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.

Canceled: Jazz Week Opening Concert: Jazz Combos & Latin Band

Canceled: Jazz Week Opening Concert: Jazz Combos & Latin Band

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Three Great Bands! SSU Bay Area Composers Combo, SSU Jackie McLean Ensemble and SSU Latin Band

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Canceled: Instrumental Repertory Recital

Canceled: Instrumental Repertory Recital

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 – 2:00 pm

Music students perform solo and chamber music under the direction of Marilyn Thompson and Alexander Kahn.

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Canceled: Jazz Week guest artists The Commanders from the USAF Band of the Golden West & SSU Jazz Orchestra

Canceled: Jazz Week guest artists The Commanders from the USAF Band of the Golden West & SSU Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 – 7:30 pm

The sixth annual Jazz Week featured performer is The Commanders from the USAF Band of the Golden West at Travis AFB.

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Canceled: Jazz Day 2017

Canceled: Jazz Day 2017

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 – 8:00 am

Now in its sixth year, Jazz Day at SSU includes a full schedule of performing, clinics and master classes for high school Jazz bands.

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Canceled: Jazz Week Closing Concert: SSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Canceled: Jazz Week Closing Concert: SSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 – 7:30 pm

Doug Leibinger and George Marsh, leaders

 

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Canceled: Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Concert Band

Canceled: Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Concert Band

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 – 7:30 pm

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will perform the music of composer Steven Bryant.

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Vocal Repertory Recital

Vocal Repertory Recital

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 – 2:00 pm

Vocal soloists perform songs, arias and musical theatre pieces under the direction of Studio voice instructors and program director Lynne Morrow.

 

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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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Music, Theatre Arts & Dance Scholarship Showcase

Music, Theatre Arts & Dance Scholarship Showcase

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 – 2:00 pm

In recognition of the people who support the Music, Theatre Arts & Dance departments through scholarship donations, this free recital by scholarship recipients will feature chamber music, theatrical readings and dance.

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Navarro Trio

Navarro Trio

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 – 2:00 pm

The Navarro Trio, music department Chamber Artists-in-Residence, was co-founded in 1992 by pianist Marilyn Thompson and cellist Jill Rachuy Brindel. With violinist Victor Romasevich, the Navarro Trio has performed virtually the entire “standard” piano trio repertoire.

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Bel Canto: Voice Faculty Recital

Bel Canto: Voice Faculty Recital

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 – 7:30 pm

SSU Vocal Studio instructors Jane Erwin Hammett, Rhoslyn Jones and Zachary Gordin in recital.

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Phantoms and Fugues:

Phantoms and Fugues: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Phantoms and Fugues will once again haunt the rafters of Schroeder Hall in this delightfully spooky Halloween tradition. Bring the kids in costume for a showing of the Peanuts feature film, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” followed by a short concert of organ favorites by David Parsons on Schroeder Hall’s famed Brombaugh Opus 9. You might even get some treats on the way out!

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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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