SRJC Music Concerts & Recitals, Spring 2022

Concerts

Concert Choir & Chamber Singers
"Singing for our Dreams"
Wednesday, March 16, 7:30 pm
Burbank Auditorium
$12 General/$6 Students, Seniors & Children

The Santa Rosa Junior College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers perform live onstage in Burbank Auditorium on Wednesday, March 16th at 7:30 pm - presenting songs of faith, love, despair, and hope.

IF YOU MISSED IT IN PERSON, or just want to see it again, catch the entire performance on:  https://youtu.be/bXeyzvfiHMg - The YouTube Watch Party premiere will be Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm (or you can watch it any time after that).

Featured will be Brahms’ beautiful choral work “Schicksalslied” (“Song of Destiny”) that will be performed in Carnegie Hall on April 17th by a choir of singers from Sonoma State University, Reedley College, and 26 singers from the SRJC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.  Conducting in Carnegie Hall will be Dr. Jenny Bent, Director of Choral Activities at SSU.

Many of our students are financially challenged and this trip to NY will be a major expense for them. Please support our SRJC Singers by clicking on this link: https://santarosajc.ejoinme.org/choir


Symphonic Band & Orchestra
“Art Machine”
Friday, March 18, 7:30 pm 
Burbank Auditorium
$12 General/$6 Students, Seniors & Children
Vaccine proof to enter (for ages 12+). Masks required. 
Max capacity: 100
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SRJC Band & Orchestra presents music inspired by machines, systems & processes. A journey of music based on everything from Pony Express to Foundry (metalworking), to the medical system to electronics (Video Games). 

You can watch the concert video here:
 "Art Machine" Concert, 18 March 2022  

Highlights include: 

  • Resphighi's Ancient Airs & Dances (Suite 2) 
  • Student composition Day Colors by Josh Monson 
  • John Mackey's Foundry 
  • Black, female Grammy-nominated composer Valerie Coleman’s Seven O'Clock Shout 
  • Video Game Music: Final Fantasy & World of Warcraft
 

Bennett Friedman Jazz Quartet
Thursday, April 7, 7:30 pm

Newman Auditorium
Santa Rosa Junior College

Tickets sold at the door, cash only
$15 General, $10 Students and Seniors
Concert proceeds benefit the SRJC Foundation Jazz Studies Fund.

Bennett Friedman - tenor saxophone
Aaron Garner - piano
Peter Barshay - bass
Deszon Claiborne - drums

Pianist Aaron Garner teaches jazz improvisation, theory and piano at San Joaquin Delta College. He has performed with James Moody, Eddie Harris, Oscar Brown Jr., and the Woody Herman Band.

Peter Barshay has been featured on bass with Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, and many other jazz greats. He has produced Pit of Fashion, an album that showcases his compositions.

Drummer Deszon Claiborne has been featured with such jazz greats as Les McCann, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Handy, and Donald Harrison, and singers such as Boz Scaggs, Angela Bofill, and Taj Mahal.

Saxophonist Bennett Friedman has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, and the Russian River Jazz Festival. He has been featured as a soloist with Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Natalie Cole, and Marvin Gaye. Friedman has taught Jazz Studies at SRJC since 1977. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant for jazz composition.

Concert program will be selected from the following:
Airegin - Sonny Rollins
All the Way - James Van Heusen
Blues Strut - Dave Stryker
Ceora - Lee Morgan
Hot House - Tadd Dameron
Jitterbug Waltz - Fats Waller
San Francisco P.M. - Clare Fischer
The Peacocks - Jimmy Rowles
Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye

Vaccine proof to enter (for ages 12+). Masks required.

 

SRJC Jazz Combos
Friday, May 6, 7:30 pm

Newman Auditorium
All tickets are $10, cash only

The Santa Rosa Junior College Jazz Combos, directed by Bennett Friedman, will present their Spring concert on Friday, May 6 at 7:30PM in Newman Auditorium on the Santa Rosa campus. Admission is $10. Tickets will only be available at the door. Concert proceeds benefit the SRJC Foundation Jazz Studies Fund.

The Jazz Combos recently appeared at the CSU East Bay Jazz Festival where the Festival Director proclaimed SRJC’s performance one of the best ever at the festival.

The Friday concert will feature two premieres of student compositions: “Something Cooler” by saxophonist Logan Miro, and “Miu Lok Hei” by trumpeter Logan Musicant. Other works to be performed include compositions of Chick Corea, Clifford Brown, Dave Brubeck, and Horace Silver.

For more information, please call 527-4249.

 

Concert Choir & Chamber Singers
Wednesday, May 18, 7:30 pm

Burbank Auditorium
$12 General/$6 Students, Seniors & Children

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Join the Santa Rosa Junior College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in our final concert for this year “SHADOWS ON THE SOUL” Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30 pm in Burbank Auditorium. A program of mostly American music will provide moments of tenderness, longing, and sheer delight that will culminate in a performance of composer Ola Gjeilo’s profound 21st century work for chorus, strings and piano “DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL.” Commissioned in 2010 in memory of American choral legend Norman Luboff by his widow Gunilla, this beautiful work was performed in Carnegie Hall on April 17, 2022 by an ensemble that included 26 SRJC Choirs singers combining with Sonoma State Symphonic Chorus and Reedley College Choir.

Your ticket purchases and generous donations helped to make that trip possible! Please support our SRJC Singers by clicking on this link: https://santarosajc.ejoinme.org/choir

Masks are required indoors on SRJC campus, with exception made for music performers. Visitors can either present a vaccine card or proof of negative COVID-19 test (PCR) results taken within 72 hours.

 

Symphonic Band & Orchestra
“Chanson: Lenses & Mirrors”
Grammy-winning Guest Conductor Erik Johnson
Saturday, May 21, 7:30 pm
Burbank Auditorium
$12 General/$6 Students, Seniors & Children

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SRJC Band & Orchestra present an evening of French music viewing ourselves in another culture through the mirror. At the same time, we will see life through the eyes of France including:

  • Painter in Gershwin’s American in Paris
  • Warrior in Bizet’s Carmen Suites
  • Worship songs in Ancient Dialogue
  • Daydreams in Debussy’s Reverie
  • Exploration of Paris in City of Lights

Masks are required indoors on SRJC campus, with exception made for music performers. Visitors can either present a vaccine card or proof of negative COVID-19 test (PCR) results taken within 72 hours.

 

Recitals

Music Department Student Recital
Watch the video
Friday, April 8, 12:30 pm

Forsyth Hall Rm 105


A Recital of English Lyric Repertoire
Featuring students from Diction & Repertoire for Singers
Thursday, May 5, 5:00 pm
Newman Auditorium


Joint Student Solo Vocal Recital
Lilia Salido Rico, Soprano
Jozifein Woods, Soprano
Christopher Shayota, Tenor
Jody Benecke, Director
Nancy Hayashibara, Accompanist
Friday, May 13, 7:30 pm
Forsyth Hall Rm 105


Piano Student Recital
Friday, May 13, 7:00pm

Newman Auditorium


All recitals are free.

All events will be held live, in-person. Seating is limited.

Masks are required indoors on SRJC campus, with exception made for music performers. Visitors can either present a vaccine card or proof of negative COVID-19 test (PCR) results taken within 72 hours.

Any changes due to new public health protocols will be posted at music.santarosa.edu/events.

To purchase tickets online for Choir and Band/Orchestra concerts, please visit the link provided in the description of each Event. 

To support the SRJC Music Program, please Donate Here

For more information, contact the SRJC Music Department at
(707) 5274249  or music@santarosa.edu

 

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