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Sonoma Bach – Major Works, A Human Requiem | Danielle Sampson, Paul Murray, Sonoma Bach Choir, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Sonoma Bach – Major Works, A Human Requiem | Danielle Sampson, Paul Murray, Sonoma Bach Choir, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra

We present Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem in Joachim Linckelmann’s wonderful new version for reduced orchestra, allowing us to perform the piece at a scale appropriate to our beloved Schroeder Hall, an ideal venue in which to experience the direct emotional and spiritual appeal of this amazing work. Rather than setting to music the traditional Mass for the Dead, Brahms made his own selection of biblical texts, with special emphasis upon comfort and hope for those who survive. In a letter, he said that he would have been glad to call the piece ‘A Human Requiem’—and this seems a comment upon his music’s power to provide light and hope and solace to all of us even in the midst of deepest sorrow. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu   


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Sonoma Bach – Major Works, A Human Requiem | Danielle Sampson, Paul Murray, Sonoma Bach Choir, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

Sonoma Bach – Major Works, A Human Requiem | Danielle Sampson, Paul Murray, Sonoma Bach Choir, Live Oak Baroque Orchestra

We present Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem in Joachim Linckelmann’s wonderful new version for reduced orchestra, allowing us to perform the piece at a scale appropriate to our beloved Schroeder Hall, an ideal venue in which to experience the direct emotional and spiritual appeal of this amazing work. Rather than setting to music the traditional Mass for the Dead, Brahms made his own selection of biblical texts, with special emphasis upon comfort and hope for those who survive. In a letter, he said that he would have been glad to call the piece ‘A Human Requiem’—and this seems a comment upon his music’s power to provide light and hope and solace to all of us even in the midst of deepest sorrow. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu   


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De - Stress For Success
May
12
to May 15

De - Stress For Success

  • Weyden and Brewster, Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come relieve some stress with these activities:

Sunday:

DIY Scrunchy Sunday

Board Games

Monday:

Mug Decorating

Jenga Tournament

Tuesday:

Magazine Art

Bingo

Wednesday:

Leather Stamping

Trivia

Wheel of Fortune at the Student Center Info + Tickets desk @ 10 p.m - 12 a.m


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From Russia with Love | Bruno Ferrandis and Olga Kern
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

From Russia with Love | Bruno Ferrandis and Olga Kern

The Symphony welcomes the return of Conductor Laureate Bruno Ferrandis for this Russian-themed program. Stravinsky’s bright and festive fairytale-like Scherzo Fantastique buzzes with exotic tone colors and perpetual motion. Olga Kern charms with Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Written as a playful birthday present for his 19-year-old son, it brims with ebullience, tenderness and humor. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 carries us through an emotion-packed soundscape of luscious Slavic folk songs, melancholy melodies, lilting waltzes and tempestuous drama before blazing to victory. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu   


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Scene It Movie, featuring: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
May
4
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie, featuring: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.

Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett


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From Russia with Love | Bruno Ferrandis and Olga Kern
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

From Russia with Love | Bruno Ferrandis and Olga Kern

The Symphony welcomes the return of Conductor Laureate Bruno Ferrandis for this Russian-themed program. Stravinsky’s bright and festive fairytale-like Scherzo Fantastique buzzes with exotic tone colors and perpetual motion. Olga Kern charms with Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Written as a playful birthday present for his 19-year-old son, it brims with ebullience, tenderness and humor. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 carries us through an emotion-packed soundscape of luscious Slavic folk songs, melancholy melodies, lilting waltzes and tempestuous drama before blazing to victory. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu   


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Sonoma Film Institute presents, Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Apr
28
4:30 PM16:30

Sonoma Film Institute presents, Hale County This Morning, This Evening

“The American stranger knows Blackness as a fact—even though it is fiction,’ says writer-director RaMell Ross. For his visionary and political debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at Sundance in 2018, Ross spent five years intimately observing African American families living in Hale County, Alabama. It’s a region made unforgettable by Walker Evans and James Agee’s landmark 1941 photographic essay Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, which documented the impoverished lives of white sharecropper families in Alabama’s Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. Ross’s poetic return to this place shows changed demographics, and depicts people resilient in the face of adversity and invisibility. HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING introduces a distinct and powerful new voice in American filmmaking.” – New Directors/New Films (2018, 76 min.)  Free Admission

Director RaMell Ross will appear to introduce the film and for Q&A after this (Friday) screening.


