Onstage at Green Music Center

2016-2017 Mastercard Performance Series

The Green Music Center's Mastercard Performance Series comprises 31 concerts on the stage of the 1,400-seat Weill Hall, featuring a roster of internationally renowned stars from the genres of orchestral, instrumental and vocal recital, chamber, jazz, popular, and world music.

Global Poverty and What We Ought to be Doing About It

Global Poverty and What We Ought to be Doing About It

Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015 – 6:30 pm

The Center for Ethics, Law, and Society is pleased to host Professor Peter Singer for its annual Big Ethics and Law Lecture, “Global Poverty and What We Ought to be Doing …

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Thursday, Sep. 17, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Nine-time Grammy® Award winner Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra doesn’t just play jazz, he lives and breathes it.  

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Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth

Friday, Sep. 25, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth brings the GMC summer season to a rousing conclusion.

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Mak Grgić, Classical Guitar

Mak Grgić, Classical Guitar

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 – 7:30 pm

LA-based classical guitarist Mak Grgić has quickly established himself as one of the up-and-coming performers in the guitar genre. Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Grgić is an innovative player whose far-reaching programs span the avant-garde, film music, great classics of guitar repertoire and transcriptions of Brahms and Kreisler.

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Trio Navarro

Trio Navarro

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 – 3:00 pm

The North Bay’s “premier piano trio” since 1992, Trio Navarro presents its first Schroeder Hall recital of 2015-16. Performers include SSU Chamber Music Program Director Marilyn Thompson, piano; Victor Romasevich, violin (San Francisco Symphony); and SSU Cello Studio Faculty Jill Brindel (San Francisco Symphony).

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L’Chayim! To Life! - Sharon Bernstein

L’Chayim! To Life! - Sharon Bernstein

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 – 6:30 pm

Sharon Bernstein is a singer, pianist, composer and Cantor exploring resonances between text, image and music. Her work is built on rhythms, melodies, and harmonies from …

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Scholarship Showcase

Scholarship Showcase

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 – 2:00 pm

Families of scholarship students and their donor-supporters will not want to miss this intimate recital of appreciation featuring selections of music, drama and dance and culminating with a donor recognition ceremony.

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Henry Trione Legacy Celebration

Santa Rosa Symphony - Henry Trione Legacy Celebration

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 – 6:00 pm

This special event celebrates the legacy of beloved community leader and long-time Symphony supporter Henry Trione. Included is a private recital by Christina and Michelle …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Twin Stars

Santa Rosa Symphony - Twin Stars

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 – 8:00 pm

The Santa Rosa Symphony's 88th season opens with Universal Peace, a world premiere commission by the renowned Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz. A sister act beyond …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Twin Stars

Santa Rosa Symphony - Twin Stars

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 – 3:00 pm

The Santa Rosa Symphony's 88th season opens with Universal Peace, a world premiere commission by the renowned Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz. A sister act beyond …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Twin Stars

Santa Rosa Symphony - Twin Stars

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 – 8:00 pm

The Santa Rosa Symphony's  88th season opens with Universal Peace, a world premiere commission by the renowned Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz. A sister act beyond …

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Jazz Combos in Concert - The Shape of Jazz to Come

Jazz Combos in Concert - The Shape of Jazz to Come

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Jazz Week 2015 kicks off with The Shape of Jazz to Come—featuring - all the way from New York City, the CBG Organ Trio with Jared Gold, organ, Paul Bollenback, guitar, and Sylvia Cuenca, drums.

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Instrumental Repertory Recital

Instrumental Repertory Recital

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 – 12:00 pm

Instrumental students receiving studio instruction perform solo and small ensemble repertoire. Open to families, friends and the general public.

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An Evening with Noel Jewkes

An Evening with Noel Jewkes

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 – 7:30 pm

 Please welcome Noel Jewkes, "the best mainstream reedman in the Bay Area,” (SF Examiner) as the featured Jazz Week guest artist.

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Jazz Day - Latin Band & Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Day - Latin Band & Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 – 7:30 pm

SSU’s fourth annual Jazz Day involves hands-on, intensive coaching sessions by jazz faculty members, culminating in a performance at the end of the evening.

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Music From Out Of This World

Santa Rosa Symphony - Music From Out Of This World

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 – 3:00 pm

Composers reach beyond the borders of the usual imagination, to infinity!  Blast off with movie music from Star Wars, 2001: Space Odyssey and E.T. as well as …

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Monteverdi and His Milieu

Monteverdi and His Milieu

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 – 7:00 pm

A duo of acclaimed soloists and two small ensembles perform virtuosic vocal and instrumental music from early 17th century northern Italy, including selections from Giovanni …

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Vocal Repertory Recital

Vocal Repertory Recital

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 – 2:00 pm

Voice students receiving studio instruction perform solo and small ensemble repertoire. Open to families, friends and the general public.

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L’Chayim! To Life! - The Bridge Players

L’Chayim! To Life! - The Bridge Players

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 – 6:30 pm

In addition to his regard for familiar Jewish composers such as Felix Mendelssohn and modernist Osvaldo Golijov, violinist Randy Weiss has an affinity for little-known, …

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Join us for a free financial seminar: “Managing Your Money for Success” with financial expert Jean Chatzky

Join us for a free financial seminar: “Managing Your Money for Success” with financial expert Jean Chatzky

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 – 7:00 pm

RCU welcomes you to attend our Financial Wellness Seminar,
Managing Your Money for Success, with Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky is the financial editor for NBC's Today Show. She has been featured on Oprah, has written for several publications, such as Newsweek and Money, and have authored several books, including Money Rules.

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Program details to come.

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Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Las Cafeteras combines the vibrant energy of Son Jarocho music with an edgy LA sound & political message.

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Sonoma Musica Viva with Timm Quintet

Sonoma Musica Viva with Timm Quintet

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Be a part of something special — Sonoma Musica Viva champions the unsung heroes of modern Eastern European music in a program of works by Penderecki, Lutoslawski and Husa.

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Phantoms and Fugues

Phantoms and Fugues

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 – 6:30 pm

Phantoms and Fugues, designed to entertain the young-at-heart of all ages, is a family- themed alternative (or addition to) your basic Halloween trick-or-treating.

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Eric Owens - Concert Postponed

Eric Owens - Concert Postponed

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 – 3:00 pm

This American bass-baritone is often hailed for his portrayals of vulnerability in opera. Equally at home in recital, Owens’ interpretations of art song also possess “a distinct sense of character.” 

