Santa Rosa boasts of several performance venues that attract world acclaimed entertainers along with being home to internationally know museums. The Santa Rosa Symphony is the major professional arts presenter in Sonoma County and is the second oldest professional orchestra in the state of CA and the largest regional symphony orchestra north of Los Angeles.
In 2012 the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts was named a top 100 theater in the world and has become a favorite for many HBO specials. Located on the picturesque Sonoma State University campus in the heart of California’s Sonoma wine region, the Green Music Center is a focal point for music in the region. Designed by architect William Rawn, working closely with acoustician Lawrence Kirkegaard, the hall is modeled after Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood and was designed to replicate the intimacy and acoustics of Vienna’s Musikverein and Symphony Hall in Boston.
The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California, honors the legacy of the creator of Peanuts by preserving, displaying, and interpreting the art of this legendary cartoonist. The museum attracts visitors around the world and is also home to Snoopy’s Home Ice.
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