February 24, 2015

Acclaimed Film Composer to Present Robinson Jeffers Tribute

Los Angeles-based film and concert composer Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli will be featured guest on the Sonoma State University Faculty Composers Concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 28 in Schroeder Hall.

Anderson-Bazzoli, who received an Emmy nomination at age 21 for A Year to Remember on CBS News, will present Continent’s End, settings of iconoclastic California poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1964), commissioned for the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth. Lyric mezzo-soprano Buffy Baggott (Second Secretary, Nixon in China, San Francisco Opera) and Bay Area conductor and music director Cesar Cancino will perform excerpts from the nine-part song setting.

The program also includes works by faculty composers Will Johnson, George Marsh, Doug Leibinger and Brian S. Wilson.

Tickets are $8. For tickets, click on the link below or call the box office at 707-664-4246. Schroeder Hall is located at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center, near the intersection of Rohnert Park Expressway and Petaluma Hill Road.


Will Johnson—ALL BACH feat. Will Johnson, keys                                                        
Brian S. Wilson—Go Phoche (for Fionn and Seamus) feat. Daniel Smith and Zach Hall (trumpets); Spenser Araujo and Megan Rice (saxophones); Mercedes Castro (flute) and Joe Wheelock (bassoon)
Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli—Excerpts from Continent’s End: Nine Poems of Robinson Jeffers featuring Buffy Baggott, mezzo-soprano and Cesar Cancino, piano

  1. Natural Music
  2. Continent’s End
  3. Science
  4. Evening Ebb

Marcia Bauman —Canyon Electroacoustic music
Ken Cook—Highland                                                              
George Marsh (b. 1941) & Julian Lage—Ode to Elvin                                   
Dave Len Scott—Sir Doodle Rides the Rollercoaster                                   
Doug Leibinger—8 Feet Tall and Purple                                                       
Kasey Knudsen, saxophone
Dave Len Scott, trumpet
Doug Leibinger, trombone
Randy Vincent, guitar
Ken Cook, piano
Cliff Hugo, bass
George Marsh, drums
Will Johnson, prepared piano



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