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What a thrill it was to be back in the Green Music Center with a full orchestra and audience for Jurassic Park! It was such an overwhelming experience to have my ears ringing again with the sound of a massive orchestra supporting some of those epic scenes, and I admit I have had the Jurassic Park theme stuck in my head ever since! Being together again has filled me with so much hope and excitement for this season, even as we are still working our way through the pandemic.
 
I am so incredibly grateful for the continued commitment from our musicians, staff, board, donors and audience to helping us grow and thrive in an evolving environment for the performing arts. As we showed last season, we can overcome immense challenges and achieve historic heights (TV broadcasts to over 2 million households, anyone?) when we work together in the belief that music is an essential part of our humanity. When I look at this coming season, I see one of the most incredible opportunities in our orchestra's history: To welcome enthusiastic audiences back to the hall while growing our digital presence. Through our new capabilities in recording and distribution, we can stay connected with our community outside of the hall - on phones and computers, on television and radio, in classrooms and community centers. While nothing compares with the experience of live music— and that will always remain our mission— the entire orchestral field has woefully ignored the opportunities of a digital presence to inspire and educate. Simply put, we can be more welcoming and inclusive organizations, and I believe that the Santa Rosa Symphony can lead the way, as we have been throughout the past season.
 
In that light, I am excited to bring back my Thursday Night Live series from last season with a special edition this Thursday, featuring a preview of the amazing music coming up this season, discussion of some of the big ideas I have moving forward, and an AMA (Ask Me Anything). I hope you can join me at 7pm PDT, Thursday, September 2, on my Facebook page or YouTube channel for some lively discussion and great music!

Sincerely yours,
Francesco

IN THIS ISSUE

Two weeks left to save 25% off on a new Classical Reunion subscription!
Dinner before the Symphony—relocated
Celebration 2021 Honoring Alan Silow, SRS President & CEO
Save 15% on single tickets
Classical Reunion Hospitality and Wine Partners
TNL is back! Special edition this Thursday!
SRS Youth Ensembles—back together again!
SRSYE audition deadline extended

 

Two weeks left to save 25%
on a new* Classical Reunion subscription! 

Only 7-concert Classical Series Subscribers enjoy

Same-seat guarantee for all seven concerts
 
Seat renewal privileges for the same seats
 
Highest priority for seat upgrades
 
Two complimentary tickets to one SRS Youth Orchestra concert
 
15% off Classical Series single ticket purchases
 
Other benefits include: 
Priority seating over single ticket buyers
Free ticket exchanges when requested before the deadline
Special restaurant discounts
Ticket fees waived on Classical Series single ticket purchases


Call before 5 pm on September 15 to save 25%! 

(707) 54-MUSIC 

Offer valid until 5 pm on September 15, 2021.
*New subscribers are defined as first-time and former (prior to 2020-2021 season) subscribers. 
Classical Series only. Does not apply to Discovery or Family concerts. 
 

Dinner before the Symphony—relocated 

Prelude Restaurant in the Green Music Center, another casualty of the pandemic, will remain closed this season. However, patrons are encouraged to support the restaurants that advertise in the Symphony concert program book. 

These include: 
Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen, Santa Rosa
K & L Bistro, Sebastopol
La Gare French Restaurant, Santa Rosa

Symphony 21-22 Classical Series subscribers will receive a Restaurant Discount Card with their tickets in September, which they may present to enjoy a discount at the following dining establishments.

Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen, Santa Rosa (15%)
Cafe Zazzle, Sebastopol (20%)
Shangri-La Cafe and Grill, Rohnert Park (10%)
Sky Lounge Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, Santa Rosa (15%) 

(Addresses, phone numbers, restrictions and the other more casual eateries are listed on an accompanying flyer.)
 

Celebration 2021!

Honoring Alan Silow, SRS President and CEO 

Friday, November 5, 2021, 5:30 pm

A few tickets remain for Celebration 2021 Honoring Alan Silow, SRS President and CEO. This annual fundraising event, on Friday, November 5, 2021, 5:30 pm, features an elegant reception, a recital by renowned clarinetist David Krakauer and a gourmet dinner. This year, the Symphony recognizes its own President and CEO Alan Silow for his dedication to the organization for nearly 20 years.

Tickets may be purchased from Patron Services. Tickets are $350/person ($265 is tax-deductible).

Call (707) 54-MUSIC
 

Save 15% on single tickets

Offer valid until 5 pm September 17, 2021

 

This season features four world premieres!

Be the first to see them!

 

These discounted tickets begin as low as $20! 


Call before 5 pm on September 17 to save 15%! 

(707) 54-MUSIC 

Offer valid until 5 pm on September 17, 2021.
Classical Series only. Does not apply to Discovery or Family concerts. 
 

Classical Reunion

Hospitality and Wine Partners

So many things come together to make Symphony concerts happen. The Symphony extends its gratitude to DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country for providing quality accommodations for its guest artists and to Rodney Strong Vineyards for providing its outstanding wines for the Private Reserve Club. 
 

 

TNL is back! Special edition this Thursday!

Thursday Night Live with Francesco

This Thursday, September 2, at 7 pm, is a season preview with excerpts and Q & A, or as Francesco says above, AMA (Ask Me Anything). He also says, "As important as last season was to live performance, this season will probably be the most consequential as we build on our technological innovations and growing presence online while bringing a full size orchestra and audiences back into the concert hall!"

Tell your friends and bring your questions about the season. If you haven't explored it yet, you'll find a link to the season brochure flipbook at the bottom of this email. Viewers may ask questions in the comments on Facebook and YouTube. Bookmark the links below to tune in faster. You can also Like Francesco's Facebook page and his YouTube channel. 

Francesco Lecce-Chong, Conductor on Facebook

Francesco Lecce-Chong on YouTube
 

 

SRS Youth Ensembles—back together again!

The Santa Rosa Symphony Institute for Music Education's Training Young Musicians ensembles will hold in-person rehearsals beginning in September. String Orchestra Workshop (beginning strings), Debut Youth Orchestra and Aspirante Youth Orchestra (beginning and intermediate level full orchestras) will rehearse on Saturday mornings at Sonoma Academy. Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra (advanced full orchestra) will rehearse Sunday evenings at Sonoma Country Day School, and Young People’s Chamber Orchestra (advanced strings) is looking for a venue for Monday night rehearsals. Some groups perform at the visually and acoustically stunning Weill Hall at the Green Music Center.

SRSYE auditions deadline extended

The Santa Rosa Symphony Institute for Music Education is accepting new members for all of its Training Young Musicians youth ensembles! Musicians who have been playing an instrument for a year or more will find audition materials at the link below. Auditions will be conducted virtually for placement in an ensemble that most fits the musician's ability. The advanced level Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra is looking forward to a tour to Spain, tentatively set for June 2022, based on enrollment. Young musicians who like to travel have all the more reason to sign up.  

In addition, beginning musicians with no previous experience may register for String Orchestra Workshop, which does not require an audition to join. Visit the link below for more details. 
Learn more and register for audition

2021-2022 Season
Classical Reunion

 
The Symphony welcomes you back to Weill Hall for beloved masterworks from favorite composers, music from extraordinary living composers and FOUR world premieres!

 

Peruse the brochure now 
to learn more! 

 

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Photos of Francesco Lecce-Chong, Alan Silow, Youth Ensemble members by Susan and Neil Silverman. Prelude photo by Maxwell Andrews.

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