2020 Songs

2020 Songs - SSU voice students will examine the work of women composers and lyricists in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification and adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in the U.S. 

Visit our blog where our students will engage in thoughtful conversation and include written reflecitons on the theme 2020 Songs.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Girl standing in front of piano to sing

Vocal Repertoire Recital

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Voice Students at Sonoma State University present a wide variety of art songs, arias, and music theatre selections in their Midterm Recital. This is the first of a series of spring performances - 2020 Songs - in which SSU voice students will examine the work of women composers and lyricists in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification and adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in the U.S.View Event Details

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Three opera performers and a pianist onstage

Opera Scenes

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Sonoma State University voice students perform renowned 19th century mezzo soprano Pauline Viardot’s effervescent chamber opera, Cendrillon —a faithful recounting of the Cinderella fable. The production features the heroine’s familiar transformation assisted by her fairy godmother, the prince, the wicked stepsisters, and a host of courtiers and party guests, who will sing interpolated operatic scenes and solos to enhance the festivities. In addition to performing, Opera Scenes class students participate in all aspects of the production from staging to costumes to publicity. This production is a part of 2020 Songs —the SSU voice students’ spring project discovering and presenting works...View Event Details

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Musical theatre scenes feature works from well-known and well-loved musicals

Music Theatre Scenes

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

In the Music Theatre Scenes class students learn from the ground up about the form of a musical and its production, including scenes, props and costumes. This spring, students will discover and present charming comedy and gripping drama by women composers and lyricists, continuing the voice area’s ongoing 2020 Songs project. 2020 Songs explores works by women composers and lyricists in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification and adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.View Event Details

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Vocal student on stage ready to perform with pianists

Vocal Repertoire Concert

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Voice Students at Sonoma State University present a wide variety of art songs, arias, and music theatre selections in their semester final recitals. These concerts are the culmination a series of spring performances - 2020 Songs - in which SSU voice students will examine the work of women composers and lyricists in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification and adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in the U.S. Nearly all the repertoire studied in individual voice lessons, the music theatre scenes class, and the opera scenes class comes from women composers and...View Event Details

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Vocal Repertoire Concert

Weill Hall in the Green Music Center

Voice Students at Sonoma State University present a wide variety of art songs, arias, and music theatre selections in their semester final recitals. These concerts are the culmination a series of spring performances - 2020 Songs - in which SSU voice students will examine the work of women composers and lyricists in honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification and adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in the U.S. Nearly all the repertoire studied in individual voice lessons, the music theatre scenes class, and the opera scenes class comes from women composers and...View Event Details