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Scene It Movie, featuring: Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
Apr
27
9:00 PM21:00

Scene It Movie, featuring: Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

Zenon Car is a trouble-prone 13-year-old girl who, in the year 2049 AD, lives on a space station with the rest of her family. When she runs afoul of Parker Windom, the owner of the station, Zenon is determined to be "incorrigible", and as punishment is exiled to the worst place imaginable: The planet earth. After several painful weeks of adjustment to her new surroundings, Zenon enlists the aid of her earthbound pals to return to her "real" home with evidence that the "respectable" Mr. Windom is up to no good. Starring, Kirsten Storms, Raven-Symoné and Bob Bancroft


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Gender Bender / Rainbow Prom
Apr
27
8:30 PM20:30

Gender Bender / Rainbow Prom

Gender Bender is a lively drag show held at Sonoma State University. It is a space to celebrate and embrace gender nonconformity in the form of dressing up, dancing, music, and fun. There will be contests, prizes and lots of fun; so dress to impress in your gender-bending clothing! Gender Bender is followed by Rainbow Prom, an all-inclusive dance party, held in the same space. Both events are in collaboration with Sonoma State’s Queer Straight Alliance.


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Sonoma Bach – Spring Returns An Affirming Flame
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Sonoma Bach – Spring Returns An Affirming Flame

  • Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BachGrounder pre-concert talk at 7:25pm

Our concert design begins with two collections of miniatures—Leonhard Lechner’s Deutsche Sprüche von Leben und Tod (1606) and Hugo Distler’s Totentanz (c.1935)—separated by centuries, but complementary in their efforts to describe how the world works, and how to have hope. Each consists of tiny, koan-like pieces on a single thought or intuition. We weave these pieces together with larger motets from J.H. Schein’s magnificent Fontana d’Israel (1623) and organ meditations from Yale’s Neumeister manuscript by J.S. Bach and his cousin Johann Michael Bach. Over and again we are offered lessons of how to find light in the midst of gloom, and how to shine such light out to the world. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu   


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Spring Dance Concert 2019
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Dance Concert 2019

Every spring SSU’s Dance faculty Kristen Daley and Christine Cali invite renowned, professional guest artists from around the country to explore, inspire, collaborate and present new dance works featuring SSU student performers.

$10-$17 | SSU Students Free w/ID - to get free tix, go to tickets.sonoma.edu and type in code SSUStudent


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Spring Dance Concert 2019
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Dance Concert 2019


Breaking all the rules, SSU dance students perform five new works from nationally acclaimed guest artists Larry Arrington, Monica Bill Barnes, Erin Landry and SSU Dance faculty Christine Cali and Kristen Daley. Specializing in experimental performance, Barnes enjoys “bringing dance where it doesn’t belong” while Arrington’s work gravitates toward the “subversively political and accidentally hilarious.” In residency this spring, Landry is known for her powerful, mesmerizing choreography with contemporary, Middle Eastern and Afro-Caribbean influences.

The newly formed SSU Dance Alumni Collective “CCMC” also makes a guest appearance, presenting a new work at the final two performances April 27 and 28.

SSU Students FREE | Tickets available at Student Center Info Desk or online  


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Sonoma Film Institute presents, Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute presents, Hale County This Morning, This Evening

“The American stranger knows Blackness as a fact—even though it is fiction,’ says writer-director RaMell Ross. For his visionary and political debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at Sundance in 2018, Ross spent five years intimately observing African American families living in Hale County, Alabama. It’s a region made unforgettable by Walker Evans and James Agee’s landmark 1941 photographic essay Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, which documented the impoverished lives of white sharecropper families in Alabama’s Dust Bowl during the Great Depression. Ross’s poetic return to this place shows changed demographics, and depicts people resilient in the face of adversity and invisibility. HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING introduces a distinct and powerful new voice in American filmmaking.” – New Directors/New Films (2018, 76 min.)  Free Admission

Director RaMell Ross will appear to introduce the film and for Q&A after this (Friday) screening.


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Spring Dance Concert 2019
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Dance Concert 2019

Breaking all the rules, SSU dance students perform five new works from nationally acclaimed guest artists Larry Arrington, Monica Bill Barnes, Erin Landry and SSU Dance faculty Christine Cali and Kristen Daley. Specializing in experimental performance, Barnes enjoys “bringing dance where it doesn’t belong” while Arrington’s work gravitates toward the “subversively political and accidentally hilarious.” In residency this spring, Landry is known for her powerful, mesmerizing choreography with contemporary, Middle Eastern and Afro-Caribbean influences.

The newly formed SSU Dance Alumni Collective “CCMC” also makes a guest appearance, presenting a new work at the final two performances April 27 and 28.

