Giving Day and New Orchestra Season Announced

April 22, 2021
Giving Day ad with Symphony Orchestra onstage in the background


Thursday, April 29th

Mark your calendars! The Sonoma State Department of Music and SSU Symphony Orchestra is proud to participate in Sonoma State University's inaugural Giving Day on April 29, 2021.

Please consider donating to our department and/or more specifically our Symphony Orchestra.

The Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra will be raising funds to support the following initiatives:

-Our annual concerto competition

-Our annual composition competition

-Our annual Family concert, which brings in families from throughout Sonoma County and beyond (February 2022)

-Our lesson scholarship fund, which allows us to provide free private music lessons to members of the orchestra who are not Music majors

Please consider making a donation.

For more information on the Orchestra program please contact Alexander Kahn; for more on how you can contribute please contact Stephen Arneson, Director of Development for the School of Arts and Humanities.

We’re #AllForSonomaState!

Giving Day Page

Symphony Orchestra Page

Concerto Competition Page

Composition Competition


Giving Day 2021



Proudly announces its


(all repertoire subject to change)

Sunday, September 26, 2021, 2pm, Season Opener:

Raise the Curtain

Composition contest winner TBD, Come Together (world premiere)

Concerto competition winner TBD

Beethoven, Symphony No. 5

Saturday, Nov 20, 2021, 7:30pm: Native American Voices

Collaboration with DDAT

Jerod Tate, Chokfi for String Orchestra and 2 percussion

Louis Ballard, Scenes from Native American Life

Franklind Piland, World Premiere

Franklin Piland, DDAT Suite

Sunday February 27, 2022, 2pm Family concert – At the Movies (SSU Family Day)

Film and video game music by John Williams, Howard Shore, Daniel Rosenfled, John Powell, and others TBD

Saturday, April 30, 2022, 2pm Season Finale – An Afternoon in Buenos Aires

Osvaldo Golijov, Sidereus

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

Osvaldo Golijov, Tenebrae

Alberto Ginastera, Estancia: Four Dances

Astor Piazzolla, Libertango


*If you are interested in joining the orchestra (music majors, non-majors, and community members are all welcome) please visit our Symphony Orchestra Page for details on the rehearsal schedule and audition process or drop me a line.