AT-A-GLANCE FALL 2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Fall 2013 Season Events



Fall 2013

The Fall Season includes free performances at a variety of venues and a ticketed series in Weill Hall that includes six Major Ensemble and six Faculty & Guest Artist concerts. Ticket details can be found at the bottom of this page.

MAJOR ENSEMBLES in this Series
Thursday, October 17, 7:30 p.m JAZZ ORCHESTRA & LATIN BAND
Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m. COMBINED CHORUSES, Songs of Thanksgiving
Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m. SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE, Autumn Voyage
Friday, November 15, 7:30 p.m CHAMBER SINGERS, Festival Concert
Sunday, November 24, 2:00 p.m. SYMPHONIC CHORUS AND CHAMBER WINDS, Mozart's Requiem
Thursday, December 12, 7:30 p.m. SYMPHONIC AND CHAMBER WIND ENSEMBLES, Glorious Overtones

FACULTY & GUEST ARTISTS in this Series
Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. TRIO ARIADNE IN RECITAL
Friday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. CLASSICAL GUITAR SERIES, Jason Vieaux
Thursday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. SONOMA MUSICA VIVA featuring Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Friday, November 1, 7:30 p.m. FACULTY RECITAL: LAXMI G. TEWARI 
Sunday, November 24, 7:30 p.m. FACULTY RECITAL: TRIO NAVARRO, Piano Quartets
Sunday, Jan 26, 7:30 p.m. FACULTY RECITAL: TRIO NAVARRO, Bonjour, mes amis


October

Instrumental Repertory Recital
Judiyaba and Marilyn Thompson, directors
Wednesday, October 9 – 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Music Education Hall 1028

The season begins with a juried performance of chamber music coached by studio instrumental faculty and chamber music program director Marilyn Thompson.

Free

Classic Jazz Ensemble, Bebop Ensemble, Funk/Fusion Ensemble
Doug Leibinger and Kasey Knudsen, directors
Thursday, October 10 – 7:30 p.m.
Warren Auditorium

Journey through the history of America's unique art form, jazz, with SSU's three jazz combos. The Classic Jazz Ensemble hones their skills by performing tunes that have become considered "standard" repertoire over the last century. Bebop Ensemble focuses on the giants of the formative years of modern jazz - Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Tadd Dameron, and many others. The Funk/Fusion Ensemble explores the intersection of jazz & rock that evolved from the late 60's through the present day.

Free

Trio Ariadne in Recital *
Artists-in-Residence Debut Concert
Friday, October 11 - 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Please join us to welcome Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano, Carol McGonnell, clarinet, and Sæeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello as they perform works by Beethoven, Muczynski and Brahms. Trio Ariadne will spend the year as visiting artists from The Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute – instructing, performing for and living amongst Sonoma State University students.

Special Free Performance

Collage Concert - Parent and Family Weekend
Saturday, October 12 – 1:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Parents and family of music students will want to check out this annual Music Department showcase, juxtaposing the Chorus, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, chamber musicians and soloists in an unforgettable visual and aural spectacle.

Free

Jazz Orchestra & Latin Band *
Doug Leibinger and Kendrick Freeman, directors
Thursday, October 17 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

On their first concert of the semester, the 18-piece SSU Jazz Orchestra will feature original arrangements and compositions by SSU jazz program majors. The SSU Latin Band continues this semester with some traditional music from Haiti, and compositions by Hermeto Pascoal, Don Grolnick, Victor Brasil and others.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors & students; SSU students Free w/ID
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Scholarship Showcase
Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow
Friday, October 18 – 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

In recognition of the generous supporters of SSU Music, Dance and Theatre majors, the award-­winning students present a short concert of thanks.

Free

Classical Guitar Series*
Jason Vieaux, Visiting Guest Artist
Friday, October 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Jason Vieaux, "among the elite of today's classical guitarists" (Gramophone), is the classical guitarist that goes beyond the classical. He has earned a reputation for putting his expressive gifts and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors & students; SSU students Free w/ID
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Chamber Singers and Symphonic Chorus*
Songs of Thanksgiving
Jenny Bent, conductor
Saturday, October 19 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Join the Sonoma State University Symphonic Chorus, Chambers Singers, and Regional High School Choirs for our annual gala event to benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors & students; SSU students Free w/ID
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Vocal Repertory Recital
Lynne Morrow, director
Wednesday, October 23 – 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Studio voice students take the stage in this juried performance, singing music from all styles and periods, from plain chant to Broadway shows.

Free

Sonoma Musica Viva*
Featuring Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Brian S. Wilson, conductor
A 100th Birthday Triple-Play
Thursday, October 24 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Guest artists Anderson & Roe Piano Duo commemorate the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. SMV marks the centenaries of Britten and Lutoslawski and unveils selected works by student composers.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors & students; SSU students Free w/ID
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Symphonic Wind Ensemble*
Autumn Voyage
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Casa Grande HS Symphonic Band
Arlene Burney, conductor
Friday, October 25 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Fresh from its fall concert tour of Southern California, the Sonoma State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform Ron Nelson’s ebullient Lauds, Praise High Day; Norman Dello Joio’s Variants on a Medieval Tune; Mason Bates’s outrageously hip Mothership; and Oliver Nickel’s brilliant transcription of Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez— made famous by conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Also performing will be the superb Casa Grande High School Symphonic Band from Petaluma.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors & students; SSU students Free w/ID
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November

Faculty Recital *
Laxmi G. Tewari
Friday, November 1 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Tap into the well of Hindustani classical music with SSU's master Indian vocalist, Laxmi Ganesh Tewari, accompanied by a traditional Indian ensemble playing tabla, tambura and harmonium.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors & students; SSU students Free w/ID
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CMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival
Andy Collinsworth, host
Saturday, November 2 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Music Education Hall 1028

Secondary school musicians perform instrumental and vocal solos and receive feedback from professional musician-educators. Outstanding performers receive an invitation to participate in a Command Performance. Open to the public. Daily parking is $5.

Free

2nd Annual Sonoma State Jazz Day
Doug Leibinger, host
Wednesday, November 13 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

High school jazz players from throughout the North Bay will perform for and interact with seasoned jazz educators. Open to the public. Daily parking is $5.

The 2nd Annual SSU Jazz Day ends with a 7:30 p.m. concert by the SSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble co-led by Doug Leibinger and George Marsh. Featuring Kasey Knudsen, saxophone; Dave Scott, trumpet; Doug Leibinger, trombone; Randy Vincent, guitar; Ken Cook, piano; Cliff Hugo, bass; George Marsh, drums; Will Johnson, prepared piano. All proceeds go to the Mel Graves Fund to benefit the SSU Jazz Studies program.

$15 suggested donation to benefit the Mel Graves Fund

12th Annual High School Choral Festival and Concert*
Jenny Bent, host
Friday, November 15 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Four hundred high school choristers from throughout the North Bay perform before a guest adjudicator in the 12th Annual Sonoma State High School Choral Festival. Open to the public. Daily parking is $5.

The Choral Festival concludes with Command Performances at 7:30 p.m. and a special performance by the SSU Chamber Singers, Jenny Bent, conductor.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors & students; SSU students Free w/ID
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String Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble
Steal This Bass Line!
Judiyaba and Jennifer Wilsey, directors
Sunday, November 17 – 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

The String Orchestra explores “La Folia,” a chord progression used by countless composers from the 15th century to the present. Follow this trending tune as it passes through the hands of Lully, Corelli and Vivaldi to present-day members of the String Orchestra. The Percussion and Improvisation Ensemble presents works by Hovhannes and Cage alongside new student and faculty compositions rooted in Deep Listening® practices. Wild... Weird? Wonderful!

Free

Jazz Orchestra
Doug Leibinger, director
Sunday, November 17 – 2:00 p.m.
Church of the Roses, 2500 Patio Ct., Santa Rosa

Join the SSU Jazz Orchestra for their culminating fall concert at a special venue, the Presbyterian Church of the Roses in Santa Rosa. The band will focus on the "swingingest" music from the 30s to the present day. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted with proceeds benefitting the Mel Graves Scholarship Fund.