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Manhattan Piano Trio

Manhattan Piano Trio

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, well known throughout Sonoma for her two-year residency with the Trio Ariadne, returns with her own ensemble, the Manhattan Piano Trio. Hailed by critics as "a grand departure from the usual" (News Herald), the Manhattan Piano Trio is one of the most creative, exciting and dynamic young ensembles performing today.

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L’Chayim! To Life! - Scott Gerber, Jeremiah Lockwood and Jewlia Eisenberg

L’Chayim! To Life! - Scott Gerber, Jeremiah Lockwood and Jewlia Eisenberg

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 – 6:30 pm

Opening this double-billing is Scott Gerber, the subject of Bonnie Burt’s 2002 film Song of a Jewish Cowboy. Jeremiah Lockwood and Jewlia Eisenberg’s duo act Book of J is where old-time religion meets radical politics.

 

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Surround Sound

Santa Rosa Symphony - Surround Sound

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Bosnian-born pianist Pedja Muzijevic brings his extraordinary musicianship to two concertos, including Kurtág’s showpiece demonstrating the spatial dimension of …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Surround Sound

Santa Rosa Symphony - Surround Sound

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 – 3:00 pm

Bosnian-born pianist Pedja Muzijevic brings his extraordinary musicianship to two concertos, including Kurtág’s showpiece demonstrating the spatial dimension of …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Surround Sound

Santa Rosa Symphony - Surround Sound

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 – 8:00 pm

Bosnian-born pianist Pedja Muzijevic brings his extraordinary musicianship to two concertos, including Kurtág’s showpiece demonstrating the spatial dimension of …

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The Lincoln Trio

The Lincoln Trio

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 – 3:00 pm

The Chicago-based Lincoln Trio has been praised for its polished presentations of well-known chamber works and its ability to forge new paths with contemporary repertoire. 

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L’Chayim! To Life! - Safra with John Erlich

L’Chayim! To Life! - Safra with John Erlich

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 – 6:30 pm

The origins of Safra began in late 2012 when oud player John Erlich and vocalist Eliana Kissner met by the copy machine at Berkeley’s Congregation Netivot Shalom. As the two found that their musical talents and interests meshed, Safra was formed.

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The Imaginists Present: La Carpa Americana (The Big Top Americana)

The Imaginists Present: La Carpa Americana (The Big Top Americana)

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 – 7:30 pm

La Carpa Americana is a satirical look at the politics of cultural identity and immigration, focusing on one family’s experiences and staged in the style of the traditional Mexican carpa or “tent show”. Come one, come all to the espectáculo carpero!

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Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers

Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Celebrate the holiday season in song as Jenny Bent leads the university choirs and guest choral ensembles, culminating with a sing-along of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.

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Musicians from the Valley of the Moon Music Festival | Program I

Musicians from the Valley of the Moon Music Festival | Program I

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 – 3:00 pm

Featuring Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Tanya Tomkins, cello; and Eric Zivian, piano. 

PROGRAM:
Clementi: Sonata No. 2 for keyboard, violin and cello
Haydn: Trio in G major
Beethoven: Trio in E-flat major
 

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Youth Orchestra

Santa Rosa Symphony - Youth Orchestra

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 – 3:00 pm

The award-winning Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra is among the oldest orchestras of its kind in California and has performed in Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, and …

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Brass Ensemble - Music for Organ and Brass

Brass Ensemble - Music for Organ and Brass

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 – 2:00 pm

Guest organist Jonathan Dimmock brings his artistry to the university’s magnificent Brombaugh Opus 9 organ in a program of music by Charpentier, Gabrieli, Handel, Brahms, Strauss and a premiere, Angels for Brass and Organ, by ensemble conductor Brian S. Wilson.

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America at War and Peace An Oral History Performance and Discussion

America at War and Peace An Oral History Performance and Discussion

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 – 7:00 pm

America at War is a theatrical performance consisting of monologues and skits based on SSU student interviews with American military veterans who served from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan. Following the performance, veterans and students will answer questions about the politics of sharing war stories in modern America.

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Joy To The World

Santa Rosa Symphony - Joy To The World

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 – 8:00 pm

The late 20th century master Luciano Berio offers us a folk song cycle from more than half a dozen countries performed with the orchestra by fiery contralto Edith Dowd. Adding …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Joy To The World

Santa Rosa Symphony - Joy To The World

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 – 3:00 pm

The late 20th century master Luciano Berio offers us a folk song cycle from more than half a dozen countries performed with the orchestra by fiery contralto Edith Dowd. Adding …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Joy To The World

Santa Rosa Symphony - Joy To The World

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 – 8:00 pm

The late 20th century master Luciano Berio offers us a folk song cycle from more than half a dozen countries performed with the orchestra by fiery contralto Edith Dowd. Adding …

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Jazz Combo Concert

Jazz Combo Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 – 7:30 pm

The lineup includes SSU’s Ornette Coleman Ensemble (Kasey Knudsen, director), Blue Note Ensemble and Latin Band (Kendrick Freeman, director). Selections to come.  

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SSU Jazz Orchestra

SSU Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Jazz repertoire of the late 20th and early 21st centuries will be featured by the ECM Ensemble under the direction of Dave Len Scott, and the university’s flagship …

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Music Theatre Scenes Workshop

Music Theatre Scenes Workshop

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Voice students collaborate to create a brand-new staged, choreographed musical on a student-selected theme using favorite songs. Production title to come.

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SSU Symphony Orchestra

SSU Symphony Orchestra

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Please join our new Director of Orchestral Activities, Alexander Kahn, as he leads the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra in its very first concert! The program opens with an …

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Early Music Christmas: In Sweetest Joy

Early Music Christmas: In Sweetest Joy

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 – 8:00 pm

This fifth annual Early Music Christmas is built around the classic hymn of joy In dulci jubilo. This hymn illuminates the themes of the season, around which are have gathered …

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 – 7:30 pm

The 55-member SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble is one of the premier large instrumental ensembles at the university. Dr. Andy Collinsworth, director of bands and music education, …

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Early Music Christmas: In Sweetest Joy

Early Music Christmas: In Sweetest Joy

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 – 8:00 pm

This fifth annual Early Music Christmas is built around the classic hymn of joy In dulci jubilo. This hymn illuminates the themes of the season, around which are have gathered …

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Student Composers Concert

Student Composers Concert

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Original compositions written, performed and directed by students. 

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Vocal Repertory Recital

Vocal Repertory Recital

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 – 7:30 pm

Voice students receiving studio instruction perform solo and small ensemble repertoire. Open to families, friends and the general public. 

