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Resident Orchestra at the Green Music Center

Visions of Hope - June 12, 13 & 14

Event Details

Classical Series

2020 - 2021

Please note: These concerts are not part of the 2020-2021 Classical Series. They are rescheduled from the previous season (2019-2020).


About the Concert

Enrico Chapela Barba’s brand new commissioned work melds the exuberant vitality of the Golden Age of Mexican Mariachi music with the polished precision of a classical symphony orchestra. Written in memory of the innovative Bracero Immigration Program from 1942-1964, this world premiere is an exhilarating union of two vibrant musical traditions as a celebration of our shared humanity. Ottorino Respighi’s glittering tone poems, The Pines of Rome and The Fountains of Rome, cap our season finale with a cascade of sensual splendor in vignettes of the Eternal City.

"Headed by trumpeter Jeff Nevin, the exuberantly accomplished group of instrumentalists and singers [in Mariachi Champaña Nevín] brimmed with spirit and skill."  – San Diego Union-Tribune


Concert Conversations with Francesco Lecce-Chong

Concert Conversations are general seating and free to Classical Series concert ticket holders. Approximately 30 minutes in Weill Hall.

Listen to this Concert's Music on Spotify

Music selections handpicked by Francesco!


Plan Your Visit

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We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the ArtsThe Clarence E Heller Charitable Foundation and Los Cien.
Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong underwritten by Norma Person, in memory of Evert Person
Composer Enrico Chapela Barba underwritten by Pam & Tim Chanter
Guest Artist Mariachi Champana Nevin underwritten by Pacific Gas and Electric
Discovery Open Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre-concert talks sponsored by Jamei Haswell and Richard Grundy
Travel sponsor: Consulate General of Mexico, San Francisco, and Aeroméxico
Video underwritten by Chuck & Ellen Wear



Photo by Susan and Neil Silverman Photography

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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone:  (707) 546-7097

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