|SR Symphony, mariachi band to play Weill Hall
As a thank-you to the community and to kick off the 46th annual conference for the Association of California Symphony Orchestras, the Santa Rosa Symphony is presenting a free concert with Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández on Thursday, July 31. The gates open at 5 p.m. for picnicking, and Weill Hall lobby opens at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. performance.
This premier Mariachi ensemble has collaborated with Willie Nelson, the Beach Boys, Jose Feliciano, Vicente Fernandez, Selena and others, as well as performed at the inaugural Latin Grammy Awards.
The 13 musicians and singers of Sol de Mexico, together with the Santa Rosa Symphony musicians will perform under the baton of Michael Berkowitz, the Symphony’s principal pops conductor.
Although admission for the concert is free, all patrons must have a ticket to enter the venue. Reserve tickets in advance through the Symphony Patron services office at (707) 546-8742 or through a voice mailbox with service in Spanish: (707) 546-7007. Seating choices are on the terrace tables, or open seating on the lawn. Seats inside Weill Hall are already fully reserved; outdoor seating may be available at the door, but advanced reservations are recommended.
Concert-goers may enjoy the beautiful setting of Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center with a picnic, but no outside beverages are permitted; food may be brought in. Food and beverages may be purchased on site. Water bottle filling stations will also be available. Only low lawn chairs or blankets are permitted on the lawn.
All items brought into the Green Music Center including coolers, picnic baskets, bags, backpacks and purses are subject to search upon entry and re-entry.