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Vocal Repertory Recital

Vocal Repertory Recital

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 – 2:00 pm

Voice students receiving studio instruction perform solo and small ensemble repertoire. Open to families, friends and the general public.

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Midwinter Concert: Giants of the High Baroque, Bach and Vivaldi

Midwinter Concert: Giants of the High Baroque, Bach and Vivaldi

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Live Oak Baroque Orchestra completes its four-year Vivaldi project with the Autumn concerto from Four Seasons. Also featured is Elizabeth Blumenstock as the soloist in her …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Pastoral Pleasures

Santa Rosa Symphony - Pastoral Pleasures

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 – 8:00 pm

An-Lun Huang’s selection from popular Chinese symphonic repertoire evokes the harvest celebration in the Saibei region near Bejing. Rising star Caroline Goulding blends …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Pastoral Pleasures

Santa Rosa Symphony - Pastoral Pleasures

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 – 3:00 pm

An-Lun Huang’s selection from popular Chinese symphonic repertoire evokes the harvest celebration in the Saibei region near Bejing. Rising star Caroline Goulding blends …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Pastoral Pleasures

Santa Rosa Symphony - Pastoral Pleasures

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 – 8:00 pm

An-Lun Huang’s selection from popular Chinese symphonic repertoire evokes the harvest celebration in the Saibei region near Bejing. Rising star Caroline Goulding blends …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Peter And The Wolf

Santa Rosa Symphony - Peter And The Wolf

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 – 3:00 pm

Here’s a fresh take on this well-loved classic. Peter is a dreamer dealing with the pressures of everyday life when he suddenly finds himself in the middle of an …

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Waldorf at Weill

Waldorf at Weill

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 – 6:30 pm

 A celebration of music education at the North Bay's Nine Waldorf Schools

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Sonoma County Honor Band

Sonoma County Honor Band

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Participating schools Analy High School Casa Grande High School Cloverdale High School El Molino High School Elsie Allen High School Maria Carillo High School Montgomery …

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One Great City Duo

One Great City Duo

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Featuring a creative repertoire featuring classical guitar and voice

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Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 – 7:30 pm

A Tony Award-winning musical by James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim
 

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Strokes of Genius

Santa Rosa Symphony - Strokes of Genius

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 – 8:00 pm

The striking, passionate Rachel Barton Pine demonstrates her bravura technique and soulfulness in performing Beethoven’s violin concerto, widely held to be the greatest …

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Navarro Trio

Navarro Trio

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 – 2:00 pm

The North Bay’s “premier piano trio.”

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Strokes of Genius

Santa Rosa Symphony - Strokes of Genius

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 – 3:00 pm

The striking, passionate Rachel Barton Pine demonstrates her bravura technique and soulfulness in performing Beethoven’s violin concerto, widely held to be the greatest …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Strokes of Genius

Santa Rosa Symphony - Strokes of Genius

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 – 8:00 pm

The striking, passionate Rachel Barton Pine demonstrates her bravura technique and soulfulness in performing Beethoven’s violin concerto, widely held to be the greatest …

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Wind Power - Dave Len Scott in Recital

Wind Power - Dave Len Scott in Recital

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Trumpet Studio instructor Dave Len Scott performs classical and jazz works

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The William Barclay Memorial Scholarship Concert

The William Barclay Memorial Scholarship Concert

Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2016 – 7:00 pm

 Students from the Santa Rosa City School District make their way to Weill Hall for the William Barclay Memorial Scholarship Concert, featuring choirs from all the district's high schools. This annual event serves as a fundraiser for choral student scholarships, and features more than 200 students in a two-hour performance.

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Instrumental Repertory Recital

Instrumental Repertory Recital

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016 – 2:00 pm

Developing artists in woodwinds, brass, piano and stringed instruments present an array of solo and small ensemble pieces.

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Latin Band & Alberto Faya Quintet

Latin Band & Alberto Faya Quintet

Friday, Mar. 4, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Alberto Faya, founder of the nueva trova movement in Cuban music, culminates a three-day residency with a performance with his ensemble. SSU’s Latin Band and jazz combo led by Kendrick Freeman will play opening sets.

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Youth Orchestra

Santa Rosa Symphony - Youth Orchestra

Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016 – 3:00 pm

The award-winning Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra is among the oldest orchestras of its kind in California and has performed in Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, and …

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Vocal Repertory Recital

Vocal Repertory Recital

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2016 – 2:00 pm

Voice students receiving studio instruction perform solo and small ensemble repertoire. Open to families, friends and the general public.

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Jazz Orchestra with Michael Blake Quartet

Jazz Orchestra with Michael Blake Quartet

Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Blake’s quartet features Frank Kimbrough—founding member of New York City’s Jazz Composers Collective— on piano, composer/arranger Ben Allison on bass and Rudy Royston, Denver native and Ron Miles protégé, on drums. Doug Leibinger leads the SSU Jazz Orchestra in the opening set.

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CRPUSD LIVE!

CRPUSD LIVE!

Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016 – 6:30 pm

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Faculty Composers Concert

Faculty Composers Concert

Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Composers in the Department of Music create in all styles, from modern-classical to Jazz, musical theatre and avant-garde. This annual celebration of homegrown new music draws …

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Carol Menke in Recital

Carol Menke in Recital

Sunday, Mar. 13, 2016 – 2:00 pm

 The North Bay’s first-call soprano, Carol Menke, performs in recital with Marilyn Thompson, piano.

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Gershwin's Magic Key

Santa Rosa Symphony - Gershwin's Magic Key

Sunday, Mar. 13, 2016 – 3:00 pm

A poor newspaper boy and the great American composer George Gershwin meet by chance on the streets of New York City. While the orchestra magically weaves 20 of Gershwin’s …

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Laxmi G. Tewari in Recital

Laxmi G. Tewari in Recital

Saturday, Mar. 26, 2016 – 2:00 pm

Recently retired from his 40-year career as professor of ethnomusicology, Pandit Laxmi G. Tewari will perform classical music of Northern India with his ensemble on traditional Indian instruments.

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Rhythmic Vitality

Santa Rosa Symphony - Rhythmic Vitality

Saturday, Apr. 2, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Charismatic cellist Zuill Bailey returns to wow audiences with Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. A world premiere commission by New Yorker Daniel …

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Navarro Trio

Navarro Trio

Sunday, Apr. 3, 2016 – 2:00 pm

In residence since 1992, the Navarro Trio includes Marilyn Thompson, SSU pianist and director of chamber music; Victor Romasevich, San Francisco Symphony violinist; and Jill Brindel, San Francisco Symphony cellist and SSU cello instructor.

