California’s Santa Rosa Symphony has announced its 2009-10 season, which begins in October with an all-Russian program of Miaskovsky’s Salutary Overture, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with SRS Conductor Laureate Jeffrey Kahane as soloist, led by Music Director Bruno Ferrandis. During the season the orchestra will perform the world premiere of an orchestral work by Iranian composer Behzad Ranjbaran, a friend and former Juilliard colleague of Ferandis. A three-concert “Festival of Remembrance” chamber series will include music of Mexican composers Carlos Chávez and Silvestre Revueltas; music by Toru Takemitsu and Joji Yuasa in remembrance of the Japanese-American internment; and music by Jewish composers who perished in the Holocaust: Pavel Haas, Erwin Schulhoff, Hans Krasa, Viktor Ullmann. The SRS will perform symphonies of Barber, Beethoven, Dvorák, Schumann, and Stravinsky; concertos by Chopin, Corigliano, Dvorák, and Rouse, as well as Mozart’s Requiem and Ave verum corpus. The season will end with a performance of Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, with singer Ute Lemper and the vocal quartet Hudson Shad. The orchestra also will present three pops programs, focusing on Judy Garland, Academy Award-winning film music, and scores of John Denver.

Posted March 27, 2009