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NETWORKING: Convening of Sonoma County Composers

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NETWORKING: Convening of Sonoma County Composers


Convening of Sonoma County Composers

Hosted by the Santa Rosa Symphony & the First Symphony Project

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6:30-7:30pm

Green Music Center

In conjunction with the first visit of 2019-2020 composer in residence Matt Browne, the Santa Rosa Symphony invites Sonoma County composers and musical creatives to a reception welcoming Matt and building a network for local composers. It will be an opportunity to connect around our shared art. We envision an inclusive environment – all are welcome, whether you are just getting started or have been writing for decades.

6:30pm  Reception (Light refreshments)

7:30pm  Opportunity to observe Santa Rosa Symphony rehearsal

To RSVP, or for more information, contact: 

Ben Taylor, or (707) 546-7097 x214


The First Symphony Project

Matt Browne is the first of four rising-star composers commissioned by the Santa Rosa Symphony (SRS) in collaboration with Eugene Symphony to write their first full scale symphonic work. This is a signature project of music director Francesco Lecce-Chong’s, and it means we’ll have visiting composers in the community for several years.

About the First Symphony Project: You can see Matt’s bio and artist statement there, as well. The SRS will perform Matt’s How the Solar System was Won on Sat-Mon, Oct 5-7, and will then premiere his new commissioned symphony in February. Matt Browne’s new work for SRS will be inspired by The Course of Empire, a series of paintings by Thomas Cole: