AT-A-GLANCE SPRING 2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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/$12/$10
Purchase tickets.


CMEA Jazz Festival
Andy Collinsworth, host
Friday, January 31 - all day
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

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

Special Free Performance, Tickets Required

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
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

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

Buy Tickets

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

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

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

Details to come.

Free

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

Program to include Robert Beaser's Mountain Songs (Kathleen Reynolds, flute), Piazzolla's History of the Tango, Boccherini's Introduction and Fandango, and works for guitar ensemble. Details to come.

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

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

Jazz Guest Artist Nicole Yarling, Voice, Violin and Fiddle with the
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

Details to come.

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



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 vocal faculty program director Lynne Morrow.

Free

Symphonic Wind Ensemble &
Sonoma Invitational Wind Band Festival
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Friday, March 7 – 7:30 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 to participate in intensive coaching and workshop activities with guest adjudicators. Hosted by Director of Bands and Music Education, Andy Collinsworth, the festival will close with an evening performance by the Sonoma State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Weill Hall. Call 707-664-4154 for details.


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

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

Details to come.

Special Free Performance, Tickets Required

Wind Power: An All-Brass Recital
with Dave Scott and his 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. This year’s all-brass program features Studio Trumpet instructor Dave Scott and guests, theTrumpet Supergroup, a sextet of the Bay Area’s most in-demand trumpet players –

  • Dave Scott, founder
  • Mark Inouye, principal trumpet of the San Francisco Symphony
  • Mike Olmos, Northern California’s leading hard bop player
  • Erik Jekabsen, virtuoso jazz improvisor
  • Mario Guarneri, veteran performing artist and inventor
  • Doug Morton, composer, arranger and principal trumpet, Santa Rosa Symphony

Also performing will be SSU’s Low Brass instructor Tony Collins and guest tuba player Scott Choate. Not to be missed!

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


April

Trio Ariadne in Recital
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; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello; and Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano.

Program to include
Zemlinsky: Trio in D Minor Op. 3
Beethoven: Trio in E-Flat Op. 38


Special Free Performance, Tickets Required

 

Faculty Recital - Navarro Chamber Players
Marilyn Thompson, piano
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
Purchase Tickets Online

Faculty and Student Composers Concert
Friday, April 11 - 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Details to come.

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

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

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

Details to come.

Free

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

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

Details to come.

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

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

Details to come.

Free

Instrumental Repertory Recital
Judiyaba and Marilyn Thompson, directors
Wednesday, April 23 - 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Details to come.

Free

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

Details to come.

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

Purchase Tickets Online

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

Details to come.

Free

Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers
Jenny Bent, conductor
Saturday, April 26 – 2:00 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Details to come.

 

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

Concert Jazz Ensembles
Kasey Knudsen, Dave Scott, Kendrick Freeman and Doug Leibinger, directors
Saturday, April 26 – 7:30 p.m.
Green Music Center, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

Details to come.

Free


May

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

Details to come.

Free

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

Details to come.

Free

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

Details to come.

Free

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

Details to come.

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 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.
  • 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.

 

Subscription Series

PICK SIX
Choose any six for $74/$60/$42 – a substantial discount off the single ticket price.

FACULTY & GUEST ARTISTS in this Series
Sunday, January 26 – 7:30 p.m. Trio Navarro
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 Recital
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
Friday, April 4 – 7:30 p.m. Trio Ariadne Special Free Performance, Tickets Required
Sunday, April 6 – 7:30 p.m. Trio Navarro
Friday, April 11 – 7:30 p.m. Faculty Composer Concert
Saturday, April 19 – 7:30 p.m. Laxmi G.Tewari

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
Friday, March 7 – 7:30 p.m. Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Thursday, April 24 – 7:30 p.m. Jazz Orchestra and Combo
Friday, April 25 – 7:30 p.m.  Symphonic and Chamber Wind Ensembles
Saturday, April 26 – 2:00 p.m. Chamber Singers and Symphonic Chorus


University Box Office 707-664-4246