classical music

Santa Rosa Orchestra Debuts New Works

Oct 8, 2015

Some modern classical music will be heard for the first time at the Green Music Center this weekend, as the Santa Rosa Symphony’s program includes a world premiere.

Composer Mohammed Fairouz is expected to be in attendance when his new piece is performed at the Green Music Center Saturday. Concert information can be found here. See the full BBC profile interview below.

Schroeder Hall's Organ Set to Debut

Aug 21, 2014
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  The boy pianist from Peanuts gave Schroeder Hall its name, but the intimate new concert space at the Green Music Center is more notably the new home of a remarkable and historic pipe organ.

Opus 9 is a baroque organ, in the style of instruments three centuries older. That’s not a factor in its size, says Sonoma Bach Music Director Bob Worth—it’s descriptive of the sound it produces.

Young Chamber Musicians Gather, Perform at SSU

Jul 6, 2014

 For a seventh consecutive year, young musicians and composers from across the country have convened on the Sonoma State University campus for an intensive three-week session of chamber music study and performance. It’s called California Summer Music, and includes a public invitation to attend their concerts, free of change.

Final Cadences for Choral Conductor Dan Earl

Apr 25, 2014

  Dan Earl has been a constant and active presence in Sonoma County’s choral music world for decades, including a round of four concerts with the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus that begins this evening. These performances will also represent a milestone of sorts, as Dan will step down from the podium when they are concluded. He talks about both aspects of the weekend ahead with Bruce Robinson.

Santa Rosa Symphony: Russian Passion and Power

May 24, 2013

Santa Rosa Symphony: Russian Passion and Power
Sunday, May 26 at noon
Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Olga Kern, piano

Missa L’homme armé sexti toni

May 24, 2013

Lofty music on Sunday mornings
   Every Sunday morning at 10, Sonoma County’s very own choir lofters bring you the best in choral music.
May 26 – Missa L’homme armé sexti toni

 

The second of two masses by Josquin des Prez based on the song “L’homme armé” (the armed man). Hosted by Steve Osborn.
 

European Baroque

May 17, 2013

Lofty music on Sunday mornings
   Every Sunday morning at 10, Sonoma County’s very own choir lofters bring you the best in choral music.
May 19 – European Baroque

  

Choral works by Baroque composers from Germany, England, Italy and France. Hosted by Jenny Bent.
 

What Bach heard in the cradle

May 10, 2013

Lofty music on Sunday mornings
   Every Sunday morning at 10, Sonoma County’s very own choir lofters bring you the best in choral music.
May 12 – What Bach heard in the cradle

  

Johann (pic - young Bach) didn’t benefit from the Mozart effect, but something got his attention. Hosted by Dan Solter.
 

Choral pastoral

May 3, 2013

Lofty music on Sunday mornings
   Every Sunday morning at 10, Sonoma County’s very own choir lofters bring you the best in choral music.
May 5 – Choral pastoral

  

Vocal celebrations for when spring has sprung. Hosted by Kris Haugen.
 

Lofty music on Sunday mornings

Apr 26, 2013

Lofty music on Sunday mornings
   Every Sunday morning at 10, Sonoma County’s very own choir lofters bring you the best in choral music.

April 28 – Missa L’homme armé super voces musicales
   The first of two masses by Josquin des Prez based on the song “L’homme armé” (the armed man). Hosted by Steve Osborn.

Lofty music on Sunday mornings

Apr 19, 2013

Lofty music on Sunday mornings
   Every Sunday morning at 10, Sonoma County’s very own choir lofters bring you the best in choral music.

April 21 – Magical Mystery Show
   Contents too shocking to be revealed. Hosted by Jenny Bent.

Lofty music on Sunday mornings

Apr 12, 2013

Lofty music on Sunday mornings
   Every Sunday morning at 10, Sonoma County’s very own choir lofters bring you the best in choral music.

April 14 – Songs from Mahler symphonies          
Gustav was never content with mere instruments. Hosted by Dan Solter.

