San Francisco's Santa Rosa Symphony Plays in Memory of Shooting

Posted: Dec. 26th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

Harking back to the noble words of Leonard Bernstein, the Santa Rosa Symphony and the Sonoma Bach Choir dedicated their performances in San Francisco to the tragedy that befell Newtown, Connecticut. Together with five soloists, the choir performed beautifully despite the difficulty of their chosen pieces.

It was Leonard Bernstein who, in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, said, “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”

With these same words, Executive Director Alan Silow dedicated Saturday afternoon’s concert by the Santa Rosa Symphony (SRS) and the Sonoma Bach Choir to the memory of the victims of the unspeakable tragedy that was the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, last Friday.

It added extra weight to what was already destined to be a memorable concert. This was the orchestra’s first choral special in the fantastic new Weill Hall of the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, and on the program was Bach’s Mass in B Minor, BWV 232.


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