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IN 2012 THE DOORS OPENED TO

SONOMA’S MUSICAL FUTURE WITH THE INAUGURATION OF THE JOAN AND SANFORD I. WEILL HALL AND A NEW VISTA WAS CREATED FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IN THE HEART OF WINE COUNTRY.

THE FIRST HARVEST OF SPECTACULAR CONCERTS BROUGHT OPTIMISM, EXCITEMENT, EXPECTATION. NOW, THE

2014-15 SEASON

OF WEILL HALL AT SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY’S GREEN MUSIC CENTER BRINGS

EXPANDING HORIZONS — THE PROMISE OF A GREAT VINTAGE.

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A LEGEND SALUTES A LEGEND

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Michael Feinstein The Sinatra Project

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 3:00 P.M. Multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein, dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” salutes Frank Sinatra, one of the best-selling and most beloved artists of all time. Considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards, Feinstein has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the White House, and Buckingham Palace, and performs 200-plus shows a year, including those at the San Francisco nightclub that bears his name, Feinstein’s at Hotel Nikko. THIS SPECIAL EVENING CAN BE ADDED TO ANY SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE.

“THE PREMIER POP ARCHIVIST OF OUR TIME.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

SAV E T H E DAT E 2014 – 15 SEASON

Opening Gala FOLLOWING THE CONCERT, JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF OUR SEASON WITH A GLAMOROUS EVENING OF DINNER AND DANCING. V I S I T G M C . S O N O M A . E D U / GA L A F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N .

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New Century Chamber Orchestra

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Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

The Nile Project

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A Johnny Mathis Christmas

Na Leo

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SFJAZZ Collective

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Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project

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Handel’s Messiah, American Bach Soloists

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Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2014

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Tango Buenos Aires

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Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker

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Nobuyuki Tsujii

Zarin Mehta — Co-Executive Director, Green Music Center Larry Furukawa-Schlereth — Co-Executive Director, Green Music Center

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Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca

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Sérgio and Odair Assad — 50th Anniversary Tour Page 40


An Evening with Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 7:30 P.M. Bluegrass, folk, country, and classical elements combine in the musical offerings of bassist/ composer Edgar Meyer, of the Punch Brothers quintet, and mandolinist/composer Chris Thile, of Nickel Creek. The mutual respect and rich musical dialogue between these two MacArthur Fellow players is unmistakable.

SOULFUL MUSICAL DIALOGUE

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Ramsey Lewis / Cécile M cLorin Salvant SATURDAY, SEPT. 20, 7:30 P.M. Two artists from widely different generations express the ability of jazz, in their respective sets, to reflect individual voices while speaking universally. Rising star Cécile McLorin Salvant, who was nominated for the 2014 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her CD WomanChild, is still in her 20s, while three-time Grammy winner Ramsey Lewis, with an unforgettable sound and outgoing personality, has been a leader in contemporary jazz, pop, and R&B for more than 50 years. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE BEATS AND BRAVOS PACKAGE.

“ALWAYS FRESH AND EVER EVOLVING.” – CHICAGOJAZZ.COM

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center All-Brahms

SATURDAY, OCT. 18, 7:30 P.M. Based in the world’s largest performing arts complex, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center draws more people to chamber music than any other organization of its kind. The famed ensemble, which performs repertoire from over three centuries, brings an all-Brahms program that features masterpieces from the fruitful final years of the composer’s life, including the Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, and the Clarinet Quintet in B minor. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN

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Laurie Anderson Language of the Future

SATURDAY, OCT. 25, 7:30 P.M. Since she launched to superstar status with the song “O Superman” in 1981, composer, vocalist, and writer Laurie Anderson has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music. This visionary artist offers the latest chapter in her ongoing exploration of the American narrative and how we tell it: Language of the Future, a witty and poignant collection of songs and stories about contemporary culture, crossing the border between the reality of performance and the elusive dream world suggested by technology and information. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE MUSICAL PANORAMA PACKAGE.

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Anoushka Shankar SUNDAY, NOV. 2, 7:00 P.M. Deeply rooted in Indian classical music, having studied exclusively with her father, the legendary Ravi Shankar, sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar brings a selection of material from her latest album, Traces of You, a memorial to her father. It’s a highly emotional album that one reviewer said “goes much further in melting the borders that separate not just Hindustani Classical music — both ancient and modern — but the borders that separate Eastern and Western music as well.” THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE COMPASS POINTS PACKAGE.

