SRJC Orchestra Presents "Comedy Tonight," May 17


Orchestra CellosApril 18, 2024, Santa Rosa, CA - The Santa Rosa Junior College Orchestra will present a concert under the direction of its Conductor Cynthia Weichel, on Friday, May 17, 2024, at 7:30 pm at Burbank Auditorium at the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) campus, 1501 Mendocino Ave. General admission tickets are on sale at Eventbrite: $12 adults, $6 students, seniors, and children. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Join us for a night of laughter and music. The SRJC Orchestra will be performing a fun-filled concert featuring comedic pieces that are sure to leave you smiling. Grab your friends and family for a memorable evening of entertainment. Don't miss out on this unique event that promises to tickle your funny bone.

Leopold Mozart’s Toy Symphony features five guest soloists from our community playing toy instruments. We are happy to present Dr. Angélica Garcia, Superintendent/President of Santa Rosa Junior College; Andrew Bradford, President/CEO of the Santa Rosa Symphony; Keven Brown of Corricks; Chris Coursey, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors; and Mindi Levine, Morning Show Host at KRSH Radio.

Another featured piece is by P.D.Q. Bach - The Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Sportscast which is a creation that narrates the first movement of the great composer’s iconic Symphony as if it were an all-American sports event. Accompanying the orchestra are referee whistles, sportscasting analysis and howls of outrage – all while the commentators guide the listener through the instruments of the orchestra, different symphonic terms, as well as the intricacies of Classical form. It is a masterpiece of music appreciation – all done while laughing!

The orchestra will also play:

  • Leroy Anderson, Typewriter
  • Henry Mancini, The Pink Panther
  • Jerry Brubaker, Whats Up at the Symphony? (featuring famous cartoon music)
  • J. Strauss, Radetsky March
  • Smetana, Three Dances from the Bartered Bride
  • Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

The 60-piece SRJC Orchestra represents college students and community members from all over Sonoma County. Conductor, Cynthia Weichel, is on the faculty of the SRJC, where she teaches Music Appreciation and is the studio violin/viola instructor. This year marks her 25th year teaching at SRJC and her 15th season conducting the SRJC Orchestra. Weichel is a native of Santa Rosa and an alumna of SRJC and SSU.

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