Orchestra Season

The Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra enters its fourth year under the direction of Alexander Kahn. Four exciting concerts are planned throughout the year with special guest performers to include:

  • Musicians of the Valley of the Moon 
  • Simply Strings
  • ELM (Enriching Lives Through Music, an el sistema program)
  • Valley Vibes Youth Orchestra
  • Winners of the 3rd annual Orchestra Concerto Competition

Our annual Family Concert in March will feature Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition along with the premiere of the winning entry in our annual Student Composition Competition. 




Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sonoma State Symphony conductor Alexander Kahn

Symphony Orchestra Season Opener: Collaboration Concert

Weill Hall

Join us for works by Telemann, Vivaldi and Beethoven!

The Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2018-19 season in collaboration with Musicians from Valley of the Moon Festival who will open the concert with the Piano Trio in E Major by Franz Josef Haydn. Maria Romero and Carla Moore will be the featured soloists in the Concerto Grosso Op. 3 no. 8 by Vivaldi. Winners of the 3rd annual Orchestra Concerto Competition, Spencer Causey (horn) and John Mayer (trombone) will play Telemann's Concerto in D for two...View Event Details

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra Concert: Seminario!

Weill Hall

The Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra will be collaborating with four El Sistema-based music education programs: the Santa Rosa Symphony's Simply Strings program, Enriching Lives through Music (ELM) from Marin, Valley Vibes (from Sonoma), and the California Symphony's Sound Minds program. Each of these four wonderful groups will be featured in the first half of the concert. In the second half of the concert the SSU Symphony will take the stage for a performance of Dvorak's riveting New World Symphony. The grand finale will feature all five groups in a side-by-side performance of "Mambo" and "Somewhere" from Bernstein's "West Side...View Event Details

Sunday, March 3, 2019


Symphony Orchestra Family Concert

Weill Hall

Family Concert: Picture This!

Bring the kids, bring the whole family to this Sunday matinee concert entitled Picture This! starring Modest Mussorgsky's Russian masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition in a colorful re-orchestration by French composer Maurice Ravel.

This family-friendly concert will include a multi-media display of artwork created by students from throughout the North Bay.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019


Concerto Competition

Schroeder Hall

Fourth Annual Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition

Please join Dr. Alexander Kahn, Director of Orchestral Activities at Sonoma State University, as he and a panel of judges gather to select winners at the 2019 Sonoma State Concerto Competition! Five student performers will perform excerpts from concertos (with piano accompaniment) in front of the panel. The winner, or winners, of the competition will be featured as soloists with the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra during the 2019-2020 concert season.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra Season Finale

Weill Hall

Season Finale: Late Idyll

Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Kahn, Music Director

Program: Saint-Saens, Concerto No. 1 for Cello in A Minor (Brynn Dally, soloist and 2018 Concerto Competition Winner) Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D Major

Please join the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Alexander Kahn for an evening of Brahms and Saint-Saëns! Our program is entitled “Late Idyll” and features Johannes Brahms’ majestic and joyful Symphony No. 2, a captivating mixture of both Classical enthusiasm and Romantic drama. The Second Symphony is rounded out...View Event Details