SSU Center for Performing Arts

Department of Music Concert Schedule

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. Learn More about our Philosophy HERE

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Concerto Competition

Concerto Competition

Thursday, March 23, 2017 – 7:30pm | Schroeder Hall
Free, Parking $5

The winner(s) of the 2nd Annual Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition will perform in concert with the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra during the 2017-2018 concert season. Competition judges will include SSU orchestra director Alexander Kahn and a panel of guest judges.
The competition is open to SSU music majors, music minors and all registered members of SSU Department of Music ensembles. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 20. Click here for full competition details or contact Dr. Kahn.

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Seawolf Day Sampler Concert

Seawolf Day Sampler Concert

Saturday, April 8 – 2pm | Schroeder Hall
Free, parking $5

As part of Seawolf Day the Department of Music presents a free concert of solos, chamber music, jazz combos and conducted ensembles representing a broad cross-section of department life.

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Alumni Recital

Alumni Recital

Saturday, April 15 – 2pm | Schroeder Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

This first annual Music Department Alumni Concert will include three-time Grammy nominated Quartet San Francisco, led by violinist Jeremy Cohen, and the groups Muse and Aircastle.

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Symphony Orchestra: Earth Day Concert

Symphony Orchestra: Earth Day Concert

Saturday, April 22– 7:30pm | Weill Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

SSU’s student orchestra honors Earth Day in a performance of Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony and a tone poem by Sibelius about the forest spirit “Tapio.” Winning entry of the SSU Student Composition Contest will be premiered. Alexander Kahn, conductor.

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Navarro Trio

Navarro Trio

Sunday, April 23 – 2pm | Schroeder Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

An afternoon of music for piano quartet, with Wayne Roden, viola, and Navarro Trio members Marilyn Thompson, piano; Victor Romasevich, violin; and Jill Brindel, cello.

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Zachary Gordin in Concert

Zachary Gordin in Concert

Thursday, April 27 – 7:30pm | Schroeder Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

 Known primarily for their work on opera and concert stages across the US and abroad, acclaimed baritone Zachary Gordin and pianist/conductor Bryan Nies join forces to present an intimate recital of vocal music highlighting the works of Venezuelan/French composer Reynaldo Hahn.

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Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers

Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers

Saturday, April 29 – 7:30pm | Schroeder Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

The University choirs present two profoundly contrasting works – Daniel Pinkham’s joyful Wedding Cantata with text from the Song of Solomon and Ola Gjeilo’s setting of Dark Night Of The Soul, a 16th century poem about the soul’s journey in the afterlife.
 

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Instrumental Repertory Recital

Instrumental Repertory Recital

Tuesday, May 2 – 7:30pm | Schroeder Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

Solos and chamber music from the Instrumental Repertory class.

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Instrumental Repertory Recital

Instrumental Repertory Recital

Wednesday, May 3 – 2pm | Schroeder Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

Solos and chamber music from the Instrumental Repertory class.

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Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

Friday, May 5 – 7:30pm | Schroeder Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

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Rock Collegium

Rock Collegium

Saturday, May 6 – 7:30pm | Schroeder Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

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Jazz Combos

Jazz Combos

Tuesday, May 9 – 7:30pm | Schroeder Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

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Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Orchestra

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

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Musical Theatre Scenes

Musical Theatre Scenes

Thursday, May 11 – 7:30pm | Schroeder Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Concert Band

Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Concert Band

Friday, May 12 – 7:30pm | Weill Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

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Student Composers Concert

Student Composers Concert

Monday, May 15 – 7:30pm | Schroeder Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

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Vocal Repertory Recital

Vocal Repertory Recital

Tuesday, May 16 – 7:30pm | Schroeder Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

Vocal soloists from the Vocal Repertory class.

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Vocal Repertory Recital

Vocal Repertory Recital

Wednesday, May 17 – 2pm | Weill Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

Vocal soloists from the Vocal Repertory class.

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New Horizons Band Concert

New Horizons Band Concert

Saturday, June 10 – 10am | Weill Hall
Tickets $8 | Free to SSU students (use promo code SSUStudent)

Roy Ernst, Professor Emeritus of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music, is the founder of New Horizons International Music Association (NHIMA), an international non-profit organization committed to the New Horizons philosophy of expanding music making opportunities for adults.

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