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Playing for Peanuts: The Music of Vince Guaraldi - October 9

Event Details

Pops Series

2022 - 2023

About the Concert

Launching Michael Berkowitz’s final season, Playing for Peanuts: The Music of Vince Guaraldi represents the world premiere of brand new orchestrations of Guaraldi’s genius, inspired by local legend Charles M. Schulz, his quirky Peanuts characters, and the comic strip itself. GRAMMY®-nominated pianist David Benoit, who composed music for the Peanuts TV specials for more than 10 years, will perform enduring favorites with his trio, including “Linus and Lucy,” “Christmas Time Is Here,” “You’re in Love Charlie Brown,” “Great Pumpkin Waltz,” “The Red Baron March,” “Cast Your Fate to The Wind,” plus other Peanuts favorites.

For four decades, the GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz. He has served as conductor with a wide range of symphonies, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, London Symphony, and the Asia America Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. Piano performances have included Claude Bolling’s” Suite for Flute & Jazz Piano,” “Suite for Cello & Piano,” “Concerto for Guitar & Jazz Piano Trio,” with Angel Romero; guest soloist with Lalo Schifrin and his orchestra; and, as a tribute to Charles M. Schultz, the Peanuts Piano Concerto and the music of Vince Guaraldi in conjunction with his recording of Here’s to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years. Be a part of the music of Charlie Brown at this special tribute, here in the hometown of Charles M. Schulz himself.



Join Principal Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz one hour prior to every concert for a discussion of the afternoon’s concert, along with personal anecdotes and memories from his storied career working on Broadway and with Liza Minelli, Henry Mancini, and Marvin Hamlisch among many others.



Although the Santa Rosa Symphony is performing, the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is selling the tickets for this concert.

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Individual tickets on sale August 17

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LBC Box office: (707) 546-3600
Tues – Sat, 10am – 6pm  |  closed Sunday and Monday
(Open 2 hours before performances on Sundays and Mondays)


We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

“Playing for Peanuts: The Music of Vince Guaraldi” underwritten by The Redwood Empire Ice Area (Snoopy’ s Home Ice)
Mike Berkowitz underwritten by Michael and Nancy Hall 


Programs, dates, artists, and prices are subject to change without notice. Tickets are subject to availability.

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Santa Rosa CA 95404
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