Classical Music Society launches season in Sonoma in Nov. 20

The Sonoma Classical Music Society has announced its 13th season of classical music in Sonoma. Its kick-off performance on Sunday, Nov. 20 will feature the Italian Saxophone Quartet.

“You can enjoy classical, crossover, popular, and film music performed with humor, zest, and impeccable technical proficiency by four supremely talented musicians from Bella Italia,” says Wally Breitman, of the Classical Music Society. The show is at 3 p.m.

The Italian Saxophone Quartet consists of Federico Mondelci, soprano sax, who founded the group in 1982; David Bartelucci, alto sax; Pasquale Cesare, tenor sax; and Michele Paolini, baritone sax.

Now completing their 34rd year together as a group, the ISQ has played more than 1,000 concerts in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Japan, Sweden, Russia, Bermuda and the United States. Their concerts have been recorded and broadcast by Italian RIA-Radio as well as stations in Swedan, Germany, Japan and America. They have won numerous chamber music competitions and their discography includes recordings for the Delos and Pentaphon labels.

The next concert in the Sonoma Classical Music Society’s 2017 Series will be Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m, when Russian vocal ensemble, Slavyanka, performs a wide-ranging program of Russian music, including Alexander Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances.

Additional shows are scheduled for March 19, April 23 and May 14.

All concerts will be held at Vintage House Sonoma, 264 First Street East.

Tickets for each concert are $35 general, $25 members, and $10 for students.

Tickets may be obtained from the Society’s website, and will be available from Readers’ Books, Pharmaca, and Vintage House, approximately three weeks prior to the performance, and at the door.

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