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lincoln portraitThe Sonoma State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble presents an evening of musical collaborations with President Judy K. Sakaki as guest narrator in Aaron Copland's iconic "Lincoln Portrait." The concert is Friday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. Tickets are $8 for general admission and free to Sonoma State Students with promo code SSUStudent.

dayna stephensFrom Dayna Stephens' modern tenor sax sounds to Indian fusion percussionist Selvaganesh, the fall 2016 Sonoma State University Music Department Jazz Forum features a wide variety of performers from all different parts of the jazz spectrum to the Green Music Center. The series is a unique performance and master class environment designed to expose students and guests to multiple jazz styles. Guest musicians perform their music with commentary in a relaxed atmosphere every Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Room 1029 in the Green Music Center, unless otherwise noted. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first serve basis.

amache exhibition flyerSilk-screened posters, woodcuts made from vegetable crates, paper flowers, yucca root lamps and many other items are on display in the Sonoma State University Library Art Gallery exhibition, Creativity Unconfined: Life in a World War II Japanese American Internment Camp, running Aug. 23-Dec. 23.

samuel beckett examines a piece of filmIn 1964, acclaimed author Samuel Beckett set out on one of the strangest ventures in cinematic history: his embattled collaboration with silent era genius Buster Keaton on the production of a short avant-garde film entitled, simply, "Film." Beckett was nearing the peak of his fame, which would culminate in his receiving a Nobel Prize five years later. Keaton, in his waning years, never lived to see Beckett's canonization. Now, the Sonoma Film Institute (SFI) at Sonoma State University opens its 2016 fall season with the North Bay premiere of "Notfilm," a new documentary on the making of Beckett's only film, on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. in Warren Auditorium.

the GonifsThe second annual Jewish Music Series at Sonoma State University features artists hailing from New York City to the Bay Area, including trumpeter Frank London (cofounder of the Klezmatics) and virtuoso clarinetist Ben Goldberg with his Invisible Guy trio. All six concerts are free, taking place on Thursday evenings in Schroeder Hall at the University's Green Music Center.

theatre arts and dance posters 2016-17The 2016-17 Sonoma State University Theatre Arts and Dance season includes new, contemporary dances and short plays created and performed by students, critically acclaimed plays and a joint production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" with the Music Department, directed by Lynne Morrow and Amanda McTigue.

imagery art exhibition flyerSonoma State University hosts the first public exhibition of the Imagery Collection at its new home in the University Art Gallery July 14-31 with "Palate to Palette: The Imagery Collection at SSU."

bfa flyerThe Sonoma State University Art Gallery presents the 2016 BFA exhibition, featuring work from students graduating this year with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The exhibition runs April 28 through May 21 with a free reception held at the University Art Gallery on Thursday, April 28, 5-7 p.m.

David StrohHow can we harness the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual dimensions of systems thinking to catalyze social change? Author David Peter Stroh brings his extensive experience as an organizational and community consultant to answer these questions in a talk at Sonoma State University on May 2, 7-9 p.m. in Darwin Hall, room 107.

hamlet posterWilliam Shakespeare's final exit from the World's Stage was April 23, 1616, and Sonoma State University is commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death with theatrical and musical performances.

students on earth dayEarth Day is April 22, and a student group at Sonoma State University is encouraging the campus community to start the celebration one day early with events scheduled throughout the day on Thursday, April 21.

rhoslyn jonesAcclaimed lyric soprano Rhoslyn Jones joins the Sonoma State University Symphony Orchestra for an evening of 'Musical Postcards' on May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center.

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