Aug
10
7:30 pm19:30

Jake Owen

  • Weill Hall and Lawn at the Green Music Center

American country star Jake Owen has won over the hearts of fans with his honest lyrics, classic country beats, and charming smile. His fifth studio album American Love, released July 2016, debuted at number 4 on Billboard and number one on the Top Country Albums chart.

Tickets available online: gmc.sonoma.edu/event/3539785-jake-owen

Aug
19
9:00 pm21:00

First Nite with Mentalist Duo: The Evasons

  • Person Theatre

Join world famous mentalist duo Jeff & Tessa Evason for mind- blowing feats of telepathy and ESP that’ll have you buzzing long after the show ends. Everyone who participates will be absolutely floored when Tessa reveals their birth date, a serial number on any bill in their wallet or even the name of the first person they ever kissed—all while standing blindfolded on stage. Her intuitive gifts will make you gasp with surprise and maybe even unleash a spooked-out shriek! FREE

Aug
21
7:00 pm19:00

Pizza Feed and Comedy Show

  • Seawolf Plaza and Ballroom

Come join us for some Pizza and then head up to the Student Center Ballroom for the first of many hilarious comedy shows of the year!  

Pizza at 7 PM in Seawolf Plaza

Show at 7:30 PM in the Grand Ballroom

Sep
4
Dec 4

ASP Toons @ Noon

  • Seawolf Plaza

Associated Student Productions (ASP) invites students, staff and faculty to come hangout in the Seawolf Plaza for live music, entertainment and picnic games. Tunes at Noon will take place at noon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Grab your friends and don't miss out!

Dates:

September 4

September 18

October 2

October 16

November 6

November 20

December 4

Sep
6
Dec 6

ASP Presents Open Mic Night

  • Lobo's

Open Mic Nights occurs every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month in Lobos. Sign-ups start at 7:30pm, performances begin at 8pm. Anyone and all talents are welcome!  So come bring your friends and support your fellow Seawolves.

Dates:

September 6 @ 8 PM

September 20 @ 8 PM

October 4 @ 8 PM

October 18 @ 8 PM

November 1 @ 8 PM

November 15 @ 8 PM

December 6 @ 8 PM


May
14
3:00 pm15:00

Benjamin Beilman, violin

  • Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center

Benjamin Beilman is one of his generation's fastest rising international stars. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, a 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a 2012 London Music Masters Award.

In 2014-15, Mr. Beilman made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony. He returned to perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Bravo! Vail Festival and made his recital debut at the Berlin Philharmonie. He also appeared with the Basel Symphony, Pacific Symphony, and Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu

May
6
May 7

Pacific Culture Night

Pacific Culture Night(PCN) is a cultural showcase hosted annually by the Filipino American Association of Sonoma State University (FAASSU). FAASSU's dance subgroup, KAPWA ("togetherness" in Tagalog), will be performing several dances in honor of their heritage, including the national dance of the Philippines, Tinikling. The night will also include Polynesian dances and guest performances, such as singing and hip hop dances. Hope to see you there!  SSU

Tickets are $5.00 per person and can be purchased at the info + tickets desk of tickets.sonoma.edu

Dates:

Saturday, May 6 @ 7pm

Sunday, May 7 @ 2pm

May
5
7:30 pm19:30

Richard Goode, piano

  • Weill Hall, Green Music Center

A major exponent of the works of Beethoven, Richard Goode lends his touch and thoughtful interpretation to a collection of Beethoven sonatas. Goode’s latest Grammy nominated release of Beethoven’s five concertos was praised as “a landmark recording” (Financial Times). “...exquisitely clear and discriminating keyboard touch... Everything stands revealed in the light of his interpretation” (San Francisco Chronicle). Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu

May
4
May 13

Power Lines: A New Play Festival with Hard Hats, Presented by Theatre Arts & Dance

  • Ives Hall 119

SSU Students Get 2 FREE Tickets

Instead of our annual Mega Hot, we’re staging POWER LINES - featuring three short plays written, directed, performed and designed by SSU students. 

THE CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DUMPSTER by Ellen Skoniecki, Directed by Natasha Potts

A most unusual young woman searches for the meaning of life in a dumpster behind a convenience store.

THE TAR by Victoria Saitz, Directed by Jasmin Lewis

What is the scary black substance that is oozing around San Diego?

NUCLEAR HOUSEWIFE by James Rich, Directed by Beth Lovett

New Mexico, WWII:  A housewife with bloody hands is interrogated by police about the murder of her husband, a physicist working on the Bomb.

Thursday May 4 | 7:30 PM (Opening Night)

Friday, May 5 | 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 6 | 7:30 PM

Thursday May 11 | 7:30 PM (Free pizza served at Intermission)

Friday May 12 | 7:30 PM

Saturday May 13 | 7:30 PM

 

 

Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

Jonathan Dimmock, organ

  • Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center

Organist, Jonathan Dimmock, is well-known internationally as a recitalist, conductor, accompanist, ensemble musician, entrepreneur and writer. A graduate of Oberlin and Yale, he has the unique privilege to have been the only American Organ Scholar of Westminster Abbey; he has also served three American cathedrals: St. John the Divine (New York), St. Mark’s (Minneapolis), and Grace (San Francisco). Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu

Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

Che Malambo

  • Weill Hall, Green Music Center

Exciting footwork, rhythmic stomping and singing set the groundwork for Che Malambo, an event in the gaucho tradition for the whole family to enjoy. This all-male dance company founded by French choreographer Gilles Brinas consists of some of Argentina’s best Malambo Dancers. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu

Apr
27
7:30 pm19:30

Faculty Recital: Zachary Gordin in Concert

  • Schroeder Hall

Known primarily for their work on opera and concert stages across the US and abroad, acclaimed baritone Zachary Gordin and pianist/conductor Bryan Nies join forces to present an intimate recital of vocal music highlighting the works of Venezuelan/French composer Reynaldo Hahn. Featured in this rare recital program are Hahn’s Chansons Grises, along with other favorites, À Chloris, Dans la unit, Trois jours de vendange, Néère, and many more. Also on this recital is Ralph Vaughan Williams’ song cycle The House of Life.  Tickets $8 on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu. Free to SSU students.

VOICE FACULTY RECITAL

Zachary Gordin, baritone, Bryan Nies, piano

Links  http://www.zacharygordin.com/html/Home.html,   http://www.oaklandsymphony.org/artist/bryan-nies/

Apr
27
Jun 27

Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panthers

  • 2 North Exhibit Space (Library Second Floor)

Exhibit March 13 – May 31.

Panel Discussion and Reception, Monday March 27, 4 pm – 6 pm.

Suzun Lamaina spent five years interviewing former Black Panthers from around the country to produce a book of photo-essays. She will be joined at the book talk by former Panthers Barbara Easley Cox, Billy X Jennings, Elbert Howard (Big Man), and Emory Douglas.

Apr
23
3:00 pm15:00

Eric Owens, bass-baritone | Myra Huang, piano

  • Weill Hall

Bass-baritone Eric Owens is held in the highest regard as an interpreter of classical repertoire. His powerfully expressive voice is versatile, allowing him to move freely between recital, orchestral and opera works. Joining him on stage will be pianist Myra Huang who Opera News praises as “among the top accompanists of her generation.” Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu

Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

Navarro Trio

  • Schroeder Hall

An afternoon of music for piano quartet, with Wayne Roden, viola, and NAVARRO TRIO members Marilyn Thompson, piano; Victor Romasevich, violin; and Jill Brindel, cello. Tickets $8 on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu. Free to SSU students

Apr
22
7:30 pm19:30

Symphony Orchestra: Earth Day Concert

  • Weill Hall

SSU’s SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA honors Earth Day in a performance of Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony and a tone poem by Sibelius about the forest spirit “Tapio.” WINNING ENTRY of the SSU Student Composition Contest will be premiered. Alexander Kahn, conductor. Tickets $8 on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu. Free to SSU students.

Apr
21
Apr 29

Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo: US/ASIA Contemporary Dance Collaborations

  • Person Theatre

Join SSU Dance Faculty Christine Cali and co-director Jennifer Meek Satoh as they present a new evening length work with guest choreographers Yuko Monden (Japan), Ryeon Hwa Yeo (South Korea) and Ayana Yonesaka (Japan/US), with original music by Matt Langlois/Matt EL (SF). “Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo” is the culmination of a semester-long residency by our highly acclaimed guest choreographers with SSU dance program students. The two Saturday shows (Apr. 22 & 29) will feature a new piece by CALI&CO dance, directed by Cali and performed by our guest choreographers.

