Three Santa Rosa Symphony concerts to air on public television, April-June

Posted on: April 19, 2021

Santa Rosa Symphony Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong rehearses the orchestra for its “SRS @ Home” televised concerts. Photo by Kate Matwychuk

“For the first time in its 93-year history, the Santa Rosa Symphony will reach TV audiences,” writes Diane Peterson in Thursday’s (4/15) Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA). “The broadcasts of three concerts … recorded and streamed online earlier this year as part of the symphony’s ‘SRS @ Home’ series, will air on PBS channel KRCB and non-PBS channel KPJK in April, May and June…. Conducted by Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong … each concert includes a guest artist performing with the orchestra and a work by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, artistic partner with the symphony…. The first of the three concerts … will feature cellist Zuill Bailey performing Zwilich’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. That program also includes Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Jessie Montgomery’s ‘Starburst’ for String Orchestra, Charles Ives’s ‘Unanswered Question’ and Brahms’s Serenade No. 2 in A major for String Orchestra. The second concert … will feature Santa Rosa Symphony Concertmaster Joseph Edelberg performing Zwilich’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra…. The third concert … will feature pianist Elizabeth Dorman performing Zwilich’s ‘Peanuts Gallery’ for Piano and Orchestra.” Other composers on the second and third programs include Caroline Shaw, Arturo Marquez, Michael Daugherty, Paul Dooley, Haydn, Rossini, and Tchaikovsky.