Mission & History

Mission Statement

The Santa Rosa Symphony inspires and engages the residents of our region with the finest musical performances and educational programs through its core values of organizational strength, innovative programming, fiscal responsibility, and community service.

Vision Statement

Santa Rosa Symphony’s vision is to create one of the nation’s leading regional symphony orchestras, recognized as a model of artistic vibrancy, educational leadership, fiscal vitality, and community engagement.

Our Story

As the Santa Rosa Symphony gains a national reputation for stellar sound, bold excellence and community engagement, Sonoma County forges an identity as a place in love with classical music.

In photo: Santa Rosa Symphony with Maestro George Trombley at Santa Rosa High School

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Founded in 1928, the Santa Rosa Symphony ranks among the oldest symphony orchestras in the western states. The following timeline commemorates some of the more notable achievements and milestones of the Santa Rosa Symphony.

In photo: John Moskowitz, Al Mansoor, Edwin Anderson, Corrick Brown. Presentation of Hamburg Steinway circa 1984.

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