Free

Brass Ensemble, Classic Jazz Ensemble and Latin Band
Ruth Wilson, Doug Leibinger and Kendrick Freeman, directors
Sunday, November 17 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Redefine your concept of bands with horns! The 16-member SSU Brass Ensemble plays original works for symphonic brass – six trumpets, four horns, four trombones and tuba – and percussion. The Classic Jazz Ensemble will contribute an eclectic jazz repertoire to this eclectic concert and Latin Band continues with Haitian traditional music and compositions by Hermeto Pascoal, Don Grolnick and Victor Brasil.

Free

Instrumental Repertory Recital
Judiyaba and Marilyn Thompson, directors
Wednesday, November 20 – 1:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

A juried performance of chamber music coached by studio instrumental faculty and chamber music program director Marilyn Thompson.

Free

Rock Collegium
John Palmer, director
Thursday, November 21 – 7:30 p.m.
Warren Auditorium

Instead of writing term papers on different eras and styles of rock music, students in John Palmer's "Rock Music: Styles and Contexts" stand and deliver their own compositions.

Free

Student Composers Concert
Will Johnson and Marcia Bauman, directors
Saturday, November 23 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Music Education Hall 1028

Showcasing the talents of our music composition students, performing their original works – with a little help from their friends.

Free

Symphonic Chorus *
Mozart's Requiem, K 626
Chamber Wind Ensemble
Jenny Bent and Andy Collinsworth, conductors
Sunday, November 24 – 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Whether it’s the mysterious circumstances of its creation or the endless debate about the true authorship of certain sections, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem, K626 remains a crowning and enigmatic achievement, fusing masterful counterpoint with heartbreaking poignancy. Jenny Bent conducts. Also selections by the Chamber Wind Ensemble under the baton of Andy Collinsworth.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors & students; SSU students Free w/ID
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Faculty Recital *
Trio Navarro
Piano Quartets
Sunday, November 24 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Violinist Victor Romasevich and violist Nancy Ellis join Trio Navarro founding members Marilyn Thompson and Jill Brindel for the Schumann and Catoire Piano Quartets and the Piano Trio of Russian composer and philisopher Iosif Andriasov (1933-2000), with whom Mr. Romasevich studied.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors & students; SSU students Free w/ID
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Bebop Ensemble, Funk/Fusion Ensemble, Rock Collegium
Kasey Knudsen, Doug Leibinger and John Palmer, directors
Monday, November 25 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Right before your ears you will witness the evolution of styles from modern jazz through fusion to art rock on this eclectic concert.

Free


December

Music Theatre Scenes Workshop
Lynne Morrow, director
Thursday, December 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Warren Auditorium

Students collaborate to create a brand-new staged, choreographed musical their theme of choice, using well-loved songs. Repeated on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Free

Guitar Ensemble and Indian Singing Ensemble
Eric Cabalo and Laxmi G. Tewari directors
Friday, December 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Join us for a special combo concert featuring the mellow strains of classical guitar complemented by the meditative chant of Hindustani vocals.

Free

Music Theatre Scenes Workshop
Lynne Morrow, director
Saturday, December 7 - 2:00 p.m.
Warren Auditorium

Students collaborate to create a brand-new staged, choreographed musical their theme of choice, using well-loved songs.

Free

CONTEMPLATION OF PEACE AND WAR
Santa Rosa Symphony, Bruno Ferrandis, Conductor
SSU Chamber Singers and Santa Rosa Symphony Honor Choir
Saturday, December 7, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, December 9, 2012, 8:00 p.m.

Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Program: Mozart, L: The Toy Symphony
Bernstein: Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah
Haydn: Mass in Time of War

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Tickets through the Santa Rosa Symphony Box Office: (707) 546-8742

Vocal and Instrumental Repertory Recital
Lynne Morrow and Marilyn Thompson, coordinators
Tuesday, December 10 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Singers and instrumentalists join together for a full-length evening recital of solo and chamber music.

Free

Vocal Repertory Recital
Lynne Morrow, director
Wednesday, December 11 – 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Studio voice students take the stage in this juried performance, singing music from all styles and periods, from plain chant to Broadway shows.

Free

Symphonic and Chamber Wind Ensembles*
Glorious Overtones
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Thursday, December 12 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

The Sonoma State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents the glorious sounds of classic works for wind band. The program will include, among other works, Richard Strauss’ majestic Konigsmarsch; Howard Hanson’s Laude: Chorale, Variations and Metamorphoses; Armenian Dances by Aram Khachaturian; and Alfred Reed’s magnificent transcription of J.S. Bach’s “My Jesus, Oh What Anguish.”

