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Santa Rosa Symphony - Bruno Ferrandis, Music Director
Issue 74
April 2016

Summer Music Academy registration is now open— Early Bird deadline is April 1

Registration is now open for Summer Music Academy. Join us for three weeks of fun, friends, and music, July 11 to July 30, 2016. Register for all day program or a la carte classes online or
call 707-546-7097 x219 for more information.

Receive an Early Bird discount of $25 if you register and pay in full by April 1, 2016.

FREE Family Concerts Saturday, April 9 at the Sonoma County Library

The Santa Rosa Symphony and Friends of Sonoma County Library present two free Woodwind Quintet concerts on Saturday, April 9.
1:00 pm at Central Library
2:30 pm at Northwest Regional Library
Witness how the musicians and their instruments work both individually and as a woodwind ensemble. With spoken comments and brief instrument demonstrations, the quintet presents Fuges, Shanties and Rags, including music by Arnold, Ibert, Gershwin, Joplin and more. Audience questions are encouraged!
Players are Stacey Pelinka, flute; Laura Reynolds, oboe; Mark Wardlaw, clarinet; Carla Wilson, bassoon and Suzanne Chasalow, horn.
Seating is limited, on a first come, first served basis
For more information call Central Library 545-0831, or Northwest Regional Library 546-2265.

Armonica Quartet at Lavish Hi/Fi

Sunday, April 10 2-4 pm
Tickets are still available to hear Armonica Quartet perform on April 10 at Lavish Hi/Fi. This concert is a great way to show your support of the Santa Rosa Symphony’s youth education programs. The two violinists, Calvin Jin and Amelie Schlager, are current members of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra. Violist Jahrell Armai is a junior at Sonoma State University. Cellist Anwen Lin is a former member of the Youth Orchestra. The Quartet will be joined by Thomas Gosnell, a clarinetist in the Youth Orchestra, in Mozart's "Clarinet Quintet."
Program will be held Sunday, April 10 from 2-4 pm at Lavish Hi/Fi, 1044 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. Order tickets at

Save the Date for the Human Race!

Saturday, May 7, 8 am–noon

Join the Human Race! Support the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles. Run, Walk or Cheer! Our goal is to raise $15,000 through the Human Race. We count on the Human Race to sustain our five youth orchestras and keep tuition costs low.
Visit this link and click “Join Team” or set up a personal donation-gathering webpage. Or send your contribution directly to Santa Rosa Symphony. Please write “Education/Human Race” in the memo line of your check.

The 2016-2017 season has been announced—in our 89th season, we celebrate our beloved Maestro Bruno Ferrandis, who will conduct all seven Classical Series concerts. Read on for highlights of this season to remember…
Season subscription renewals are here!
For current subscribers, your renewal forms should have arrived by mail. We encourage you to renew before April 15, in order to retain your seats for this season, or to request a seat change. All seat change requests will be processed in the order received.
If you are not yet a subscriber and would like to have seating priority over single ticket buyers, please call our Patron Services office at (707) 54-MUSIC [707-546-8742] today—our helpful staff will be happy to guide you through the subscription order process.
Add a gift with your 2016-2017 subscription renewal
Did you know that you can easily add a donation to your season renewal form? With your gift of any amount, you help the Santa Rosa Symphony fulfill our mission to keep tickets affordable, ensure that the young musicians in the community thrive, and that students in Sonoma County schools have access to musical experiences during their elementary school years. Thank you for your support!

Acclaimed cellist Zuill Bailey returns to perform Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra in “Rhythmic Vitality” conducted by Maestro Bruno Ferrandis, April 2, 3 and 4

Mezzo-soprano Bonnie Brooks evokes images
of southern Spain in Falla’s
The Three-Cornered Hat

On April 2, 3 and 4, virtuoso cellist Zuill Bailey joins the Santa Rosa Symphony to perform one of Benjamin Britten’s finest symphonic works—the Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, dedicated to the late cello virtuoso Mstislav Rostrapovich.
Rostrapovich himself described Britten’s Cello Symphony as “one of the most phenomenal works in the cello repertoire.”     
In “Rhythmic Vitality” Maestro Ferrandis also conducts the full score of the comic ballet El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) by Manuel de Falla. Gifted mezzo-soprano Bonnie Brooks performs this delightful work, full of Andalusian folk themes presented in a flamenco vocal style.
The program also includes a performance of the symphonic poem “Blue Fire,” by contemporary composer Daniel Brewbaker. The performance of this work has been graciously underwritten by Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem.

For 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 – 5:30 pm or purchase online anytime.

Symphony Pops Concert “The King” Sunday, April 17 at 3 pm Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

Elvis Presley was the King...and he changed American music forever. This Symphony Pops concert conducted by Michael Berkowitz celebrates with thrilling performances of his greatest hits, including Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender, Don’t Be Cruel, Hound Dog and more—like never before with the full Santa Rosa Symphony. These are not Elvis impersonators—four Broadway and cabaret singers in a “Jersey Boys”-style show bring a new twist, shake, rattle and roll to the classic hits of The KING!
Featuring Scott Coulter, Lee Lessack and Brian Wilson, vocalists; Danny Mallon, drummer; and Johnny Rodgers, pianist/vocalist.

Tickets must be purchased online from the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, or by phone at 707-546-3600.

2016-2107 will be a Season to Remember…
In our 89th performance season we celebrate Music Director Bruno Ferrandis, who has graced us with his artistry, charm and warm personality for the past decade. In his final full season, Maestro Ferrandis will conduct all seven Classical Series concerts.
2016-2017 Classical Series Highlights
Beloved masterpieces include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Liszt, Elgar, Debussy, Ravel…and more!
A total of nine symphonic works this season will be performed for the first time by the Santa Rosa Symphony
Distinguished flutist Jean Ferrandis returns to open the season and play Bernstein and Mozart
Renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman returns to end the season and performs Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2
“Bring on the Strings” program in March highlights the talent of the Symphony’s own principal string players: Concertmaster Joseph Edelberg and Principal Violist Elizabeth Prior perform Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante; Principal Cellist Adelle-Akiko Kearns performs Fauré’s Elegie for Cello
Annual choral concert in December features two vocal works by Rachmaninoff: The Bells (choral symphony) and Vocalise for Soprano and Orchestra—featuring Jenni Samuelson, soprano and the SSU Symphonic Chorus, conducted by Jenny Bent, new SRS choral director
Guest soloists include pianists Orion Weiss and Alessio Bax, and Marie-Pierre Langlamet, principal harpist for the Berlin Philharmonic.

Guest lecturer Kayleen Asbo, PhD. returns to give pre-concert talks for the concert sets in November, December, February and March.

In 2016-2017 our popular Family Concert Series again brings you three delightful concerts for the whole family. Now in its 5th year, the Family Concert Series has been named in honor of the late Peggy Anne Covington, opera singer and philanthropist. Her generous estate gift to the Santa Rosa Symphony has underwritten the Family Concert Series for the 2016-2017 season.
Find out more about the 2016-2017 season here.


The Magic of the Flute
October 8, 9 & 10, 2016
Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Jean Ferrandis, flute
Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Bernstein: Halil (nocturne) for Flute and Strings
Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Keyboard Brilliance
November 5, 6 & 7, 2016
Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano
Liszt: Les Préludes
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2
Schumann: Symphony No. 2
Poetic Bells
December 3, 4 & 5, 2016
Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
SSU Symphonic Chorus, Jenny Bent, director
Jenni Samuelson, soprano
Christopher Bengochea, tenor
Philip Skinner, baritone
Thomas: Prayer Bells
Elgar: Enigma Variations        
Rachmaninoff: The Bells (choral symphony)
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise for Soprano and Orchestra
Heavenly Harp
January 7, 8 & 9, 2017
Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harp
Rossini: Overture to The Thieving Magpie
Ginastera: Harp Concerto
Debussy: Dances Sacred and Profane
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé, Suites 1 & 2
Tales of Love
Saturday, February 11, 12 & 13, 2017
Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Alessio Bax, piano
Berlioz: Introduction to Roméo et Juliette
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet
Bring on the Strings
March 25, 26 & 27, 2017
Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Joseph Edelberg, violin
Elizabeth Prior, viola
Adelle-Akiko Kearns, cello
Hovhaness: Meditation on Orpheus
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola
Fauré: Élégie for Cello
Sibelius: Symphony No. 4
Sibelius: Finlandia
Vadim Returns!
May 6, 7 & 8, 2017
Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Khachaturian: Suite from Masquerade
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905


Richard Loheyde, conductor
Land of Make Believe
Sunday, October 16, 2016 – 3 pm
Alicia Morley, narrator
Roustabout Theater
The Listener
Sunday, January 22, 2017 – 3 pm
Magic Circle Mime Company
Presto, Mambo!
Sunday, April 30, 2017 – 3 pm
Platypus Theatre



Richard Loheyde, conductor
Saturday, November 19, 2016 – 4 pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 – 3 pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 3 pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 3 pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 3 pm
Classical Series Concert Times
Saturday and Monday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm
Discovery Open Rehearsal, Saturday at 2 pm
Program and artists subject to change.
All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

To subscribe to the 2016-2017 season, please call patron services at (707) 54-MUSIC (707-546-8742).

All performances at Weill Hall, Green Music Center
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