Lofty music on Sunday mornings

Apr 5, 2013

Lofty music on Sunday mornings
   Every Sunday morning at 10, Sonoma County’s very own choir lofters bring you the best in choral music.

April 7 – Music of Johann Sebastian Bach
   A refined selection from a vast repertoire. Hosted by Kris Haugen.

Carnegie Hall Live

Apr 1, 2013

Carnegie Hall Live
Wednesday, April 3 at noon  
Elias String Quartet – Jonathan Biss, Piano

 

Santa Rosa Symphony - Sweeping Emotions

Mar 29, 2013


Sunday, March 31 at noon

Sweeping Emotions
Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
and Zuill Bailey, cello (rt).
Penderecki: The Awakening of Jacob
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6, Pathetique

Spotlight on New York Pro Musica Antiqua, Part 1

Mar 29, 2013

Sunday, March 31 at 9 am

Spotlight on New York Pro Musica Antiqua, Part 1
   We’ll shine a spotlight on the New York Pro Musica Antiqua, the ensemble that first popularized early music in America, taking a look at its history and hearing from some of its members.

Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae

Mar 22, 2013

Sunday, March 24 at 10 am

Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae
   This mass is not actually about Hercules or even Ferraris, but the opening is in Greek. Hosted by Steve Osborn. Josquin Desprez (1440–1521)

EMA Baroque Competition Finalists

Mar 22, 2013

Sunday, March 24 at 9 am

EMA Baroque Competition Finalists
   Today we’ll offer a sampling of music from the 2012 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition, and feature the six finalists plus a featured recording by the ensemble Blue Heron (rt).

Michael Tilson Thomas

Mar 19, 2013

Thursday, March 21 at noon

San Francisco Symphony
   Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
   Yuja Wang, Piano
   Samuel Adams: New Work (NY Premiere)
   Ludwig Van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
   Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

La Pasión Según San Marco

Mar 9, 2013

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Listen, Listen, Listen!

Monday, March 11 at noon

La Pasión Según San Marco
  Osvaldo Golijov is composer in residency at Carnegie Hall. We’ll hear the premier of his La Pasión Según San Marcos which draws on the sounds of Latin America with texts in Spanish, Latin, and Aramaic. The piece is evocative, wildly inventive, and entirely characteristic of Golijov’s personal aesthetic. Jessica Rivera, Soprano (rt)

Die Winterreise, Part Two

Mar 8, 2013

Sonoma County’s very own choir lofters bring you the best in choral music.

Sunday, March 10 at 10 am

Die Winterreise, Part Two
   The shattering conclusion of Schubert’s masterful song cycle. Hosted by Dan Solter.

Catching Up with Boston Camerata, Part 2

Mar 8, 2013

Sunday, March 10 at 9 am

Catching Up with Boston Camerata, Part 2
   Part 2 of a conversation with Boston Camerata director Anne Azéma. Plus, we’ll explore Telemann’s G major Viola Concerto in our featured release by Europa Galante.
 

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Listen, Listen, Listen! Fred Child and Jeff Spurgeon host.

Thursdays in March at noon

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Catching Up with Boston Camerata, Part 1

Mar 1, 2013

Sundays March 3 at 9 AM

Catching Up with Boston Camerata, Part 1
   Join us for the first part of a conversation with Boston Camerata director Anne Azéma (rt). Plus, we’ll explore the shawm as an instrument of the renaissance consort.

Lofty Music on Sunday Mornings

Feb 15, 2013

February 17 – Saints and Sinners

Every Sunday morning at 10, Sonoma County’s very own choir lofters bring you the best in choral music.

An hour of choral praise and penitence, including Orlando di Lasso’s “Penitential Psalms.” Hosted by Jenny Bent.

Lofty Music on Sunday Mornings

Feb 8, 2013

Every Sunday morning at 10, Sonoma County’s very own choir lofters bring you the best in choral music.

February 10 – Die Winterreise

Schubert’s masterful song cycle. Hosted by Dan Solter.