Tag: 2016-2017 Season

Protected: 2017-2018 Season Volunteer Sign-up Form

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City Lights Logistics

City Lights Logistics

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City Lights Movie Night 2017

Join us for a summer evening to remember…

City Lights with original score
performed live by the orchestra.

June 24th 7:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Outdoor Amphitheater

Gundlach Bundschu Winery

City Lights is generally viewed as Charlie Chaplin’s finest film – a silent film released three years after the start of the talkies era. Chaplin paid great attention to the live music played at the first runs of his silent films. In 1931, he astonished the press and the public alike by composing the entire musical score for City Lights.

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Dreamers & Titans Review


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Mahler “Titan” at SoCo Phil’s Season Finale
by Terry McNeill for Classical Sonoma
Saturday, April 8, 2017

Playing before an audience of 300 in the Santa Rosa High School Auditorium, the orchestra under conductor Norman Gamboa’s baton took moderate tempos throughout, aiming for sonic balance in the score that runs well over 50 minutes. In a departure from local symphonic custom Mr. Gamboa directed from memory, and clearly the Mahler 1 is a special piece for him.

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‘Dreamers & Titans’ Program Notes

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

Few pieces in the classical repertoire begin as dramatically as Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. And from beginning to end, this beloved piece is a virtuosic showstopper. Small wonder it remains one of the most popular pieces of classical music around the world.

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‘Pictures & Fairy Tales’ Program Notes

Maurice Ravel – Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite

Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite began as single movement piano duet, called Sleeping Beauty’s Pavane, composed in 1908. Two years later, Ravel composed four more duets, and the combined work, titled Mother Goose, was performed in Paris shortly thereafter.

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Leyla Kabuli, piano

Dreamers & Titans
April 8 & 9, 2017

Pianist Leyla Kabuli is a senior at Davis High School and a scholarship student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, pre-college division. She is the recipient of the orchestra’s 2016-17 Young Artist Award.

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Summer Fundraising Event at Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Summer Fundraising Event at Gundlach Bundschu Winery – Attendance

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Overtures & Arias Review


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Sensual Operatic Bon Bons at SoCo Phil Concert
by Alan Bloom for Classical Sonoma
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Music Director Norman Gamboa never fails to come up with interesting programs for his Sonoma County Philharmonic concerts. It was all opera music for the second concert set of the 2016-2017 season Nov. 19 in the Santa Rosa High School Auditorium. From the romantic opening swells of the Berlioz’ Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, the well-rehearsed volunteer musicians gave a thrilling evening of theatrical entertainment.

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