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This week in Rohnert Park: Dec. 3-9

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 | Posted by

Holiday Concert:

The Rohnert Park Chorale sings sacred and secular songs of the season with piano accompaniment at its Holiday Concert 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Rohnert Park Senior Center, 6900 Hunter Dr. Intermission includes free finger foods and drinks plus raffle of wrapped presents. Tickets at the door: $8 (or 2 for $15).  Call chorale director Wayne Thush at 586-8321 or email wayneandnancyt@prodigy.net.

Green Music Center

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic and Grammy®-winning pianist Yefim Bronfman from 8-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Cost: $66-145. For tickets and info visit sfsymphony.org/greenmusic.

Handel’s “Messiah” is performed by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec 9. Ticket price is $32-90. Famed Japanese conductor Masaaki Suzuki leads the ensemble and Bruce Lamott directs the chorus. Call (866) 955-6040 for tickets.

Swing into the holidays with the The Commanders Jazz Ensemble, from Travis Air Force Base, at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The free performance features the SSU Jazz Orchestra, led by Doug Leibinger, with vocalist Bonnie Brooks. Includes a no-host bar in the lobby at 7 p.m. Must reserve box office tickets at 664-2353 or online at tickets.sonoma.edu/performingarts.

All performances at Weill Hall at SSU, 1801 E. Cotati Ave. in Rohnert Park.

Spreckels Performing Arts Center:

“The Santaland Diaries,” adapted from David Sedaris by Joe Mantello, stars David Yen, who works as an elf in Macy’s Santaland. The comedy begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and continues Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15. Price is $24 or $20 for seniors.

David Yen also stars in “Do It Yourself Dickens,” an interactive, read-along version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Warm drinks served throughout the show. Ticket price is $16.

Located at 5409 Snyder Ln. in Rohnert Park. For tickets, call the box office Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. at 588-3400.


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