A Weekend of Free Community Concerts Celebrates Opening of Schroeder Hall

bachchoir.pngDetails of the Schroeder Hall Grand Opening Weekend at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center have been announced, including ticket information for the free community weekend on Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24. The weekend of free events includes more than 100 artists in ten concerts.

Admission is free to the weekend concerts, but advance tickets are required. Tickets are available to the public beginning Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. and can be reserved in person at the SSU Box Office, online at gmc.sonoma.edu, or over the phone at 866.955.6040. A limited quantity of tickets will be held for walk-up sales on-site for the free community weekend on August 23-24.

Focal points of the weekend include concerts by acclaimed pianist David Benoit, performing a Tribute to Charlie Brown; pianist, Santa Rosa Symphony Conductor Laureate, and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director Jeffrey Kahane playing Beethoven and Chopin; recitals by Sonoma State University (SSU) students and faculty; a christening of the hall's Brombaugh Opus 9 organ by James David Christie of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; and a capstone concert featuring Christie, soprano Ruth Ann Swenson, conductor Julian Wachner, and the SSU Brass Ensemble.

For the complete schedule, see the Event Calendar at the gmc.sonoma.edu.

Download a PDF of the concert lineup in chronological order: schroederweekend.pdf

Above, Bob Worth will conduct the Sonoma Bach Choir in Schroeder Hall in the first concert of the opening weekend celebration.

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