Chamber Music Season

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

Friday, September 9, 2022

Tengyue Zhang (TY) Headshot with guitar

Fall Guest Guitarist: Tengyue Zhang (TY)

Schroeder Hall

“His [Zhang] playing is always tasteful and deeply expressive without any exaggeration. He takes his place as one of the finest of this emerging generation of magnificent artists.” — American Record Guide.

The highlight of TY Zhang’s international career was the Grand Prize of the 2017 Guitar Foundation of American International Concert Artist Competition (GFA - ICAC), known as the most prestigious gu itar contest in the world . TY become the first Chinese to be honored with this prize. His win was followed by a tour with over 50 concerts in the U.S., including his Carnegie...View Event Details

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Beneath A Tree ensemble standing with instruments in front of trees

Beneath A Tree

Schroeder Hall

Beneath a Tree - Baroque To Folk (BAT) is a multi genre ensemble based in San Francisco, CA, featuring the core due of Gail Hernández Rosa and Daniel Turkos. Along with various collaborators, BAT performs eclectic programs on historical instruments, including baroque violin, viola, cello & contrabass, harpsichord, baroque guitar & theorbo, and a four course cittern/Irish bouzouki, whose bright and cheerful timbre provides a unique counterpoint to the gut-strung instruments.

In 2017, BAT began in Chester County, PA with a residency at the Kennett Brewing Company. These Sunday afternoon performances included standard folk, Celtic, and bluegrass repertoire combined...View Event Details

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Hikaru Hallberg playing piano on Schroeder stage

Department Repertory Recital

Schroeder Hall

Please join us for a one-hour concert recital featuring student musicians from the various instrumental, vocal and jazz studios. Admission is free and open to the public.View Event Details

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Instrumental Repertoire Recital

Schroeder Hall

Please, join us as our up-and-coming instrumentalists bring their skills to the stage. This matinee performance will feature a selection of pieces and performers as a part of our Instrumental Repertoire series.View Event Details

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Brass Ensemble on stage in Schroeder Hall

Brass Ensemble

Schroeder Hall

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Flautist and pianist on stage of Schroeder Hall

Department Repertory Recital

Schroeder Hall

Please join us for a one-hour concert recital featuring student musicians from the various instrumental, vocal and jazz studios. Admission is free and open to the public.View Event Details

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Rock Collegium performance on Schroeder stage with colorful lights

Rock Collegium

Schroeder Hall

Sunday, January 29, 2023

The navarro trio- group holding instruments

Navarro Trio

Schroeder Hall

The Navarro Trio , is currently in its 27th season as a chamber music artists-in-residence at Sonoma State University.

Co-founded by pianist Marilyn Thompson, cellist Jill Brindel, and violinist Jeremy Constan the Navarro Trio has performed virtually the entire “standard” piano trio repertoire.

They are advocates of out-of-print and rarely performed works by composers including Rebecca Clarke, Pual Juon, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Clara Schumann and Sergei Taneyev. In the contemporary vein, they’ve performed works by Chick Corea, Richard Danielpour, Brian S. Wilson, Kirke Mechem and Paul Schoenfeld. Their frequent collaborations with Bay Area musicians and instrumentalists from the...View Event Details

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

two saxophones players and a trombone player with music stands

Department Repertory Recital

Schroeder Hall

Please join us for a one-hour concert recital featuring student musicians from the various instrumental, vocal and jazz studios. Admission is free and open to the public.View Event Details

Monday, March 13, 2023

Sonoma Musica Viva

Schroeder Hall

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