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors & students; SSU students Free w/ID
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January

Faculty Recital *
Trio Navarro
Bonjour, mes amis
Sunday, January 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Ravel, Duruflé and Poulenc highlight this all-French program by Trio Navarro and friends. Featuring Carol Menke, soprano; Julie MacKenzie, flute; Victor Romasevich, violin and viola; Jill Rachuy Brindel, cello; and Marilyn Thompson, piano.

Program:
Ravel: Chansons madécasses for voice, flute, cello and piano
Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor for violin, cello and piano
Duruflé: Prelude, Recitative and Variations for flute, viola and piano, Op. 3
Pou
lenc: Fiançailles pour rire, song cycle for voice and piano

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors & students; SSU students Free w/ID
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CMEA Jazz Festival
Andy Collinsworth, host
Friday, January 31 - all day
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Middle and high school jazz bands perform for and receive clinics from seasoned jazz performer-educators.Open to the public. Daily parking is $5.

Free

Venues and Tickets

Concert Locations

Evert B. Person Theatre

A 475-seat proscenium theatre, Person Theatre is adjacent to Ives Hall in the southeastern area of campus. From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right).  

Donald and Maureen Green Music Center (GMC)
Located at the north entrance to campus, off Rohnert Park Expressway and just west of Petaluma Hill Road. Parking is available in Lots O and L. The GMC complex includes:
  • Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall
  • Music Education Hall
  • Hospitality Center and "Prelude" Restaurant
  • Schroeder's Recital Hall (opening in 2014)
GMC 1027, 1028 and 1029 in Music Education Hall

From the North entrance at Rohnert Park Expressway, proceed past Weill Hall. Park in Lot L (on the right). Enter the building through the glass doorway at the top of the steps.

 
Warren Auditorium

A 200-seat proscenium auditorium, Warren Auditorium is located on the second floor of Ives Hall in the southeastern area of campus. From the South entrance on East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign in front of the information kiosk. Park in Lots E (left) and F (right). 

Parking

Parking passes are $5 daily and may be obtained from the self-dispenser at the each parking lot entrance, or from the Information kiosks at campus entrances. Campus parking map:

SSU /Parking Map (PDF).



Tickets

  • SINGLE TICKETS
  • Faculty and Guest Artist Recitals. $15 General; $12 SSU Faculty, Alumni and Staff; $10 Seniors and non-SSU Students.
  • Symphonic Chorus, Chamber Singers, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra. $15 General; $12 SSU Faculty, Alumni and Staff; $10 Seniors and non-SSU Students.
  • All events are Free of charge to SSU students with ID.
  • PICK SIX!
    Choose any six for $75/$60/$42 - a substantial discount off the Single Ticket price.

Ticketed concerts for Fall 2013 —

MAJOR ENSEMBLES
Thursday, October 17, 7:30 p.m JAZZ ORCHESTRA & LATIN BAND
Saturday, October 19, 7:30 p.m. COMBINED CHORUSES, Songs of Thanksgiving
Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m. SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE, Autumn Voyage
Friday, November 15, 7:30 p.m CHAMBER SINGERS, Festival Concert
Sunday, November 24, 2:00 p.m. SYMPHONIC CHORUS AND CHAMBER WINDS, Mozart's Requiem
Thursday, December 12, 7:30 p.m. SYMPHONIC AND CHAMBER WIND ENSEMBLES, Glorious Overtones

FACULTY & GUEST ARTISTS
Friday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. TRIO ARIADNE IN RECITA L(Special Free Performance)
Friday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. CLASSICAL GUITAR SERIES, Jason Vieaux
Thursday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. SONOMA MUSICA VIVA featuring Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
Friday, November 1, 7:30 p.m. FACULTY RECITAL: LAXMI G. TEWARI 
Sunday, November 24, 7:30 p.m. FACULTY RECITAL: TRIO NAVARRO, Piano Quartets
Sunday, Jan 26, 7:30 p.m. FACULTY RECITAL: TRIO NAVARRO, Bonjour, mes amis

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