Santa Rosa Symphony’s 2022-23 season: classics, world premiere by Angélica Negrón, “Magic Flute” with area students

Posted on: March 23, 2022

“The Santa Rosa Symphony has announced its 95th season for 2022-2023, highlighted by the returns of the choral concert in December and popular pianist Alexander Toradze along with Conductor Laureate Bruno Ferrandis,” writes Diane Peterson in Thursday’s (3/17) Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA). “The four-year First Symphony project will continue with a world premiere of a symphonic work by Angélica Negrón in March 2023, and the four-year ‘Rach & the Hollywood Sound’ project will continue in January 2023 with Max Steiner’s Symphonic Suite from ‘Gone with the Wind.’… [Music Director] Francesco Lecce-Chong has named Principal Violist Elizabeth Prior as this season’s artistic partner, with duties that include a solo appearance during the December concert. Prior also will develop a Santa Rosa Symphony family concert and serve as an ambassador for the orchestra to its patrons and donors…. The orchestra will present an ‘opera in concert’ of Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ on April 15 … For the opera, Lecce-Chong and the symphony are partnering with ArtQuest at Santa Rosa High to collaborate with student choral singers, narrators, dancers and artists who will create theatrical backdrops. They also will give mini-performances in the lobby.” The article gives full details of the orchestra’s coming season.