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Spring 2014 Season Events



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
Poulenc: Fiançailles pour rire, song cycle for voice and piano

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID. Ticket price includes parking.
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CMEA Jazz Festival
Andy Collinsworth, host
Friday, January 31 - 1-10 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Middle and High school students from Sonoma and surrounding counties perform and receive comments from guest adjudicators. Open to the public. Parking is available in Lots O and L. Daily parking rate $5.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

February

Trio Ariadne and the Decoda Ensemble
Tuesday, February 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Decoda is a chamber ensemble comprised of virtuoso musicians, entrepreneurs, and passionate advocates of the arts. Based in New York City, members of Decoda are graduates of The Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute. Decoda is the resident ensemble at Greenwich House Music School in NYC’s historic West Village.

Program

Adès: Catch, Op. 4 
for clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Schumann: Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132
 for clarinet, viola and piano
Kurtág: Hommage à Robert Schumann, Op. 15d
 for clarinet, viola and piano
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 for piano, violin, viola and cello

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Musical Theater Production
“Fiddler on the Roof” by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
Music Direction by Lynne Morrow, Stage Direction by Adrian Elfenbaum
February 6–16
Evert B. Person Theatre

A Jewish family clings to its sacred traditions in the face of a rapidly changing world. Join us for the 50th Anniversary of this beloved, joyous celebration of the power of love and the triumph of the human spirit. L’chaim!  …to LIFE! 

Performances

Thursday, 2/6 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 2/7 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, 2/8 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, 2/9 at 5 p.m. Sing-along show!

Wednesday, 2/12 at 1 p.m. Piano only

Thursday, 2/13 at 7:30 p.m. Faculty/Staff Night

Friday, 2/14 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, 2/15 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, 2/16 at 2 p.m.

$10-$17
Free to SSU students w/ID

A co-production of the Departments of Music and Theatre Arts & Dance

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NORCAL Band and Chorus Festival
Andy Collinsworth, host
Eric Hammer, Honor Band Conductor
Ken Abrams, Honor Choir Conductor
Thursday–Saturday, February 6–8 all day

Festival Concert Saturday, February 8 - 7 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

The annual festival of the Northern California Band and Choir Director's Association, serving Northern California from Marin County to the Oregon state line. Open to the public. Parking is available in Lots O and L. For info email racworth@sonoma.edu. Daily parking rate $5.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

NATS Auditions
Lynne Morrow and Susan Witt-Butler, hosts
Saturday, February 8 - all day
Warren Auditorium

Singers ages 10 and up sing and receive evaluations from three professional singers.  Top scoring performers receive scholarships for vocal instruction and perform at SSU on Feb. 25. The auditions are open to the public. Presented by Redwood Empire chapter, National Association of Teachers of Singing. Park in Lot E. Parking passes are $5.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

Instrumental Repertory Recital
Judiyaba and Marilyn Thompson, directors
Wednesday, February 19 – 2:00 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, $5 parking fee in effect

SSU Contemporary Jazz Ensemble & SSU Latin Band
Kendrick Freeman, director
Thursday, February 20 – 7:30 p.m.
Warren Auditorium

Two bands - Two unique voices: Contemporary Jazz goes beyond blues forms and into odd-length meters and new sonic landscapes. Latin Jazz was born in the Caribbean and Brazil and flavored with folkloric rhythms and distinctive percussion. You will love this study in contrasts!

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

Classical Guitar Series:
Eric Cabalo and Friends
Friday, February 21 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

A diverse program of chamber music featuring classical guitar in different settings — from the Italian classical era, tangos from Argentina and Appalachian folk melodies. Joining Eric will be Marilyn Thompson, harpsichord; Eugenia Wie, violin; Marc Teicholz, guitar; Kathleen Reynolds, flute; and SSU guitar students.

Program
Cabalo: Event Horizon
Boccherini: Introduction and Fandango
Piazzolla: History of the Tango
Machado: Imagens do Nordeste
Beaser: Mountain Songs
Koshkin: Usher Waltz

“Eric Cabalo's masterful performances are highlighted by his wonderfully warm and rich tones which spring forth effortlessly from his fingers.”

—Russ De Angelo, Director, La Guitarra California Festival

 

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID. Ticket price includes parking.
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NATS Scholarship Winners Concert
Lynne Morrow and Susan Witt-Butler, hosts
Sunday, February 23– 5:30 p.m
Warren Auditorium

NATS award-winning singers perform for the public.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

Jazz Guest Artist Nicole Yarling, violin, voice and fiddle
SSU Jazz Standards Ensemble, SSU Post-Bop Ensemble & SSU Jazz Orchestra directed by Dave Scott, Kasey Knudsen & Doug Leibinger
Thursday, February 27 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Miami-based Nicole Yarling defies description – performing on voice, violin and fiddle with technical skill and personality to boot! Yarling, a protégé of the late Joe Williams, currently performs throughout South Florida in jazz, rock, r&b, experimental music, and various other styles. With the Jazz Orchestra, Nicole is slated to sing "Everything I've Got Belongs To You" and "Blame It On My Youth," among others. Read more about her residency, which includes Jazz Forum on February 26.

“Every musical hat fits Nicole Yarling.”
— Miami Sun-Sentinel

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID. Ticket price includes parking.
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March

Vocal Repertory Recital
Wednesday, March 5– 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

A juried performance of vocal music coached by studio voice faculty.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

Symphonic Wind Ensemble &
Sonoma Invitational Wind Band Festival
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Viet Cuong, composer-in-residence
Friday, March 7 – 12:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

The second annual Sonoma Invitational Wind Band Festival will bring selected high school bands from California for a day of intensive coaching and workshop activities. The SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present two free performances that highlight composer-in-residence Viet Cuong and brass studio faculty Dave Scott and Tony Collins. Open to the public. Parking is available in Lots O and L. Daily parking rate $5.

Program

Bernstein/Grundman: Overture to Candide
Cuong: Sound and Smoke, winner of the 2012 Walter Beeler Memorial Prize
Turrin: Fandango for trumpet, trombone and winds, Dave Scott, trumpet; Anthony Collins, trombone
Maslanka: Requiem
Turina/Reed: La Procession du Rocio
Abreu/Iwai: Tico Tico

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

Trio Ariadne and the Argento Ensemble
Wednesday, March 12 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Championing cutting-edge contemporary composers and framing classical repertoire in new contexts, the Argento Ensemble is led by composer and conductor Michel Galante. Featured artists include Carol McGonnell, clarinet, and Sharon Harms, soprano.

Program

Michel Galante – Megalomania (2012), Taka Kigawa, solo piano
Tristan Murail – Feuilles à travers les cloches (1998)
Brian Ferneyhough – La chûte D’Icare (1988), Carol McGonnell, solo clarinet
Gustav Mahler / Arnold Schoenberg Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (1885/1920), Sharon Harms, soprano solo
Matthew Ricketts – After 9 (2012, 2014)
Arnold Schoenberg – Entrückung (1908)

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Wind Power: All-Brass Recital
Featuring the Trumpet Supergroup
Sunday, March 30 – 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Join us for the 4th annual Wind Power: A showcase for SSU’s wind and brass faculty. Performers include Low Brass instructor Anthony Collins, trombone, and guest tuba player, Scott Choate, performing chamber works for brass. The Trumpet Supergroup, founded by Studio Trumpet instructor Dave Scott, will play original adaptations of works as diverse as Scheidt's Galliard Battaglia, Bernice Petkere’s Close Your Eyes and charts by TSG members Dave Scott and Doug Morton. Not to be missed!

  • Dave Scott, Trumpet Instructor, Sonoma State University
  • Doug Morton, Principal Trumpet, Santa Rosa Symphony
  • Mike Olmos, Trumpet, Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers
  • Daniel Gianola-Norris, Trumpet, Bay Area Freelance Artist and Educator
  • Dan Zemelman, Piano
  • Daniel Fabricant, Bass
  • Surya Prakasha, Drums

" ... the most exciting trumpet players in the Bay Area."

—Susan Muscarella, executive director, Jazzschool Institute

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID. Ticket price includes parking.
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April

Chamber Wind Ensemble
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Wednesday, April 2 - 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

The Harmoniemusik project continues with more colorful, if rarely heard, works for small, conducted wind ensemble. Music by Alec Wilder, Leos Janacek and more.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

Trio Ariadne in Recital
Spring Fling: Beethoven & Zemlinsky
Friday, April 4- 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Experience the magic of our Carnegie Hall-trained 2013-14 visiting artists Trio Ariadne in their second full recital in Weill Hall. Trio Ariadne includes Carol McGonnell, clarinet;  Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; and Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano.

Program to include
Zemlinsky: Trio in D Minor Op. 3
Bjarnason: Commissioned work, world premiere
Beethoven: Trio in E-flat Op. 38


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Trio Navarro
First in Class: Arensky and Schubert
Sunday, April 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

First in Class – Enjoy two magnificent firsts as Sonoma State’s resident artists in chamber music perform Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat, published 10 years after his death in 1828, and one of the most beloved works in the repertoire, Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor.

Program
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat
Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID. Ticket price includes parking.
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Faculty and Student Composers Concert
Friday, April 11 - 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Enjoy new works by fledgling composers as they mix it up with seasoned pros, writing in all styles from jazz to avant-garde.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID. Ticket price includes parking.
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Sampler Concert - Seawolf Day
Saturday, April 12 – 1:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Incoming students who sing or play an instrument will want to check out this annual Music Department showcase spectacular featuring current student performers.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

Quartet for The End of Time
Trio Ariadne and guest violinist Joe Edelberg
Wednesday, April 16 – 7:00 p.m.
Evert B. Person Theatre

Composed while Olivier Messiaen was held in a Nazi prison camp, the Quartet for the End of Time for violin, clarinet, cello and piano was premiered in January, 1941, under the most trying of circumstances: the temperature, inferior instruments, and the general conditions of life in a POW camp. Join Trio Ariadne, the 2013-14 Weill Hall Artists-in-Residence, and guest violinist Joe Edelberg, concertmaster of the Santa Rosa Symphony, as they talk about and perform this remarkable work in its entirety.

A special presentation by the School of Arts & Humanities in honor of Holocaust Remembrance

Free, tickets required. Click here to reserve your spot. Seating is limited. Parking $5.

Percussion and Improvisation Ensemble
Jennifer Wilsey, director
Thursday, April 17 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Music Education Hall 1028

Student and faculty compositions rooted in Deep Listening® practices and various forms of trans-idiomatic improvisation including musical games, body music, conducted improvisation, and interpretation of graphic scores.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

CMEA Choral Festival
Jenny Bent, host
Friday and Saturday, April 18 & 19 - all day
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Middle and High school choristers from throughout the Bay Area sing for guest adjudicators, receiving scores and comments. Open to the public. Park in Lot O. Parking passes are $5.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

Faculty Recital
Laxmi G. Tewari, Hindustani Vocalist
Saturday, April 19 - 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Enjoy the exquisite art of classical North Indian vocal music by a master of this ancient tradition.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID. Ticket price includes parking.
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String Orchestra and Brass Ensemble
Judiyaba and Ruth Wilson, directors
Tuesday, April 22 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Celebrate Earth Day in a musical way- Program to include Hills of Anacapri, Painted Desert, Woodland Sketches and more!

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

Instrumental Repertory Recital
Judiyaba and Marilyn Thompson, directors
Wednesday, April 23 - 2:00 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, $5 parking fee in effect

SSU Jazz Orchestra and SSU Latin Band
Doug Leibinger and Kendrick Freeman, directors
Thursday, April 24 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Big Band meets Caribbean and it’s going to get hot! Two great bands led by Doug Leibinger and Kendrick Freeman.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID. Ticket price includes parking.

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SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Welcome the UC Berkeley Wind Ensemble in a joint concert with the SSU Symphonic Winds.
 Andy Collinsworth and Robert Calonico conduct.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID. Ticket price includes parking.
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SSU Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers
Jenny Bent, conductor
Saturday, April 26 – 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Jenny Bent conducts the 80-voice university chorus and select choir.

 

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID. Ticket price includes parking.
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SSU Concert Jazz Ensembles directed by Dave Scott, Kasey Knudsen & Kendrick Freeman
Saturday, April 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Details to come.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect


May

Guitar Ensemble
Eric Cabalo, director
Friday, May 2 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Solos, duos and ensemble works for classical guitar from Bach to contemporary.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

Student Composers Concert
Will Johnson and Marcia Bauman, directors
Sunday, May 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Room 1028

Original works in all styles composed, performed and directed by students.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

Vocal and Instrumental Repertory Recital
Lynne Morrow and Marilyn Thompson, program directors
Tuesday, May 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

A juried performance of vocal and instrumental chamber music coached by studio faculty and program directors Lynne Morrow and Marilyn Thompson.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

Vocal Repertory Recital
Lynne Morrow, director
Wednesday, May 7 – 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

A juried performance of solo vocal repertoire coached by studio instructors.

Free, $5 parking fee in effect

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 campus entrance, off Rohnert Park Expressway and just west of Petaluma Hill Road. Parking is available in Lots O and L. The GMC complex includes:

  1. Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall
  2. Music Education Hall
  3. Hospitality Center and "Prelude” restaurant
  4. Schroeder Recital Hall (opening in 2014)
GMC 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 each parking lot entrance, or from the Information kiosks at campus entrances.

  • Parking for all ticketed Weill Hall events is free.
  • Effective January 2014, parking charges are in effect for free concerts at all venues.

SSU /Parking Map (PDF).


Single Tickets

  • Faculty and Guest Artist recitals: $15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and non-SSU students.
  • Major Ensemble concerts:  $15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and non-SSU students.
  • All other concerts are free of charge.
  • All events are free of charge to SSU students with ID.

 

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FACULTY & GUEST ARTISTS in this Series
Sunday, January 26 – 7:30 p.m. Trio Navarro: Bonjour, mes amis
Tuesday, February 4 — 7:30 p.m. Trio Ariadne and the Decoda Ensemble Special Free Performance, Tickets Required
Friday, February 21 – 7:30 p.m. Classical Guitar Series: Eric Cabalo and Friends
Wednesday, March 12 – 7:30 p.m. Trio Ariadne & the Argento Ensemble Special Free Performance, Tickets Required
Sunday, March 30 – 2:00 p.m. Wind Power: All-Brass Recital featuring the Trumpet Supergroup
Friday, April 4 – 7:30 p.m. Trio Ariadne: Spring Fling Special Free Performance, Tickets Required
Sunday, April 6 – 7:30 p.m. Trio Navarro: First in Class
Friday, April 11 – 7:30 p.m. Faculty and Student Composers Concert
Saturday, April 19 – 7:30 p.m. Laxmi G.Tewari, Hindustani vocalist

MAJOR ENSEMBLES in this Series
Thursday, February 27 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz Guest Artist Nicole Yarling w/ SSU Concert Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Orchestra
Thursday, April 24 – 7:30 p.m. SSU Jazz Orchestra and Latin Band
Friday, April 25 – 7:30 p.m.  SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble; UC Berkeley Wind Ensemble
Saturday, April 26 – 2:00 p.m. SSU Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers


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