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Weill Hall at

Sonoma State University presents the

2013–14

Single Tickets Now Available

GR EEN MUSI C CEN T ER


Welcome to the second season‌. 9 months of programming and 24 concerts of world-class quality a cumulative 48 Grammy Awards amongst the 450 artists and musicians on the lineup some 30,000 concertgoers are headed to the one and only Weill Hall.

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Season at a Glance Jon Batiste and Stay Human Sat, October 26, 7:30pm

Special Event

The Takács Quartet Sun, October 27, 3pm

Renée Fleming Sun, September 15, 2013, 3pm

The Silk Road Ensemble Tue, October 29, 7:30pm

Lang Lang Tue, September 17, 7:30pm

Mariza Sun, November 2, 7:30pm

Itzhak Perlman Sat, September 21, 6pm

Handel’s Messiah Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Sun, December 15, 3pm

Grand Opening

Herbie Hancock Sat, September 28, 6pm Ruth Ann Swenson & Warren Jones Sun, September 29, 3pm Garrick Ohlsson Sat, October 12, 7:30pm Bryn Terfel Sun, October 13, 3pm

Handel’s Theodora The English Concert Sat, January 25, 7:30pm Venice Baroque Orchestra & Philippe Jaroussky Sun, February 9, 3pm Bahia Orchestra Project with Jean-Yves Thibaudet Sun, February 23, 3pm

An Afternoon of Opera David Lomeli & Leah Crocetto with the Santa Rosa Symphony Sun, March 9, 3pm Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Tues, March 11, 7:30pm Estrella Morente Sat, March 15, 7:30pm Jessye Norman American Masters Sat, March 29, 7:30pm Deborah Voigt Sun, April 13, 3pm Hilary Hahn Sun, April 27, 3pm Florian Boesch & Malcolm Martineau Sun, May 11, 3pm Richard Goode Sun, May 18, 3pm

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Season Opening

Renée Fleming, soprano

Sun, Sep 15, 3pm

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One of America’s most celebrated soprano promises an afternoon of pure delight. She has appeared on all the major opera stages and at the world’s most high profile events – from the Beijing Olympics to President Obama’s Inauguration and the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee. Now, she brings her extraordinary artistry to Sonoma County for an unforgettable opening to the second season. Indoor/Outdoor concert Indoor Tickets: $55 – $125 Outdoor Tickets: $25 – $35 Renée Fleming provided the vocals for The Lord of the The Return of the King.

Rings:

Lang Lang,

Lang Lang was inspired to learn piano after watching “The Cat Concerto” episode of Tom and Jerry at the age of two.

piano

After his wildly successful debut at the Inaugural Opening of Weill Hall, the young Chinese superstar pianist returns for a performance guaranteed to thrill audiences with his commanding technique and stellar musicianship. Tickets: $55 – $125

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Photograph by Peter Hönneman

Tue, Sep 17, 7:30pm


Itzhak Perlman, violin

Sat, Sep 21, 6pm

Photograph by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Itzhak Perlman is undeniably one of the greatest violinists of our time – a superstar in the pantheon of classical musicians, revered throughout the world for his remarkable artistry. He is the recipient of four Emmy Awards, fifteen Grammy Awards and a Kennedy Center Honor for achievement in the arts. Indoor/Outdoor concert Indoor Tickets: $55 – $125 Outdoor Tickets: $25 – $35 Perlman was first introduced to the American public on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1958 when he was just 13 years old.

Herbie Hancock, piano

Sat, Sep 28, 6pm Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. In addition to being recognized as a legendary pianist and composer, he has been an integral part of every jazz movement since the 1960s.

Photograph by Douglas Kirkland

Indoor/Outdoor concert Indoor Tickets: $40 – $85 Outdoor Tickets: $25 – $35

Hancock recently joined the faculty at UCLA where he will teach jazz music.

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Ruth Ann Swenson, soprano

& Warren Jones, piano

Ruth Ann Swenson is one of America’s most brilliant coloratura sopranos. After making an auspicious debut with the Merola Program at the San Francisco Opera, her career skyrocketed to include several decades of performances at many of the world’s finest opera stages. She is loved by audiences for her lovely, creamy sound and her superb technique. Tickets: $40 – $85

Photograph by Kacper Pempel

Sun, Sep 29, 3pm

Garrick Ohlsson is known for his exceptional keyboard stretch – a 12th in the left hand and an 11th in the right.

