Symphony Orchestra 2017-18 Season

Alexander Kahn, conductor

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Symphony Orchestra concerts in Weill Hall unless noted. Parking is included.

Sunday, October 1, 2:00 p.m.
Mozart and Dvorak
Weill Hall

The Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra launches its third season with the first of two  winners of the orchestra’s second annual concerto competition. Spencer Causey performs Mozart’s beloved Concerto No. 2 for Horn and Orchestra. The afternoon concert also features Antonin Dvorak’s popular Symphony No. 8, a joyful favorite of musicians and audience members alike.

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Friday November 17, 7:30 p.m.
Masterworks for Chorus and Orchestra
Weill Hall

Please join the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir and Symphonic Chorus as they collaborate for the very first time! This annual choral holiday tradition benefits the Redwood Empire Food Bank. The concert’s first half will feature seasonal favorites by the SSU Concert Choir and Symphonic Chorus. After a brief intermission, the Orchestra will perform masterworks for voice and orchestra, including lieder by Richard Strauss featuring Jamelia Brown, a winner of the orchestra’s concerto competition. The orchestra and chorus will combine for a performance of Franz Schubert’s electrifying Magnificat, as well as a festive carol sing-a-long led by choirs from throughout our community.

 

 

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Friday, February 16, 7:30 p.m.
Vintner's Chamber Orchestra
Alexander Kahn, conductor
Schroeder Hall

The Vintner’s Chamber Orchestra, led by Founder and Artistic Director Alexander Kahn, is committed to bringing quality repertoire to traditional and non-traditional venues in San Francisco’s North Bay. From our base in Sonoma and Napa Counties, we play in concert halls, churches, wineries, pubs, and parks, and in combination with events such as literary readings, gallery openings, dance/theater productions, wine tastings, and wellness/meditation experiences. With a repertoire that spans from masterworks of the 1750s to world and contemporary music, VCO engages in collaborations with soloists, vocalists, and artists of all stripes. Our members include faculty and students from Sonoma State University’s renowned department of music and some of the finest professional instrumentalists in the North Bay.

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Sunday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.
Family Concert
Let's Go To The Movies!
Weill Hall

Following the success of our first-ever family concert in February 2017, the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra and surprise guests will present an afternoon of music for the whole family! The concert will feature music from silver screen favorites including Star Wars, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Sea Hawk, among others.

Please come dressed as your favorite Hollywood character!

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Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Concerto Competition
Schroeder Hall

The 3rd annual Concerto Competition is open to Music majors and minors at Sonoma State University and all registered members of Sonoma State Music Department ensembles. Judges will include Dr. Alexander Kahn (Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra) and a panel of guest judges. The winner(s) of the competition will perform in concert with the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra during the 2018-2019 concert season. Works for soloist(s) plus symphony orchestra or wind ensemble are both welcome. Memorization is preferred but not mandatory. Contact Dr. Kahn or click here for more information.

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Sunday, April 29, 2:00 p.m.
Avec l’orgue
Weill Hall

In its final concert of the season the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with virtuoso organist and San Francisco Symphony member Jonathan Dimmock. The concert features an afternoon of French music, including a the Concerto for Organ and Strings by Francis Poulenc and Camille Saint-Saëns’ towering Symphony No. 3, “Organ.” Paul Dukas’ brass fanfare from La Peri opens the program.


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Getting There

Green Music Center, located off Rohnert Park Espressway two miles east of Highway 101.

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