Sonoma State University Symphony Orchestra

DESCRIPTION

The Symphony Orchestra is comprised of the finest string, wind, brass, and percussion students at Sonoma State and of musicians from the broader Sonoma County community. Under the direction of Dr. Alexander Kahn, the Symphony Orchestra performs a diverse array of orchestral literature, ranging from the Baroque period to world premieres and from classical repertoire to film, opera, and educational works. Soloists are regularly featured, including guest artists, faculty soloists and student soloists chosen through the annual concerto competition. In addition to performing 2-4 concerts each year in the beautiful confines of Weill Hall, the Symphony Orchestra performs regularly on tour throughout California and beyond.

PARTICIPATION

 

Membership is through audition only, and is open to all students regardless of major as well as community members. String, wind, brass, and percussion majors focusing on classical performance and/or music education are required to participate in either the Symphony Orchestra and/or the Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the discretion of the music directors every semester while in residence at SSU.

AUDITIONS

 

Auditions are held during the first week of each semester. The audition consists of prepared scales, excerpts and sight reading. Complete audition information for Fall 2016 can be found here .

 

REHEARSALS

 

Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 pm in Weill Hall.

 

PERFORMANCES

 

Our first Fall 2016 concert is scheduled on Friday, September 30 at 7:30 pm in Weill Hall. For more details about this event and about our entire 2016-16 concert season please click here.

Instruments: Instruments are available to students who pay a $20 refundable deposit at Seawolf Services.

For additional information please contact Dr. Alexander Kahn, Director of Orchestral Studies.

ORCHESTRA IN THE NEWS

OCTOBER 3, 2016

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

DECEMBER 8, 2015

DECEMBER 15, 2015