Three premieres anchor Santa Rosa Symphony’s 2013-14 season

Posted on: February 20, 2013

In Wednesday’s (2/20) Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California), Diane Peterson writes, “The Santa Rosa Symphony will bring back guest artists from the past while premiering three new pieces during its 2013-2014 season, entitled ‘Encores and Debuts.’ The 86th season will mark the symphony’s second year as resident orchestra of the Green Music Center and Music Director Bruno Ferrandis’ eighth year on the podium. Returning soloists include pianist Jon Kimura Parker, soprano Christine Brades, pianist Philippe Bianconi, cellist Maya Beiser and violinist Tedi Papavrami. Among the new works programmed during the regular Classical Series will be a world Premiere Viola Concerto by Behzad Ranjbaran performed in February 2014 by Paul Silverthorne, principal violist of the London Symphony. Wu Man, the world’s foremost pipa virtuoso, will give an American premiere in January 2014 of Zhao Jiping’s Concerto for Pipa and Orchestra. … A new benefit performance on May 22, 2014 will feature pianist/Conductor Emeritus Jeffrey Kahane playing concertos by Brahms and Chopin with the Santa Rosa Symphony led by Ferrandis. On the education front, the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra will take part in a week-long engagement program with world-renowned violinist Midori in March 2014.”

Posted February 20, 2013