“THIS INDIAN POP-CLASSICAL SITAR COMPOSER INHERITED MUCH TALENT FROM HER FATHER”

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R O YA L F A M I LY O F T H E G U I TA R

The Romeros ¡VIVA ANDALUCÍA!

SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 7:30 P.M. Known to millions as “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” the Romeros were founded half a century ago by the late Celedonio Romero, renowned as a soloist in Spain. The ensemble, now including members of the family’s third generation of virtuosos, has performed with countless symphony orchestras and has commissioned scores of works for guitar quartet. With their program ¡Viva Andalucía! the Romeros bring world premieres of works written for them, as well as Spanish favorites by Rodrigo, Albéniz, and Sor. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE WORLDLY DISCOVERIES PACKAGE.

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Audra McDonald FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 7:30 P.M. As both singer and actress, Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry. With a record-tying five Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards, McDonald is blessed with an incomparable gift for dramatic truth-telling, equally at home on Broadway and opera stages as she is in film and television. Says USA Today, “McDonald has one of the warmest, most glorious singing voices on the planet.” THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE MUSICAL PANORAMA PACKAGE.

SINGER, ACTRESS, TRUTHTELLER

“A ONE-OF-A-KIND MUSICAL SUPER-TALENT.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

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A M U S I C A L C O L L A B O R AT I V E

New Century Chamber Orchestra Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Music Director, with the San Francisco Girls Chorus Handel, Corelli, Vivaldi, Piazzolla, Bach, Vaughan Williams, and Traditional HOLIDAY Songs

FRIDAY, DEC. 12, 7:30 P.M. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the New Century Chamber Orchestra performs without a conductor and makes musical decisions collaboratively. Since 2008 the 19-member string ensemble has been joined by world-renowned violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, who serves as Music Director and Concertmaster, and bringing what Gramophone called “a new sense of vitality and determination.” Highlights of this seasonal program include the “Winter” sections of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons in Buenos Aires, and Corelli’s Christmas Concerto. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE ART OF THE ENSEMBLE PACKAGE.

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BEST FRIENDS

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Na Leo SATURDAY, DEC. 13, 7:30 P.M. With a name that means “the voices blending together in warmth,” Na Leo is one of the most popular — and most award-winning — female Hawaiian group in the world. Consisting of three childhood friends, Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima, and Angela Morales, the group had its first hit, “Local Boys,” when the friends were still teenagers. Today, they jointly compose, write lyrics, record, and perform music. In their Weill Hall debut, the trio presents an evening of contemporary hits and holiday classics. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE WORLDLY DISCOVERIES PACKAGE.

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A Johnny Mathis Christmas Greatest Hits and Holiday Classics 35-Piece Orchestra

FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 7:30 P.M. It was in June of 1957 when Johnny Mathis appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, where he was launched as a national celebrity. Mathis went on to achieve household-name status via a stream of albums featuring his unusually expressive voice in a wide range of romantic ballads, classic standards, and Broadway hits. An audience favorite now for more than fifty years, Mathis is one Grammy Hall of Famer whose sound is truly timeless. THIS SPECIAL EVENING CAN BE ADDED TO ANY SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE.

WONDERFUL , WONDERFUL

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GOOD TIDINGS

Handel’s Messiah American Bach Soloists

SUNDAY, DEC. 21, 3:00 P.M. Jeffrey Thomas, conductor; Mary Wilson, soprano; Eric Jurenas, countertenor; Wesley Rogers, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone Founded in 1989, American Bach Soloists is recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of the music of the Baroque era. Under the leadership of co-founder and Music Director Jeffrey Thomas, the ensemble gathers together the world’s finest vocalists and period-instrument performers, to bring the most brilliant music of the Baroque era to life. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE ART OF THE ENSEMBLE AND MATINEE OVATIONS PACKAGES.

“THE BEST AMERICAN SPECIALISTS IN EARLY MUSIC.” – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

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Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2014 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS JONATHAN BUTLER, CHRISTOPHER CROSS, AND MAYSA

MONDAY, DEC. 22, 7:30 P.M. Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2014 is an uplifting, high-energy show that the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit with lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, Koz has played over the years with such artists as Burt Bacharach, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Shelby Lynne, Kenny Loggins, U2, Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Luther Vandross and Rod Stewart. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE MUSICAL PANORAMA AND BEATS AND BRAVOS PACKAGES.