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Rhythmic Vitality

Santa Rosa Symphony - Rhythmic Vitality

Sunday, Apr. 3, 2016 – 3:00 pm

Charismatic cellist Zuill Bailey returns to wow audiences with Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. A world premiere commission by New Yorker Daniel …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Rhythmic Vitality

Santa Rosa Symphony - Rhythmic Vitality

Monday, Apr. 4, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Charismatic cellist Zuill Bailey returns to wow audiences with Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. A world premiere commission by New Yorker Daniel …

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HERE: A US-Korean Dance <br>& Live Music Exchange

HERE: A US-Korean Dance
& Live Music Exchange

Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2016 – 12:00 pm

HERE is a rare creative fusion of identity and culture through
traditional Korean dance, contemporary American dance and
Indie-Rock music performed live!

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Santa Rosa City Schools Instrumental Music Showcase

Santa Rosa City Schools Instrumental Music Showcase

Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016 – 7:00 pm

The Santa Rosa City Schools Instrumental Music Showcase provides an opportunity for the five SRCS high schools to present their instrumental music programs to the community. There’s not really a write up in the program about what it is.

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Brass Ensemble: Heroes & Villains

Brass Ensemble: Heroes & Villains

Thursday, Apr. 28, 2016 – 7:30 pm

It’s true: the bad guys get the best theme music. Enjoy arrangements for brass choir of Billy the Kid, Turandot, Games of Thrones and Beauty and the Beast.

 

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Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers

Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers

Friday, Apr. 29, 2016 – 7:30 pm

The Sonoma State University Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers honor the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death with songs of celebration and praise by Giovanni Gabrieli, Heinrich Schütz, GF Handel, and Daniel Pinkham; settings of his texts by Thomas Morley, Matthew Harris, and George Shearing; and movements from Morten Lauridsen's stunning Lux Aeterna. The program will feature brass choir, chamber orchestra, and Schroeder Hall's exquisite Brombaugh Opus 9 organ.

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Paula West

Paula West

Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Bay Area jazz and cabaret artist Paula West brings her signature voice to Schroeder Hall where she shares her interpretations of songs ranging from jazz standards to cabaret classics.  

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 SSU Symphony Orchestra

SSU Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, May. 1, 2016 – 7:30 pm

An Evening of Musical Postcards, conducted by Dr. Alexander Kahn, director of orchestral studies.

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Instrumental Repertory Recital

Instrumental Repertory Recital

Tuesday, May. 3, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Instrumental students receiving studio instruction perform solo and small ensemble repertoire. Open to families, friends and the general public. 

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Instrumental Repertory Recital

Instrumental Repertory Recital

Wednesday, May. 4, 2016 – 2:00 pm

Instrumental students receiving studio instruction perform solo and small ensemble repertoire. Open to families, friends and the general public. 

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Percussion and Improvisation Ensemble

Percussion and Improvisation Ensemble

Wednesday, May. 4, 2016 – 7:30 pm

The SSU Percussion and Improvisation Ensemble, under the direction of Jennifer Wilsey Marsh, performs compositions rooted in Deep Listening practices and forms of improvisation …

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Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

Friday, May. 6, 2016 – 7:30 pm

The Guitar Ensemble plays everything from solos by Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos to student-composed works and ensemble pieces under the direction of Eric Cabalo.  

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Jazzy Impressions

Santa Rosa Symphony - Jazzy Impressions

Saturday, May. 7, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Jazz, habanera and dance-inspired rhythms combine in a delicious musical stew for our season finale. The “compelling and elegant” Venezuelan pianist Gabriela …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Jazzy Impressions

Santa Rosa Symphony - Jazzy Impressions

Sunday, May. 8, 2016 – 3:00 pm

Jazz, habanera and dance-inspired rhythms combine in a delicious musical stew for our season finale. The “compelling and elegant” Venezuelan pianist Gabriela …

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Jazzy Impressions

Santa Rosa Symphony - Jazzy Impressions

Monday, May. 9, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Jazz, habanera and dance-inspired rhythms combine in a delicious musical stew for our season finale. The “compelling and elegant” Venezuelan pianist Gabriela …

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Concert Jazz Ensembles

Concert Jazz Ensembles

Tuesday, May. 10, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Each Concert Jazz Ensemble will focus on a selected era or sub-genre or Jazz. Coached by Jazz faculty members Kasey Knudsen, Dave Len Scott and Kendrick Freeman. 

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Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, May. 11, 2016 – 7:30 pm

It’s a two-fer! The SSU Jazz Orchestra and the Santa Rosa Junior College Jazz Band each perform a set, in addition to a Jazz Combo from SSU. 

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Musical Theatre Scenes Workshop

Musical Theatre Scenes Workshop

Thursday, May. 12, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Voice students collaborate to create a brand-new staged, choreographed musical on a selected theme using favorite songs. Directed by Dr. Lynne Morrow, director of opera and music theatre. 

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Friday, May. 13, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Three wind bands will perform, including Sonoma State’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, Dr. Andy Collinsworth, conductor, and the Diablo Valley College Symphonic Band, Dr. Jonathan Knight, conductor 

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Santa Rosa Symphony - Youth Orchestra

Santa Rosa Symphony - Youth Orchestra

Sunday, May. 15, 2016 – 3:00 pm

The award-winning Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra is among the oldest orchestras of its kind in California and has performed in Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, and …

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Student Composers Concert

Student Composers Concert

Sunday, May. 15, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Original compositions written, performed and directed by students. Led by Dr. Marcia Bauman, composition instructor. 

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Vocal Repertory Recital

Vocal Repertory Recital

Tuesday, May. 17, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Voice students receiving studio instruction perform solo and small ensemble repertoire. Open to families, friends and the general public. 

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Vocal Repertory Recital

Vocal Repertory Recital

Wednesday, May. 18, 2016 – 2:00 pm

Voice students receiving studio instruction perform solo and small ensemble repertoire. Open to families, friends and the general public. 

