New Music Sonoma 2017-18 Season

 

Thom Limbert, director

Admission is $8. Parking is included.

Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Sonoma Musica Viva presents The Music of Charles E. Ives
Brian S. Wilson, director
Schroeder Hall


American composer Charles Ives (1874-1954) has been called a rare blend of the cultivated and the vernacular. Witness, for example, the middle movement of his Piano Trio, entitled TSIAJ (or THIS SCHERZO IS A JOKE). This concert will draw from the Music faculty and qualified students under the direction of Brian S. Wilson (pictured). Fun fact: Ives refused to copyright his music, insisting that anyone be able to use it.

Program

Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, performed by the Navarro Trio
Selections from 114 Songs, SSU Select Choir, Jenny Bent, conductor (pictured)
            At the River (1916)
            The Children's Hour (1901)
            Two Little Flowers (1921)
            The Cage (1906)
            Songs My Mother Taught Me (1895 )
            Memories  (1897)
            Forward Into Light (1898)
            Serenity (1919)
The Unanswered Question, performed by Daniel Gianola-Norris, trumpet (pictured), Kathleen Reynolds, flute, Laura Reynolds, oboe, Roy Zajac, clarinet and student String Quartet
Three Quarter Tone Pieces, Madison Kaminsky and Nicholas Maritz, pianos
From the Steeples and the Mountains, Daniel Gianola-Norris, trumpet; Tony Collins and Jessica Baudot, trombone; Will Johnson, piano; Thom Limbert and Anthony Gonzales, chimes
Variations on “America,”Paul Blanchard, organ

 

Sonoma Musica Viva was founded in 2010 at Sonoma State University as a chamber music alliance dedicated to the recognition of significant works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
Faculty Composers Concert
Schroeder Hall

The music faculty boasts many active composers writing music in all genres from art song and musical theatre to contemporary Classical to Jazz and avant-garde. This annual celebration of original music draws top performers from throughout the North Bay.

Program:
Will Johnson, keyboards and pre-recorded sound
Will Johnson | ...comes the moment to decide

Carol Menke, soprano
Marilyn Thompson, piano

Brian S. Wilson | Kherdian Songs; Byron Songs

Faculty Jazz Ensemble: Kasey Knudsen, alto sax; Daniel Gianola-Norris, trumpet/flute; Doug Leibinger, trombone; Randy Vincent, guitar; Ken Cook, piano; Cliff Hugo, bass; George Marsh, drums; Kendrick Freeman, percussion

I Know You Are - Cliff Hugo
Magnetic Virtue - Daniel Gianola-Norris
Moving - George Marsh
Starfish Dance - Brian S. Wilson
Tuney McTuneface - Doug Leibinger  

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Friday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Pulsoptional
Schroeder Hall

This year's composer residency from April 4–7 features Pulsoptional, the new music ensemble and composers’ collective that includes composition professor Thomas Limbert. Pulsoptional will present world premieres by Limbert and John Mayrose on April 6.

Since its inception in January 2000, Pulsoptional has developed a diverse, devoted audience and continues to attract listeners new to contemporary music with its boundary/genre-defying, high-energy concerts. Members include Limbert on percussion; Marc Faris, electric guitar; John Mayrose, guitars and electric bass; Carrie Shull, oboe and English horn; Todd Hershberger, bassoon and alto saxophone; Sidney Boquiren, piano.

Pulsoptional Residency April 4–7, 2018

April 4 – Composer’s Forum, 1:00 pm, GMC 1029
April 6 – Concert, 7:30 pm, Schroeder Hall
April 7 – Student composition readings, 10 am-12 pm, Schroeder Hall

Concert Program

Marc Faris: I Heart Rosa Luxemburg (2005)
John Mayrose: SAD! w/Nathan Krueger, Baritone (2017-World Premiere)
Laurie Anderson: O Superman (1982) arr. Faris/Mayrose
Sidney Boquiren: Litany from Mass Without Words (2003)
Thomas Limbert: Interlock (2017-World Premiere)


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Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Student Composers Concert
Thom Limbert, director

Schroeder Hall

Original student compositions, produced under the direction of Composition program director Thom Limbert.

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Getting There

Green Music Center is located off Rohnert Park Espressway two miles east of Highway 101. Enter campus from Rohnert Park Expressway, park in Lot L and enter the Music Education building (Schroeder Lobby) via the double glass doors.

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