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.
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Danielle Gaudry, Director of Bands and Instrumental Music at CSU East Bay, will conduct the High School Honor Band, performing Flourish for Wind Band (Vaughan Williams),
Caccia and Chorale (Clifton Williams), Suite Provencale (Van der Roost) and Melodious Thunk (Biedenbender).
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 – 7:30 pm
February 1-11, 2018
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (Revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schulz. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs.
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 – 2:00 pm
Violist Wayne Roden joins The Navarro Trio on this program of Piano Quartets (violin, viola, cello, and piano). Roden, who teaches viola at Sonoma State, can be heard as a string soloist on the San Francisco Symphony’s recording of Strauss’ Metamorphoses, Herbert Blomstedt conducting, on the Philips label.
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 – 7:30 pm
The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy and recognized as one of the finest wind ensembles in the world, will present a concert in Weill Hall as part of their Spring 2018 US Tour. Under the direction of Capt. Kenneth Collins, the band performs a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, transcriptions, and modern wind ensemble repertoire.
Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 – 7:30 pm
American composer Charles Ives (1874-1954) has been called a rare blend of the cultivated and the vernacular. Witness, for example, the middle movement of his Piano Trio, entitled TSIAJ (or THIS SCHERZO IS A JOKE). This concert will draw from the music faculty and qualified students under the direction of Brian S. Wilson.
Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 – 2:00 pm
Following the success of our first-ever family concert in February 2017, the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra and surprise guests will present an afternoon of music for the whole family! The concert will feature music from silver screen favorites including Star Wars, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Sea Hawk, among others.
Please come dressed as your favorite Hollywood character!
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday March 21
8:00 pm SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Andy Collinsworth
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 – 1:00 pm
Performance schedule for Thursday March 22
1:00 pm Pacific Lutheran College Wind Ensemble, Edwin Powell
2:15 pm Fresno State University Wind Orchestra, Gary Gilroy
7:00 pm University of British Columbia Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Robert Taylor
8:15 pm Central Washington University Wind Ensemble, Lewis Norfleet
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 – 1:00 pm
Performance schedule for Friday March 23
1:00 pm University of Montana Symphonic Wind Ensemble, James Smart
2:15 pm Nevada Wind Ensemble, Reed Chamberlin
7:00 pm CSU Long Beach Bob Cole Conservatory Wind Symphony, John Carnahan
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 – 10:00 am
Performance schedule for Saturday, March 24
10:00 am University of Arizona Wind Ensemble, Chad Nicholson
12:15 pm WNW CBDNA Intercollegiate Honor Band, Larry Gookin
Friday, Apr. 6, 2018 – 7:30 pm
This year's composer residency from April 4–7 features Pulsoptional, the "band of composers" co-founded by composition professor Thom Limbert in Durham, NC. Since its inception in January of 2000, Pulsoptional has developed a diverse, devoted audience and continues to attract listeners new to contemporary music with its boundary/genre-defying, high-energy concerts. Program details will be released at a later date.
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Program selections will be announced at a later date.
The 2017-18 Season in Weill Hall comprises 37 thrilling concerts! Buy Tickets!
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