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Voices and Pipes: Tongues of Fire

Voices and Pipes: Tongues of Fire

Friday, May. 20, 2016 – 8:00 pm

Our fifty-voice Bach Choir presents music inspired by Martin Luther’s great Pentecost hymn Komm heiliger Geist. From the earliest version published in 1524 to pieces by …

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Voices and Pipes: Tongues of Fire

Voices and Pipes: Tongues of Fire

Sunday, May. 22, 2016 – 7:00 pm

Our fifty-voice Bach Choir presents music inspired by Martin Luther’s great Pentecost hymn Komm heiliger Geist. From the earliest version published in 1524 to pieces by …

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ieSonoma: The Art and Science of Possibility

ieSonoma: The Art and Science of Possibility

Thursday, Jun. 9, 2016 – 5:00 pm

 ieSonoma is a partnership between public and private educational institutions and the larger community devoted to exploring the research, theory, and practice of 21st Century teaching and learning for the purpose of transforming the way we prepare our youth for success in this rapidly changing world.

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Berkshire Choral International presents Handel’s Israel in Egypt, with the BCI chorus and Santa Rosa Symphony

Berkshire Choral International presents Handel’s Israel in Egypt, with the BCI chorus and Santa Rosa Symphony

Saturday, Jun. 18, 2016 – 7:30 pm

 Based in Sheffield, Massachusetts, Berkshire Choral International (BCI) was founded in 1982 as a not-for-profit educational institution with a unique purpose: to provide amateur singers with professional-level choral immersion experiences.

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Chanticleer in Sonoma Choral Workshop

Chanticleer in Sonoma Choral Workshop

Sunday, Jun. 19, 2016 – 4:00 pm

 Join Chanticleer, America's premier classical vocal ensemble, for the closing concert of their intensive five-day residential workshop at Sonoma State University's Department of Music. The Chanticleer in Sonoma Choral Workshop includes chamber ensemble and tutti rehearsals with Chanticleer members, vocal and choral instruction in classes and rehearsals, and opportunities for informal interactions with Chanticleer and other workshop participants.

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Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, May. 10, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 10 – 7:30pm | Weill Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

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Sonoma Bach Presents: Circa 1600

Sonoma Bach Presents: Circa 1600

Friday, May. 19, 2017 – 8:00 pm

Robert Worth, director

Friday, May 19, 2017 – 8pm
BachGrounder pre-concert talk – 7:25pm

Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 7pm
BachGrounder pre-concert talk – 6:25pm

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Sonoma Bach Choir <br>Live Oak Baroque Orchestra

Sonoma Bach Choir
Live Oak Baroque Orchestra

Friday, Jun. 2, 2017 – 8:00 pm

Directed by Elizabeth Blumenstock
and Robert Worth

Friday June 2, 2017 – 8pm
BachGrounder pre-concert talk – 7:25pm

Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 8pm
BachGrounder pre-concert talk – 7:25pm

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Deva Premal & Miten with Manose

Deva Premal & Miten with Manose

Saturday, Jun. 3, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 7:30pm | Weill Hall

Celebrated chant masters Deva Premal & Miten bring their Temple at Midnight tour to Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. Accompanied by Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose, with Canadian Joby Baker on bass and Danish percussionist Rishi, their unique, spiritually inspired evenings of mantra, song, and chant are treasured by audiences around the planet.

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4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with Kathy Mattea and the Santa Rosa Symphony

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with Kathy Mattea and the Santa Rosa Symphony

Tuesday, Jul. 4, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Fireworks light up the sky for one of Sonoma County premier Fourth of July celebrations! GMC Summer 2017 programming starts off with a bang as Grammy Winner Kathy Mattea, along with the Santa Rosa Symphony, takes the stage.  

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The GMC's 3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival Featuring Del and Dawg Bluegrass Band<br>Mark O'Connor and the O'Connor Family Band, and Sierra Hull

The GMC's 3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival Featuring Del and Dawg Bluegrass Band
Mark O'Connor and the O'Connor Family Band, and Sierra Hull

Sunday, Jul. 9, 2017 – 2:00 pm

A star-studded event featuring a who’s-who in bluegrass music, the GMC’s Third Annual Bluegrass Festival has become an annual favorite in Sonoma County. The day also features the 2nd Annual GMC Craft Beer Fest!

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Gloria Estefan – The Standards & More<br>with Festival Napa Valley Music Academy Orchestra

Gloria Estefan – The Standards & More
with Festival Napa Valley Music Academy Orchestra

Saturday, Jul. 15, 2017 – 7:30 pm

International superstar Gloria Estefan sings the Great American Songbook her stylish way, performing numbers from her 2013 CD The Standards, accompanied by conductor Shelly Berg and the Festival Napa Valley Music Academy Orchestra.  

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FREE MOVIES ON THE GREEN<br>feat. Disney's The Little Mermaid (1989) <br>and Moana (2016)

FREE MOVIES ON THE GREEN
feat. Disney's The Little Mermaid (1989)
and Moana (2016)

Saturday, Jul. 22, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Come join us on Weill Lawn as we spend an evening with two of Disney’s best loved princesses.

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pianoSonoma: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms – and Bieber

pianoSonoma: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms – and Bieber

Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017 – 5:30 pm

Our popular wine tasting + concert series returns for a third summer. Artists in Residence kick off the performances with Bach, Beethoven, Brahms – and Bieber.

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pianoSonoma: Masterclass

pianoSonoma: Masterclass

Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017 – 1:15 pm

Go behind the scenes of pianoSonoma as father/son team Ronald and Michael Shinn lead their annual set of masterclasses, featuring participants and Artists in Residence of our summer program.

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pianoSonoma: Periscope

pianoSonoma: Periscope

Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017 – 5:30 pm

From Bach to Shostakovich to Telemann, Periscope will take you on a journey across centuries, starting in the Baroque era, traveling to the eve of World War II, and returning to the Baroque for a brand-new perspective.

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A Free Concert for the Community presented by the Green Music Center<br> and the Santa Rosa Symphony feat.<br> Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernández and the Santa Rosa Symphony <br>conducted by Michael Berkowitz

A Free Concert for the Community presented by the Green Music Center
and the Santa Rosa Symphony feat.
Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernández and the Santa Rosa Symphony
conducted by Michael Berkowitz

Sunday, Jul. 30, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Come enjoy FREE live music and warm sunshine at our annual Community Concert! A joint collaboration between Weill Hall and the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Community Concert is presented free of charge as a thank you to our community. This year we feature Mariachi Sol de Mexico.

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pianoSonoma: The Masters

pianoSonoma: The Masters

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 – 5:30 pm

The Masters features compositions by the giants of western classical music: Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

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pianoSonoma: Masterclass

pianoSonoma: Masterclass

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 – 1:15 pm

Go behind the scenes of pianoSonoma as father/son team Ronald and Michael Shinn lead their annual set of masterclasses, featuring participants and Artists in Residence of our summer program.