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Tango Buenos Aires Song of Eva Perón

THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 7:30 P.M. “Fire” and “passion” are words frequently used to describe Tango Buenos Aires, the matchless ensemble of dancers and musicians that has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports. This time the ensemble performs the Song of Eva Perón, a journey in dance and music through the life of the most important woman in Argentinian history. Tracing Perón’s epic life from her ascent to fame to her death in 1952, this sparkling and poignant spectacle reveals the influence of tango on Perón’s life.” THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE COMPASS POINTS PACKAGE.

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Yo-Yo Ma Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello

SATURDAY, JAN. 24, 7:30 P.M. A solo all-Bach program from the multifaceted cellist whose career is a testament to the continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences. With a discography that includes more than 90 albums and seventeen Grammy Awards, Yo-Yo Ma also serves as the Artistic Director of the Silk Road Project, an organization he founded to promote the study of cultural traditions along the ancient Silk Road trade routes. THIS SPECIAL EVENING CAN BE ADDED TO ANY SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE.

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RHYTHMIC VIGOR AND POLISHED TONE

Emerson String Quartet Mozart, Ravel, and Beethoven

FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 7:30 P.M. Formed in 1976, the Emerson String Quartet claims more than thirty recordings and nine Grammy Awards, including two for Best Classical Album. Now, with the arrival of cellist Paul Watkins, the Quartet has embarked on the next phase of its journey, described by The Boston Globe as “an extraordinary fusion of experience and authority with audacity and freshness.” THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE SUPERSTARS OF STRINGS PACKAGE.

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The Nile Project FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 7:30 P.M. Founded in 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero, the Nile Project was created “to address the Nile basin’s cultural and environmental challenges using an innovative approach that combines music, education, and an enterprise platform.” The unique sound of the Nile Project is created by a stunning variety of instruments from Nile-basin countries, including the masenko from Ethiopia, the ney and oud from Egypt, and the adungu from Uganda — in addition to violin, saxophone, bass guitar, and six vocalists singing in 11 languages. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE MUSICAL PANORAMA AND WORLDLY DISCOVERIES PACKAGES.

“EAST AFRICA FLEXES ITS POWERFUL MUSICAL MUSCLE.” – SONGLINES MAGAZINE

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Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Charles Dutoit, conductor Nikolai Lugansky, piano Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky

SATURDAY, FEB. 14, 7:30 P.M. Founded in 1918, the internationally renowned Orchestre de la Suisse Romande has built a solid reputation on its interpretation of French and Russian music of the 20th century. With conductor Charles Dutoit the ensemble offers a program consisting of Debussy’s Ibéria, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (with pianist Nikolai Lugansky), and Stravinsky’s Song of the Nightingale. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE ART OF THE ENSEMBLE PACKAGE.

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Jordi Savall ISTANBUL: Music from the Ottoman Empire

SATURDAY, FEB. 21, 7:30 P.M. With a distinguished career as a concert performer, teacher, researcher, and creator of new projects, both musical and cultural, Jordi Savall is one of the most gifted musicians of his generation. Together with his ensemble Hespèrian XXI, Savall performs Istanbul, a program featuring “music from the Ottoman Empire in dialogue with Armenian, Greek, and Sephardic traditions.” Drawing on Savall’s album of the same name, the program reflects the cultural melting pot that Istanbul was during its medieval heyday. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE COMPASS POINTS PACKAGE.

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Igudesman and Joo A Little Nightmare Music

SUNDAY, FEB. 22, 7:00 P.M. When classical musicians Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo met at school in England, they began working in the humorous classical-music-meets-popular-culture tradition of Victor Borge and Dudley Moore. Now, having taken audiences by storm with their hilarious theatrical shows, the duo can be found on television and YouTube, as well as in classical concert halls and stadiums worldwide. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE PAIRINGS AND DIALOGUES PACKAGE.

CLASSICAL MEETS POP HUMOR

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MASTER OF THE K E Y B OA R D

Murray Perahia SATURDAY, MAR. 7, 7:30 P.M. In the more than forty years that he has been performing on the concert stage, American pianist Murray Perahia has become one of the most sought-after and cherished pianists of our time. In addition to his recital work and recording, Perahia is the Principal Guest Conductor of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with whom he has toured as conductor and pianist throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Southeast Asia. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE CLASSICAL SPRING PACKAGE.

