SR Symphony to host orchestras conference
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Santa Rosa Symphony will host the 46th annual conference of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO) taking place July 31-Aug. 2 at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park, with concerts at the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall and at Deerfield Winery. 

The conference is using the wine metaphor of “Balance” as the theme for its three days of workshops, presentations and performances.

Symphony Executive Director Alan Silow said, “In life, as in music and wine, one strives for balance. Our professions and our lives are complex and demanding; the intention for this gathering of over 250 orchestra leaders from around the state is to offer some tools to incorporate order, rhythm and harmony in our work and in our play.”

Kris Sinclair, ACSO executive director and former Santa Rosa Symphony League President (1983-84), also commented, “We are delighted to be returning to Sonoma County. So much has changed in the region since our last state-wide conference here 28 years ago and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to show off the Santa Rosa Symphony and its new hall to delegates from all over California and the West.”

Conference events include:

• A free concert featuring Mariachi Sol de México de Jose Hernandez with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Michael Berkowitz, conductor,  on July 31, at 7 p.m. with seating both inside Weill Hall and outside at terrace tables or on the lawn;

• A reception in the Deerfield Wine Cave at Deerfield Winery;

• A National Youth Symphony concert with conductor David Robertson in Weill Hall on Aug. 2.

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