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Santa Rosa Symphony - Bruno Ferrandis, Music Director
Issue 68
October 2015

CDs on Sale at
October concerts

Piano Duets by Christina and Michelle Naughton will be for sale in the Person lobby at each performance; Christina and Michelle will be available after the performance to sign copies. Recordings of works by Mohammed Fairouz will also be available for purchase.

Thank you to our Hotel and Restaurant Partners

The Symphony gratefully acknowledges the Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country for once again hosting this season’s guest artists. For a second year, Ancient Oak Cellars are generously donating the wine to be served at our donor receptions held in the Founder’s Room at every performance. 

Great restaurant deals for subscribers

Subscribers to the Santa Rosa Symphony Classical Series receive a special Restaurant Discount Card each year. Each restaurant listed on the card will provide a special discount available only to Santa Rosa Symphony subscribers (for example: buy one entrée, get the second at half off).
Our thanks to the following restaurants for honoring the Symphony Restaurant Discount Card from September 2015 through August 2016:  
Ancient Oak Cellars & Downtown Deli, Bacchus Restaurant/Wine Bar, Bistro 29, Cafe Zazzle, East West Café - Sebastopol, El Coqui Puerto Rican Cuisine, Grafitti , La Vera Pizza, Luma, Redwood Café, Sally Tomatoes, Shangri-La Cafe & Grill, Shuffle’s Magical Ice Cream Shoppe, Sky Lounge Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, The Spinster Sisters, Ting Hau, Willie Bird’s Restaurant, Zazu Kitchen & Farm.


Our 88th season is also Bruno’s 10th anniversary as Music Director, and what an exciting year it will be! 
On October 10, 11 and 12 Twin Stars Christina and Michelle Naughton perform Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Mozart’s Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos, a piece he wrote to play with his own sister, Nannerl. Also on the program is the Third Symphony of Camille Saint-Saëns, with guest organist Charles Ru.
This inaugural concert begins with a world premiere commissioned by the Santa Rosa Symphony—the tone-poem Pax Universalis, by acclaimed composer Mohammed Fairouz. Mr. Fairouz has dedicated his composition, underwritten by the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, to children everywhere who have become the victims of global conflict. Mohammed Fairouz will appear on The Charlie Rose Show on October 2.

SEASON TICKETS can still be purchased for the 2015-16 Classical Series, and offer savings over single ticket prices.
To purchase tickets, call (707) 546-8742, come in person to our Patron Services Office at 50 Santa Rosa Avenue (north entrance, first floor off elevator lobby) Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm or purchase online anytime.


Click on our virtual brochure here for detailed descriptions of the entire 2015-2016 season.

Wake up with the Santa Rosa Symphony and Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Tuesday, October 6, 9 am–11:30 am at Peet’s on 4th Street in Santa Rosa
Join us and meet Maestro Bruno Ferrandis!

Live music by Santa Rosa Symphony Principal Harpist, Dan Levitan.

Enter a drawing for two free tickets to the October concert.
Say the KEYword “Symphony” to get a BOGO on coffee/tea drinks, or $1 off any pastry.

Only at Peet’s at the 4th Street, Santa Rosa location.

For more information, call 707-546-8742.

Henry Trione Legacy Celebration
on October 9

Join us on October 9 at 6 pm at the Green Music Center for a celebration of the life of beloved community leader and long-time Santa Rosa supporter Henry Trione.
A cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres in the Trione courtyard will be followed by a private recital in Weill Hall by Christina and Michelle Naughton. After the recital, a dessert buffet with coffee and liqueurs will be served in the Person Lobby.
All proceeds will benefit Santa Rosa Symphony and music education programs. $150 per person ($100 tax deductible donation)
For tickets please call the SRS Patron Services Office at 707-546-8742

Symphony Pops Series

Now entering its second decade, the Symphony Pops Series continues to draw sold-out crowds for the best in popular music, featuring acclaimed soloists under the baton of Maestro Michael Berkowitz.

Don’t miss this exciting season!

The Great Ladies of Swing
Sunday, October 25, 2015 – 3 pm
Guest Artist: Dee Daniels

A Very Merry Holiday Pops
Sunday, December 13, 2015 – 3 pm
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
February 14, 2016 – 3 pm                            
The King: The Music of Elvis
Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 3 pm
Pops Tickets may be purchased from the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Monday–Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm - (707) 546-3600

Sonoma Paradiso
Family Concert Series

The fourth season of our popular Family Concert Series, sponsored by the Sonoma Paradiso Foundation, will begin with “Music from Out of This World” on Sunday, October 18 at 3 pm. Come early to visit the Instrument Petting Zoo starting at 2:00 pm.
Children are invited to come dressed as their favorite outer space characters—from Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker to Buzz Lightyear, or as space creatures they invent for themselves!
This lively program will be conducted by Richard Loheyde and narrated by Bruce Robinson of KRCB Radio. They are joined by members of Roustabout Theater Company, who incorporate dance and song in playful skits that accompany works from Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and E.T., along with selections from Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and Holst’s The Planets.
The series continues on Sunday January 24 for a modern re-telling of “Peter and the Wolf” with Platypus Theater; on Sunday, March 13 we present “Gershwin’s Magic Key” with Classical Kids Live!
Subscriptions for all three performances are available at $45/adults, $30/child. (Discounted family packages are still available).  Tickets for individual concerts are $17 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Call Symphony Patron Services at (707) 546-8742 or purchase online.



Beautify your Garden
with Spring Flower Bulbs

Once again, you can support our Youth Ensembles by purchasing flower bulbs from the acclaimed Dutch Mill Bulb company. Dutch Mill Bulbs are guaranteed to bloom—just cover them with soil, give them water and enjoy a beautiful spring garden.  50% of all sales through this offer will be donated to the Youth Ensemble programs. Click here to order your bulbs. Happy planting!

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