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American Rhapsody - February 13, 14 & 15

Event Details

Classical Series

2020 - 2021

About the Concert

During Black History month, we celebrate the infusion of the jazz spirit into classical concert music. William Grant Still’s Darker Beauty reflects the twin themes of sorrow and hope in the African American experience. Pianist Michelle Cann bursts with vitality as she brings the infectious drive and exuberance of George Gershwin’s twin rhapsodies to the Weill Hall stage. Aaron Copland’s iconic ballet Appalachian Spring unites the simple beauty of Shaker hymns with syncopated dance rhythms and haunting tenderness.
“She is a colorist who can charm, and also an athletic powerhouse who can sweep the listener off his or her feet.” —Southampton Press

Plan Your Visit

Download the Program Notes - Available in January
Learn more about the Discovery Rehearsal Series
Directions & More
Seating Map
Before the Concert | At the Concert | Other Good Things to Know
Dining & Hotels

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Classical Series underwritten by Sara and Edward Kozel, in memory of Laura Tietz

Sponsored by Joseph A. and Judith M. Gappa
Guest Conductor Aram Demirjian underwritten by David and Corinne Byrd
Guest Artist Michelle Cann underwritten by The Alan and Susan Seidenfeld Charitable Trust
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
Media sponsor The Press Democrat

Photo of Michelle Cann by Karen Jenkins

by: Steven Ledbetter

Contact Us

ATTENTION: Symphony offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Symphony staff, working from home, continue to monitor voicemails, email and mail.

Administrative Office:
50 Santa Rosa Ave, Suite 410
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone:  (707) 546-7097

Patron Services:
Phone: (707) 546-8742


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