Garrick Ohlsson, piano Sat, Oct 12, 7:30pm Since his triumph as the first and only American to win the Chopin International Piano Competition, Garrick Ohlsson has received accolades for his dazzling technique, spellbinding fluidity, and sheer beauty of tone. He performs regularly with the world’s greatest orchestras, and is in great demand as a recitalist andchamber musician. Tickets: $40 – $85

Bryn Terfel, baritone In 2008, Swenson was awarded the San Francisco Opera Medal, the company’s

highest artistic honor.

Sun, Oct 13, 3pm He grew up in a small village in Wales, yet rose quickly to the top ranks of international operatic stardom. In the past few seasons, he has been a fixture at the Met performing Wotan in Wagner’s Ring Cycle, among other prominent roles. Audiences adore his big, warm voice and his compelling, intelligent interpretations. Tickets: $40 – $85

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In 2006, Terfel became the second recipient of the Queen’s

Medal for Music.


Jon Batiste and Stay Human Sat, Oct 26, 7:30pm Born in New Orleans, this young, iconic artist has quickly ignited New York’s jazz music scene where he is now based. With his voice on piano and dapper sense of style, he has wowed audiences in more than forty countries and released four CDs. Don’t miss this spirited, uplifting evening of eclectic music. Batiste has recorded with Prince, Jimmy Buffet, Wynton Marsalis, and Lenny Kravitz – to name a few.

Tickets: $30 – $70

The Takács Quartet Sun, Oct 27, 3pm The consummate artistry and exquisite, award-winning recordings of The Takács Quartet place them in the top ranks of string quartets worldwide. In their Weill Hall debut, they perform works by Mozart and Dvorzák and are joined by special guests Erika Eckert (viola) and Scott Pingel (bass). Tickets: $30 – $70

The Takács Quartet was founded in Budapest in 1975 but is now based in Boulder, Colorado.

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The Silk Road Ensemble 15th Anniversary Year

Yo-Yo Ma, Artistic Director

Tue, Oct 29, 7:30pm Founded by Yo-Yo Ma, this innovative ensemble draws together distinguished musicians from more than twenty countries and has performed to critical acclaim throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. Their most recent recording, Off the Map, was nominated for a Grammy in 2011. Tickets: $30 – $70

Yo-Yo Ma initiated the Silk Road

Project in 1998, promoting collaboration and multicultural artistic exchange.

Mariza Sat, Nov 2, 7:30pm

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She is part of a new generation who has reinvigorated Portugal’s fado – a style of singing that blends timeless Portuguese folk melodies and poetry with Arabic cadences and African and Brazilian rhythms. Her passionate, charismatic performances have won her legions of fans worldwide. Tickets: $30 – $70

Mariza performed A Thousand Years as a duet with Sting at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

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Handel’s Messiah Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale Few pieces are more beloved than Handel’s Messiah. To hear this glorious choral masterpiece in the superb acoustics of Weill Hall, accompanied by one of America’s most admired early music ensembles, is a great way to celebrate the holidays.

Photograph by Randi Beach

Sun, Dec 15, 3pm

Philharmonia Baroque was named “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America in 2004.

Tickets: $40 - $85

Photograph by Richard Haughton

Handel’s Theodora The English Concert

Period instruments used by The English Concert include the viola, violone, recorder, lute, and bassoon.

Harry Bicket, conductor The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Julian Wachner, director John Mark Ainsley, Sarah Connolly, David Daniels, Neal Davies, Dorothea Roschmann – soloists

Sat, Jan 25, 7:30pm Handel’s penultimate oratorio, Theodora contains some of the composer’s most heart-wrenching and inspired music; music that is as much human as it is divine. With a stellar cast accompanied by one of Europe’s finest Baroque orchestras, this promises to be an extraordinary evening of music-making. Tickets: $40 - $85

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Venice Baroque Orchestra Philippe Jaroussky, counter-tenor Sun, Feb 9, 3pm

Period instruments used by Venice

Baroque Orchestra include the double bass, harpsichord, cello and viola.

Since its founding in 1997, the Venice Baroque Orchestra has quickly become one of the world’s premier period instrument ensembles, performing to great acclaim across the world. In their Green Music Center debut, they are joined by the superb French counter-tenor, Philippe Jarouskky, who has taken the classical music world by storm. Tickets: $40 - $85

Bahia Orchestra Project Richard Castro, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Sun, Feb 23, 3pm Modeled on the Venezuelan “El Sistema,” this Brazilian youth orchestra has won the hearts of audiences throughout Europe and Latin America. In their U.S. debut tour, they perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major with the internationally acclaimed French pianist, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, along with music of their native Brazil. Tickets: $40 - $85

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The 100 orchestra musicians are all young adults who represent multiple ethnic groups from the Bahia region of Brazil.


