Santa Rosa Symphony raises $112K for fire relief in Sonoma County

Posted on: December 1, 2017

The Santa Rosa Symphony reports that its free fire-relief benefit concert on November 20 at the Green Music Center in Sonoma County, California attracted an audience of 1,300 people and raised $112,000 to benefit people affected by the recent wildfires. Conductors, musicians, stage and production crews, staff, and ushers all donated their time. Donations received are being distributed to Redwood Credit Union’s North Bay Fire Relief Fund, Community Foundation Sonoma County’s Sonoma County Resilience Fund, and Sonoma State University’s Noma Gives. The event brought together all the orchestra’s living music directors, representing the last 60 years of the orchestra: current Music Director Bruno Ferrandis, Conductor Laureate Jeffrey Kahane (who performed as pianist in Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1), and Conductor Emeritus Corrick Brown. Symphony President and CEO Alan Silow said, “Such an outpouring of support and extraordinary performance by our orchestra and three music directors produced an evening we will all remember.”

Posted December 1, 2017