Cathedral-Inspired Architecture Highlighted By 1,248-Pipe Brombaugh Opus 9 Organ
Inaugural Concert with Pianist David Benoit Honors Jean Schulz, Aug. 22
Two Days of Free Community Concerts, Aug. 23, 24 Features Jeffrey Kahane Concert, Christening of the Organ by James David Christie (Boston Symphony Orchestra) and Soprano Ruth Ann Swenson
"Sundays at Schroeder" Concert Series To Begin in September Featuring Celebrated Guest Artists in an Intimate Setting
SSU Music Department Year-Round Classes and Concerts Set in Schroeder Hall
The much-anticipated opening of Schroeder Hall at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University has been announced with a grand weekend of events in late August.
The venue, a 250-seat cathedral-like recital hall, has been designed to specifically accentuate instruments, organ, and voice in a small, intimate setting. The hall will also house a 1,248-pipe Brombaugh Opus 9 organ.
The opening weekend includes a private inaugural concert by pianist David Benoit honoring Schroeder's main philanthropist Jean Schulz on Aug. 22. Free community concerts are scheduled on Aug. 23 and 24 featuring Jeffery Kahane and Ruth Ann Swenson.
"Championed for nearly 20 years by donors far and wide -- including Donald and Maureen Green, Jean Schulz, and Joan and Sanford Weill -- the opening of Schroeder Hall represents a 'coming full circle' for the Green Music Center," said SSU President Ruben Armiñana. "We are all tremendously pleased that the dream of this recital hall is at long last becoming reality."