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pianoSonoma: At the End of the Rainbow

pianoSonoma: At the End of the Rainbow

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 – 5:30 pm

Vino & Vibrato culminates with At the End of the Rainbow, a program that celebrates our 2017 festival with the finale of the Goldberg Variations in addition to the world premiere of a chamber version of Double Rainbow, a two-piano concerto played by our Artistic Directors and arranged for our Artist in Residence ensemble, by Thomas Cabaniss. Wine tasting, 5:30PM. Performance, 6:00PM.

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Diana Krall – World Tour 2017-2018

Diana Krall – World Tour 2017-2018

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall, brings her sultry voice and piano prowess to the GMC Summer Lineup. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time.

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Jake Owen

Jake Owen

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 – 7:30 pm

American country star Jake Owen has won over the hearts of fans with his honest lyrics, classic country beats, and charming smile. His fifth studio album American Love, released July 2016, debuted at number 4 on Billboard and number one on the Top Country Albums chart.

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Gabriel Iglesias FluffyMania: <br>20 Years of Comedy Tour

Gabriel Iglesias FluffyMania:
20 Years of Comedy Tour

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out concerts around the world. Iglesias is currently on the new world tour, FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy.

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Blues at the Green featuring <br>Dr. John & The Nite Trippers<br> with opening guest Elvin Bishop

Blues at the Green featuring
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers
with opening guest Elvin Bishop

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 – 2:00 pm

The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. The embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, his colorful musical career began in the 1950s with some of the greatest records to come out of the city.  

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Chick Corea Elektric Band | Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Chick Corea Elektric Band | Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 – 7:30 pm

The Chick Corea Elektric Band and Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, two of the most innovative bands of the last thirty years, are finally joining forces, for their first co-headlining performances. These two bands — led by 22-time Grammy winning piano master Chick Corea and 15-time Grammy-winning Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck — occupy the top tier of truly thrilling improvised music. Sharing a marquee for the first time, they now make for one of the year’s most anticipated summer concert events.

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St. Paul and the Broken Bones | <br>Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones |
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave.

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 – 7:30 pm

St. Paul and the Broken Bones brings their unique blend of passionate vocals and spirited orchestrations to the summer mix. Joining them for the evening’s “double-feature”, New Orleans native Trombone Shorty is the bandleader and front man of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave., a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. 

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Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old fashioned pop – and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, Pink Martini is an electrifying evening of international sound. Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world. Their performance at the GMC features stellar vocalist China Forbes.

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FREE MOVIES ON THE GREEN Feat. <br>Disney’s Beauty & the Beast – Animated (1991) and Beauty & the Beast – Live Action (2017)

FREE MOVIES ON THE GREEN Feat.
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast – Animated (1991) and Beauty & the Beast – Live Action (2017)

Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Bring a blanket and join us on Weill Lawn as we screen a double-feature of Disney’s two versions of the classic tale, Beauty and the Beast.

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Taste of Sonoma

Taste of Sonoma

Saturday, Sep. 2, 2017 – 11:00 am

Further details for Taste of Sonoma and the Harvest Wine Auction will be available soon

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Taste of Sonoma

Taste of Sonoma

Sunday, Sep. 3, 2017 – 11:00 am

For further details about Taste of Sonoma and the Sonoma County Wine Auction, please visit: sonomawinecountryweekend.com.

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George Benson & Kenny G -The Breezin' and Breathless Tour

George Benson & Kenny G -The Breezin' and Breathless Tour

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of George Benson’s Breezin’ and the 25th anniversary of Kenny G’s Breathless, each artist’s set will feature classic album cuts and greatest hits, as well as songs they will both perform together during the evening.

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A Tribute to Pete Escovedo: <br>Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra with<br> special guests Sheila E, Juan, & Peter Michael | The John Santos Sextet with special guest Destani Wolf

A Tribute to Pete Escovedo:
Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra with
special guests Sheila E, Juan, & Peter Michael | The John Santos Sextet with special guest Destani Wolf

Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Pete Escovedo is a name that has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years. Toether with his daughter, Emmy Nominee Sheila E., and sons Juan Escovedo & Peter Michael they form an unstoppable ensemble, breaking new grounds and crossing the barriers between smooth jazz, salsa, latin jazz and contemporary music. 

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Common

Common

Saturday, Sep. 16, 2017 – 7:30 pm

It’s difficult to choose just one descriptor for award-winning American hip-hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet, Common. Whether inspiring audiences through music, movies, television, books or his foundation – The Common Ground Foundation – Common continues to break new ground, and remains one of hip-hop's most innovative, positive voices.

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Los Tigres Del Norte

Los Tigres Del Norte

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017 – 7:30 pm

With over 37 million albums sold, 22 #1 albums and over 50 #1 singles, Los Tigres Del Norte are the undisputed masters of Regional Mexican music. The return for the second year in a row to the Green Music Center – come be part of the movement as the frequently proclaimed “voice of the people” continues to blaze new trails in Latin music.

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National Acrobat and Martial Artists of the People's Republic of China

National Acrobat and Martial Artists of the People's Republic of China

Sunday, Sep. 24, 2017 – 3:00 pm

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China was established in 1957 and
is one of the best acrobatic troupes in China, with over one hundred acrobatic, magical and martial arts
performers. With innovative high-flying stunts, and superior techniques, the acrobatic troupe is favored
by the audiences all over the world.

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Irma Thomas & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet

Irma Thomas & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet

Saturday, Sep. 30, 2017 – 7:30 pm

If Preservation Hall is the musical heart of the French Quarter, then the PRESERVATION HALL LEGACY QUINTET is its heartbeat. Take this group of world-class musicians, critically acclaimed for their joyful and timeless spirit, and combine them with the Crescent City’s “Soul Queen,” IRMA THOMAS, and you get a very special evening of music that showcases “The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans.” 

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From Beethoven to Bates

From Beethoven to Bates

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 – 8:00 pm

Francesco Lecce-Chong, guest conductor
Joyce Yang, piano

Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 2pm - Discovery Open Rehearsal
Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 8pm 
Sunday, October 8, 2017 – 3pm
Monday, October 9, 2017 – 8pm

MASON BATES: Garages of the Valley for Orchestra | BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 | TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

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Garrison Keillor –

Garrison Keillor – "Just Passing Through"

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 – 7:30 pm

For more than 40 years as the host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” Garrison Keillor regaled audiences with his signature blend of humor, charisma and wisdom.

