FREE Pre-Concert Talks

Learn from the experts! Join us one hour before select concerts for Pre-Concert Talks. Artists, Sonoma State University Faculty, and guest lecturers will take you inside the music, providing a behind-the-scenes look into works on the program. Free with the purchase of your concert ticket.

 

Sep 30 – Brentano String Quartet 

Lecturer: Alex Kahn, Director of Orchestral Studies, SSU

Location: Prive

 

Oct 12 – Soweto Gospel Choir

Lecturer: Thom Limbert, Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Technology, SSU

Location: Weill Hall
 

Oct 27 – Venice Baroque Orchestra 

Lecturer: Alex Kahn, Director of Orchestral Studies, SSU

Location: Prive

 

Nov 8 – Kurbasy

Lecturer: Alex Kahn, Director of Orchestral Studies, SSU
Location: Prive

 

Nov 9 – Peter Serkin 

Lecturer: Alexander Stalarow, Music History Professor, SF Conservatory

Location: Prive

 

Jan 24 – Martha Redbone: Bone Hill 

Lecturer: TBD

 

Feb 8 – Joshua Bell 

Lecturer: Alex Kahn, Director of Orchestral Studies, SSU
Location: Prive

 

Feb 16 – A Far Cry 

Lecturer: Alex Kahn, Director of Orchestral Studies, SSU

Location: Prive

 

Feb 22 - wild Up 

Lecturer: Thom Limbert, Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Technology, SSU
Location Prive

 

March 2 – We Shall Overcome 

Lecturer: Lynne Morrow, Vocal, Operal/Musical Theatre Director
Location: Weill Hall

 

March 30 – Anne Akiko Meyers & Jason Vieux

Lecturer: Alex Kahn, Director of Orchestral Studies, SSU

Location: Prive

 

April 4 – Monterey Jazz 

Lecturer: Doug Leibinger, Director of Jazz Studies, SSU

Location: Weill Hall

 

April 5 – Tallis Scholars 

Lecturer: Alex Kahn, Director of Orchestral Studies, SSU
Location Prive

 

April 26 – Gil Shaham 

Lecturer: Alex Kahn, Director of Orchestral Studies, SSU

Location: Prive

May 9 – Kronos Quartet

Lecture N/A – Student musicians to perform pieces they worked on with Kronos Quartet
Locaiton: Weill Hall