“STILL SMASHING ALL EXPECTATIONS.” – THE WASHINGTON POST

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CHAMBER MUSIC FOR A N E W G E N E R AT I O N

Stewart Copeland and Jon Kimura Parker Off the Score

SUNDAY, MAR. 8, 7:00 P.M. Stewart Copeland, an innovator in the world of rock drumming, joins forces with pianist Jon Kimura Parker for a new chamber music program that explores the intersection of classical music with the improvisational instincts of rock ‘n’ roll. Performing with a quintet, this powerful pair’s repertoire includes a Rite of Spring Mash-Up and works by Copeland himself, including hits from his years as drummer for The Police. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE MUSICAL PANORAMA AND PAIRINGS AND DIALOGUES PACKAGES.

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Curtis Chamber Orchestra

from the Curtis Institute of Music

Robert Spano, conductor; Roberto Díaz, viola Prokofiev, Mozart, Robert Spano, and Jennifer Higdon

SUNDAY, MAR. 15, 3:00 P.M. Praised for its “great elegance and style” (The Washington Post), the Curtis Chamber Orchestra brings a program featuring three prominent alumni of the Curtis Institute of Music: conductor Robert Spano leads a program that includes Prokofiev’s “Classical” Symphony; Mozart’s great Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter;” a new viola concerto by Curtis faculty member Jennifer Higdon performed by Curtis President Roberto Díaz; in addition to three songs composed by Mr. Spano. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE ART OF THE ENSEMBLE AND MATINEE OVATIONS PACKAGES.

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Gil Shaham The Bach Project: complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin

FRIDAY, MAR. 27, 7:30 P.M. One of the foremost violinists of our time, the winner of multiple Grammy Awards and other prizes, Gil Shaham commands flawless technique with inimitable warmth, a combination that has solidified his legacy as an American master. “One of the few [violinists] identifiable by sound and style alone,” according to The Boston Globe, Shaham plays the incomparable 1699 “Countess Polignac” Stradivarius. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE SUPERSTARS OF STRINGS PACKAGE.

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Bobby M cFerrin FRIDAY, APR. 10, 7:30 P.M. For decades, Bobby McFerrin has broken all the rules. The 10-time Grammy Award-winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world’s finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, and inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. He redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy;” his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea, and the Vienna Philharmonic; his improvising choir Voicestra; and his legendary solo vocal performances. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE BEATS AND BRAVOS PACKAGE.

“SOARING, SPIRITUAL PERFORMANCES — EXOTIC AND HYPNOTIC.” – THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Concerto Köln Cordula Breuer, flute; Anna Torge, mandolin; Margret Köll, harp Telemann, Handel, Corelli, Vivaldi, and Durante

SATURDAY, APR. 11, 7:30 P.M. For more than twenty-five years, Concerto Köln has ranked among the leading ensembles for historically informed performance practice, devoted primarily to the orchestral and operatic repertory of the 17th and 18th centuries. The group has earned many prestigious awards, including a 2005 Best Opera Grammy for their recording of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE ART OF THE ENSEMBLE PACKAGE.

THE BEST OF

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C H A M P I O N S O F T H E I N T E R N AT I O N A L

SFJAZZ Collective THE MUSIC OF JOE HENDERSON AND ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

FRIDAY, APR. 17, 7:30 P.M. Miguel Zenón, alto saxophone; David Sánchez, tenor saxophone; Avishai Cohen, trumpet; Robin Eubanks, trombone; Warren Wolf, vibraphone and marimba; Edward Simon, piano; Matt Penman, bass; Obed Calvaire, drums As soloists, composers, and bandleaders, the eight artists who comprise the SFJAZZ Collective represent what’s happening now in jazz. Hailing from Puerto Rico, Baltimore, New York, Venezuela, Israel, and New Zealand, these musicians demonstrate that jazz has truly become an international language, honoring jazz history while championing the music’s up-to-the-minute directions. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE BEATS AND BRAVOS PACKAGE. WEILL HALL

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Lila Downs SATURDAY, APR. 18, 7:30 P.M.

VOICE OF THE AMERICAS

Hollywood and the rest of the world took notice when Downs performed the Oscar-nominated soundtrack song “Burn It Blue” on the Academy Awards telecast, becoming the first female Mexican artist to perform live on the awards ceremony. By drawing on a pan-Latin palette of music as well as American folk, jazz, blues, and rock, Downs and her worldly band of kindred spirits, La Misteriosa, have won accolades and a devoted following of world music fans. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE COMPASS POINTS PACKAGE.

