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SRS presents an affordable, fun, family concert “Green Eggs & Ham and Tubby the Tuba” January 28 at Green Music Center

Santa Rosa Symphony, December 11, 2017

The second of three Finley Foundation Family Series concerts, “Green Eggs & Ham and Tubby the Tuba,” featuring Really Inventive Stuff, will entertain, educate and inspire an all-age audience on January 28, 2018 at 3 PM at Weill Hall, Green Music. Richard Loheyde will lead the orchestra in music by Robert Kapilow with story by Dr. Seuss for the classic “Green Eggs & Ham.” Composer George Kleinsinger collaborated with lyricist, musician, actor and author Paul Tripp for “Tubby the Tuba,” a song released in 1945. It was made into a “puppetoon” in 1947, which was nominated for a Best Animated Short Oscar. In 1975, the animated feature was the first of its kind to incorporate computer technology.
 
Founded in 2004 by Sara Valentine and Michael Boudewyns, Really Inventive Stuff performs family and education concerts with orchestras, conductors and musicians from around the world. Based outside of Portland, Maine, the company of classically trained performers is committed to sharing inspiring, memorable experiences with audiences of all ages. Read full bio below.
 
Santa Rosa Symphony Assistant Conductor, Dr. Richard Loheyde, also serves as conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra. Recent positions include director of orchestral activities at the University of Evansville, assistant conductor of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, director of orchestral activities at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and he has served on the faculty at Sonoma State University. See full bio below.
 
The 6th anniversary season of the Family Concert Series has been made possible through the generosity of the Ernest L and Ruth W Finley Foundation.
 
Free Instrument Petting Zoo
A free Instrument Petting Zoo is available in the lobby at 2 PM. Children are invited to learn about, handle and play instruments in the Instrument Petting Zoo, which is supported by the SRS Music Education Department, SRS Youth Ensemble members and parent volunteers.
 
Single Tickets
Tickets for individual concerts are $17/adult, $12/child (12 and under).
 
All patrons, no matter what age, must have a ticket. Seats are reserved. 
 
Tickets may be purchased online (http://srsymphony.org/EventDetail/105), by phone at (707) 546-8742 or in person at the Santa Rosa Symphony Patron Services Office, 50 Santa Rosa Avenue, between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday.
 
Sponsors
Concert Series sponsored by the Ernest L and Ruth W Finley Foundation.
Additional support provided by the County of Sonoma – Board of Supervisors
                       
Richard Loheyde
Dr. Richard Loheyde presently serves as conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony.

Recent positions include director of orchestral activities at the University of Evansville, assistant conductor of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, director of orchestral activities at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and he has served on the faculty at Sonoma State University. Previously, Dr. Loheyde served as music director of the Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra, music director of the University Orchestra at the University of Texas at Austin, conducting fellow of the Music School Festival Orchestra at the Chautauqua Institution, conductor of orchestras at the International Music Camp and assistant conductor of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra.

His guest conducting experience includes engagements with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Austin Civic Orchestra and Opera and the Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Loheyde made his conducting debut with the Santa Rosa Symphony in 2006 and now conducts the Santa Rosa Symphony Family Concert Series.

Dr. Loheyde began his music studies as a violinist, with early training at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and at the Tanglewood Music Center, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has been a violinist and violist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Rosa Symphony. He has degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Connecticut and the University of Texas at Austin.
 
Really Inventive Stuff
Founded in 2004 by Sara Valentine and Michael Boudewyns, Really Inventive Stuff performs family and education concerts with orchestras, conductors and musicians from around the world. Based outside of Portland, Maine, the company of classically trained performers is committed to sharing inspiring, memorable experiences with audiences of all ages.
 
Really Inventive Stuff creates productions with a core commitment to imaginative, playful, and entertaining storytelling. The company’s delightful performances are crafted with a child-like enthusiasm and combine a love of vaudeville and passion for classic theatre, while keeping the music in the spotlight.
 
Influences range from Charlie Chapman and Buster Keaton to Sesame Street and Mel Blanc.
 
-Photos provided upon request-
 
CALENDAR LISTING
 
What:   Santa Rosa Symphony’s Finley Foundation Family Concert “Green Eggs & Ham and Tubby the Tuba
 
WhoSanta Rosa Symphony
Richard Loheyde, conductor
Really Inventive Stuff
 
When:
Saturday, January 28, 2018 at 3 PM
Free Petting Zoo begins 2 PM
 
Where:  Weill Hall, Green Music Center at Sonoma State University
 
Cost:  Single tickets $17 adult / $12 youth. All patrons, regardless of age must have ticket.
 
Tickets
Online:              srsymphony.org
Phone:             54-MUSIC (707-546-8742)
In person:         SRS Patron Services Office, 50 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, First Floor
             Monday-Friday , 9 AM - 5 PM, (Wednesdays 10:30 AM - 5 PM)
At the door:       beginning 1½ hours before each performance
 
About the Santa Rosa Symphony
Santa Rosa Symphony, the Resident Orchestra of the Green Music Center, is the third-oldest professional orchestra in California, and the largest regional symphony north of Los Angeles. Bruno Ferrandis, who began his tenure in 2006, is the fourth Music Director in the organization’s history. The Santa Rosa Symphony (SRS) is committed to core values of artistic excellence, innovative programming and community service. This year the SRS infused the local economy with more than $4 million.
 
Currently in its 90th season, the Symphony’s performance schedule includes 21 Classical Series concerts (7 sets), 7 Discovery Dress Rehearsal concerts, a 3-concert Family Series and a 4-concert Pops Series, as well as special concerts. The Symphony is also recognized for having one of the most comprehensive music education programs in California, serving nearly 23,000 youths annually.
 
Collaborations with schools and organizations across Sonoma County have gained SRS national attention and support. Awards include an American Symphony Orchestra League MetLife Award for Community Engagement and a first place award for adventurous programming in the 2012-2013 season from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

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Sara Mitchell
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707-546-7097 ext.218
smitchell@srsymphony.org

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