Welcome to the 2018-19 Chamber Music season. Here you will find instrumental recitals by students, by resident faculty and guest artists, and by the SSU Brass Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble. The chamber music program is under the direction of Marilyn Thompson.
Written for any combination of two up to about 15 players, chamber music has no boss, no one person directing the sound and shaping the piece. It is a shared responsibility among all the players, alternating in roles of leadership and support as the music requires." —International Music Foundation
Friday, March 1, 2019
The Music of Edgard Varése and Friends
Edgard Varése (Paris, 1883–New York, 1965) is known as the father of electronic music. He prepared for a career as an engineer by studying mathematics and science. He studied the notebooks of da Vinci. Pulled towards music, he used his learned scientific principles to study the science of sound. Varése spent the majority of his life waiting for technology to catch up with him. His unique voice and eclectic aesthetic influenced countless younger generations — among them, Frank Zappa, Charlie Parker and The Beatles — even though his entire output can be...View Event Details
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The music faculty boasts many active composers who write music in all genres, from art song and musical theatre to contemporary Classical, Jazz and avant-garde. This annual celebration of original music draws top classical and jazz performers from throughout the North Bay.
ProgramThree Songs; Brian S. Wilson (b. 1962) I. Wandering The River (from Kherdian Songs) II. My Soul Is Dark (from Byron Songs) III. My Mother’s Irises (from Kherdian Songs) Christa Durand, voice Matthew Arnerich, piano Musiamunat Day 2; Thomas Limbert (b. 1974) (Papua New Guinea soundscape composition – sounds recorded by Eddie Game)...View Event Details
Friday, April 5, 2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
The Navarro Trio, music department Chamber Artists-in-Residence, was co-founded in 1992 by faculty members Marilyn Thompson, piano, and Jill Rachuy Brindel, cello. With violinist Victor Romasevich, The Navarro Trio has performed virtually the entire “standard” piano trio repertoire. They are advocates of out-of-print and rarely performed works and frequent collaborators with leading Bay Area musicians.
Sonata for Violin, Cello and Piano in G minor Matthew Arnerich (b. 1986)
Tempo di Valse
Trio in C minor, Op. 7 Iosif Andriasov (1933—2000)...View Event Details
Saturday, April 13, 2019
American classical guitarist, Xavier Jara, is the 1st prize winner of the 2016 GFA International Concert Artist Competition. A native of Minnesota, Jara was a student of Alan Johnston at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis until 2011 when he moved to Paris, France to study with Judicael Perroy.
Jara studied in Paris for six years with Perroy. During this time he completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he also studied with French guitarist, Olivier Chassain, and lute master, Eric Bellocq. He received 1st place in a number of...View Event Details
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Join the Brass Ensemble in Weill Hall for "Quests," a program of bold themes and impossible dreams. You'll thrill to music from Wagner's Ring Cycle and other sonic splendors by Ravel, Stravinsky, and Minkus, among others. Conducted by Brian S. Wilson.Program Das Rheingold, Part 1 of The Ring of the Nibelung; Richard Wagner Suite from the Ballet “Don Quixote”; Ludwig Minkus, arranged Brian S. Wilson Toreador Windmill Carmencita March Gypsy Dance Liturgy, op. 50; David Uber Dragonborn: Theme from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim; Jeremy Soule, arr. Michael Miranda Pavane pour une infante defunte; Ravel The Wizard...View Event Details
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Appalachian Rain Leo Welch (1932—2017)
Jake Jernigan, Will Meyer, Matthew Sarenana
Quebra Queixo Celso Machado (b. 1953)
Lilly Chavez, flute
Cuba Isaac Albeniz (1860—1909)
Avery Okamura, Pablo Robles
Choro No. 1 Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887—1959)
Gran Vals Francisco Tárrega (1852—1909)
Schottish Choro Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887—1959)
Rye Whiskey Traditional
Arr. Bryan Johanson Austin Hicks, Sam Knapp, Sam Laminen, Pablo...View Event Details