The Week in Santa Rosa: November 12-18
Sonoma Bach will open their 2012-2013 season with a gala entitled “A Musical Cornucopia” on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Paradise Ridge Winery on 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr. at 7 p.m. The first hour will feature wine tasting with Paradise Ridge and appetizers from Worth Our Weight. The concert will begin around 8 p.m. and will include renowned tenor Christopher Fritzsche and members of the Live Oak Baroque Orchestra, led by violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock. All proceeds will benefit Sonoma Bach, a nonprofit arts organization. Tickets: $125. Info: 877-914-2224. www.sonomabach.org.
The South of A arts district will be hosting their 4th annual WinterBlast on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 5-8 p.m. at the intersection of South A St. and Sebastopol Ave. The holiday extravaganza will include music from local bands, open art galleries, local food vendors, a kids zone and a parade. Free. Info: 695-1011. www.sofasantarosa.com.
Storytelling enthusiasts can gather for a “Tellabration!” on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7-9 p.m. at the Glaser Center on 547 Mendocino Ave. Six professional storytellers from Napa and Sonoma Counties will participate. The event is open to all ages, but is recommended for teens and up. Refreshments will be available. Free. Info: 540-0655. www.storynet.org.
The Roses Signature Concert Series presents “Cantiamo Sonoma” a 17-voice a cappella concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church of the Roses on 2500 Patio Court. Directed by soprano Carole Menke, Cantiamo Sonoma holds a wide repertoire of music and is one of Sonoma County’s leading a cappella groups. A reception will follow the concert. Free, donations accepted. Info: 542-4272. www.churchoftheroses.org.
The California Redwood Chorale will perform “An American Rainbow” on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Glaser Center for the Arts on 547 Mendocino Ave at 3 p.m. The 36-voice chorale is directed by Robert Hazelrigg, and Sunday’s concert will include guest artists Michael Bolivar on saxophone and Bonnie Brooks on vocals. Tickets: $20. Info: 874-3770. www.californiaredwoodchorale.org.