The centerpiece of the Green Music Center, Sonoma State University’s ambitious and sprawling fine arts project, is the 1400-seat Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall. The Hall features three floors of handcrafted, European steamed beech maple seats, each seat crafted to gain optimum acoustics. There is literally not a bad seat in the house. The modular rear wall of Weill Hall opens fully, extending the concert experience to an outdoor audience of up to 3,000. The beautifully landscaped outside area includes a “jumbotron” video for those who would prefer complementing their experience with a picnic.
Within the Green Music Center complex is Schroeder Recital Hall, inspired by the soaring spaces of European churches and featuring seating for 250. The Brombaugh tracker organ, a rare and important find, graces the stage-end wall from its own balcony. This versatile complex is focused on creating the highest quality music education experience possible for students and the community. The Green Music Center also includes a multi-use education facility, an elegant hospitality center and a beautiful Dining Facility and Bar, Prelude, the ideal place to dine before the show or catch your breath during intermission. Prelude also offers a great facility for special events, and has already been the location for a number of weddings. On the horizon is an adjacent outdoor theater, architecturally based on the renowned home of the Boston Symphony’s summer venue, Tanglewood.
Oct. 13 Garrison Keillor – “Just Passing Through”
Oct. 15 Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Oct. 20 Peter Serkin, piano
Oct. 28 The Miró Quartet with Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Nov. 10 Les Arts Florissants with William Christie
Dec. 1 Late Night with Leonard Bernstein
Dec. 17 Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Concert with Special Guests David Benoit, Rick Braun, and Peter White
Jan. 26 Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Feb. 17 Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary
Feb. 18 Dorothea Röschmann, soprano & Malcolm Martineau, piano
Feb. 23 Dublin Irish Dancers “Stepping Out”
Feb. 25 Tackács Quartet with Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Mar. 2 Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin & Lambert Orkis, piano
Mar. 11 Salif Keita
Mar. 16 Yamato Drummers
Mar. 17 Jennifer Koh, violin & Shai Wosner, piano
Mar. 24 Israeli Chamber Project
Weill Hall at Green Music Center
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
866.955.6040 • gmc.sonoma.edu/events
Ticket information is available at gmc.sonoma.edu/events or by calling (866) 955-6040.