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Issue 73
March 2016

“Dinner is Served” on March 3, 2016 Dine out and support SRS youth education

Santa Rosa Symphony League’s second annual “Dinner is Served” event takes place on Thursday, March 3. 

Diners are invited to make a reservation at one of the fourteen participating Sonoma County restaurants from Santa Rosa to Healdsburg. Each restaurant will offer a three course meal with no corkage fee. The number of seats reserved for Symphony League patrons varies by restaurant. 

Tickets range from $40 to $80 per person and include tax and gratuity. Check available seats and prices here. Proceeds support Santa Rosa Symphony’s youth education programs. 

“The idea is to gather your music-loving friends to dine out and toast in warm appreciation of our fabulous Santa Rosa Symphony,” said Liz Bippart, the event organizer. Choose your restaurant and make your reservations at For questions, Liz can be reached at 707-227-4314.

Nine of the “Dinner is Served” restaurants are in Santa Rosa: Bistro 29, Ca Bianca, East-West Cafe, Gary Chu’s, Pamposh, Pullman Kitchen, Sazon, Sweet T’s and Quail Inn at Oakmont Golf Club. Two Healdsburg restaurants – Café Lucia and Mateo’s Cocina Latina are participating.  K&L Bistro in Sebastopol, Tomi Thai in Windsor and Catelli’s in Geyserville round out the choices.

Subscribers! Renewals are coming.

You will soon be receiving your subscription renewal packet and brochure for the 2016-2017 season in the mail. You can renew by phone or in person at the SRS Patron Services Office. The renewal deadline for same seats is April 15, 2016. Your customized renewal packet will arrive the second week of March.

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!

The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations. It is the largest collaborative fundraising event in Sonoma County as well as the largest Human Race in the nation! Rain or shine, run or walk 3K and 10K through Howarth and Spring Lake Parks to benefit our young musicians.
We count on the Human Race to sustain our five youth orchestras and keep tuition costs low. Tuition covers about a third of the cost of the Training Young Musicians program. Our goal is to raise $15,000 through the Human Race.
All donations, large and small, make a big difference. Even if you can’t participate on Race Day, you can contribute. Visit this page and click “Donate Now” 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.
Thanks for your support!  See you May 7th at the Race!
As Spring approaches, there are abundant opportunities to celebrate and support our Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles and to bring the gift of music to the children in our lives!

Youth Ensembles Concert March 5 at 3 pm celebrates conductor Richard Loheyde’s 10th anniversary with guest artist Eric Dahlin, special alumni guests and two concerto competition winners!

There is still time to purchase tickets for the Saturday, March 5 special celebration concert honoring Richard Loheyde’s 10th anniversary as conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra.  The SRSYO and Young People’s Chamber Orchestra perform together at Weill Hall on Sunday March, 5 at 3 pm.
The second half of the program features performances by two winners of the Concerto Competition, violinist Alex Chui and violist Sophia Valenti, as well as alumni guests who will join the orchestra for Respighi’s stirring Pines of Rome.
Young People’s Chamber Orchestra (YPCO) hosts cellist Eric Dahlin, of the Hartford (CT) Symphony as resident artist from Feb 29 through March 5. Dahlin’s residency includes a free masterclass, open to the public, on Wednesday, March 2 from 4 to 5:30 pm at Summerfield Waldorf School in Sebastopol, and he will play the Boccherini Cello Concerto in D Major with YPCO in concerts at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center (209 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale) on Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 pm and at Weill Hall on March 5 at 3 pm.
Tickets for Youth Orchestra concerts are $17 adults, $12 students and seniors. To purchase tickets, contact Patron Services at (707) 546-8742 or purchase online anytime.

Family Concert
Gershwin’s Magic Key
Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3 pm
with Classical Kids Live!

A poor newspaper boy and the great American composer George Gershwin meet by chance on the streets of New York City. While the orchestra magically weaves 20 of Gershwin’s greatest hits like “I Got Rhythm” and “Rhapsody in Blue” into the drama, the boy explores the vast melting pot of American music and unlocks his own musical potential.
Tickets: $17 adult, $12 child (age 12 and under) DETAILS >
Or call Santa Rosa Symphony Patron Services at 707-546-8742

Santa Rosa Symphony announces new Development Director

We are pleased to announce that Heather Balitzkat has joined the Santa Rosa Symphony as Director of Development, bringing with her a strong background in development and experience working with a broad range of non-profit organizations.
A native Canadian from Toronto, Ontario, Balitzkat most recently served as the Director of Development and Marketing at Springfield Foundation in Ohio. She has also held fundraising positions with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.
Having recently relocated with her husband Gary to Sonoma County from Fairborn, Ohio, Balitzkat is looking forward to exploring all that Sonoma County and the Bay Area have to offer, especially the spectacular countryside.

Armonica Quartet at Lavish Hi/Fi

Sunday, April 10 2-4 pm
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than listening to this talented quartet, enjoying appetizers and wine. It’s 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

Spring Auditions for
Youth Ensembles

Spring Auditions for Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra and Young People’s Chamber Orchestra for the 2016-17 season will be held May 1. New musicians and current RO and YPCO musicians may request an appointment and download audition materials by visiting the Education page here.

Summer Music Academy
registration is now open!

Registration for Summer Music Academy is now open! Join us for three weeks of fun, friends, and music. July 11-30 at Sonoma Country Day School. For more information, call us at 707-546-7097 x219 or click here.
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