Wells Fargo Center for the Arts & Santa Rosa Symphony to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Symphony Pops Series
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts and the Santa Rosa Symphony celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Symphony Pops Series. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz, the 10th anniversary season will be comprised of four Sunday afternoon performances featuring a star-studded collection of music with tributes to Marvin Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, ABBA, John Williams, and songs of holiday cheer at the Ruth Finley Person Theater at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa). Season ticket packages ($109 - $255), which include all four concerts and pre-concert talks, are available now. Single tickets ($32 - $80) go on sale August 22. Tickets and information are available online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the ticket office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa.
"Over the past ten years, our partnership with the Symphony has evolved into this celebrated series that we share with the community," says Rick Nowlin, the Center's Executive Director. "This season of Symphony Pops will offer an exciting celebration of our 10th Anniversary collaboration."
Now a Sonoma County tradition, the Symphony Pops series has been attended by more than 40,000 community members over the past 9 years. From performances of rock n' roll classics, to celebrations of music legends and icons of Broadway, the afternoon concerts at the Center have introduced new audiences to the sounds of the Symphony. Prior to each performance, audience members are invited to attend a discussion with Maestro Berkowitz as he provides insight into the afternoon's program and shares personal anecdotes and memories from his storied career working on Broadway, and with Liza Minnelli, Henry Mancini and Marvin Hamlisch, among many others.
"Over the years that I've been conducting this series, our audience has grown both in numbers, as well as in appreciation of the varied types of music and programming performed as part of the Pops Series," says Maestro Michael Berkowitz. "There is a tremendous feeling of Family that I get from the audience and the Symphony every time I step on the podium. The excitement and energy around this series is palpable, and I look forward to sharing with the community what promises to be another great series of concerts for our 10th Anniversary."