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 – 3:00 pm

Drawn from the principal players of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields orchestra, the London-based Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble has released more than 30 recordings of Classical, Romantic, and modern music over the last half century.

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Peter Serkin, piano

Peter Serkin, piano

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Recognized as an artist of passion and integrity, the distinguished American pianist Peter Serkin has successfully conveyed the essence of five centuries of repertoire. His inspired performances have been lauded worldwide for decades.

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HUDSON | Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski and John Scofield

HUDSON | Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski and John Scofield

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Legendary drummer Jack Dejohnette invites bassist Larry Grenadier, keyboardist John Medeski and guitarist John Scofield to help ring in his 75th birthday in an amazing new collaboration.

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The Miró Quartet with Jeffrey Kahane, piano

The Miró Quartet with Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 – 7:30 pm

The Miró Quartet is consistently praised for their deeply musical interpretations, exciting performances, and thoughtful programming. Favorites of the Green Music Center, they appear alongside Sonoma County classical musical champion, pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane.

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Creature Features

Creature Features

Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 – 3:00 pm

Richard Loheyde, conductor
Roustabout Theater

Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 3pm

Program to be announced from the stage.

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Mariinsky Orchestra <br/>with Valery Gergiev, conductor <br/>& Denis Matsuev, piano

Mariinsky Orchestra
with Valery Gergiev, conductor
& Denis Matsuev, piano

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 – 7:30 pm

With a long and distinguished history, the Mariinsky Orchestra is one of the oldest musical institutions in Russia. Led by Maestro Valery Gergiev, they are joined on stage by extraordinary pianist, and returning GMC artist, Denis Matsuev, who has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition.

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Exhilarating Journey

Exhilarating Journey

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 – 8:00 pm

Mei-Ann Chen, guest conductor
Nareh Arghamanyan, piano

Saturday, November 4, 2017- 2pm - Discovery Open Rehearsal 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 8pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 3pm
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 8pm

SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture | TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 | JENNIFER HIGDON: blue cathedral | MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, Italian

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Les Arts Florissants with William Christie

Les Arts Florissants with William Christie

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 – 7:30 pm

An ensemble of singers and instrumentalists specialized in the performance of Baroque music on period instruments, Les Arts Florissants are renowned the world overfor their pioneering role in the revival of a Baroque repertoire that had long been neglected.

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Tetzlaff Quartet

Tetzlaff Quartet

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Praised by The New York Times for its “dramatic, energetic playing of clean intensity”, the Tetzlaff Quartet is one of today’s leading string quartets. Alongside their successful individual careers, the ensemble has since 1994 to perform several times each season in concerts that regularly receive great critical acclaim.

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Tango Buenos Aires<br>Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina<br>A Columbia Artists Production

Tango Buenos Aires
Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina
A Columbia Artists Production

Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. They return to Weill Hall with a brand-new program entitled “The Spirit of Argentina”.  

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Late Night with Leonard Bernstein

Late Night with Leonard Bernstein

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 – 7:30 pm

In celebration of his centennial, Late Night With Leonard Bernstein – hosted by his daughter Jamie – is an affectionate, multi-media portrait of the personal side of this singularly public figure. 

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A Luscious Euro Sound

A Luscious Euro Sound

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 – 8:00 pm

Andrew Grams, guest conductor
Stewart Goodyear, piano

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2pm - Discovery Open Rehearsal
Saturday,December 2, 2017 - 8pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 3pm
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 8pm

BERLIOZ: Overture to King Lear | RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major | RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances | DEBUSSY: Clair de lune

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale: Handel's <I>Messiah</I>

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale: Handel's Messiah

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 – 3:00 pm

Join us for a timeless holiday tradition: experience Handel’s Messiah – a season favorite – in all its historical glory as Nicholas McGegan and America’s leading period instrument ensemble Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale perform with an international cast of stars.

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30th Anniversary of Windham Hill's Winter Solstice - William Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, Alex De Grassi and Todd Boston

30th Anniversary of Windham Hill's Winter Solstice - William Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, Alex De Grassi and Todd Boston

Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 – 7:30 pm

The name Windham Hill is synonymous with the best in acoustic music of the 1980s and 90s. The Winter Solstice Concerts bring the music of Windham Hill full circle, 40 years after it was originally conceived on the Stanford campus.

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Cherish the Ladies – Celtic Christmas

Cherish the Ladies – Celtic Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Cherish The Ladies brings the vivacious spirit of Ireland to the Green Music Center with their holiday special, Celtic Christmas. One of the top Celtic groups in the world, these ladies create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. 

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Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Concert with Special Guests David Benoit, Rick Braun and Peter White

Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Concert with Special Guests David Benoit, Rick Braun and Peter White

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Saxophonist Dave Koz returns to Weill Hall to celebrate the sounds of the season with his 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour. He appears with special guests GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer/ arranger David Benoit, smooth jazz trumpeter Rick Braun and jazz fusion guitarist Peter White.

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Chanticleer – An Orchestra of Voices

Chanticleer – An Orchestra of Voices

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, the San Francisco based GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018. 

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Timeless Treasures

Timeless Treasures

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Graeme Jenkins, guest conductor
Orli Shaham, piano

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 2pm- Discovery Open Rehearsal
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 8pm
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 3pm
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 3pm

HAYDN: Symphony No. 100, Military | MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21, Elvira Madigan | BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra

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Marc Cohn 25th Anniversary Show <br/> </I>Featuring Special Guests </I> <br/>The Blind Boys of Alabama

Marc Cohn 25th Anniversary Show
Featuring Special Guests
The Blind Boys of Alabama

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut record, Marc Cohn performs his Grammy-winning record in its entirety, from start to finish. From the iconic opening track “Walking in Memphis,” to the album closer “True Companion,” fans will hear a sequence of songs that have surely stood the test of time. With special guests The Blind Boys of Alabama.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is known the world over for melodies filled with the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. Over creating an electric musical and spiritual force that has garnered praise and accolades from a wide body of people on every continent.

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Green Eggs & Ham and Tubby the Tuba

Green Eggs & Ham and Tubby the Tuba

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Richard Loheyde, conductor
Really Inventive Stuff

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 3pm

Program to be announced from the stage.

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Nikolaj Znaider, violin <br/> & Robert Kulek, piano

Nikolaj Znaider, violin
& Robert Kulek, piano

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Violin virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider performs as both conductor and violin soloist with the world’s most distinguished orchestras. He performs a stunning selection of works from the classical cannon with Robert Kulek, a versatile collaborative pianist who regularly performs with some of the foremost instrumentalists of today.

