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World Premiere Concerto for Bandoneon: February 7, 8 & 9

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JP JofreAn "Exotic Mix" features Brahms' Symphony No. 2 and J.P. Jofre performing Pablo Ortiz's bandoneon concerto

"...the Argentine bandoneon, artfully played by J. P. Jofre..." -The New York Times

Our Viking River Cruises Classical Concert Series continues with a study in contrasts: A Brahms symphony—serene, pastoral and radiant—alongside the energetic and dramatic atmosphere of tango. Bandoneón virtuoso J.P. Jofre performs Pablo Ortiz's World Premiere concerto for the concertina-like instrument that gives Argentine tango its characteristic sound.

"I grew up listening to tango music, as well as the Western Classical canon and popular genres, such as rock, jazz and blues. All of these influences are present in my work. In writing the concerto, I was trying to develop a more abstract contemporary language…but where the tango influences would not be too obvious. The piece has the normal three movements of the concerto genre." --Pablo Ortiz

While writing, Ortiz consulted with the remarkable artist J.P. Jofre, for whom the work was written, just as Brahms consulted Joseph Joachim about the technical details of writing a virtuoso solo work in his violin concerto.

Indulge your love of music in this month celebrating love by attending a very special concert!



The Music of ABBA

Symphony Pops at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts features the world's leading ABBA tribute band, ARRIVAL from Sweden, on Sunday, February 22 at 3 pm.
Russian Glory: Mar 21-23
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The stunning Olga Kern returns to perform piano concertos by both Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev; The Firebird Suite completes this passionate program.
Family Concerts 2014-2015

Music, drama, history and fun…at 3 Sunday afternoon performances for all ages. From Pirates of the Caribbean to Harry Potter. Costumes welcome!.
Viking River Cuises to sponsor 2014-2015 Classical Concert Series

The Santa Rosa Symphony is pleased to announce that Viking Cruises is underwriting its 2014-2015 Classical Concert Series with a generous pledge. The Viking River Cruises Classical Concert Seriesis the first named sponsorship for these concerts in the Symphony’s 86-year history.

Viking Cruises, which “offers destination-centric river and ocean cruising designed for experienced travelers with an interest in geography, culture and history,” is a perfect match for the Santa Rosa Symphony, which is the third oldest in California, and the largest regional symphony north of Los Angeles.

Viking Cruises has sponsored PBS “Masterpiece” since 2011 and is perhaps best known currently for its sponsorship of the popular Emmy award-winning “Downton Abbey.”

“We are profoundly appreciative of Viking Cruises’ philanthropic commitment and appreciation of arts and culture,” commented Symphony Executive Director Alan Silow. “We are honored to have them as our corporate partner and to name the 2014-2015 Viking Cruises Classical Concert Series

China TourSupport our young musicians on their 2015 Musical Journey through China.

Sixty talented young musicians of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra, led by conductor Richard Loheyde, will take a once-in-a-lifetime musical journey to China in June of 2015.

In addition to cultural immersion and exchange, the orchestra will musically represent our community, performing at concert halls in Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai. To ensure that all qualified and interested young musicians are able to participate, we have committed to raise $60,000 during the 2014-2015 season. To contribute to the Youth Orchestra China Tour, please call (707) 546-7097 x214 or make a donation online today.


image1Organized in 1958 and Still Going Strong

The goals of the League are to enhance the quality of life in the community, support quality orchestral music, support music education for youth, and promote personal and collegial relationships among members. The League raises money pledged to the orchestra each year through a variety of fund raising events.