Chamber Music Season

Welcome to the 2019-20 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

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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Instrumental Repertoire

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Join us for our series of Instrumental Repertoire performances. Each of our talented musicians is required to take the stage and share their skills. This matinee performance will feature some of our up-and-coming instrumentalists. Each of the monthly concerts features a selection of pieces and performers. This is a FREE CONCERT. No tickets required. Check our website: sonoma.music.edu for updates.View Event Details

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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Flute Trio Concert

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Please join us in Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center for a special concert featuring a trio of flutes playing classics and exciting new pieces designed to push the boundaries of both instrument and instrumentalist.View Event Details

Friday, March 27, 2020

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Instrumental Repertoire

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Admission: FREE, No tickets are required. Parking: $5. This matinee performance by some of our undergraduate and graduate musicians shows how their instrumental talents continue to advance under the tutelage of our fine Department of Music professors. Each of the six annual concerts features a selection of pieces and performers. Check our website: sonoma.music.edu for updatesView Event Details

Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Seawolf Sampler Concert

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Admitted students and their families are invited to learn about the music department at this annual Music Department Sampler Concert, a one-hour show of solo, jazz, and chamber ensemble pieces performed by current students.

Schroeder Hall at Sonoma State's Green Music Center is about a ten-minute walk from the campus center or a quick drive to the north campus entrance. Parking is available in Lots L, M, N and O. Map For information call 707-664-2324.

Admission is not charged and daily parking fees will be waived.View Event Details

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Guest guitarist Xavier Jara captivated guests at the Spring 2019 Guest Guitarists series concert.

Guitar Special Guest

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Twice a year, the active guitar groups at SSU invite a touring master to join for education and entertainment. Our Spring concert featured 2016 GFA International Concert Artist Competition.classical guitarist Xavier Jara . Details can be found on our website sonoma.music.edu or on our Facebook page .View Event Details

Sunday, April 19, 2020

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Brass Ensemble

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

SSU Brass Ensemble Spring Concert: Archipelago

Enjoy an “archipelago” of music representing eight islands of the world – from Australia to Venice, from the South Pacific to the Hebrides – by the SSU Brass Ensemble at 2 p.m. April 19 in Schroeder Hall. Composers include Daugherty, Grainger, Mendelssohn, Gabrieli, Gershwin, and Walton. Brian S. Wilson conducts. Greece: Asclepius; Michael Daugherty Australia: Colonial Song; Percy Grainger Hebrides: Fingal’s Cave Overture; Felix Mendelssohn Venice: Gabrieli Suite; Giovanni Gabrieli New York: Gershwin Suite; George Gershwin South Pacific: Theme Song from Gilligan’s Island; George Wyle Caribbean: Island Holiday; John Wasson England: Spitfire...View Event Details

Friday, April 24, 2020

The French horn section of the orchestra rehearses at Sonoma State University

Instrumental Repertoire

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Join us for the sixth in the series of Instrumental Repertoire performances. Each of our talented musicians is required to take the stage and share their skills. This matinee performance will feature some of our up-and-coming instrumentalists. Each of the monthly concerts features a selection of pieces and performers. This is a FREE CONCERT. No tickets required. Check our website: sonoma.music.edu for updates.View Event Details

Friday, May 1, 2020

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Guitar Ensemble

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Directed by Eric Cabalo, the Guitar Ensemble is designed for students to learn how to perform repertoire for duos, trios, quartets and large ensembles. Guitarists attain a working knowledge of ensemble skills like following a conductor, giving and receiving cues, listening and responding musically to the ensemble, and rehearsal techniques. The Ensemble aims to Increase sight-reading skills to accommodate beginning through intermediate ensemble literature, increase performance skills including refinement of technique and stage etiquette. Students obtain a general knowledge of classical guitar ensemble literature.View Event Details

Sunday, May 3, 2020

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Navarro Trio

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Comprised of violinist Victor Romasevich, cellist Jill Rachuy Brindel and pianist Marilyn Thompson, Navarro Trio has performed virtually the entire “standard” piano trio repertoire. Co-founded in 1992 by Thompson and Brindel, the Navarro Trio is currently in its 27th season as chamber music artists-in-residence at Sonoma State University.

They are advocates of out-of-print and rarely performed works by composers including Rebecca Clarke, Paul Juon, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Clara Schumann and Sergei Taneyev. In the contemporary vein, they have performed trios by Chick Corea, Richard Danielpour, Brian S. Wilson, Kirke Mechem and Paul Schoenfeld.View Event Details

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