On the next broadcast of the Santa Rosa Symphony, coming Sunday May 24 at 3 pm, we'll return to 2018, with a November concert featuring works that should get you dancing.
- Zoltán Kodály, Dances of Galánta
- Heitor Villa Lobos, Guitar Concerto, with soloist Sharon Isbin
- Franz Liszt, Mephisto Waltz No. 1
- Leonard Bernstein, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Show host Steve Mencher is joined by Francesco Lecce-Chong, Music Director of the Santa Rosa Symphony, to discuss all the music, and the remote musical activities that Francesco continues to conduct while the community shelters in place.
After this performance, which you can hear on KRCB FM Radio 91, on our mobile app, and streaming via our website, we will archive the music here for a full month. (editor's note: We're no longer able to stream this concert. We hope you enjoyed it!)
This is our last concert broadcast for the season, but we hope to be back with plenty more music from our local orchestra, widely recognized as one of the finest ensembles in its class.
Sharon Isbin talks with news director Steve Mencher about the Villa Lobos Guitar Concerto and her teacher, Andrés Segovia:
In a longer conversation, Sharon Isbin and Steve talk about the Guitar Concerto, then about two new recordings that Isbin is releasing May 22. One is called Strings for Peace, the other Affinity.
(Photo: Sharon Isbin: Troubadour / Credit: Rob Fortunato)
See Santa Rosa Symphony music director Francesco Lecce-Chong talking about Bernstein's 'Symphonic Dances' below: