AT-A-GLANCE SPRING 2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Spring 2013 Season Events



January

CMEA Jazz Festival
Andy Collinsworth, host
Friday, January 25 - all day
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Middle and high school jazz bands from throughout the Bay Area play for jazz professionals and receive scores, comments and clinics. Open to the public. Park in Lot O. Parking passes are $5.

Free


February

Faculty Recital - Trio Navarro
Resident Artists in Chamber Music
Roy Malan, violin, Jill Rachuy Brindel, cello and Marilyn Thompson, piano
Sunday, February 3 – 4:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Prepare to be swept away as Trio Navarro performs the Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor “The Dumky” by Antonin Dvorak and the emotionally charged Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor of Dmitri Shostakovich: "The first movement engages in violent mood swings, from opening despair to an almost athletic joy to pure fury."

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID
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Two One Act Operas:
“Riders to the Sea” by Ralph Vaughan Williams and
“Deserted Island” by Joseph Haydn
Music Direction by Lynne Morrow, Stage Direction by Danielle Cain
February 7 - 17
Evert B. Person Theatre

The Deserted Islandis about mistaken identity and about two stranded girls on a strange island. The great composer Haydn’s music is sublime, from the overture which uses a contrast of dark and light themes, to the sumptuous arias for the two female singers, to the impressive tenor and bass arias, and the magnificent concluding ensemble.

Riders to the Sea goes deep into the world of a traditional Irish fishing village that lives and dies by the sea. A stirring tale made beautiful and atmospheric through the evocative melodic gifts of Vaughan Williams, one of the great composers of the twentieth century.

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

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID
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CMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival
Andy Collinsworth, host
Saturday, February 9 - all day
Green Music Center, Music Education Hall 1028

Middle and High school students from throughout the Bay Area perform solo and chamber works, receiving scores and comments from professional adjudicators. Open to the public.

GMC 1028 is in Music Education Hall adjacent to the Green Music Center. Park in Lot L. Parking passes are $5.

Free

NATS Auditions
Lynne Morrow and Susan Witt-Butler, hosts
Theresa Cardinale, Deborah Benedict and Ted von Pohl, guest adjudicators
Saturday, February 9 - 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

Wind Power: Wind and Brass Faculty Recital
Daniel Celidore, oboe, Ruth Wilson, horn, Dave Scott, trumpet, Tony Collins, trombone & friends
Sunday, February 17 – 4:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Mozart was so pleased with his Quintet K 452 for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon that he told his father, "I myself consider it to be the best thing I have ever written!" Sharing the program with this exquisite chamber work will be Turrin's showstopping "Fandango" for trumpet and trombone featuring Dave Scott and Tony Collins, plus works by Wilson, Crespo and Kubik.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID
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Student Composers Concert
Will Johnson, director
Sunday, February 17 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Music Education Hall 1028

Original works in a variety of genres composed, performed and directed by students.

Free


Instrumental Repertory Recital
Judiyaba and Marilyn Thompson, directors
Wednesday, February 20 – 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Music Education Hall 1028

Find out how chamber music makes every instrument a star!

Free

Jazz Guest Artist: Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts with SSU Latin Band and Jazz Orchesra
Doug Leibinger, director
Thursday, February 21 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts featuring Terrell Stafford, Gary Versace & Martin Wind; along with SSU Latin Band & Jazz Orchestra led by Doug Leibinger. "It is only through players like these, who can simultaneously be serious and have fun, that the music will continue to grow, remain alive and thrive into its second century." — Patrick Hinely on Arts & Crafts

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID
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Concert Jazz Ensembles
Doug Leibinger, director
Thursday, February 28 – 7:30 p.m.
Warren Auditorium

Relive the jazz standards with the Classic Jazz Ensemble, then catch up on what's current with Post Bop and Contemporary Jazz Ensembles. All three groups led by Doug Leibinger.

Free


March

Festival Prelude
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Gary W. Hill, guest conductor
Kyle Covington, trombone
Friday, March 8 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents an evening of uplifting music featuring guest artist Kyle Covington, principal trombonist with the San Diego Symphony, guest conductor Gary W. Hill, director of ensembles at Arizona State University, and local composer Paul Dooley. This concert precedes the inaugural Sonoma Invitational Wind Band Festival on March 9 featuring top level high school bands from throughout California.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID
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Sonoma Invitational Wind Band Festival
Gary W. Hill, guest adjudicator
Saturday, March 9, all day
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Andy Collinsworth, director of SSU Bands and Music Education, hosts the inaugural Sonoma Invitational Wind Band Festival. Selected high school bands from California and Nevada will receive intensive coaching and clinics with Gary W. Hill, director of ensembles at Arizona State University. Info: racworth@sonoma.edu.

 

Guest Artist Recital
Pacific Guitar Ensemble
Sunday, March 10 – 4:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

The Pacific Guitar Ensemble was formed in 2010 by David Tanenbaum, chairman of the guitar faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Peppino D’Agostino as a large guitar ensemble that could perform a wide variety of repertoire. It currently has eight members (including the founders), all of whom play classical guitar and most of whom play other plucked instruments.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID
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Faculty Recital - Trio Navarro
Resident Artists in Chamber Music
Roy Malan, violin, Jill Rachuy Brindel, cello and Marilyn Thompson, piano – featuring William Klingelhoffer, horn
Sunday, March 31 – 4:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Don't miss this rare North Bay appearance by hornist William Klingelhoffer of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. He joins members of the Trio Navarro for the "Ezra" Horn Trio by Brian S. Wilson and the powerful Trio op. 40 of Johannes Brahms. Ralph Vaughan Williams' early Quintet in D for violin, clarinet, horn, cello and piano completes the program.

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

Transfigured Night
Sonoma Musica Viva
Brian S. Wilson, director
Saturday, April 6 – 4:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Music of the Second Viennese School featuring alumna Jennifer Thuman, soprano singing Alban Berg's Seven Early Songs and the original string sextet version of Arnold Schoenberg's early masterpiece Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night).

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID
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Faculty Composers Concert: Twinge
Brian S. Wilson, director
Friday, April 12 - 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

SSU's distinguished faculty composers dish up exciting new works in all genres, from jazz to avant-garde. Performed by studio faculty members.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID
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Sampler Concert - Seawolf Day
Saturday, April 13 – 1:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Room 1028

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

Free

Guest Artist Jazz Concert
USAF Commander's Jazz Ensemble & Diane Schuur
Saturday, April 13 - 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Jazz Legend Diane Schuur headlines with the Commanders Big Band from the USAF Band of the Golden West. Tickets are free but required for admission. Call the Box Office at 664-2353 and reserve tickets today. Online reservations available soon. Save time and print your tickets from home!

Free

Percussion and Improvisation Ensemble
Jennifer Wilsey, director
Thursday, April 18 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Music Education Hall 1028

Join us for group improvisations and exciting works by Tenney, Reich, Cage and more.

Free

CMEA Choral Festival
Jenny Bent, host
Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20 - 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

Faculty Recital
Laxmi G. Tewari, Hindustani Vocalist: Enlighten All
Saturday, April 20 - 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Esteemed author and ethnomusicologist Laxmi Ganesh Tewari returns with his North Indian ensemble for a rare springtime performance of Ragas and Bhajans. Hindustani classical music is a tradition that originated in Vedic ritual chants and has been evolving from the 12th century.

Free

Rock Collegium
John Palmer, director
Monday, April 22 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Music Education Hall 1028

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

Chamber Wind Ensemble
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Thursday, April 25, 12:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

details coming soon

Free

Jazz Orchestra, Classic Jazz Ensemble and Post-Bop Ensemble
Doug Leibinger, director
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

You won't want to miss this jazz concert – performances by the 18-piece big band and two top jazz ensembles.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID
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Surely, You Jest!
Brass Ensemble
Ruth Wilson, director
Friday, April 26 – 4:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Who says music can’t be funny? Let these brass arrangements – from the subtle (Scherzo from Bruckner’s 7th Symphony) to the side-splitting  (PDQ Bach’s Canzon per Sonar a sei, count them, sei) – tickle your funny bone.

 

Free

It's Alive!
Chamber Singers
Jenny Bent, conductor
Friday, April 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Kick back and enjoy an elegant evening of choral masterpieces and vocal jazz jewels by living composers and arrangers, as well as works that influenced their creation.

 

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID
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Student Composers Concert
Will Johnson, director
Sunday, April 28 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Music Education Hall 1028

Original works in a variety of genres composed, performed and directed by students.

Free

String Orchestra
Judiyaba, director
Monday, April 29 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Fill up on string orchestra works from the 17th century to the present, led by cellist Judiyaba.

Free

Instrumental Repertory Recitals
Judiyaba and Marilyn Thompson, directors
Tuesday April 30 – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1 - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Find out how chamber music makes every instrument a star!

Free

Latin Band and Contemporary Jazz Ensemble
Kendrick Freeman and Doug Leibinger, director
Tuesday, April 30 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Relive the jazz standards with the Classic Jazz Ensemble, then catch up on what's current with Post Bop and Contemporary Jazz Ensembles. All three groups led by Doug Leibinger.

Free


May


Music Theatre Scenes Workshop
Lynne Morrow, director
Thursday, May 2 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 – 2:00 p.m.
Warren Auditorium

Experience a new Music Theatre revue as Music and Theatre Arts students collaborate on two performances, creating a staged, lighted and costumed production using existing well-loved songs.

Free

Recollections
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Joseph Ognibene, horn
Thursday, May 2 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble closes a momentous season with a program that honors the past and looks to the future. Joining the SWE is guest artist Joseph Ognibene, principal horn player with the Iceland Symphony, performing the Horn Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss.

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID
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Vocal Repertory Recitals
Jane Hammett and Lynne Morrow, directors
Friday, May 3 – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8 – 1:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Sit back and enjoy two recitals of classical and popular vocal music performed by university voice students under the tutelage of our outstanding voice faculty and coach-accompanists.

Free

Guitar Ensemble
Eric Cabalo, director
Friday, May 3 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Discover the allure of the classical guitar, with solos, duos and ensemble pieces from the Renaissance to contemporary.

Free

Chamber Singers and Symphonic Chorus: Carmina Burana
Jenny Bent, conductor
Sunday, May 5 - 4:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Introduce yourself to one of the biggest hits in classical music: Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, a secular cantata set to 13th century poems that cover everything from human foibles to the beauty of nature. Jenny Bent will lead the 120-voice chorus accompanied by pianos and percussion in this timeless masterpiece.  

$15 general; $12 SSU faculty, alumni and staff; $10 seniors and students; free to SSU students w/ID
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Wind Band Conducting and Music Education Symposium
Andy Collinsworth, host and and clinician
June 24-28 - all day
Green Music Center

Dr. Andy Collinsworth, Director of Bands and Music Education at Sonoma State University and Dr. Edward C. Harris, Director of Bands at San José State University collaborate to provide high school and middle school band directors opportunities to sharpen their conducting skills and music education pedagogy.

 

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Venues and Tickets

Concert Locations

Evert B. Person Theatre
A state-of-the-art 475-seat proscenium theatre, is adjacent to Ives Hall in the southeastern area of campus. Entering campus from East Cotati Avenue, turn right at the stop sign and then left into Parking Lot E.
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 restaurant, "Prelude"
  • Schroeder Recital Hall
GMC 1028 in Music Education Hall
A temporary concert space until Schroeder's Recital Hall is completed. Enter campus from Rohnert Park Expressway, proceed past the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, turn right into Parking Lot L, and go up the stairs to the double glass doors.
 
 
Warren Auditorium
A 200-seat proscenium auditorium, is located on the second floor of Ives Hall in the southeastern area of campus. Entering campus from East Cotati Ave., turn right at the stop sign, then left into Parking Lot E.

Parking

Effective January 1, 2013, parking permits will be required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in all general, reserved and housing parking lots. Additionally, the daily rate for general parking permits will increase from $2.50 per day to $5 per day. The reserved parking daily rate will increase from $5 per day to $8.

Student, faculty and staff semester permits will not increase in price.

For more information see:

SSU /Parking Map (PDF).


Single Tickets

Music Department concerts are free of charge except for the following:

  • Faculty and Guest Artist Recitals. Ticket prices are $15 General Admission; $12 SSU Faculty, Alumni and Staff; $10 Seniors and Students.
  • Symphonic Chorus, Chamber Singers, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra. Ticket prices are $15 General Admission; $12 SSU Faculty, Alumni and Staff; $10 Seniors and Students.
  • All events are Free of charge to SSU students with ID.

 

Subscription Series Package

A BAKER'S DOZEN!
Admission to all thirteen concerts is $144 General; $120 Faculty, Alumni and Staff; and $96 Seniors and Students - a very substantial discount off the Single ticket price ($195/$156/$130).

MAJOR ENSEMBLES in this Series
Feb. 21 Jazz Orchestra with Latin Band featuring Matt Wilson and Arts & Crafts
Mar. 8 Symphonic Wind Ensemble featuring Gary Hill and Kyle Covington
Apr. 25 Concert Jazz Ensembles & Jazz Orchestra
Apr. 26 Chamber Singers
May 2 Symphonic Wind Ensemble featuring Joe Ognibene
May 5 Symphonic Chorus: Carmina Burana

FACULTY & GUEST ARTISTS in this Series
Feb. 3 Trio Navarro
Feb. 17 Wind Power: Wind and Brass Faculty Recital
Mar. 19 Pacific Guitar Ensemble
Mar. 31 Trio Navarro featuring William Klingelhoffer
Apr. 6 Sonoma Musica Viva: Music of the Second Viennese School
Apr. 12 Faculty Composers
Apr. 20 Laxmi G. Tewari, North Indian Vocalist


School of Performing Arts (SPA) Box Office at 707-664-2353.