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The latest update about the impact of COVID-19 on SRS

PLEASE NOTE: The Santa Rosa Symphony administrative and patron services offices will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19. Symphony staff, working from home, continue to monitor voicemails, email and mail.

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Last updated: July 10, 2020

We have good news! The 2019-2020 Classical Series and Family Series spring concerts, which had been postponed to this summer, will be performed in the spring of 2021 at the Green Music Center.

The new dates for the postponed 2019-2020 concerts are as follows:

Beethoven Lives Upstairs Family Concert | New Date: March 28, 2021
Concert program remains as originally planned.

Showcasing Contemporary Women | New Dates: April 10, 11 & 12, 2021
These concerts now feature Francesco Lecce-Chong as conductor, the program remains as originally planned.

Visions of Hope | New Dates: June 12, 13, 14, 2021
Concert program remains as originally planned.

Please Note: Ticket holders will receive reprinted tickets for the new dates at the end of February 2021—for your same seats in the Green Music Center. Please mark your calendars for these long-awaited concerts.

Magic Flute: If you hold tickets for Mozart’s Magic Flute on April 10, 2021, please know this concert is being rescheduled to the 2021-2022 season. Tickets will roll over into the new concert date once it is determined, and you will be notified with additional information.

More Exciting News to Come: Watch your mailbox in early August for exciting new features for the Symphony's Fall 2020 Classical Series concerts.

Last updated: April 13, 2020

The Symphony continues to follow the developments of this pandemic, especially locally, with the safety and health of its patrons, musicians and staff as its number one concern. Based on modeling projections announced by the Sonoma County Health officer, Sonoma State University is extending the closure of its campus to include the month of June. This closure includes our valued partner and home of our orchestra, the Green Music Center. This means that the Symphony's three classical performances of Showcasing Contemporary Women and the family concert Beethoven Lives Upstairs, which had been rescheduled for June 6-8 and June 14, have been postponed again.

Despite this postponement, the Santa Rosa Symphony is continuing to move forward with our commitment to pay our musicians during regularly scheduled concert dates as well as working to reschedule these performances for you at future dates.

We are grateful for everyone in our community showing collective patience and positivity during this unprecedented time. Look for communications regarding future dates via email, social media and the Symphony's website.

Stay safe and well – until we are together again.

Alan Silow
President & CEO
Santa Rosa Symphony

Last updated: March 24, 2020

Santa Rosa Symphony Reschedules All Spring Concerts
Compensates musicians now to ease their financial hardship
(Santa Rosa, Calif.) —The Santa Rosa Symphony Board of Directors, in response to county and state health agencies' shelter-in-place orders, and for the safety and health of its patrons, musicians and staff in this daily evolving situation, has postponed all of its remaining 2019-2020 concerts. These include two Classical Series sets, one Family Series concert and one Pops concert.
The Santa Rosa Symphony Association’s Board of Directors, via a video conference on Tuesday, March 24, confirmed the new dates as follows:
Showcasing Contemporary Women: rescheduled from March 21-23 to June 6, 7 & 8, 2020
Beethoven Lives Upstairs: rescheduled from April 19 to June 14, 2020
Visions of Hope: rescheduled from May 2-4 to July 11, 12 & 13, 2020
Remember When Rock Was Young – the Elton John Tribute Symphony Pops: rescheduled from April 26 to August 9, 2020
The programming for these concerts is unchanged, with the exception of Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong stepping in to conduct Showcasing Contemporary Women.
The Santa Rosa Santa Youth Orchestra concert on May 9, 2020 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
Ticket holder information is covered at the bottom of this release.
"We are thrilled to be able to reschedule all of these concerts. It is a way forward through this challenging situation and one that will best provide for our subscribers, patrons, musicians and staff," said Symphony President and CEO Alan Silow.
“In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to have beauty in our lives—especially as we are unable to join together in person to experience art,” said Lecce-Chong.
Most importantly, the Santa Rosa Symphony recognizes that many of its musicians are experiencing financial hardship due to the widespread concert cancellations throughout the Bay Area. In that light, the Symphony Board of Directors has approved an unprecedented plan which guarantees that any musician, who was hired by Santa Rosa Symphony to perform services in March, April or May 2020, will be paid promptly for those services, even though the work itself will happen at a later date.
"I am grateful for the leadership of our Board and the long-standing generosity of our patrons, both of which will allows us to provide immediate financial assistance to lessen the economic challenges that our fine, professional musicians currently face," said Silow.
Santa Rosa Symphony’s Board of Directors and staff leadership continue to closely monitor this very fluid and unprecedented situation, and will communicate clearly, promptly and directly with patrons, if there are any new developments or changes. The Symphony staff are working from their homes and retrieving mail, which has included many subscription renewals, a bright spot that further underscores the value of what the Symphony offers—especially during uncertain times.
“As many other organizations and musicians are doing, Santa Rosa Symphony is turning to technology to stay connected with our patrons," added Lecce-Chong. "I’ve started hosting regular 'Watch Parties' on my Facebook page, where we can all hang out and experience great performances together. My fiancée Chloe and I are also creating music education videos, which are great for parents and children to do together at home.”
The Symphony invites patrons to follow its Facebook page, visit its website and sign up for its email list (via the website) to stay informed about Lecce-Chong's Facebook Watch Parties, detailed concert information, summer offerings, education opportunities, the new season and more.

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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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