SSU Chorus, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band Prepare Major Works

ssuchoir7.jpgThe Major Ensemble concert series at Sonoma State University's department of music will take place over two weekends and feature outstanding choral, band and jazz performances under the direction of Jenny Bent, Andy Collinsworth and Doug Leibinger.

Performance venues include The Glaser Center in Santa Rosa for Chamber Singers and University Chorus, and Warren Auditorium for Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra.

SSU Jazz Orchestra
Doug Leibinger, director
Saturday, April 28 - 7:30 p.m.
Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall
Program: All of Me; Recorda Me; The Opener; What a Diff'rence a Day Made; Caught a Touch of Your Love featuring Emily Somple, vocal. Blues in Hoss' Flat; On a Misty Night; Friend Like Me

Chamber Singers
Jenny Bent, conductor
Richard Riccardi, piano
Sunday, April 29 - 4:00 p.m.
The Glaser Center
547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
Program: Selections from Johannes Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 and J.S. Bach's Christ Lag in Todesbanden. Additional selections by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Rene Clausen, Emma Lou Diemer and Richard Robert Rossi


Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Andy Collinsworth, conductor
Friday, May 4 - 7:30 p.m.
Warren Auditorium
Program: "Colors" including Frank Ticheli's Blue Shades, Roger Cichy's Colours, Brian S. Wilson's Orange Was Her Color, Percy Grainger's Themes From Green Bushes; Color by Bob Margolis and The Purple Carnival March by Harry Alford


University Chorus
Jenny Bent, conductor
Sunday, May 6 - 4:00 p.m.
The Glaser Center
547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
Program: Franz Schubert's Mass in C, G.F. Handel's Coronation Anthems No. 1 and 2 accompanied by chamber orchestra


Tickets are $8-$12 and free to students with ID. The Jazz Orchestra concert is free.


Call the School of Performing Arts box office at (707) 664-2353 for details or visit http://www.sonoma.edu/music.

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