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.

Veretski Pass Froyen: Klezmer Music of Women

Veretski Pass Froyen: Klezmer Music of Women

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 – 6:30 pm

Veretski Pass returns to the Jewish Music Series for its fourth year! A klezmer ensemble-par-excellence, the trio includes Cookie Segelstein, violin; Josh Horowitz, cimbalom and accordion; and Stu Brotman, zakopany cello. 

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CANCELED: Symphonic Chorus and Concert Choir

CANCELED: Symphonic Chorus and Concert Choir

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Jenny Bent leads the university's major choral ensembles in their first concert of the 2018-19 season. Program details will be announced at a later date. 

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Brass Ensemble: An American Anthem

Brass Ensemble: An American Anthem

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 – 2:00 pm

Please join us for An American Anthem, a concert of musical selections composed for trumpets, horns, trombones, euphonium, tuba and percussion, evoking the American experience and honoring Veterans of the Armed Forces. Brian S. Wilson conducts.
 

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Symphony Orchestra: Music From The New World

Symphony Orchestra: Music From The New World

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Music From The New World: “Seminario” Joint Concert with ELM, Simply Strings, and the Valley Vibes Orchestra 

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Alumni Recital:

Alumni Recital: "Strong Enough"

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 – 2:00 pm

A versatile lyric soprano praised for her clarity and warmth of tone, Christa Durand has performed in hundreds of concerts and shows in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. A native of Santa Rosa, Ms. Durand is recognized as a gifted performer who is equally comfortable in a classical recital hall as she is in an intimate cabaret venue.  

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Instrumental Repertory Recital II

Instrumental Repertory Recital II

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 – 7:30 pm

The Instrumental Repertory Recital is the final exam for students receiving private instrument lessons. The recital will consist of instrumental solos and chamber music from the Baroque up to modern times. 

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Instrumental Repertory Recital III

Instrumental Repertory Recital III

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 – 2:00 pm

The Instrumental Repertory Recital is the final exam for students receiving private instrument lessons. The recital will consist of instrumental solos and chamber music from the Baroque up to modern times. 

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Isle of Klezbos

Isle of Klezbos

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 – 6:30 pm

The Jewish Music Series proudly presents New York City-based Isle of Klezbos. Now celebrating two decades together, the soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-gal klezmer sextet approaches tradition with playful irreverence and deepest respect. 

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Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 – 7:30 pm

The SSU Guitar Ensemble is led by Eric Cabalo. 

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Rock Collegium

Rock Collegium

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Rock Collegium, an outgrowth of MUS 481 – Special Topics Workshop, brings students to the stage as creators and performers of classic Rock tunes and original pieces based on their study of various Rock styles. 

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Opera and Music Theatre Scenes: The Mariachi Story

Opera and Music Theatre Scenes: The Mariachi Story

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Channeling the oral histories of the grandparents of Sonoma State students, The Mariachi Story revisits the story of the bracero workers program in a bold new form – the Mariachi opera. 

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Opera and Music Theatre Scenes: The Mariachi Story

Opera and Music Theatre Scenes: The Mariachi Story

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Channeling the oral histories of the grandparents of Sonoma State students, The Mariachi Story revisits the story of the bracero workers program in a bold new form – the Mariachi opera. 

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Jazz Combo Concert

Jazz Combo Concert

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Performers and musical selections will be announced at a later date. 

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SSU Jazz Orchestra

SSU Jazz Orchestra

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Doug Leibinger leads the Jazz program's flagship ensemble, the SSU Jazz Orchestra in Big Band standards and modern jazz ensemble repertoire. Program details to be released. 

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 – 2:00 pm

The second concert of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble's 2018-19 season will feature works from the twentieth century by a variety of composers. 

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Vocal Repertory Recital II

Vocal Repertory Recital II

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 – 7:30 pm

The Vocal Repertory Recital is the final exam for students receiving voice lessons. 

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Vocal Repertory Recital III

Vocal Repertory Recital III

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 – 2:00 pm

The Vocal Repertory Recital is the final exam for students receiving voice lessons. 

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