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New date set for Santa Rosa Symphony Family Concert

Santa Rosa Symphony, November 11, 2019

(Santa Rosa, Calif.) — Santa Rosa Symphony's postponed Family Concert, "Halloween with Harry Potter," will be performed at Weill Hall, Green Music Center on Sunday, January 5, 2020. The October 27 concert had been cancelled due to PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).
Francesco Lecce-Chong will conduct "Halloween in January with Harry Potter," which features music from two Harry Potter movies, Beauty and the Beast and more. The Santa Rosa Children's Choral Academy under the direction of Carol Menke, will join the orchestra for two pieces, including Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz. Children are encouraged to come at 2:00 PM, wearing their Halloween costumes, to enjoy the free photo booth. A free Instrument Petting Zoo, also available at 2:00 PM, provides an opportunity for children (and curious adults) to handle and play various orchestral instruments.
Lecce-Chong said, "I am thrilled to lead a program exploring the magic of orchestral music through the eyes of Harry Potter. As a lifelong fan of John Williams' music, I cannot wait for our youngest audience members to experience his music live and some of the great orchestral classics about magical creatures, like Stravinsky's ballet, The Firebird. The interactive program will give our audience a chance to meet some of the musicians in our orchestra and even learn how to conduct."
Lecce-Chong's entertaining and educational concert program will also include Mozart's The Magic Flute, Ravel's Beauty and the Beast and Strauss' Thunder and Lightning Polka.
Ideal for introducing small children to classical music, these affordable concerts ($20/adult, $10/child) make for a memorable afternoon outing for families.
"Halloween with Harry Potter" ticket holders have been notified of the new date and ticketing options.
Francesco Lecce-Chong, Carol Menke
WHAT: Santa Rosa Symphony Family Concert "Halloween in January with Harry Potter"
WHOSanta Rosa Symphony
Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor
Santa Rosa Children's Choral Academy, Carol Menke, director
Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM (Photo booth and Instrument Petting Zoo at 2:00 PM)
WHERE:  Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma State University
Season Packages: $54 per adult and $27 per child (age 12 and younger)
Family packages: start at $144 and must include two child subscriptions
Single tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for children.
Seating is reserved for this concert and every patron, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Subscriptions and tickets are available at (707) 546-8742, or in person at Santa Rosa Symphony Patron Services, 50 Santa Rosa (Weekdays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, opening at 10:30 AM Wednesdays)

Free Instrument Petting Zoo and FREE photo booth (costumes encouraged)

Family Concert Series sponsored by:
 The Alan and Susan Seidenfeld Charitable Trust and Victor and Karen Trione
Supporting sponsor for "Halloween with Harry Potter": Donald and Maureen Green
Additional support provided by the The Press Democrat

-High-res photos available upon request-
About the Santa Rosa Symphony
Santa Rosa Symphony, the Resident Orchestra of the Green Music Center, is the third-oldest professional orchestra in California, and the largest regional symphony north of Los Angeles. Francesco Lecce-Chong, the Symphony's fifth music director in its 92 years, began his tenure in 2018. The Symphony is committed to core values of artistic excellence, innovative programming, comprehensive music education and community service. The organization infused the local economy with more than $4 million in 2018.
Currently in its 92nd season, the Symphony’s performance schedule includes 21 Classical Series concerts (7 sets), 7 Discovery Dress Rehearsal concerts, a 3-concert Family Series and a 4-concert Pops Series, as well as special concerts. The Symphony is also recognized for having one of the most comprehensive music education programs in California, serving nearly 30,000 youths annually.
Collaborations with schools and organizations across Sonoma County have gained the Santa Rosa Symphony national attention and support. Awards include an American Symphony Orchestra League MetLife Award for Community Engagement and a first-place award for adventurous programming in the 2012-2013 season from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

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