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. Fun fact: Ives refused to copyright his music, insisting that anyone be able to use it.

Link to Program and performers

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.

Tickets

Matt Slocum

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 details will be released at a later date.

Tickets

Matt Slocum

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

This year's composer residency from April 4–7 features pulsoptional, the "band of composers" co-founded by composition professor Thomas Limbert in Durham, NC. Since its inception in January of 2000, the new music ensemble and composers’ collective has developed a diverse, devoted audience and continues to attract listeners new to contemporary music with its boundary/genre-defying, high-energy concerts.

Program details will be released at a later date.

Pulsoptional Residency April 4–7, 2018

April 4 – Composer’s Forum, 1:00 pm, GMC 2052
April 6 – Concert, 7:30 pm, Schroeder Hall
April 7 ­– Student composition readings, time and location tba

Personnel

Thom Limbert, percussion
Marc Faris, electric guitar
John Mayrose, guitars and electric bass
Carrie Shull, oboe/English horn
Todd Hershberger, bassoon/alto saxophone
Sidney Boquiren, piano

Tickets

Matt Slocum

 

 

 

 

Matt Slocum

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.

Tickets

Matt Slocum

 

 

 

 

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.

Parking


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