In September 2012, the Santa Rosa Symphony will move from its current venue, the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts since 1982, to its new home the Green Music Center (GMC) at Sonoma State University. GMC, was designed by the architect and acoustician who created Tanglewood, and it is expected to become one of California’s premiere performance venues upon its opening. Santa Rosa Symphony is its orchestra in residence. During the GMC’s opening week, the Symphony will perform four orchestral concerts that will feature two world premieres for an estimated 13,000 residents and visitors to Sonoma County. The first concert will be performed for audiences in GMC’s 1,400 seat concert hall as well as its 10,000 seat grass amphitheater, including more than 1,000 lawn seats made available free of charge. The second program will include a world premiere created especially for the orchestra and the renowned Kronos Quartet. This project grant would support the Symphony’s opening concerts at the Green Music Center.
About the Grantee
50 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 410, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404-4908, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
One of the Bay Area’s leading regional orchestras, Santa Rosa Symphony is the resident orchestra of Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center. It reaches more than 90,000 people each year through seven, triple-concert series at Green Music Center; three Family Concert Series performances; and four Pops concerts at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (also a Hewlett Foundation grantee). Education programs — ranging from concerts for youth, to intensive music training and performance programs — reach about 23,000 children and teens each year. This supplemental grant will help the organization recover from the fires that devastated the region in October 2017.