SSU Center for Performing Arts

SSU Music Department

Performing Arts at Sonoma State University develops complete artists for a changing time. Inspired collaborators engage in their work with one another to improve the larger world they inhabit. Vital human beings devote themselves to a process of discovery, seeking its ultimate expression in performance.

Jewish Music Series: Kugelplex

Jewish Music Series: Kugelplex

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Kugelplex, led by clarinetist Jason Ditzian, is California’s rockin’-est purveyor of klezmer and old-world party music.

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Jewish Music Series: Sharon Goldman

Jewish Music Series: Sharon Goldman

Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 – 6:30 pm

All the way from New York! Sharon Goldman is a singer-songwriter whose "intense, insightful, vivid" storytelling is a "clinic in how to paint an indelible picture with the simplest images and symbols.

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Jewish Music Series: Rebbe Soul

Jewish Music Series: Rebbe Soul

Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Deeply emotional and rooted in the ancient songs of Judaism, the music of RebbeSoul brings a modern vibe that re-imagines the music of our ancestors.

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Jewish Music Series: Cantor Roslyn Barak

Jewish Music Series: Cantor Roslyn Barak

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Roslyn Barak served Congregation Emanuel, San Francisco, as Senior Cantor for 28 years, retiring in 2015. Her first album, "The Jewish Soul" was released worldwide in 1996.

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Jewish Music Series: Richard Neil Kaplan

Jewish Music Series: Richard Neil Kaplan

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Performing professionally as a singer, songwriter, and pianist for over 40 years, Richard Kaplan is a cantor, teacher, and ethnomusicologist. Over a forty-year period, Richard Kaplan has been concertizing in such diverse genres as Rhythm and Blues, World Music, Early Music, Jazz, Classical and Musical Theatre.  

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Jewish Music Series: Jeremiah Lockwood sings the Avant Garde Music of Brian S. Wilson

Jewish Music Series: Jeremiah Lockwood sings the Avant Garde Music of Brian S. Wilson

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Jeremiah Lockwood, grandson of renowned cantor Jacob Konigsberg and leader of the “unclassifiable, uplifting band” The Sway Machinery, will sing two of Brian S. Wilson’s modern cantorial settings.

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Jewish Music Series: Veretski Pass: Polyn

Jewish Music Series: Veretski Pass: Polyn

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Venturing beyond the known Horas, Freylekhs, Bulgars and Shers of Moldova, Ukraine and Russia, Veretski Pass mines the obereks, kujawiaks, krakowiaks and polkas of Poland, the land that was once home to three million Jews.

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