March 11, 2016

SSU Orchestra Holds First Annual Concerto Competition



Alexander Kahn, director of the SSU Symphony Orchestra, has announced the first annual concerto competition at 7:30 pm on March 22 in Schroeder Hall. Eight students will be performing for a panel of guest judges that includes Richard Loheyde, music director of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Corrick Brown, music director emeritus of the Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra.

The winner(s) will perform next year in concert with the university’s orchestra or symphonic wind ensemble. The competition is free and open to the public. For information call (707) 664-2324.





Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 PM
Schroeder Recital Hall

Reinhold Glière – Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra                                                                    
Jason Whitney, French horn
Richard Riccardi, piano

Carl Philip Stamitz – Concerto No. 3 for Clarinet and Orchestra                                
Malik-Charles Wade, clarinet
Richard Riccardi, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, K. 191                                         
Joseph Wheelock, bassoon
Richard Riccardi, piano

Alexander Glazunov – Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra                                            
Megan Rice, saxophone
Richard Riccardi, piano

Franz Strauss – Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra, opus 8                              
Ryan Contreras, French horn
Richard Riccardi, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concerto No. 5 for Violin and Orchestra, K. 219                                    
Xinzhe Ning, violin
Marilyn Thompson, piano

Carl Maria von Weber – Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra opus 26                                               
Ryan Perry, clarinet
Marilyn Thompson, piano

Alexander Arutiunian – Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra           
Zachary Hall, trumpet
Marilyn Thompson, piano


Alexander Kahn, Director of Orchestral Activities, Sonoma State University

Richard Loheyde, Music Director, Santa Rosa Youth Orchestra

Corrick Brown, Music Director Emeritus, Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra



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