Please join us for Opening Night for the Santa Rosa Symphony and the SSU Symphonic Chorus combine an evening of glorious music including Mozart's Requiem.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. There is a free 30-minute talk with the conductor running from 6:30 pm to 7:00 p.m.
Conductor: Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor and harpsichord
Performer(s): Shawnette Sulker, soprano
Laura Krumm, alto
Benjamin Brecher, tenor
Philip Skinner, bass
SSU Symphonic Chorus, Jenny Bent, director
ABOUT THE CONCERT
Haydn’s Symphony No. 39 marries stirring action and high emotion with gracious wit and elegance and features Francesco Lecce-Chong performing on harpsichord. Jessie Montgomery’s Records From a Vanishing City intertwines vibrant jazz and folk influences with a haunting Angola lullaby. The Sonoma State University Symphonic Chorus partners with the Santa Rosa Symphony to offer Mozart’s Requiem. Written from his death bed, this final masterpiece takes us on a transcendent voyage from terror to hope, with a halo of serenity and peace crowning its angelic conclusion.
"SSU Symphonic Chorus soared above the mighty orchestral forces assembled below and stole the show..."
– San Francisco Classical Voice
CONCERT CONVERSATIONS WITH FRANCESCO LECCE-CHONG
Concert Conversations are general seating and free to Classical Series concert ticket holders. Approximately 30 minutes in Weill Hall.
Saturday, December 7, 2019. at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2019. at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, December 9, 2019. at 6:30 p.m.