Mendocino Music Festival 2016 is All About Beethoven

This year’s Mendocino Music Festival is dedicated to a musical revolutionary. He studied under Haydn, introduced choral movements to symphonies, and possessed phenomenal improvisation skills – composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The Festival Orchestra’s first performance will be on Sunday, July 10, and it will set the stage for the Beethoven festivities.  Pianist Stephen Prutsman will join the Orchestra […]

Happy New Year!

2015 has been a good year for Symphony of the Redwoods and we’re looking for an even better one in 2016. The Fall Concert in November was a smash hit with violinist Yevgeny Kutik bringing back quite a few folks for both performances of the Bruch’s Violin Concerto #1. The Holiday Revue, our annual fundraiser pops concert, was […]


We are seeking volunteers to lend their time next Saturday, Dec. 19 for the Symphony Pops Orchestra Holiday Revue. We’re in particular need for individuals willing to stay after the concert to assist with cleanup and loading of instruments. All volunteers are granted free admittance in the performance. If you are interested, please contact Irene at 707-964-1931 Symphony Pops […]

Successful Opening Concerts Launched Symphony’s 33rd Season

November 14 and 15 marked the opening concerts for the Symphony of the Redwoods’ 33rd season. Symphony PayPal records showed attendants from hours away, including Chico, Sacramento, San Jose, and Miranda. The first piece of the night was Borodin’s Overture to Prince Igor, featuring a massive brass section composed of local and visiting musicians. “This […]

Meet the Symphony Board: Treasurer Tess Albin-Smith

Tess Albin-Smith has made countless contributions to the Symphony of the Redwoods. She is one of the Symphony board’s longest active members and is a passionate advocate for keeping classical music alive. She began studying music in the fourth grade. “My band teacher walked into a room with instruments stacked under his arms for us to […]

Symphony’s Executive Director Takes Leadership Role in Mendocino Music Fest

Alex Pierangeli, the Symphony’s Executive Director, is filling the role of Stage Manager for this year’s Mendocino Music Festival production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, a comedic opera set in 17th century Spain. The only performance is this Friday, July 17 at 8pm, and the cast and crew only have 12 days to prepare. […]

Humboldt State Music Student Given Opportunity to Perform with Symphony

Every season, the Symphony offers a limited amount of spaces for guest performers, with a chance to sit among the ranks of our talented local musicians. In this past set of performances, one seat was offered to Humboldt State junior and trombonist, Craig H. Craig has been studying music for over a decade, and after […]