Dear friends, family, and music lovers,

In these challenging times, the Santa Rosa Symphony and Eugene Symphony are committed to safely and creatively sharing music with our communities and the wider world during this pandemic. It's more important than ever that all have the opportunity to experience the hope, comfort, and joy that music brings to our lives. All virtual concerts and events below can be joined for FREE. Thank you for taking this journey with us! Stay safe, stay well, and hope to see you back in the concert hall again before too long!

Sincerely yours,
Francesco

Events

Thursday, January 21, 7pm PST

Thursday Night Live with Francesco! - Mozart's Symphony No. 39
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Sunday, January 24, 3pm PST

Santa Rosa Symphony Performance
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Thursday, January 28, 7pm PST

Thursday Night Live with Francesco! 
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Thursday, February 4, 7pm PST

Thursday Night Live with Francesco!  
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Thursday, February 11, 7pm PST 

Thursday Night Live with Francesco!   
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  • Brenda Gilmer
    Brenda Gilmer Florence, OR
    I've ordered The Study of Counterpoint. It sounded as though the book sets out rules of grammar that comprise (the) (a) language communicating in tones rather than words to express human emotions. You spoke of knowing why you're doing something. You also said it is the basis of Western music. Do Eastern and African music use different audible tones or different grammatical rules or different something else to express the same or different emotions? Or am I just making it more complicated than it is?

    I've ordered The Study of Counterpoint.
    It sounded as though the book sets out rules of grammar that comprise (the) (a) language communicating in tones rather than words to express human emotions. You spoke of knowing why you're doing something. You also said it is the basis of Western music.
    Do Eastern and African music use different audible tones or different grammatical rules or different something else to express the same or different emotions? Or am I just making it more complicated than it is?

  • Brenda Gilmer
    Brenda Gilmer Florence, OR
    If you're ever bored, I think you would find Matika Wilbur inspiring. I saw her online talk for the High Desert Museum in Bend, cobbled together when everything shut down with the virus and she was unable to speak in person as scheduled. She strives to break common perceptions of Native Americans. She is visual, not musical. I just checked and she's active and in the national news. For Native American music I know only Jack Gladstone from Montana and recommend his Native Anthology CD as a good introduction. You, Chloe and Matika felt like lifelines to me with the extended isolation the contagion required.

    If you're ever bored, I think you would find Matika Wilbur inspiring. I saw her online talk for the High Desert Museum in Bend, cobbled together when everything shut down with the virus and she was unable to speak in person as scheduled. She strives to break common perceptions of Native Americans. She is visual, not musical. I just checked and she's active and in the national news.
    For Native American music I know only Jack Gladstone from Montana and recommend his Native Anthology CD as a good introduction.
    You, Chloe and Matika felt like lifelines to me with the extended isolation the contagion required.

  • Adlai Englard
    Adlai Englard San Francisco
    Now in the midst of a pandemic in which we find ourselves isolated and anxious, I appreciate all the more the comfort and solace which classical music offers us. Thank you Maestro Lecce-Chong for bringing the gift of Classical music to us, and for sharing it with us in so engaging, thoughtful, and delightfully intimate and friendly way.

    Now in the midst of a pandemic in which we find ourselves isolated and anxious, I appreciate all the more the comfort and solace which classical music offers us. Thank you Maestro Lecce-Chong for bringing the gift of Classical music to us, and for sharing it with us in so engaging, thoughtful, and delightfully intimate and friendly way.

  • Judy Custer
    Judy Custer Minnetonka, MN
    I enjoy your presentations so much. They have been great comfort during these tough times. Hopefully we will soon return to joy and beauty. Stay safe and healthy.

    I enjoy your presentations so much. They have been great comfort during these tough times. Hopefully we will soon return to joy and beauty.
    Stay safe and healthy.

  • Valerie
    Valerie CA
    Wow! What a wealth of referrals and invitations into the world of symphonic music. Thank you, Francesco for this good work! I am passing it on to students and friends.

    Wow! What a wealth of referrals and invitations into the world of symphonic music. Thank you, Francesco for this good work! I am passing it on to students and friends.

  • Curtis
    Curtis SF
    I love Quadrophenia too. Glad to remind me to listen to it again.

    I love Quadrophenia too. Glad to remind me to listen to it again.

  • Sarah Mendonca McCoy
    Sarah Mendonca McCoy Virginia
    Thank you so much for putting these wonderful resources together! I'll be sharing this website widely with music educators and parents!

    Thank you so much for putting these wonderful resources together! I'll be sharing this website widely with music educators and parents!