The start of the new orchestra season often brings with it a handful of new hall openings. One that’s been particularly anticipated is the new home of the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, at the Donald & Maureen Green Music Center on the pastoral campus of Sonoma State University in California. The orchestra will have its season-opening concerts there on September 29 and 30, featuring a new commission from Nolan Gasser called Sonoma Overture under the direction of Music Director Bruno Ferrandis. Symphony’s Jennifer Melick gets the inside story from the people behind the project. And stay tuned for further coverage early next week, straight from Sonoma!
Also new this week, conductor Delta David Geier talks about his philosophy on programming new music and scores specifically related to the local Native American community at the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Plus: check out how the UK’s Classical FM celebrates 20 years with a flashmob performance in a supermarket.
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Posted September 28, 2012