SSU Students FREE | Tickets available at Student Center Info Desk or online  


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Sonoma Film Institute presents, The Cléo
Apr
21
4:30 PM16:30

Sonoma Film Institute presents, The Cléo

The film that established Agnès Varda’s international reputation, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a classic work of the French New Wave… Presenting events that appear to unfold in real time, Cléo chronicles two hours in the life of a pop singer (Corinne Marchand), who is waiting to learn if she has cancer. Shot entirely on location in the streets of Paris, the film features a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Legrand, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina… In the New Yorker, Pauline Kael credited Varda’s work with ‘an unsentimental yet subjective tone that is almost unique in the history of movies.’” – Susan Oxtoby,Pacific Film Archive (1961, 93 min., in French w/English subtitles)  Free Admission

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Spring Dance Concert 2019
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Dance Concert 2019

Breaking all the rules, SSU dance students perform five new works from nationally acclaimed guest artists Larry Arrington, Monica Bill Barnes, Erin Landry and SSU Dance faculty Christine Cali and Kristen Daley. Specializing in experimental performance, Barnes enjoys “bringing dance where it doesn’t belong” while Arrington’s work gravitates toward the “subversively political and accidentally hilarious.” In residency this spring, Landry is known for her powerful, mesmerizing choreography with contemporary, Middle Eastern and Afro-Caribbean influences.

The newly formed SSU Dance Alumni Collective “CCMC” also makes a guest appearance, presenting a new work at the final two performances April 27 and 28.

SSU Students FREE | Tickets available at Student Center Info Desk or online  


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Villalobos Brothers
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Villalobos Brothers

Contemporary high-octane Mexican fiddling! The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto, and Luis) use their violins and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music. Their original compositions masterfully blend elements of jazz, rock, classical, and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, brotherhood, and social justice. Artistic Director and guitarist Humberto Flores, drummer Rosa Avila, and bassist Leo Sherman complete the line-up. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu   


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DIY Saturday: Lava Lamps
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

DIY Saturday: Lava Lamps

Come out and join your fellow Seawolves and RA’s in some good ol DIY fun!! Get out of the dorm and let your creativity run wild, Saturdays at 7pm in the Vineyard. From making your own slime, playdoh, magnets, and so much more to hanging with your fellow Seawolves. This is the place to be on campus!


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Spring Dance Concert 2019
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Dance Concert 2019

Breaking all the rules, SSU dance students perform five new works from nationally acclaimed guest artists Larry Arrington, Monica Bill Barnes, Erin Landry and SSU Dance faculty Christine Cali and Kristen Daley. Specializing in experimental performance, Barnes enjoys “bringing dance where it doesn’t belong” while Arrington’s work gravitates toward the “subversively political and accidentally hilarious.” In residency this spring, Landry is known for her powerful, mesmerizing choreography with contemporary, Middle Eastern and Afro-Caribbean influences.

The newly formed SSU Dance Alumni Collective “CCMC” also makes a guest appearance, presenting a new work at the final two performances April 27 and 28.

SSU Students FREE | Tickets available at Student Center Info Desk or online  

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ASP Presents: Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

ASP Presents: Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles

The world's first and only LGBTQ Mariachi brings Mexican music and folklore to Southern California. This unique ensemble was created as a safe haven for mariachi musicians who identify as LGBTQ to come together and perform traditional Mexican regional music in an otherwise “machista” and somewhat discriminating subculture of the mariachi world. We are a dynamic ensemble representing the traditions of a rich culture of Mexico. Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles prides itself in providing its public with the utmost professionalism and musicianship. So come and join us for a night full of dope music and great food catered by Sol Azteca!
Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles IG @mariachiarcoiris Website: https://www.mariachiarcoiris.com/

Email any questions or anticipated accommodations in advance of the program by (04/15/19) to asp.expressive@sonoma.edu and keep up with us on Instagram @sonomastate_as!


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Spring Dance Concert 2019
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Dance Concert 2019

Breaking all the rules, SSU dance students perform five new works from nationally acclaimed guest artists Larry Arrington, Monica Bill Barnes, Erin Landry and SSU Dance faculty Christine Cali and Kristen Daley. Specializing in experimental performance, Barnes enjoys “bringing dance where it doesn’t belong” while Arrington’s work gravitates toward the “subversively political and accidentally hilarious.” In residency this spring, Landry is known for her powerful, mesmerizing choreography with contemporary, Middle Eastern and Afro-Caribbean influences.

The newly formed SSU Dance Alumni Collective “CCMC” also makes a guest appearance, presenting a new work at the final two performances April 27 and 28.

