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SRS @ Home

Enhanced concert experiences continue through May!

Recorded for streaming on YouTube, each concert includes Francesco's popular pre-concert talk and post-concert Q & A with SRS musicians. These virtual concerts replace the originally planned live concerts. The March 2020 concert, “Showcasing Contemporary Women,” postponed from last season, reprogrammed into a virtual concert, streams this April. 
The January through May concerts will have all the features you enjoyed in the fall and more!

The Symphony welcomes legendary composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich as its Artistic Partner. The first female composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music (1983), Zwilich is a prolific composer whose works, which enjoy a wide appeal with their unique signature style, have been performed by most of the leading American orchestras and Internationally by major ensembles. Her list of awards is heady and long, and includes two Grammy nominations. Each of the upcoming five SRS @ Home concerts features a Zwilich work, including her beloved Peanuts Gallery in our season-ending finale. In addition, she brings her vision, expertise and experience, as she takes an active role with the orchestra, Francesco and the community over the course of the season.

SRS @ Home Series Continues!

Francesco shares details of the January-May SRS @ Home concerts

Meet Ellen Zwilich, Artistic Partner

Ellen and Francesco discuss her piece, Peanuts® Gallery for Piano and Orchestra, and more!

Francesco & Ellen discuss five works

Francesco & Ellen have an in-depth discussion about her five works included in the
SRS @ Home January through May virtual concert series.

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About SRS @ Home January - May

SRS @ Home - January 24

BACH: Ricercare à 6 from Das Musikalische Opfer [The Musical Offering], Anton Webern, arr.
ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH: Concerto Grosso 1985 for Chamber Orchestra [after Handel]
MARIANNA MARTINES: Sinfonia in C major 
MOZART: Symphony No. 39

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SRS @ Home - February 28

WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll for Small Orchestra
ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH: Prologue and Variations for String Orchestra
DVOŘÁK: Czech Suite

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SRS @ Home - March 28

Zuill Bailey, cello
: Starburst for String Orchestra
BARBER: Adagio for Strings
ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
CHARLES IVES: The Unanswered Question
BRAHMS: Serenade No. 2

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SRS @ Home - April 25

Joseph Edelberg, violin
Entr’acte for String Orchestra
ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH: Romance for Violin and Orchestra   
Danzón No. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade in C major for String Orchestra

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SRS @ Home - May 16

Elizabeth Dorman, piano
Overture to Il signor Bruschino
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY: Asclepius, Fanfare for Brass and Percussion
ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH: Peanuts® Gallery for Piano and Orchestra
PAUL DOOLEY: Sonoma Strong
HAYDN: Symphony No. 45, Farewell

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Exclusive Subscriber Benefits!

To acknowledge the support of Symphony season subscribers, please read below for some new benefits, available only to you.

  • Only Subscribers will have the opportunity to re-watch the SRS @ Home concerts, whenever they want, up to 30 days after the live stream dates.

  • Only Subscribers will receive exclusive access to guest artist recitals and concert conversations with Francesco on YouTube.      

  • Exclusive access link to view the 2012 historic Orchestral Opening concert of Weill Hall. Soon, all subscribers will receive an exclusive access link to watch the 2012 Orchestral Opening Concert of the Green Music Center on the Symphony’s YouTube Channel. This celebratory extravaganza featured Bruno Ferrandis and Corrick Brown conducting, plus Jeffrey Kahane performing on piano. The palpable excitement will move you to your feet. Relive that momentous event, or view it for the very first time.

Guest Artist Recitals - Symphony Season Subscriber Exclusive Access - On YouTube


Guest Artist Recital - January 17

David Krakauer, clarinet—In recital and in conversation with Francesco
Program coming soon!

Guest Artist Recital - February 21

Michelle Cann, pianoIn recital and in conversation with Francesco
Program coming soon!

Guest Artist Recital - April 5

Zuill Bailey, celloIn recital and in conversation with Francesco
Program coming soon!

Guest Artist Recital - April 18

Jennifer Frautschi, violinIn recital and in conversation with Francesco
Program coming soon!

Guest Artist Recital - May 9

Julian Rhee, pianoIn recital and in conversation with Francesco
Program coming soon!


Music for all at a time of need

As we shelter safely in place, the Symphony now has an opportunity to reach more people than ever before by providing these virtual Fall concerts free and open to all. Through these virtual concerts we are able to attract new audiences for this art—audiences that will help sustain inspiring music and essential music education through their donations at these virtual concerts, now and in the future. The Symphony can only pursue this greater good and vital opportunity because of deeply supportive patrons like you.

Donors make the art possible, and we want to share our thanks!


Ways to Watch

The SRS @ Home Series will be available to watch on YouTube. With a little advance preparation, you can watch the virtual concerts on your TV, instead of the smaller screens of your laptops, phones and iPads. We highly recommend exploring the information and guides on our Ways to Watch page before concert day, if you haven't tried watching on a bigger screen. Click here for Ways to Watch.

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We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Classical Concert Series underwritten by Sara and Edward Kozel, in memory of Laura Tietz
SRS @ Home Series Lead Sponsor - Charles M. Schulz Museum, dedicated to the Peanuts Creator
SRS @ Home Series Supporting Sponsor - The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
SRS @ Home Supporting Sponsor: County of Sonoma – Board of Supervisors
Media sponsor The Press Democrat       

Banner photo by Susan and Neil Silverman Photography

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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