Friday April 21 | 7:30 PM (Opening Night/Post-Show Discussion

Saturday April 22 | 7:30 PM

Sunday April 23 | 2 PM

Thursday April 27 | 7:30 PM (PRE-SHOW TALK 6:30-7pm)

Faculty, Staff & Alumni FREE

FREE PIZZA Served at Intermission

Friday April 28 | 7:30 PM

Saturday April 29 | 7:30 PM

 

Apr
21
7:30 pm19:30

Yefim Bronfman, Piano

  • Weill Hall

A program including the works of Bartók, Schumann, Debussy and Stravinsky will be brought to life by the superior technique and lyrical sensibilities of this widely acclaimed pianist. Audiences and critics agree that Grammy-winner Yefim Bronfman is one of the most accomplished pianists of his generation. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu

Apr
15
2:00 pm14:00

Alumni Recital

  • Schroeder Hall

We're tapping into the wellspring of SSU Music Alumni talent to present the very first of what is sure to become an annual event. Proceeds will go to the Rust Scholarship Fund. For information call (707) 664-2324. Guest artists and program selections to come. Tickets $8 on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu. Free to SSU students.

Apr
15
12:00 pm12:00

Disney's Choo-Choo Soul With Genevieve

  • Weill Hall

Disney’s hit TV show Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve! is rolling into town for an exciting live performance! Come join the singing conductor Genevieve and her beatboxing and breakdancing engineer DC as they perform their funky hip-hop renditions of the ABC’s and 1-2-3’s. This incredibly hip duo, with their contagious energy and music, are sure to delight kids and parents alike! Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu

Apr
14
7:30 pm19:30

Arlo Guthrie - Running Down The Road Tour

  • Weill Hall

Arlo Guthrie plunges into a musical trip certain to be a flashback-inducing, mind-expanding show. Featuring some of the most outstanding cuts from Arlo (1968), Running Down The Road (1969), Washington County (1970) and more, the Running Down the Road Tour exemplifies the sound that shaped a generation. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online

at tickets.sonoma.edu

Apr
8
7:30 pm19:30

Get Out To The Green With Leela Dance

  • Weill Hall

Bringing together the world’s leading Kathak artists to charter new and unprecedented directions in Kathak dance, Leela Dance presents the exlusive premiere of their latest work Son of the Wind. This tour-de-force kathak dance drama brings to life the Ramayana's hidden hero. Hanuman, the son of the mighty wind god, through his mischievous ingenuity and indomitable vigor, proves to be an integral force in the rescue of the kidnapped princess Sita and the defeat of the arrogant King Ravan. Told through dramatic storytelling, powerful movement, and exquisite costume design and lighting, this production exposes the contemporary relevance of a timeless story while capturing the hearts of all. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu   We have 25 free tickets and dessert for students who want to go! To get the tickets, email Mo.phillips@sonoma.edu

Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

Seawolf Day Sampler Concert

  • Schroeder Hall

As part of SEAWOLF DECISION DAY, SSU's open house event* for incoming students, performing ensembles from the Music Department will present a free, one-hour concert specifically for visiting families. Free, parking not charged.

Apr
2
3:00 pm15:00

Brasil Guitar Duo

  • Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center

Brasil Guitar Duo, winner of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its "maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity," is equally at home on a classical or a world-music series. Its innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, resulting in a global touring schedule and a growing catalog of critically acclaimed recordings.

Brasil Guitar Duo strives to expand the repertoire for two guitars, with Lora contributing works of his own and Luiz arranging both classical and Brazilian music. The Duo performs a broad repertoire of classical guitar duos (Bach, Sor, Scarlatti, Debussy, etc.) combined with the traditional music of its native land (choro, samba, maxixe, and baião). Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu

 

Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Writers at Sonoma: Poetry Reading with Cortney Lamar Charleston

  • Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center

SSU’s annual literary reading series, Writers at Sonoma brings nationally and internationally known writers to campus and the larger community.  All readings are free and open to the public.

