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Santa Rosa Symphony - Bruno Ferrandis, Music Director
Issue 76
June 2016

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for NEW subscribers

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Depending on seating, your seven-concert package can range from $98 to $350 for a full season of fabulous music from October to May.
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Thanks for joining
The Human Race


More than 75 Santa Rosa Symphony runners and walkers sporting stunning black SRSYE T-shirts joined thousands on May 7 for one of the biggest annual community fundraisers in Sonoma County—and the largest Human Race event in the country.
To date, families have raised over $7,000 online to benefit the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles.
The following individuals and businesses supported our young musicians with $13,100 in sponsorships:
Allegro MedSpa Plastic Surgery Associates
Fred & Susan David
Dr. Jason Ford, DDS
Stephen & Barbara Laruccia
Rubins Financial Strategies
Santa Rosa Symphony League
Yogurt Time
In addition, Santa Rosa Symphony patrons at the April concerts donated a whopping $16,342—bringing the total to more than $35,000 raised for music education programs!  Thank you all very much!!

Jazz in the Cave, Thursday June 9

What better way to enjoy an evening in the wine country than listening to SRS principal trumpeter Doug Morton and his Del Sol band at the Deerfield Ranch Winery? Join the Symphony League on Thursday, June 9 for an evening of Jazz in the Cave.  This talented group is joined by singer Charity Goodwin, Rob Fordyce on bass and Brad McKeague on drums brings a fresh take on bossas, sambas and latin jazz.  Just imagine their great sounds in the cave!  This Festival of Parties event starts at 6 p.m. with wine and a full spread of appetizers. $50 per person. For more information and to pay online, go to

End-of-season message from SRS Executive Director Alan Silow

Recently scientists have identified neural brain pathways that react almost exclusively to the sound of music—which reveals that the brain regards music to be as important a category as speech. That is an extraordinary affirmation of the fundamental biological importance of music.
This discovery reminds us that making music with other people is a very ancient, human thing to do. And as the third-oldest symphony in the state of California, the Santa Rosa Symphony has been been making music for almost nine decades.  Established as a community orchestra in 1928, the SRS is now a premier regional orchestra with professional musicians and national recognition and stature. 
The Santa Rosa Symphony has become:
  • The largest regional orchestra in California north of Los Angeles
  • An orchestra that is now widely recognized for its artistic excellence
  • The resident orchestra at the Green Music Center—widely acclaimed as an extraordinary hall for classical music 
  • A symphony that offers one of the largest high-quality youth music education programs in the country—reaching more than 23,000 children annually in an era when arts continue to be cut from most public school budgets
So as our 88th season comes to a close, and in this day and age of discord and division, I am proud to say that our music serves as a fundamentally important unifying force.  May this force be with you over the summer and into the 2016-2017 concert season.

Summer Music Academy
registration is now open—
Full Day spaces are available

Registration is now open for Summer Music Academy. Join us for three weeks of fun, friends, and music, July 11 to July 30, 2016, taking place at Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa.  We offer a variety of classes to suit every age, from 5 to 23.
Instrumental Workshops for beginners and continuing students are available in violin, viola, cello, trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, percussion and guitar—and new this year, recorder!
The full day for Instrumental Workshops also includes choir, rhythm workshop and FUNdamentals classes.
Performance Academy for experienced musicians includes three ensembles for string players (Prelude, Intermezzo or Chamber), Double Bass Intensive, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble for all instruments.  Placement auditions for Performance Academy will be held in June.
The full day of Performance Academy also includes conducting and composition.
Full Day Tuition ranges from $600-$700 depending on length and level of class. All Full Day registrations must be received by June 27, 2016. 
Can’t do a full day? Ask us about a la carte options. 
We are pleased to partner with Steve & Kate’s Camp, located on the same campus as Summer Music Academy. Students attending the Summer Music Academy for any given week can also attend Steve & Kate's Camp for a reduced fee. SMA students can receive 5 days of camp for the price of 3 days. To find out more about this generous offer, please contact Steve and Kate’s.
Applications and information on class schedules, tuition and financial aid are available online at or by calling 707-546-7097 x219.

Santa Rosa Symphony Percussion Trio Roseland Community Library
Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Santa Rosa Symphony presents a special performance of its Percussion Trio at the Roseland Community Library on Saturday, June 11 from 1 to 4 pm.

In this interactive program, the musicians take the audience on a musical tour by demonstrating how percussion instruments are played all over the world. Questions pertaining to percussion and about being professional percussionists are welcome!

During this entertaining tour through the percussion section, some lucky members of the audience will join in to drum—and maybe even conduct!

Seating is limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Roseland Community Library
779 Sebastopol Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

This free concert is part of an exciting collaboration between the Sonoma County Library and the Santa Rosa Symphony.


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