Orchestra Season

The Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra enters its fourth year under the direction of Alexander Kahn. Four exciting concerts are planned throughout the year with special guest performers to include:

  • Musicians of the Valley of the Moon 
  • Simply Strings
  • ELM (Enriching Lives Through Music, an el sistema program)
  • Valley Vibes Youth Orchestra
  • Winners of the 3rd annual Orchestra Concerto Competition

Our annual Family Concert in March will feature Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition along with the premiere of the winning entry in our annual Student Composition Competition. 




Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sonoma State Symphony conductor Alexander Kahn

Symphony Orchestra Season Opener: Collaboration Concert

Weill Hall

Join us for works by Telemann, Vivaldi and Beethoven!

The Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2018-19 season in collaboration with the Musicians of the Valley of the Moon , who will open the concert with the Piano Trio opus 3 No. 3 by Beethoven and be featured soloists (Maria Romero and Carla Moore) in Concerto Grosso Op. 3 no. 8 by Vivaldi. Winners of the 3rd annual Orchestra Concerto Competition, Spencer Causey (horn) and John Mayer (trombone) will play Telemann's Concerto in D for two horns. The concert will conclude with Beethoven's self-described "apotheosis of the...View Event Details

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra: Music From The New World

Weill Hall

Music From The New World: “Seminario” Joint Concert with ELM, Simply Strings, and the Valley Vibes Orchestra


José Luis Elizondo | Estampas Mexicanas Bernstein | Mambo (arr. Gareth Glyn and Andrew J. Smith) Dvorak | Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, “From The New World”

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Sunday, March 3, 2019


Symphony Orchestra Family Concert

Weill Hall

Family Concert: Picture This!

Bring the kids, bring the whole family to this Sunday matinee concert entitled Picture This! starring Modest Mussorgsky's Russian masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition in a colorful re-orchestration by French composer Maurice Ravel.

The concert opens with a world premiere, the winning entry in the Sonoma State Student Composition Competition. Title and composer TBA.View Event Details

Sunday, April 7, 2019


Concerto Competition

Schroeder Hall

Fourth Annual Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra Season Finale

Weill Hall

Season Finale: Thematic Transformations


Liszt I Les Preludes Saint-Saens | Concerto No. 1 for Cello in A Minor (Brynn Dally, soloist and 2018 Concerto Competition Winner) Franck | Symphony in D MinorView Event Details