Charleston won the poetry prize with Saturnalia Books, who will be publishing his first book, Telepathogies, in early 2017. A Cave Canem fellow, he lives in Jersey City, NJ, and is an alumnus of University of Pennslyvania’s performance poetry collective, The Exealno Project, and a founder of BLACK PANTONE, an inclusive digital cataloguing of black identity. His work has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

Mar
24
7:30 pm19:30

Arturo Sandoval | Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

  • Weill Hall, Green Music Center

This enthralling double bill features two vivacious performers creating an unforgettable night of Latin jazz. Dizzy Gillespie protégé Arturo Sandoval is one of the most exciting guardians of jazz trumpet, and a 10-time Grammy Award-winner. Percussionist Poncho Sanchez is a Latin jazz legend. His infectious grooves blend genres from jazz and salsa to bebop and swing.  Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu

Mar
23
7:30 pm19:30

Concerto Competition

  • Schroeder Hall

SSU Orchestra Director Alexander Kahn hosts the second annual Concerto Competition. The competition is open to SSU music majors, music minors and all registered members of music department ensembles. The winner(s) of the competition will perform in concert with the SSU Symphony Orchestra during the 2017-2018 concert season. Free.

 

Mar
19
3:00 pm15:00

Haochen Zhang, piano

  • Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center

"Such a combination of enchanting, sensitive lyricism and hypnotizing forcefulness is a phenomenon encountered very rarely.” –Ury Eppstein, The Jerusalem Post. Since his gold medal win at the Thirteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, 25-year-old Chinese pianist Haochen Zhang has captivated audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination, and spectacular virtuosity.

Haochen is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied under Gary Graffman. He was previously trained at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the Shenzhen Arts School, where he was admitted in 2001 at the age of 11 to study with Professor Dan Zhaoyi. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu

Mar
12
3:00 pm15:00

Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin

  • Weill Hall, Green Music Center

The international success of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin is unprecedented in the world of chamber music. Beginning as a bold display of musical sovereignty against the socialist regime of East Germany, now, over thirty years later, they are recognized as one of “Europe’s greatest musical success stories.” Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu

Mar
11
7:30 pm19:30

Brad Mehldau - Three Pieces After Bach

  • Weill Hall, Green Music Center

To many jazz pianists, the thought of creating an original composition inspired by the baroque archetype himself, J.S. Bach, would seem like an unnatural undertaking. Not the case for Brad Mehldau. A maverick in the jazz world, this masterful improviser has been crossing genre boundaries since his debut. For this truly unique performance, Mehldau will be performing a work commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Three Pieces After Bach, along with several canonical pieces from The Well-Tempered Clavier. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu

Mar
9
Mar 10

5th Annual SSU Wind Band & Orchestra Festival

  • Weill Hall, Green Music Center

The two-day Sonoma Invitational High School Band and Orchestra Festival gives 30 high school ensembles and their directors the chance to perform in Weill Hall and receive comments from nationally known band and orchestra directors. Public performances by the ensembles will begin every half hour from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. Hosted by Dr. Andy Collinsworth, director of bands and music education. Free. Parking charge $5. More info: http://www.sonoma.edu/music/majors-programs/band_orchestra_festival.html

Dates:

Thursday, March 9 @ 8am-10pm

Friday, March 10 @ 8am-10pm

Mar
8
7:30 pm19:30

JAZZ ORCHESTRA: featuring Phil Doyle, guest saxophonist

  • Weill Hall

Jazz Studies Director Doug Leibinger leads SSU’s smokin’hot, 18-piece Jazz Orchestra featuring tenor saxophonist PHIL DOYLE, national and international touring musician who has appeared on the NBC Today Show, the Ellen Degeneres Show, PBS and others. Tickets $8 on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu. Free to SSU students.

Mar
5
3:00 pm15:00

Miró Quartet with Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

  • Weill Hall, Green Music Center

The Miró Quartet – named after Spanish surrealist, Joan Miró – is a chamber group of the highest order. They are beloved by their fans for their top-tier performances, as well as their commitment to the furthering of music education. Anne-Marie McDermott, a pianist with an outstanding depth of repertoire, joins them. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu