2024 – 25 Season Kickoff

Our 2024 – 25 sea­son will kick off with con­certs Octo­ber 12 at Trin­i­ty Epis­co­pal Cathe­dral in Sacra­men­to and Octo­ber 13 at the Epis­co­pal Church of St. Mar­tin in Davis. Check back lat­er this year for more details!

Carol’s Concerts

Hel­lo Everyone!

We hope this mes­sage finds you well and enjoy­ing a hol­i­day sea­son filled with live music, friends and fam­i­ly. We would also like to extend our deep­est grat­i­tude for your sup­port of our 2023 sea­son. The enthu­si­asm for our local per­for­mances and our Men­tor­ship work con­tin­ue to grow, and for that we have YOU to THANK!

One of the most sat­is­fy­ing parts of the job I have as Artis­tic Direc­tor is to find, study, select and final­ly orga­nize reper­toire into con­cert pro­grams that inspire and chal­lenge Sinfonia’s musi­cians and that stim­u­late and move our lis­ten­ers. Awash in col­or­ful orches­tra­tion made pos­si­ble by a larg­er orches­tra of strings, winds and plucked instru­ments, our upcom­ing per­for­mances of Bach, Han­del and Rameau reflect a long-await­ed Sin­fo­nia buck­et list of con­tral­to and sopra­no arias that range from heartrend­ing to hilarious.

So mark your cal­en­dars now for Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 24th in Sacra­men­to and Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 25th in Davis for Sin­fo­nia Spirtuosa’s con­certs with ris­ing star sopra­no Chea Kang, and the extra­or­di­nary con­tral­to Sara Couden! See the con­cert page for the event details, pro­gram, and tick­et link.

Our Feb­ru­ary con­certs are ded­i­cat­ed to Sin­fo­nia Spirituosa’s trea­sur­er, Car­ol Per­rin, who passed away in Decem­ber 2023 after fight­ing mul­ti­ple bat­tles with can­cer. This ensem­ble exists because of her vision, pas­sion, and ded­i­ca­tion. We will for­ev­er be pro­found­ly grate­ful for Carol’s warm friend­ship and her unwa­ver­ing sup­port. Her loss is and will con­tin­ue to be keen­ly felt.

Hap­py Holidays!

Lor­na Peters
Artis­tic Director

Sinfonia Spirituosa Pipes Up!

Dear Friends,

Mark your cal­en­dars NOW for the week­end of Octo­ber 14th and 15th, 2023 — you don’t want to miss these very spe­cial con­certs! Sin­fo­nia Spir­i­tu­osa will explore excit­ing new ter­ri­to­ry as we per­form with guest artist, organ­ist David A. Heller, from Trin­i­ty Uni­ver­si­ty in San Anto­nio, Texas. We are delight­ed to part­ner with the Sacra­men­to Val­ley Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Guild of Organ­ists to bring Dr. Heller to Cal­i­for­nia for this extra­or­di­nar­i­ly var­ied and unique pro­gram of works for organ and baroque cham­ber orchestra. 

See the con­cert page for the event details, pro­gram, and tick­et link. Please con­sid­er invit­ing a friend and help us expand our local Sin­fo­nia Spir­i­tu­osa audience!

Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you in October!
Lor­na Peters, Artis­tic Director 

We’re Back!

Dear Friends of Sin­fo­nia Spirituosa,

Although the mem­bers of the orches­tra have been extreme­ly pro­duc­tive and cre­ative on their own dur­ing the last 20 months, we have cer­tain­ly missed play­ing togeth­er. And we have tru­ly missed you — thank you for your ongo­ing encour­age­ment and support.

We are real­ly look­ing for­ward to our res­i­den­cy at Trin­i­ty Uni­ver­si­ty in San Anto­nio, Texas in Feb­ru­ary, and our spring 2022 trio of con­certs here in Cal­i­for­nia, April 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

As part of our res­i­den­cy at UC Davis, we will present a con­cert in the mag­nif­i­cent Recital Hall of the Ann E. Pitzer Cen­ter on Fri­day, April 1st at 7:00 pm.

At 4:00 pm on Sat­ur­day, April 2nd, we are hon­ored to per­form on the dis­tin­guished Music in the Moun­tains con­cert series in Grass Val­ley at Peace Luther­an Church.

And final­ly, find us in our new Sacra­men­to con­cert home, Trin­i­ty Cathe­dral, for a 4:00 mati­nee on Sun­day, April 3rd.

Hap­py New Year!
Lor­na Peters, artis­tic director

Jubal Fulks Solo Bach Concert

Dear friends of Sin­fo­nia Spirituosa,

It’s been a year since we’ve seen most of you, and a year since the orches­tra has been togeth­er. We hope that you and your fam­i­lies and friends have remained healthy dur­ing this long and dif­fi­cult peri­od. We miss you!

Despite this past year’s restric­tions, the mem­bers of the orches­tra have been very cre­ative and pro­duc­tive on their own. We’d like to share with you some of their accom­plish­ments via month­ly post­ings on our website’s “Sin­fo­nia News” page and also via this newsletter.

The first of these is a Feb­ru­ary 19th per­for­mance of the three solo vio­lin sonatas of Bach per­formed by our con­cert mas­ter, Jubal Fulks. Buy your tick­et soon for this online per­for­mance, which is being put on by Hap­py Hour Cham­ber Con­certs. Don’t miss this rare oppor­tu­ni­ty to hear Jubal’s fresh, insight­ful inter­pre­ta­tion and his stun­ning­ly vir­tu­osic per­for­mance of these baroque mas­ter­works. Please note that tick­ets must be pur­chased before Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 19th. Note: The con­cert airs at 5:00 pm in Cal­i­for­nia (the con­cert series orig­i­nates in Denver).

We are excit­ed and hope­ful about our future per­for­mances in Col­orado and Cal­i­for­nia, and our uni­ver­si­ty res­i­den­cies at U.C. Davis and Trin­i­ty Uni­ver­si­ty in San Anto­nio, Texas dur­ing the 2021 – 2022 season.

Stay tuned for upcom­ing news and per­for­mances from vio­list Vijay Cha­lasani, vio­lin­ist Lind­sey Strand-Polyak, and high­lights from Sin­fo­nia Spirituosa’s past con­cert seasons.

Thank you for sup­port­ing us!