Eclectic Virtuosity Drives Novemberfest in Week-Long Music Series at SSU, Nov. 6-12

asia.jpegThe eclectic virtuosity of celebrated American composer Dan Asia and breath-taking guitarist Adam del Monte joins Sonoma State University's outstanding music faculty in a four-concert series called Novemberfest that promises to delight the senses and warm the heart from Nov. 6-12 on the Rohnert Park campus.

Tickets for the four-concert series - which includes two free master classes - are available at a special price of $38, a ten-dollar discount. Single tickets are available at the regular price. For details call the School for Performing Arts box office at (707) 664-2353 or visit

The program includes:

Trio Navarro - Piano Trios That Sparkle - 4 p.m. , Sunday, Nov. 6, GMC 1028trio.jpeg
Trio Navarro, Resident Artists in Chamber Music, features violinist Roy Malan, cellist Jill Rachuy Brindel, and pianist Marilyn Thompson. Program includes Phantasie Trio in C Minor, Frank Bridge; Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 35, Joaquin Turina; Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Felix Mendelssohn

Sonoma Music Viva, Guest Composer Daniel Asia - "Ethereal and Immediately Likeable," Wednesday, Nov. 9: 1 p.m. Master Class, GMC 2052, 7:30 p.m. Concert, GMC 1028.
A native of Seattle and recipient of the American Academy of Art and Letters Music Award, Asia has been called a "welcome addition to the roster of our strongest group of living composers." Read more about Daniel Asia at, Program includes: Yizkor, Brian S. Wilson; Piano Trio, Daniel Asia; Octet, Jesus Contreras;
Premiere of Byron Songs, Brian S. Wilson. Soloist: Carol Menke, soprano; B for J, Daniel Asia

Adam del Monte, Classical and Flamenco Guitar, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, GMC 1028.delmonte.jpeg
Experience the breathtaking virtuosity of classical and flamenco guitarist Adam del Monte. Currently on the faculty of USC Thornton School of Music, del Monte has lived and studied in Spain, Israel and England, working with famed Gypsy performers Pepe "Habichuela" and Paco Cortez. He brings an eclectic awareness of jazz, world music and other contemporary forms to new, creative renditions of flamenco repertoire.

Laxmi Ganesh Tewari, The Indian Way of Humbleness - 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall.tewari.jpeg
SSU's Resident Ethnomusicologist Laxmi Ganesh Tewari has performed all over the U.S., Canada, Germany, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Trinidad & Tobago, Peru, and India. He regularly gives concerts in the North and South Bay areas.

For further information, contact, Ruth E. Wilson,, (707) 664-3483.

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