The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will perform as part of the SSU Music Department’s annual Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival. The Sonoma Invitational Festival is a non-competitive, non-rated festival, with emphases on musical artistry and education. Now in its 6th year, the festival will feature performances from over 50 high school bands and orchestras from throughout California. Ensembles receive a 30-minute performance slot in Weill Hall, followed by a 30-minute clinic from one of our distinguished panel of adjudicators, including: Dr. Robert Carnochan, Director of Bands at University of Miami, Dr. Lewis Norfleet, Director of Bands at Central Washington University, and Dr. Robert Taylor, Director of Bands at the University of British Columbia and Dr. Jonathan Girard, Orchestra Director at the University of British Columbia.
The public is invited to hear flute virtuoso and SSU Instructor Kathleen Reynolds perform Francois Borne’s Fantasie Brilliante on Themes from Carmen, Santa Rosa native Paul Dooley’s Meditations at Lagunitas, and the Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of Mussorgsky’s iconic Pictures at an Exhibition.
All ensemble concerts are open to the public. Daily parking fee is $5.
The full performance schedule will be posted in February 2019.