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"Spring Rhapsody" May 3, 4 and 5 features Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and Jon Kimura Parker playing Rachmaninoff

Jon Kimura ParkerClassical Series season finale also includes Debussy's Printemps

A long-time favorite of Santa Rosa Symphony audiences, the technically dazzling pianist Jon Kimura Parker, performs Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini when Music Director Bruno Ferrandis and the orchestra close the 2013-2014 Classical Series season on May 3, 4 and 5, 2014. Weill Hall will be shown at its best with the contrasting sonic moods of Debussy's impressionistic symphonic suite, Printemps, and Stravinsky's wildly vivid and unforgettable ballet, The Rite of Spring.

Maestro Ferrandis said, "This program will conclude a year of glorious sounds in a glorious hall. The Rite of Spring is one of the most influential compositions in 20th century music, and Jackie Parker always brings audiences to their feet. Our 86th season has been both eclectic and grand…a great classical repertoire year."

"Parker's performance was so fresh, so scintillating, so technically dazzling that the only possible response was a standing ovation."
(THE SEATTLE TIMES)


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Youth Ensembles ConcertsYouth Orchestra

Preparatory and Repertory orchestras perform April 27 at Jackson Theater; Youth Orchestra,
with guests from SRHS Orchestra, performs May 17 at Weill Hall.

Symphony Pops: Apr 27Beatles Tribute

Return of the Classical Mystery Tour: A tribute to the Beatles on the 50th anniversary of their U.S. breakthrough tour. At Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.

Kahane Benefit: May 22Kahane

Bruno Ferrandis conducts & Jeffrey Kahane performs two magnificent concertos: Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 & Chopin Piano Concerto
No 2.

 

News & Noteworthy

Norma Person and Alan Silow

Viking Cruises 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 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.”

Jamei Haswell, chair of the SRS Board of Directors Development Committee, said, “This exciting business sponsorship with Viking Cruises is an important acknowledgement by a world-class corporation that the Santa Rosa Symphony merits international attention.  We look forward to a ‘voyage of discovery' and a long-term partnership with Viking Cruises.”

“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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Santa Rosa Symphony Realizes Tenth Consecutive Record-Setting year

Final audited figure confirm that the Santa Rosa Symphony, for the tenth consecutive fiscal year, ending
June 30, 2013, finish in the black with an operating surplus, and record growth in endowment and total assets.

The major factor that contributed to this success: the long awaited entry of the Santa Rosa Symphony in its
inaugural season as the resident orchestra of the newly opened Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. Under its
brand of Community + Excellence, the Santa Rosa Symphony performed 35 concerts including an orchestral
opening concert free to thousands, a new wonderfully well received family concert series, and free concerts for
youth bringing nearly 7,000 elementary school children to our new beautiful home.



Santa Rosa Symphony League

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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.

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