Welcome to the Spring 2020 Chamber Music season. Here you will find instrumental recitals by students, by resident faculty and guest artists, and by the SSU Brass Ensemble and Guitar Ensemble. The chamber music program is under the direction of Marilyn Thompson.
Written for any combination of two up to about 15 players, chamber music has no boss, no one person directing the sound and shaping the piece. It is a shared responsibility among all the players, alternating in roles of leadership and support as the music requires." —International Music Foundation
Sunday, January 26, 2020
On Sunday, January 26, 2020, members of Sonoma State University’s resident piano trio, the Navarro Trio will be joined by other string players in a performance of two glorious string quintets. The program will feature Franz Schubert’s supremely beautiful String Quintet in C Major, D956 and Georgy Catoire’s intensely expressive Quintet in C minor, Op. 16. Both works include the unusual scoring for 2 violins viola and 2 celli. The performers will be violinists, Victor Romasevich and Michael Jones; violist Stephen Levintow; and cellists, David Goldblatt and Jill Brindel. The concert will take place in Schroeder Hall in...View Event Details
Friday, February 28, 2020
Join us for our series of Instrumental Repertoire performances. Each of our talented musicians is required to take the stage and share their skills. This matinee performance will feature some of our up-and-coming instrumentalists. Each of the monthly concerts features a selection of pieces and performers. This is a FREE CONCERT. No tickets required. Check our website: sonoma.music.edu for updates.View Event Details
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
This trio of symphony musicians will present a diverse program of chamber music for flute, viola and piano.
Kathleen Lane Reynolds, flute
Alex Volonts, viola
Kymry Esainko, piano
Works by: Martinu, Durufle, Devienne, Ravel, and TelemannView Event Details
Friday, March 27, 2020
Admission: FREE, No tickets are required. Parking: $5. This matinee performance by some of our undergraduate and graduate musicians shows how their instrumental talents continue to advance under the tutelage of our fine Department of Music professors. Each of the six annual concerts features a selection of pieces and performers.View Event Details
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Admitted students and their families are invited to learn about the music department at this annual Music Department Sampler Concert, a one-hour show of solo, jazz, and chamber ensemble pieces performed by current students.
Schroeder Hall at Sonoma State's Green Music Center is about a ten-minute walk from the campus center or a quick drive to the north campus...View Event Details
Saturday, April 11, 2020
French classical guitarist virtuoso, Thomas Viloteau, will be performing a solo concert in Schroeder Hall.
French guitar phenomenon Thomas Viloteau is widely considered one of the most gifted classical guitarists today. He has won first place in an impressive list of some of the world’s finest competitions such as the Guitar Foundation of America competition, the Francisco Tárrega and...View Event Details
Sunday, April 19, 2020
SSU Brass Ensemble Spring Concert: Archipelago
Enjoy an “archipelago” of music representing eight islands of the world – from Australia to Venice, from the South Pacific to the Hebrides – by the SSU Brass Ensemble at 2 p.m. April 19 in Schroeder Hall. Composers include Daugherty, Grainger, Mendelssohn, Gabrieli, Gershwin, and Walton. Brian S. Wilson conducts.The...View Event Details
Friday, April 24, 2020
Join us for the sixth in the series of Instrumental Repertoire performances. Each of our talented musicians is required to take the stage and share their skills. This matinee performance will feature some of our up-and-coming instrumentalists. Each of the monthly concerts features a selection of pieces and performers. This is a FREE CONCERT. No tickets required. Check our website:...View Event Details
Friday, May 1, 2020
The Guitar Ensemble will perform repertoire for duos, trios, quartets and large ensembles, directed by Prof. Eric Cabalo
Come join us for an evening of classical guitar ensemble music performed in the magnificent acoustic setting, Schroeder Hall. Students will perform music ranging from the Baroque era to contemporary guitar ensemble repertoire. The large ensemble will perform in addition to smaller groups.
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Comprised of violinist Victor Romasevich, cellist Jill Rachuy Brindel and pianist Marilyn Thompson, Navarro Trio has performed virtually the entire “standard” piano trio repertoire. Co-founded in 1992 by Thompson and Brindel, the Navarro Trio is currently in its 27th season as chamber music artists-in-residence at Sonoma State University.
They are advocates of out-of-print and rarely performed works by composers including Rebecca Clarke, Paul Juon, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Clara Schumann and...View Event Details