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Spring Concerts

[Apr 6, 7]

Symphony of the Redwoods Welcomes Return of Accomplished Cellist for Season Finale Concerts 

David Kadarauch, Principal Cellist of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, will perform with the Symphony of the Redwoods to bring their 2018-2019 concert season to a close. Led by Music Director Allan Pollack, the program includes Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat, and Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto Nº 1 in A minor, with Kadarauch as the featured soloist. The concerts will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 7 at 2pm at Cotton Auditorium in Fort Bragg. 

Saint-Saëns broke the mold with the Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor. The piece is composed of three distinct sections that seamlessly weave together to create one continuous movement. “The Saint-Saëns concerto is one of my favorite pieces of music, quite challenging and fun to play, and also very exciting listening for the audience,” said Kadarauch. “I was privileged to perform it with the Philadelphia Orchestra fifty years ago as a competition winner, and as I near the end of a long career it seems only fitting to perform it again, perhaps for the last time, after half a century.” 

Twelve years ago, the Symphony of the Redwoods had the privilege of sharing the stage with Kadarauch when they performed Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. “I have very positive memories of that collaboration with conductor Allan Pollack,” said Kadarauch. “What he has accomplished on the North Coast is truly remarkable, both with the Symphony and the Mendocino Music Festival. These are cultural gems that are quite unique, and should be nourished and supported.” Kadarauch and his wife purchased their ideal home in Mendocino in 2001, and they actively split their time between the San Francisco bay area and the Mendocino coast. 

The upcoming spring concerts will be the last opportunity for audience members to take advantage of the Symphony of the Redwoods Bring-a-Parent Project. As part of Symphony of the Redwoods' mission to provide classical music experiences for coastal youth, all students 18 years and under are admitted free to Symphony orchestra concerts. The Bring-a-Parent Project allows free admission to some adults as well. Bring-a-Parent tickets will be available at Mendocino and Fort Bragg schools prior to Symphony concerts. 

All Symphony of the Redwoods concerts will be at Cotton Auditorium, 500 N. Harold St, Fort Bragg. Season tickets are available now for $55. Advance single concert tickets are available for $22 online at, at Harvest Market in Fort Bragg and Out of This World in Mendocino. Tickets at the door are $25. Attendees ages 18 and under are always free. For more information, contact 707-946-0898 or 

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