“CROWD-PLEASING AND JUBILANT.” – THE HUFFINGTON POST

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MEETING OF MUSICAL MINDS

The Mutter — Bronfman — Harrell Trio BEETHOVEN AND TCHAIKOVSKY

SUNDAY, APR. 19, 7:00 P.M. Three of the most distinguished musicians of our time — violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, pianist Yefim Bronfman, and cellist Lynn Harrell — join forces to explore two trios with special dedications by their composers: the Trio in A minor by Tchaikovsky, dedicated “In memory of a great artist,” in reference to his friend and mentor, the pianist Nikolai Rubinstein; and the mighty “Archduke” Trio of Beethoven, a “symphony for three musicians,” as some have called it, that was dedicated to the composer’s benefactor, student, and friend, Archduke Rudolf of Austria. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE SUPERSTARS OF STRINGS AND CLASSICAL SPRING PACKAGES.

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Alisa Weilerstein and Inon BARNATAN SUNDAY, APR. 26, 3:00 P.M. Known for combining passion, commitment, and breathtaking technique with undeniable musicianship, cellist Alisa Weilerstein is one of today’s most exciting young artists. Matching her in these qualities is pianist Inon Barnatan, who has been called “a true poet of the keyboard”— refined, searching, and unfailingly communicative. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE PAIRINGS AND DIALOGUES AND MATINEE OVATIONS PACKAGES.

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“PERFORMING WITH SOULFUL EXPRESSION AND PHYSICAL ABANDON.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

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COLO R S O F THE KE Y B OAR D

Nobuyuki TsujiI Ravel and Chopin

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 7:30 P.M. Blind since birth, pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii was joint Gold Medal winner at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Van Cliburn himself told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Tsujii was “absolutely miraculous — his performance had the power of a healing service.” An inspirational musician with formidable technique and a natural gift for pianistic color, Tsujii has earned international recognition in recent years for the excitement of his live performances. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE MUSICAL PANORAMA AND CLASSICAL SPRING PACKAGES.

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Jeffrey Kahane Beethoven and Bach

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 7:30 P.M. Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane has established an international reputation as a versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach and Mozart to Gershwin and Golijov. In his first solo appearance at Weill Hall, Kahane performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations and Beethoven’s antepenultimate Piano Sonata Op. 109.

MASTERPIECES OF THE PIANO

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FIERCE POETRY

Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca Noche Flamenca y Antigona

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 7:30 P.M. Hailed by critics for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is recognized as the most authentic flamenco touring company in the field today. Under the direction of Martín Santangelo, and featuring the fiercely poetic dance artistry of Soledad Barrio (who happens to be Santangelo’s wife), the company tours the globe, including regular seasons in New York and Buenos Aires. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE WORLDLY DISCOVERIES PACKAGE.

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Sérgio and Odair Assad 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 3:00 P.M. Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of innovation, ingenuity, and expression. Their virtuosity has inspired a wide range of composers to write for them — including Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, Radamés Gnattali, and Marlos Nobre — and they have worked with such renowned artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Paquito D’Rivera, Gidon Kremer, and Dawn Upshaw. THIS PERFORMANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE SUPERSTARS OF STRINGS AND MATINEE OVATIONS PACKAGES.

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SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY The Santa Rosa Symphony — Resident Orchestra at the Green Music Center — celebrates its 87th performance season in 2014-2015. Music Director/Conductor Bruno Ferrandis is in his ninth year of delivering musical inspiration to the North Bay community.

THE 7-CONCERT VIKING CRUISES CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES TRIPLE-SETS FROM OCTOBER TO MAY FEATURING STELLAR GUEST ARTISTS: YEVGENY SUDBIN, PIANO CHRISTIAN POLTÉRA, CELLO AUGSBURG CATHEDRAL BOYS CHOIR MARK O’CONNER, VIOLIN JP JOFRE, BANDONEÓN OLGA KERN, PIANO JOSHUA BELL IN RECITAL FRI, OCT. 24 AT 8 P.M. SPECIAL SYMPHONY BENEFIT WELLS FARGO CENTER FOR THE ARTS

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.SANTAROSASYMPHONY.COM OR BY PHONE AT 707.546.8742