SSU Students FREE | Tickets available at Student Center Info Desk or online  


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Performance in the Preserve
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Performance in the Preserve

Following last year’s “Hope Ablaze” comes a new Performance in the Preserve. This student-made Earth Day show encompasses art and science, bringing together students in Theatre, Biology, Music, Communications and more to create a compelling, environmentally-themed performance. Engage with nature at this promenade performance and indoor reception.


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Sonoma Film Institute presents, The Gleaners and I
Apr
14
4:30 PM16:30

Sonoma Film Institute presents, The Gleaners and I

Agnès Varda made 2000's most acclaimed non-fiction film - a self-described "wandering-road documentary." Beginning with the famous Jean-François Millet painting of women gathering wheat left over from a harvest, she focuses her ever-seeking eye on gleaners: those who scour already-reaped fields for the odd potato or turnip. Her investigation leads us from forgotten corners of the French countryside to off-hours at the green markets of Paris, following those who insist on finding a use for that which society has cast off, whether out of necessity or activism. Varda's own ruminations on her life as a filmmaker (a gleaner of sorts) give her a connection to her subjects that creates a touching human portrait that the L.A. Weekly deemed "a protest film that's part social critique, part travelogue, but always an unsentimental celebration of human resilience." (82 min., in French w/English subtitles)  

Free Admission


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Powerlines: A New Play Festival with Hard Hats
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Powerlines: A New Play Festival with Hard Hats


POWER LINES - A New Play Festival with Hard Hats | 7:30 PM | Ives Hall Studio76

The POWER LINES festival is back, featuring four short plays written, directed and performed by SSU students; LOTUS FLOWER by Kat Anderson, CHEERS by Joelle Joyner-Wong, EAT YOUR HEART OUT by Kyle Kiefer, and ORDER’S UP by Christa Rico. From really bad pick-up lines and dorm room deep space, to mind-bending otherworldly planes; POWER LINES always packs a punch.

Festival Director, Scott Horstein |  $6 Admission | SSU Students FREE

Tickets available at Student Center Info Desk or online

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Get Out To The Green Featuring, TAIKOPROJECT – Surrounding Suns
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Get Out To The Green Featuring, TAIKOPROJECT – Surrounding Suns

TAIKOPROJECT  was founded in 2000 in Los Angeles by a group of young, emerging Taiko drummers seeking to create a truly American style of Taiko by blending the traditional forms in which they were raised with an innovative and fresh aesthetic approach to the Japanese drum. Since that time the musicians have garnered critical acclaim from all over the world and amassed an impressive resume.  

Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu   

We have 20 free tickets and dessert for students who want to go! To get the tickets, email Mo.phillips@sonoma.edu

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Powerlines: A New Play Festival with Hard Hats
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Powerlines: A New Play Festival with Hard Hats


 POWER LINES - A New Play Festival with Hard Hats | 7:30 PM | Ives Hall Studio76

The POWER LINES festival is back, featuring four short plays written, directed and performed by SSU students; LOTUS FLOWER by Kat Anderson, CHEERS by Joelle Joyner-Wong, EAT YOUR HEART OUT by Kyle Kiefer, and ORDER’S UP by Christa Rico. From really bad pick-up lines and dorm room deep space, to mind-bending otherworldly planes; POWER LINES always packs a punch.

Festival Director, Scott Horstein |  $6 Admission | SSU Students FREE

Tickets available at Student Center Info Desk or online


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Sonoma Film Institute presents, The Gleaners and I
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Sonoma Film Institute presents, The Gleaners and I

Agnès Varda made 2000's most acclaimed non-fiction film - a self-described "wandering-road documentary." Beginning with the famous Jean-François Millet painting of women gathering wheat left over from a harvest, she focuses her ever-seeking eye on gleaners: those who scour already-reaped fields for the odd potato or turnip. Her investigation leads us from forgotten corners of the French countryside to off-hours at the green markets of Paris, following those who insist on finding a use for that which society has cast off, whether out of necessity or activism. Varda's own ruminations on her life as a filmmaker (a gleaner of sorts) give her a connection to her subjects that creates a touching human portrait that the L.A. Weekly deemed "a protest film that's part social critique, part travelogue, but always an unsentimental celebration of human resilience." (82 min., in French w/English subtitles)  Free Admission


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CMEA 6th California State Band and Orchestra Festival
Apr
12
8:00 AM08:00

CMEA 6th California State Band and Orchestra Festival

The California Music Educators Association is proud to announce its 6th California State Band and Orchestra Festival, presented by World Projects, to be held at Weill Hall on the campus of Sonoma State University on April 12, 2019. This adjudicated event is open to middle school, junior high and high school concert bands and orchestras from throughout the state. Tickets on sale at the Info and Tickets Desk at the Student Center or online at tickets.sonoma.edu   


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