tickets for special concerts
5) Highest priority for renewing same seats, or seat upgrades
6) Free ticket exchanges with timely requests
7) Create your own 4-concert Mini-Series package
8) Savings of up to 12% over single ticket buyers
9) Single tickets may not be available in some sections on some days
10) Discovery Open Rehearsals just $12.71 per concert
Secure your seats before single tickets go on sale July 30.
News & Noteworthy
SRS orchestra plays for Berkshire Choral Festival concert June 15
From June 8–16, Sonoma State University is hosting the Berkshire Choral Festival, “an intense learning experience for singers who want to reach more deeply into the choral music experience…and rehearse and perform masterpieces of the choral repertoire under the direction of world-class conductors and professional music staff.”
On June 15 in Weill Hall, the Santa Rosa Symphony, with festival conductor Joshua Habermann on the podium, is featured in an 8 p.m. concert which is open to the public. The festival chorus and orchestra perform Mozart’s Requiem in D minor and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in D major.
Maestro Habermann is the conductor of the Dallas Symphony Chorus and music director of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Tickets for the June 15 Berkshire Choral Festival concert are available ONLY FROM THE GREEN MUSIC CENTER BOX OFFICE. Purchase online or call 866-955-6040.
New Orchestra Members appointed by Maestro Ferrandis
Congratulations to the following musicians who were the winning candidates of the auditions held in May at the Green Music Center.
HEATHER POWELL, Associate Concertmaster; resides in Davis, CA; NATASHA MAKHIJANI, First Violin; resides in San Francisco, CA; STEPHANIE BIBBO, Second Violin; resides in San Francisco, CA; NICOLE SUTTERFIELD, Viola; resides in Moffett Field, CA; CRAIG BATE, Viola; resides in San Jose, CA; TIANTIAN LAN, Viola; resides in Reno, NV; CARMEN LEMOINE, Third Flute; resides in San Francisco, CA; MEREDITH BROWN, Principal Horn; resides in Oakland, CA; CAITLYN SMITH, Utility Horn; resides in San Francisco, CA.
On behalf of Music Director Bruno Ferrandis and the Santa Rosa Symphony Association, we extend our congratulations to all of the winning candidates, and our sincere appreciation to the SRS musicians who served on the audition committees.
Classics Alive Foundation names SRS Youth Orchestra “Youth Orchestra of the Year” for 2013
The Classics Alive Foundation, headed by celebrated violinist Lindsay Deutsch, has named Santa Rosa Symphony’s Youth Orchestra “Youth Orchestra of the Year” for 2013 and awarded a $500 cash prize to be used for music or equipment for the ensemble. The award also includes the Foundation’s sponsorship of a master class for our young musicians by the violinist herself.
What is particularly notable about this honor is that the Classics Alive nomination process was completed exclusively by the youth orchestra musicians. They responded to a questionnaire and described their “involvement with music and how it has contributed to their wholeness as a person.” The ensembles completed nomination materials were not seen or overseen by Symphony staff.
Dr. Richard Loheyde, SRS assistant conductor and conductor of the Youth Orchestra, said, “"I was so very pleased to learn of this tremendous award from the Classics Alive Foundation. To be named Youth Orchestra of the Year is such a great honor. We are all thrilled! I could not be more proud of the hard working young musicians of our orchestra."
Santa Rosa Symphony League
Organized in 1958 and Still Going Strong
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.