Ken Peplowski

The ninth season of the Symphony Pops Series, presented by the Santa Rosa Symphony and Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, will open Oct. 27 with “The King of Swing: Benny Goodman at the Symphony,” with guest clarinetist Ken Peplowski.

The four-concert season, announced this week, also includes:

Dec. 15 — “A Very Merry Holiday Pops,” featuring the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus, with more than 60 voices.

Feb. 23 — “Three Phantons in Concert,” with Broadway  tenors Mark Jacoby, Gary Mauer and Craig Schulman singing Broadway tunes. Each has played the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway.

April 27 — “The Return of the Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles.”

All of the concerts will feature the Santa Rosa Symphony, led by Michael Berkowitz. All four concerts are on Sundays, starting at 3 p.m., with a pre-concert talk at 2 p.m.

Season tickets are available now, ranging in price $109 from $255. Single tickets go on sale Aug. 5 for Wells Fargo Center for the Arts members, and Aug. 23 for the general public. Prices run from $32 to $80.

Tickets and information are available at (707) 546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org or at the center box office, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa.

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1 Comment

  1. Judson

    I am always thrilled to see a local band or orchestra performing. I started my music training on the violin in the third grade, with one-on-one public school violin lessons and also played in the large 1 – 6 grade school orchestra in Cincinnati, OH. Because I was raised in a US Military family we moved often but I continued to learn several instruments all through school and into adulthood.
    Music lessons are a valuable influence for a well rounded character. It’s so disappointing to see this all but disappear from schools now!
    I strongly suggest the Santa Rosa Symphony consider performing at least once in an outdoor public place just to give young people exposure to the possibilities of what can be done with these instruments as a whole and inspire some young people to try something that can lead to very rewarding experiences the rest of their lives. I remember a few years back hearing an orchestra play in the common area at the Santa Rosa Plaza one afternoon. They had quite a crowd. It was wonderful.

    April 26th, 2013 4:17 pm

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