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Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Hailed as "the people's diva," soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice and consummate artistry. Winner of the 2013 Grammy® Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls, bringing new audiences to classical music.

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Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet <br/>with Steven Hough, piano

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
with Steven Hough, piano

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 – 7:30 pm

The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet continues to astonish audiences worldwide with their range of expression, tonal spectrum and conceptual unity. They perform an adventurous program featuring the brilliant pianist Stephen Hough, who has distinguished himself as a true polymath.

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Enter the New World

Enter the New World

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Michael Christie, guest conductor
Anna Fedorova, piano

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 2pm - Discovery Open Rehearsal
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 8pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 3pm
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 8pm

BERNSTEIN: On the Waterfront, Symphonic Suite | PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3 | DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9, From the New World 

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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 – 7:30 pm

The Grammy® Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. Comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians, the group brings a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach.

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Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary

Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Peter, Paul and Mary achieved wide commercial success raising their voices in song for the sake of freedom. Without their beloved Mary, Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey continue to perform as a duo, singing many of the group’s classic hits, including “If I Had a Hammer” and “Leaving on a Jet Plane.”

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Dorothea Röschmann, soprano <br/> & Malcolm Martineau, piano

Dorothea Röschmann, soprano
& Malcolm Martineau, piano

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 – 3:00 pm

German soprano Dorothea Röschmann has been hailed by The New York Times for “her voluminous silken sound”, graced with a voice of “succulent sweetness.” She collaborates with esteemed pianist Malcolm Martineau.

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Dublin Irish Dancers

Dublin Irish Dancers "Stepping Out"- An Extravaganza of Sights & Sounds of Irish Culture

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Dublin Irish Dance is an exhilarating company whose members have performed throughout the world. The all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the New World with a celebration of Irish Music and Dance.

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Tackács Quartet <br/>with Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Tackács Quartet
with Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Now entering its 43rd season, the TAKÁCS QUARTET is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations, “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional works feel radical once more” (The New York Times). They are joined by MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN, ranked among the elect of world pianists.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin <br/> & Lambert Orkis, piano

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
& Lambert Orkis, piano

Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 – 7:30 pm

For over three decades, Anne-Sophie Mutter has been one of the most acclaimed violin virtuosos of our time. She returns to Weill Hall, with a program that straddles the range of musical architecture, featuring works by Bach, Brahms and Penderecki.

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Salif Keita

Salif Keita

Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Hailed as the "Golden Voice of Africa", Salif Keita is a long-time ambassador of the music of his native Mali. After experimenting with jazz, reggae, Latin music and rock, Keita has arrived at what he considers “an ideal blend of traditional African sounds and modern musical aesthetics.”

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Yamato Drummers

Yamato Drummers

Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 – 7:30 pm

For the Yamato Drummers, every encounter with listeners is a precious experience, with a goal to send audiences home with a new vitality and passion for life. They perform in front thousands of people over the world, committed to preserving the art of Taiko, a musical instrument often called “the spirit of Japan.”

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Jennifer Koh, violin <br/> & Shai Wosner, piano

Jennifer Koh, violin
& Shai Wosner, piano

Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity and technical assurance. Pianist Shai Wosner reflects a degree of virtuosity and intellectual curiosity that has made him a favorite among audiences and critics, alike.

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Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage

Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage

Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Richard Loheyde, conductor
Classical Kids Live!

Sunday, March 18, 2018- 3pm

Program to be announced from the stage.

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Israeli Chamber Project

Israeli Chamber Project

Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in the 2017-18 season, the Israeli Chamber Project is a dynamic ensemble comprising strings, winds, harp, and piano, that brings together some of today's most distinguished musicians for chamber music concerts iboth in Israel and abroad.

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Ode to California

Ode to California

Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Tracy Silverman, electric violin
Jacalyn Kreitzer, mezzo-soprano
SSU Symphonic Chorus
Jenny Bent,
Santa Rosa Symphony Choral Director

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 2pm - Discovery Open Rehearsal
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8pm 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 3pm
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 8pm

WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestad from Tristan and Isolde | ADAMS: The Dharma at Big Sur for Electric Violin | PROKOFIEV: Alexander Nevsky for Mezzo-Soprano and Chorus

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Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal and Terreon Gully

Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal and Terreon Gully

Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Grammy-winning jazz singer Dianne Reeves is the total package – virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings in one powerful and flexible voice, with a knack for storytelling.

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Eighth Blackbird

Eighth Blackbird

Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018 – 7:30 pm

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD is “one of the smartest, most dynamic contemporary classical ensembles on the planet” (Chicago Tribune). They live by their mission to move music forward through innovative performance, advocate for new music by living composers, and create a legacy of guiding an emerging generation of musicians.

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Louis Lortie, piano

Louis Lortie, piano

Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm

French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, extending his interpretative voice across a broad range of repertoire rather than choosing to specialize in one particular style.

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Apollo's Fire | The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra with Jeanette Sorrel, conductor

Apollo's Fire | The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra with Jeanette Sorrel, conductor

Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Named “the U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band” by Classical Music Magazine, APOLLO’S FIRE, with conductor JEANETTE SORREL, is a collection of creative artists who share a passion for rhetoric, dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various passions in the listeners. Together they present an electrifying semi-staged production of Monteverdi’s opera Orfeo.

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Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 – 7:30 pm

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, praised for its “burnished grace” and “selfless concentration,” is much more than a dance company. With exceptional synchronicity, and compelling physicality the ensemble has earned international acclaim for its ability to redefine both dance and theatre.

 

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Les Violons du Roy <br/> Bernard Labadie, founding conductor <br/>with Isabelle Faust, violin

Les Violons du Roy
Bernard Labadie, founding conductor
with Isabelle Faust, violin

Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 – 7:30 pm

 

Inspired by the renowned string orchestra of the court of the French kings, Les Violons du Roy was formed in 1984 by founding conductor Bernard Labadie and specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra, performed in the stylistic manner most appropriate to each era. 

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Au Revoir, Bruno

Au Revoir, Bruno

Saturday, May. 5, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Bruno Ferrandis, conductor
Jan Mikusek, cymbalom

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 2pm - Discovery Open Rehearsal
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3pm
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 8pm

MICHAL RATAJ: Temporis for Cymbalom and Orchestra | MAHLER: Symphony No. 9

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