Arnaud Sussmann Photo V Photo Credit Carlin MaSMAs we shelter in place, enjoy a musical treat from the Santa Rosa Symphony archives. Join us for this special broadcast Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm.
By special arrangement with the orchestra, we were able to stream this concert throughout the month of May. We're no longer able to present it on the web.
Arnaud Sussmann (Pictured at right. Credit: Carlin Ma) performs the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 by Johannes Brahms in this October 2018 performance. The concert marked the first appearance as music director by Francesco Lecce-Chong, whose audition during the 2017 fire emergency marked him as the candidate most in line with the music and values of the symphony organization.
Also on this program, Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 5 in C minor. The symphony announces itself with the four notes we all know and spins an incredibly creative and forceful experience that's a joy to listen to. See if you can get the family singing along to Da-Da-Da-DUM!
Two contemporary pieces round out the program. Ellen Taafe Zwilich's Celebration for Orchestra was written for the 1984 renovation of the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, home to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This was just a year after Zwilich became the first woman to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize in music. 
Finally, the program includes Sonoma Strong by Paul Dooley. This work was commissioned to mark the incredible resilience of the Sonoma County community after the 2017 wildfires that left dozens dead and thousands of homes destroyed.

SR Symphony on the Air

March 11, 2020

New Symphony, Rach 3 and Happy Birthday Beethoven

[Editor's Note: The Santa Rosa Symphony concerts at Green Music Center scheduled for March 21 through 23 have been postponed. More details here.] On Sunday, March 15 at 3 pm, KRCB FM Radio 91 broadcast the most recent concert from the Santa Rosa Symphony. The February concert begins with a birthday…
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January 31, 2020

Simone Porter Thrills Audience in Sibelius Violin Concerto - Sunday at 3pm

On the program recorded the weekend of January 11 through 13, we’ll be hearing a work written in 2013 by Missy Mazzoli called Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres). Missy Mazzoli is in her second season as composer in residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We’ll also hear the Symphony Number Two by…
December 30, 2019

Santa Rosa Symphony, SSU Chorus Shine in Mozart Requiem

On Sunday, January 5 at 3 pm join KRCB and host Steve Mencher for a broadcast of the Santa Rosa Symphony performing Mozart's Requiem in D minor, K.626. This is Mozart's final work; it was unfinished at his death. In the past, orchestras have used a version of the piece completed by Mozart's pupil…
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December 02, 2019

Béla Fleck Wows Santa Rosa in Fire-Shortened Concert

Banjo master Béla Fleck came to town as hundreds of thousands in Sonoma County returned to their homes on the heels of the Kincade fire. Due to limited rehearsal time, the orchestra played only one of the four movements of Aaron Copland's Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo. But Fleck played every note…
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October 25, 2019

Beethoven and Strauss Featured in Opening Concert

(Editor's Note: We are pleased to announce that the broadcast of the first classical concert from the Santa Rosa Symphony, which few people were able to hear because of damage to our transmitter during the first days of the Kincade Fire, has been rescheduled to 3:00 pm Sunday, December 22. This is…
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Arts News

March 28, 2023

Sonoma County Suffragist Stories: Petaluma Black Pioneers

The names of eight Black Petalumans, all married couples, were found on a suffrage petition that was presented to the California state legislature in 1870. Some of these individuals were trustees of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Union Church in Petaluma, and some of their grave sites…
March 16, 2023

Sonoma County Suffragist Stories: Anna Morrison Reed

Anna Morrison Reed was a poet, lecturer, journalist, and publisher from Ukiah – and she became a leading advocate for women's suffrage in Sonoma County and statewide. Anna's story is a fascinating one, because in her early years as a lecturer, she held anti-suffrage views, but as she got older, her…
March 09, 2023

Joanne Weir at Sonoma Film Festival

Chef Joanne Weir to host special Culinary Luncheon Joanne Weir’s Wine Country Cooking Special Culinary Luncheon returns for a second year as one of the highlight events of the Sonoma International Film Festival. Chef Weir, a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, international cooking teacher…
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Nov 14, 2022

The Basket Weavers

The Pomo basket-weaving tradition in Northern California has been passed down for generations. But development projects and invasive non-native plant…
Aug 15, 2022

Connect the Bay: Kelp Artist

San Francisco photographer and author Josie Iselin helps audiences look at seaweed in a whole new light.
Aug 02, 2022

Connect the Bay: Painter Lucy Liew

Lucy Liew paints vibrant compositions of California flora and fauna because she is inspired by the beauty in nature that is often overlooked.
Jul 14, 2022

Connect the Bay: Los Altos Youth Theatre

The mission of Los Altos Youth Theatre is to provide an opportunity for young artists to collaborate with professional artists in rehearsing both…

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