An Interview with Alan Silow, CEO Santa Rosa Symphony

For the opening session of the new series on October 4, Alan Silow will help us explore the behind -the-scenes planning of a symphony season. All of us who attend concerts marvel at the music being played and have some appreciation of the skills involved in conducting and playing the scores, but few of us are aware of the connection between the chosen repertoire and an often complicated set of business considerations.
At this event, we will be able to get an insight into how our local symphony organization operates from a business perspective and what a vital part this plays in ensuring we continue to have a strong vibrant symphonic presence in our community.
Our presenter, Alan Silow, is President and CEO of the Santa Rosa Symphony and has held this leadership position since July 2002. During his tenure, the Symphony has returned to a fiscally sound basis that has produced surpluses in both operations and endowment annually for 19 years while at the same time overseeing the tripling of the budget to more than $5,000,000 via major expansion of its artistic and educational programming for the community.  Silow also played a leadership role in the public/private partnership with Sonoma State University to build a new world-class symphony hall that opened in Fall 2012 where the Santa Rosa Symphony is now the resident orchestra of the Green Music Center. He has received multiple awards for his community leadership including being the honoree for his 20 years of outstanding service as the President and CEO of the Santa Rosa Symphony at the Symphony’s annual major fundraiser event in November 2021.
Really hope you can join us for this interesting session.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4 at 10:30 am
WHERE: East Recreation Center

Masks are preferred but not mandated. However, we will be checking Covid vaccination status at the door; so please bring your vaccination certificates


Oakmont’s Own More Joy

Back again by popular demand, Oakmont’s beloved hometown group with songs from our past that will make you laugh and cry in the same concert. More Joy is a deep and delightful quartet of artists that weave amazing harmonies throughout a broad selection of folk, country, blues and beyond.

Comedy Show at OAK

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