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Classic Elegance - May 1, 2 & 3

Event Details

Classical Series

2020 - 2021

About the Concert

A surprisingly moving homage to Haydn, Caroline Shaw’s spare Entr’acte threads haunting sighs with fragments of a classical string quartet. Inspired by the exotic folk music of the Hungarian empire, Mozart’s festive and playful last violin concerto delights with endless invention as it alternates the gracious elegance of a Minuet with a boisterous Bachanalian frenzy. Rachmaninoff’s arch-Romantic Symphony No. 2 leads us from melancholy and nostalgia, through brilliant fugal writing, to a dazzling, exuberant finale.
". . . [Rhee] proved more than a master of the technical aspect of the score and instrument. He saw and performed the story. There was character in his interpretation." — Eugene Scene


Plan Your Visit

Download the Program Notes - Available in April
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 Viking Cruises
Supporting sponsor: Supporting Sponsor The E. Nakamichi Foundation 
Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong underwritten by
Guest Artist Julian Rhee underwritten by Sigmund Anderman, In memory of Susan Anderman
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 Julian Rhee by Sebastian Orr

by: Steven Ledbetter

Contact Us

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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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