Photograph by Terry Linke

The waiting period for a Vienna Philharmonic weekday subscription is six years – the weekend subscription is closer to thirteen years.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Tue, Mar 11, 7:30pm For more than 160 years, the Vienna Philharmonic has embodied the finest traditions of European classical music. Composers such as Bruckner, Mahler, Brahms, and Wagner, have sung its praises, and the orchestra’s revered home – the Musikverein – was an inspiration for the design of Weill Hall. This is a rare opportunity to experience one of the world’s greatest orchestra.

Weill Hall was built by the same design team as Seiji Ozawa Hall at

Tanglewood.

Tickets: $65 – $155

Florian Boesch, baritone

& Malcolm Martineau, piano

Tickets: $30 – $70

Photograph by Russell Duncan

The fast-rising Austrian baritone Florian Boesch, who recently won a coveted award for his Papageno at the Bolshoi Theatre, teams up with the critically acclaimed English pianist Malcolm Martineau for a collaborative recital of Schubert’s exquisite song cycle, Winterreise.

Photograph by Lukas Beck

Sun, May 11, 3pm

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The Fazioli

concert grand piano at Weill Hall was signed by

Herbie Hancock after he performed with it at the Grammy awards.

An Afternoon of Opera with David Lomeli and Leah Crocetto The Santa Rosa Symphony Sun, Mar 9, 3pm These two former San Francisco Opera Adler fellows have enjoyed meteoric careers. Crocetto became an overnight sensation when she won the 2010 Metropolitan Opera audition, while Lomeli earned first place in Plácido Domingo’s vocal competition when he was only 26. . Tickets: $40 - $85

Estrella Morente Sat, Mar 15, 7:30pm This Spanish superstar began singing flamenco music with her famous father, Enrique Morente, at the age of seven. She gained her own following after her appearance on the soundtrack of Pedro Almódovar’s film, Volver. Her fourth studio album was released in 2012, reinforcing her legacy as a singer with grace, passion, and fire.

Photograph by Luis Vega

Tickets: $30 – $70

Morente is the voice behind actress Penelope Cruz’s flamenco song in the 2006 film Volver.

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Jessye Norman, soprano Sat, Mar 29, 3pm Jessye Norman was born into a musical family and began singing in public when she was only six. Throughout her long and illustrious career, she has conquered opera’s most iconic roles in stages from Lincoln Center to Covent Garden, from Carnegie Hall to La Scala. For her Weill Hall debut, she performs American spirituals in what is destined to be a season highlight. Tickets: $40 - $85 Norman curated Honor! in 2009 – a celebration of African American cultural legacy that was exhibited throughout New York City.

Deborah Voigt, soprano Sun, Apr 13, 3pm Deborah Voigt is a preeminent dramatic soprano, who got her start at San Francisco Opera’s Merola program. She is renowned for her portrayal of Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Met, and for her lead role in Annie Get Your Gun at the Glimmerglass Festival. Tickets: $40 - $85 Voigt is an alumna of the California State University system – she graduated from CSU Fullerton in 1978.

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Hilary Hahn, violin Sun, Apr 27, 3pm

Leah Crocetto represented the United States in 2011 at the Cardiff BBC Singer of the World Competition where she was a finalist in the Song Competition.

At 33, violinist Hilary Hahn has already blazed an astonishing career. A two-time Grammy winner, she was named “America’s Best Young Classical Musician” by TIME in 2011. Her flawless virtuosity and probing interpretations win her legions of fans wherever she goes. Tickets: $40 - $85

David Lomeli caught the opera world’s attention in 2006 when he won both top prizes in Placido Domingo’s prestigious Operalia competition - in both the opera and zarzuela categories. He was the first artist ever to win both.

Photograph by Peter Miller

Hahn’s violin is an 1864 copy of Paganini’s Cannone made by Vuillaume.

Richard Goode, piano Sun, May 18, 3pm For more than five decades, Richard Goode has garnered international acclaim as a recording and concert artist in the world’s music capitals. In recent years, he has won a devoted following for his recordings of Beethoven’s piano concertos. Good has long been considered a musician’s musician – highly respected for his fresh interpretations, fastidious performance, and infallible technique. Tickets: $40 - $85

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Goode is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, a Grammy Award, and received First Prize in the Clara

Haskil Competition.


