Orchestra Season

The Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra enters its fourth year under the direction of Alexander Kahn. Four exciting concerts are planned throughout the year with special guest performers to include:

  • Musicians of the Valley of the Moon 
  • Simply Strings
  • ELM (Enriching Lives Through Music, an el sistema program)
  • Valley Vibes Youth Orchestra
  • Winners of the 3rd annual Orchestra Concerto Competition

Our annual Family Concert in March: North, South, East, West will feature pieces by Sibelius, Marquez, Copland, and a special collaboration with the Ali Akbar College of Music featuring distinguished soloists Arjun Verma (sitar) and William Rossel (tabla) along with the premiere of the winning entries in our annual Student Composition Competition. 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Three DDAT members in a row holding instruments

Symphony Orchestra Season Opener: American Indian Voices- Collaborative with DDAT

Weill Hall

Combining jazz, funk and soul with their original southwestern feel, DDAT creates a unique sound that has been described as “funky,” “forward thinking,” and “outside the box.”

A multicultural musical group that draws from each member’s interests and cultural backgrounds, the hard-driving instrumental fire of award-winning trumpet player Delbert Anderson, the deep funk of drummer Nicholas Lucero, and the intellectually explorative and expanding groove of Mike McCluhan on bass. Named by NPR as one of the top 10 bands in the US, performances by DDAT are full of energy and excitement.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Shostakovich picture in black and white

Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich Squared

Weill Hall

Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 2 (Hikaru Hallberg, soloist and 2022 Concerto Competition winner)

Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5View Event Details

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Cartoon picture of children dancing

Symphony Orchestra: Family Concert- Invitation to the Dance (Collaboration with the SSU Dance program)

Weill Hall

Toe-tapping selections by Bach, Bizet, Brahms, Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, and othersView Event Details

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Concerto Competition

Schroeder Hall

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Dancers dancing the tango

Symphony Orchestra: Season Finale – Seminario - An Evening in Buenos Aires

Weill Hall

Performances by Valley Vibes, Sound Minds, Simply Strings, and ELM

Osvaldo Golijov, Tenebrae

Astor Piazzolla, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (soloist TBD)

Alberto Ginastera, Estancia: four Dances

Astor Piazzolla, Libertango View Event Details