The Santa Rosa Symphony cancelled their 10/9/2017 concert 10 hours prior to downbeat due to wildfires that continue to progress unchecked in California’s Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Yuba, Nevada, Calaveras and Butte counties.
At the time this article was written, several neighborhoods in Santa Rosa have been evacuated and two local hospitals are being emptied.
With no shortage of evidence indicating the increase in number and magnitude of wildfires increasing as a result of climate change, orchestras like Santa Rosa can expect additional disruptions alongside other global warming influenced events such as rising sea levels and hurricanes.
You can track the progress of fires via the 2017 CA State Google Fire Map:
Finger’s crossed that everyone in the area is safe and able to evacuate if needed.