San Francisco Symphony The San Francisco Symphony returns to Weill Hall with four concerts during their 13–14 Season, having charmed patrons and critics alike with their appearances during the inaugural season. MTT conducts Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with pianist Yefim Bronfman Thu, September 12, 8pm Bychkov conducts Strauss’s Alpine Symphony Thu, November 21, 8pm

Michael Tilson Thomas Barantschik and Friends Thu, January 23, 8pm Dutoit conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich Thu, June 5, 8pm

For information and tickets: Call 415-864-6000 or visit sfsymphony.org/greenmusic

Please note that parking is now included in every concert ticket.

Santa Rosa Symphony The Santa Rosa Symphony is the Resident Orchestra of Green Music Center. CLASSICAL SERIES All concerts conducted by Bruno Ferrandis, unless otherwise noted. A Celebratory Opening October 5, 6, 7 Tedi Papavrami, violin Adams, Shostakovich Multicultural Magic November 9, 10, 11 Maya Beiser, cello Gershwin, Ginastera, Golijov, Bruch Contemplation of Peace and War December 7, 8, 9 Mozart, Bernstein, Haydn

East/West Musical Dialogue January 11, 12, 13 Enrique Arturo Diemecke, conductor Wu Man, pipa Mozart, Zhao Jiping (American Premiere), Beethoven

Kahane & Ferrandis: One Night Only May 22 Jeffrey Kahane, piano Beethoven, Chopin

Sons of the Fjord February 15, 16, 17 Philippe Bianconi, piano Matre (American Premiere), Grieg, Sibelius

CHORAL SERIES Music of the Spheres: Sounds of Eternity Dedicated to Donald and Maureen Green November 23, 3pm Robert Worth, conductor, Sonoma Bach Choir

Viola Virtuosity March 22, 23, 24 Paul Silverthorne, viola Borodin, Behzad Ranjbaran (World Premiere), Rimsky-Korsakov

SONOMA PARADISO FAMILY CONCERT SERIES Wild Animal Kingdom – October 20, 3pm The Mozart Experience – January 19, 3pm Beethoven Lives Upstairs – April 6, 3pm

Spring Rhapsody May 3, 4, 5 Jon Kimura Parker, piano Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky

Bruno Ferrandis

To purchase tickets for any Santa Rosa Symphony performance, please call 707-546-8742 or visit www.santarosasymphony.com Single Tickets Available July 30

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Join us for Wine County’s Most Spectacular Night of the Year

The Season Opening Gala Walk the red carpet to a glamorous pre-concert cocktail party, before taking to the best

seats in the

house for Renee Fleming’s superb opening recital. A black-tie gala dinner concludes this

unforgettable evening.

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Tickets and sponsorship opportunities to this elegant affair are now available. Contact Caroline Ammann at 707-664-3517 or email ammannc@sonoma.edu.

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Prelude Restaurant

Exquisite cuisine, fine wine, and elegant surroundings await you at Prelude Restaurant, located just

steps away from

Weill Hall. Reserve your table in advance, or sit at the bar for a quick bite. Prelude Restaurant is open

before, after, and during intermission of most concerts.

For reservations or information, call 866-955-6040 ext. 2 or visit www.sonoma.edu/prelude.

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Pricing & Seating CONCERT HALL SEATING

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Renée Fleming

09/15

$125

$100

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Lang Lang

09/17

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Itzhak Perlman

09/21

$125

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$75

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Herbie Hancock

09/28

$85

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Ruth Ann Swenson

09/29

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Garrick Ohlsson

10/12

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Bryn Terfel

10/13

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Jon Batiste and the Stay Human Band

10/26

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Takács Quartet

10/27

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The Silk Road Ensemble

10/30

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Mariza

11/02

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

12/15

$85

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The English Concert

01/25

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Philippe Jaroussky & Venice Baroque

02/09

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Bahia Orchestra Project

02/23

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David Lomeli & Leah Crocetto with Santa Rosa Symphony

03/09

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Vienna Philharmonic

03/11

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Estrella Morente

03/15

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Jessye Norman

03/29

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Deborah Voigt

04/13

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Hilary Hahn

04/27

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Florian Boesch

05/11

$70

$50

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Richard Goode

05/18

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Directions: Sonoma State University’s Weill Hall is located approximately one hour north of San Francisco off Highway 101 in Rohnert Park, CA. Exit 101 at Rohnert Park Expressway; go east for 2.2 miles; turn right into the Green Music Center.

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Sonoma State University 1801 East Cotati Avenue Rohnert Park, CA 94928

The 2013–14 Season debuts with a

star-studded lineup including:

Renée Fleming Lang Lang Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Itzhak Perlman Jessye Norman Call 1-866-955-6040 or visit gmc.sonoma.edu

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