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Weill Hall at Sonoma State University presents the

2013–14 GREEN MUSIC CENTER


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“This welcoming and acoustically responsive space has the ability to be a focus for musical activity throughout the Bay Area and beyond.” – San Francisco Chronicle

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Superb acoustics, sublime performances, and stunning surroundings await you at Weill Hall.

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“Sonoma State University is now home to one of the most remarkable performance spaces in the country, Weill Hall at the Green Music Center.” – Huffington Post

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Special Event Grand Opening Renée Fleming, soprano Sun, Sep 15, 2013, 3pm

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Ruth Ann Swenson, soprano

Lang Lang, piano Tue, Sep 17, 7:30pm

Sun, Sep 29, 7:30pm

Garrick Ohlsson, piano Sat, Oct 12, 7:30pm

Venice Baroque Orchestra Philippe Jaroussky, counter-tenor

Handel’s Theodora The English Concert Sat, Jan 25, 7:30pm

Sun, Feb 9, 3pm

Hilary Hahn, violin Sun, Apr 27, 3pm

Jessye Norman, soprano American spirituals Sat, Mar 29, 3pm

Florian Boesch, baritone & Malcolm Martineau, piano Sun, May 11, 3pm


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Itzhak Perlman, violin

Takács String Quartet

Sat, Sep 21, 6pm

Sun, Oct 27, 3pm

Bryn Terfel, baritone Sun, Oct 13, 3pm

An Afternoon of Opera David Lomeli & Leah Crocetto Santa Rosa Symphony Sun, Mar 9, 3pm

Richard Goode, piano Sun, May 18, 3pm

Handel’s Messiah Philharmonia Baroque Sun, Dec 15, 3pm

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Tue, Mar 11, 7:30pm

Deborah Voigt, soprano Sun, Apr 13, 3pm

Jazz & World Music Package A

Jazz & World Music Package B

Herbie Hancock

Silk Road Ensemble

Sat, Sep 28, 6pm

Tue, Oct 29, 7:30pm

Jon Batiste and the Stay Human Band

Mariza Sat, Nov 2, 7:30pm

Sat, Oct 26, 7:30pm

Estrella Morente Sat, Mar 15, 7:30pm

Bahia Orchestra Project Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Sun, Feb 23, 3pm

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Grand Opening with Renée Fleming Sun, Sep 15, 2013, 3pm

One of America’s most celebrated sopranos promises an afternoon of pure delight and joy. She has been invited to appear 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 the opening of the second season – an event not to be missed!

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Featuring a pre-performance reception, and a black-tie dinner following the Renée Fleming concert. Save the date now – more details to follow. Contact Caroline Ammann for additional information at 707-864-3517 or email ammannc@sonoma.edu.

“Perfect voice, endless breath, sensual tone . . . she is sheer perfection” – Le Monde As a subscriber, you may order tickets to this performance as an add-on to any package you purchase, or as part of your Pick 6 choice.

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Package A

Four concert discount price: $136 – $2898

Ruth Ann Swenson, soprano

Garrick Ohlsson, 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.

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 and chamber musician.

“She sang exquisitely, with flawlessly executed roulades and runs, effortless high notes and unerring pitch.” – The New York Times

“The unfailingly beautiful tonal variety was very special, and his exploratory approach made it sound as if the music were being composed under his fingers.” – Washington Post

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

Since its founding in 1997, the Venice Baroque Orchestra has quickly become one of the world’s premier period instrument ensembles and has performed to great acclaim throughout North America, Europe, South America, Japan and Korea. Here, they are joined by the superb young French counter-tenor, Philippe Jarouskky, who has taken the classical music world by storm. “This young singer with the tone of an angel and the virtuosity of the Devil has come into the limelight in only a few years as the great new French vocal talent.” – La Terrasse

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. “Her voice was a treat, in its imperious range and power.” – The New York Times

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Four concert discount price: $140 – $310

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Lang Lang, piano Tue, Sep 17, 7:30pm

After his wildly successful debut at the Inaugural Opening of Weill Hall, the young Chinese superstar pianist returns to Sonoma County in a performance guaranteed to thrill audiences with his commanding technique and stellar musicianship. “The ebullient Lang Lang…has an intelligent way of shaping phrases, controlling dynamics, and varying articulations.” – The New Yorker

Handel’s Theodora The English Concert Harry Bicket, conductor John Mark Ainsley, Sarah Connolly, David Daniels, Dorothea Roschmann, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Julian Wachner, Director – 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. “The performers were...wonderfully in tune with the fire, fantasy and dancing lightness of the music...” – Chicago Tribune

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Hilary Hahn, violin Sun, Apr 27, 3pm

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. Don’t miss her Weill Hall debut. “Hahn can dazzle you with the warmth of her personality and knock you dead with the dexterity of her technique and the emotional depth of her interpretations.” – Los Angeles Times

Florian Boesch, baritone & Malcolm Martineau, piano Sun, May 11, 3pm

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. “Boesch’s strikingly rich baritone voice was a sound to behold.” – Bachtrack

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Package C

Four concert discount price: $149 – $323

Itzhak Perlman, violin Sat, Sep 21, 6pm

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Bryn Terfel, baritone Sun, Oct 13, 3pm

He is undeniably one of the greatest violinists of our time, a superstar in the pantheon of classical musicians. Beloved for his charm as well as his humanity, he is revered throughout the world for his remarkable artistry and his irrepressible joy of making music. Only subscribers will be guaranteed a place – act now before it’s too late.