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Savor the sounds of the San Francisco Symphony. Patrons and critics alike are charmed and elated to hear the Grammy Award-winning orchestra perform in Weill Hall, returning for a third year of concerts in Sonoma County. RAVISHING RACHMANINOFF THU, OCT. 16 AT 8 P.M. STÉPHANE DENÈVE, CONDUCTOR PETER SERKIN PLAYS MOZART THU, FEB. 12 AT 8 P.M. HERBERT BLOMSTEDT, CONDUCTOR HERAS-CASADO CONDUCTS MOZART AND HAYDN THU, APR. 16 AT 8 P.M. PABLO HERAS-CASADO, CONDUCTOR BARTÓK’S CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA THU, MAY 21 AT 8 P.M. MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS, CONDUCTOR

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.SFSYMPHONY.ORG/GREENMUSIC OR BY PHONE AT 415.864.6000

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Support Levels PATRON: $250 — $499 DONOR: $500 — $999 BENEFACTOR*: $1,000 — $2,499 PRESENTER’S CIRCLE: $2,500 — $4,999 PRODUCER’S CIRCLE: $5,000 — $9,999 DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE: $10,000 — $24,999 PARTNER’S CIRCLE: $25,000 and above * Members of the Benefactor Level and above receive priority ticket access MasterCard is the preferred card of Weill Hall.

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The Green Music Center is located on the campus of Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California, at the intersection of Rohnert Park Expressway and Petaluma Hill Road.

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Exemplary culinary creations focused on locally grown food. Savor the bounty of Sonoma County: exquisite cuisine, fine wine, and elegant surroundings await you at Prelude Restaurant, just steps away from Weill Hall. For reservations call 866.955.6040 ext. 2 or visit gmc.sonoma.edu/prelude.


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n EMERSON STRING QUARTET FEB. 6, 2015 | P. 22

n AN EVENING WITH CHRIS THILE AND EDGAR MEYER SEP. 19, 2014 | P. 8

n HANDEL’S MESSIAH, AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS DEC. 21, 2014 | P. 18

n IGUDESMAN AND JOO FEB. 22, 2015 | P. 26

n CURTIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MAR. 15, 2015 | P. 29

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n GIL SHAHAM MAR. 27, 2015 | P. 30 n THE MUTTER-BRONFMAN HARRELL TRIO APR. 19, 2015 | P. 35 n SÉRGIO AND ODAIR ASSAD 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR MAY 17, 2015 | P. 40

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n STEWART COPELAND AND JON KIMURA PARKER MAR. 8, 2015 | P. 28 n ALISA WEILERSTEIN AND INON BARNATAN APR. 26, 2015 | P. 36

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n ALISA WEILERSTEIN AND INON BARTANAN APR. 26, 2015 | P. 36 n SÉRGIO AND ODAIR ASSAD 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR MAY 17, 2015 | P. 40

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n LAURIE ANDERSON — OCT. 25, 2014 | P. 11

n CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER — OCT. 18, 2014 | P. 10

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n AUDRA McDONALD — DEC. 5, 2014 | P. 14

n NEW CENTURY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA — DEC. 12, 2014 | P. 15

n DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2014 — DEC. 22, 2014 | P. 19

n HANDEL’S MESSIAH, AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS — DEC. 21, 2014 | P. 18

n THE NILE PROJECT — FEB. 13, 2015 | P. 23

nO RCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE — FEB. 14, 2015 | P. 24

n STEWART COPELAND AND JON KIMURA PARKER — MAR. 8, 2015 | P. 28

nC URTIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA — MAR. 15, 2015 | P. 29

n NOBUYUKI TSUJII — MAY 1, 2015 | P. 37

n CONCERTO KÖLN — APR. 11, 2015 | P. 32

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n MURRAY PERAHIA MAR. 7, 2015 | P. 27

n THE ROMEROS NOV. 15, 2014 | P. 13

n ANOUSHKA SHANKAR NOV. 2, 2014 | P. 12

n THE MUTTER-BRONFMAN HARRELL TRIO APR. 19, 2015 | P. 35

n NA LEO DEC. 13, 2014 | P. 16

n TANGO BUENOS AIRES JAN. 22, 2015 | P. 20

n THE NILE PROJECT FEB. 13, 2015 | P. 23

n JORDI SAVALL FEB. 21, 2015 | P. 25

n SOLEDAD BARRIO AND NOCHE FLAMENCA MAY 9, 2015 | P. 39

n LILA DOWNS APR. 18, 2015 | P. 34

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n NOBUYUKI TSUJII MAY 1, 2015 | P. 37 n JEFFREY KAHANE MAY 8, 2015 | P. 38

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