Composer John Mackey visits Sonoma Invitational and Rehearses with Sonoma State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

March 11, 2022
John Mackey and Andy Collinsworth standing next to each other on stage

Acclaimed composer John Mackey visited the Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival Friday, March 11, 2022. He rehearsed one of his newest pieces entitled, "Some treasures are heavy with human tears" (2021) with the SSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble in an open rehearsal in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. 

Students were able to perform and receive notes from the composer on his own piece which they later performed in its entirety as a part of their showcase for the festival.