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.

“Perlman made the violin sing with such stirring depth and commitment.” – Thirdcoat Digest

“One of the great talents of the last decade.” – Sir Georg Solti

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An Afternoon of Opera with David Lomeli and Leah Crocetto 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. In their Weill Hall debut, they perform arias and duets from some of the world’s best-loved operas. “His sweet, effortlessly lyrical yet penetrating tenor, make him a mesmerizing presence.” – The Wall Street Journal “[Her voice] is a voice of size, beauty and agility.” – Chicago Tribune

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 won a devoted following for his recordings of Beethoven’s piano concertos, and was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize and a Grammy. He has long been considered a musician’s musician – highly respected for his fresh interpretations, fastidious performance, and infallible technique. “Goode has so thoroughly entered into the spirit of the compositions he performs that you’d swear the composer himself was at the keyboard.” – The Globe and Mail

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Package D

Four concert discount price: $149 – $336

Takács Quartet Sun, Oct 27, 3pm

Founded in Budapest in 1975, the Takács Quartet has been in residence at the University of Colorado Boulder for the past few decades. Their consummate artistry and exquisite, award-winning recordings 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). “This is chamber music playing of overwhelming intensity...simply the best I have ever heard in concert.” – Guardian, London

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale Handel’s Messiah Sun, Dec 15, 3pm

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. “[Philharmonia Baroque’s] interpretation of Handel’s Messiah has to be considered one of this season’s most memorable.” – International Review of Music


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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Deborah Voigt, soprano

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. Tickets are sure to go quickly; only subscribers will be guaranteed a seat.

Deborah Voigt is one of the preeminent dramatic sopranos performing today. In 2012, she earned rave reviews for her portrayal of Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Met, as well as her lead role in Annie Get Your Gun at the Glimmerglass Festival. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton, and got her start at the San Francisco Opera’s Merola program.

Tue, Mar 11, 7:30pm

“The orchestra rose to its challenges magnificently, with playing that oozed quality and virtuosity.” – The Telegraph

Sun, Apr 13, 3pm

“Ms. Voigt, clearly in her prime, is astonishing. Her sound is at once earthen and gleaming...simply glorious.” –The New York Times

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Three Concerts: $94 – $204

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Jazz & World Music, Package A

Herbie Hancock, piano Sat, Sep 28, 6pm

He performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Chicago Symphony when he was just 11. At 23, he was hand-picked by Miles Davis to join the jazzman’s legendary second quintet. Hancock’s towering and influential career as a pianist, composer, and bandleader includes more than five decades of pioneering jazz performances and more than sixty recordings, of which fourteen earned a Grammy Award. “He had the sold-out crowd in the palm of his hand.” – The Oregonian

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Jon Batiste and the Stay Human Band 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. “Mr. Batiste was stunning: he played a solo in the piano’s upper region that was spare, forceful, witty, funky, imaginative, and coherent.” – The New York Times

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. “This orchestra is at the very tip of the powerful movement to inspire young kids through music and give them a future.” – Radio Berlin


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Silk Road Ensemble 15th Anniversary Year

Three Concerts: $77 – $179

Mariza

Estrella Morente

She is part of a new generation who has reinvigorated Portugal’s fado – a style of singing that blends the 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.

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.

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Sat, Mar 15, 7:30pm

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 . “A kind of roving, music laboratory without walls.” – Boston Globe

“...she’s been reviving and reinventing the traditional fado style, and the results are nothing short of spectacular.” – The Washington Post

“Her physical authority is at one with her amazing voice. A tough act to follow.” – The Guardian

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San Francisco Symphony

Santa Rosa Symphony

This Grammy-award winning orchestra brings the soul of San Francisco to the North Bay. For program information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.sfymphony.org or call 415-864-6000.

The eighty-member Resident Orchestra of Weill Hall delivers nearly three-dozen concerts each year. For program information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.santarosasymphony.com or call 707-546-8742.

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More than 100 annual concerts by the students and faculty who live and learn at the Green Music Center.


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For reservations or information, call 866-955-6040 ext. 2 or visit www.sonoma.edu/prelude. MasterCard is the preferred card of Prelude Restaurant.

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Estrella Morente

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Jessye Norman

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Deborah Voigt

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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 Itzhak Perlman Jessye Norman

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