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.
 
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