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. 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Alex Kahn conducting the Orchestra

Virtual Day of Strings


Audition Strategies and Masterclasses for High School String Players Please join Dr. Alexander Kahn, Director of Orchestral Activities at Sonoma State University, for the second annual Day of Strings at Sonoma State University. This free event will take place (via Zoom) on Sunday, November 15 from 11am to 2pm. Participants will have the chance to learn about the college admissions process from the perspective of current music majors and gain insights from Dr. Kahn into how to effectively prepare for and take a college admissions audition. Members of Sonoma State’s illustrious string faculty will then lead masterclasses on standard...View Event Details