Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera’s creative, itinerant season

Posted on: November 7, 2019


“The 2,400-seat Community Center Theater is closed for extensive renovation, leaving the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera without a home base,” writes Anthony Barcellos in Tuesday’s (11/5) Sacramento Bee (CA). “Fortunately for local music lovers, the SPO resolved its homeless problem with some creative substitutions, including two church-based doubleheaders. Three new venues will be used to present the SPO’s fifth season. The Memorial Auditorium was pressed into service for October’s season opener, its generous 3,867-seat capacity more than adequate for the concert’s needs, and will also serve for performances in February … and April. But the sought-after auditorium did not have enough open calendar dates for all of the SPO’s events. Making a virtue of necessity, the SPO matched its programs to the alternative sites. ‘We visited about 10 different venues so we could get a feel for what might be a good fit for our season,’ said SPO executive director Alice Sauro.” The orchestra will also perform in Fremont Presbyterian Church and the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. “Next year the Community Center Theater will be unveiled as the upgraded SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center and the SPO will happily move back in for its sixth season.”

Posted November 7, 2019

In photo: The Sacramento Philharmonic. Photo courtesy Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera.