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gmcdinnosmall.jpgSonoma State University was honored at last month's CSU Facilities Management Conference with the Best Practice in Architecture and Engineering and the Overall Best Practice Award for the Green Music Center.

"To have won both... is an honor," said Christopher Dinno, associate vice president for administration and finance, facilities operations and planning, who accepted the award for SSU. "To be recognized and acknowledged by your peers throughout the CSU for the Green Music Center is a real privilege."

schroederhall.pngFundraising efforts are now underway at Sonoma State University, following an announcement by Joan and Sandy Weill, board members and contributors to the Green Music Center (GMC), of a one-to-two matching gift of $1 million toward the completion of Schroeder Hall.

The Weills have pledged to invest $1 million toward the completion of the 250-seat recital hall - a cornerstone of the GMC's academic function - upon the University's procurement of $2 million by additional donors. A deadline of September 1, 2013 has been established, as has a requirement of $100,000 increments in order to qualify toward the matching challenge.

Effort to Support Priceless Cultural and Music Experiences in Northern California


MasterCard and Sonoma State University today announced details of a long-term relationship in support of the performing arts.

Under this relationship, MasterCard will become the title sponsor of the annual MasterCard Performance Series. The company will also support the building of an outdoor pavilion for music and dance at the Green Music Center, adjoining the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall.

On Tuesday evening, the Board of Trustees of the California State University approved naming rights for the outdoor venue, to be called the MasterCard Performing Arts Pavilion. This is the first corporate partnership of its kind for the campus.

weill_hall_ds_2high.jpgBeginning in June 2013, Sonoma State University and New York's Carnegie Hall will launch a new partnership to include a year-long residency at SSU by young professional musicians, all alumni of The Academy, the prestigious program created by Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

As Visiting Artists in Residence, a small number of specially-selected Academy alumni will reside on the SSU campus for a year, fully engaging musically with the SSU community: presenting performances, offering lessons, chamber music coaching, and workshops; participating in community outreach to K-12 schools and other community partners; mentoring students; and coordinating audience development and concert preparation activities in residence performances, among many other duties. This marks the first time that Academy alumni will create such an extended residency, working in a university setting.

Santa Rosa Symphony Concerts Share Inaugural Opening.

San Francisco Symphony Plans Role in Inaugural Season with Multi-Year Series.

Potential Partnerships Explored with Carnegie Hall.


Internationally-acclaimed Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang opens the inaugural season of The Donald and Maureen Green Music Center and the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, Lawn, and Commons on the campus of Sonoma State University on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.

Heralded as the "hottest artist on the classical music planet" by the New York Times, the 29 year-old Lang Lang has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and all the top American orchestras.

Lang Lang's performance will be held in front of 1,400 guests inside Weill Hall and broadcast to 3,000 additional guests on the Weill Lawn through the back door of the hall which will be opened for the first time for an event. It will be followed by a formal opening night dinner.

As part of the weekend festivities, the Santa Rosa Symphony, resident orchestra of the Green Music Center, performs a Sunday matinee concert led by Music Director Bruno Ferrandis. It features special appearances by former SRS music directors Corrick Brown and Jeffrey Kahane in addition to a commissioned world premiere from a Sonoma County composer.

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