Thursday, March 12, 2015

Guest Announcement: SDSU Coast to Coast Concert (22 March 2015 at Montezuma Hall)

SDSU’s Coast to Coast Concert Showcases Premiere Work, Faculty Stars, and New Facilities
SDSU Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra set highlight concert in Montezuma Hall, new Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

(San Diego) – The SDSU Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra present Coast to Coast, a concert featuring music inspired by two of America’s great cities, New York and San Diego, on Sunday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the beautiful, new Montezuma Hall of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.   

Tickets for Coast to Coast are $10, general admission, and $5 students, and can be purchased online at or at the box office one hour before performance.  Free admission for high school band and orchestra students.

Coast to Coast will highlight the talents of two of SDSU’s top ensembles, the SDSU Wind Symphony, conducted by Shannon Kitelinger, and the SDSU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Gerdes, as well as faculty members from the School of Music and Dance, and San Diego Symphony members.  

Jazz faculty Richard Thompson will perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.  Composition professor Joseph Waters’s newest piece Suite Noir, inspired by San Diego, will receive its world premiere with the SDSU Symphony and the new music ensemble SWARMIUS.  Other pieces will include Three Sketches, composed by Professor Emeritus Merle Hogg, and Quiet City by Aaron Copland, featuring solos by SDSU faculty and San Diego Symphony members John Wilds (trumpet), and Sarah Skuster (oboe).

This semester, the Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra are inviting students, alumni and community members to ‘come home’ to SDSU.  “We have a semester of concerts geared toward engaging our alumni by highlighting our students, faculty, and new facilities,” said Shannon Kitelinger, Director of Bands.  The Coast to Coast concert will display what SDSU has to offer on several levels; our talented faculty, splendid student performers and the beautiful new facilities at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.”

Still To Come in the Arts at SDSU:

A Thousand Plates Through March 30, 2015, SDSU Downtown Gallery
SDSU Opera Theatre: Baroque To Britten April 10 – 12, 2015, Smith Recital Hall
SDSU Jazz Ensemble with Sunny Wilkinson April 16, 2015, Smith Recital Hall
Lux Boreal: Fit/Misfit April 19, 2015, Dance Studio Theatre
The Great American Trailer Park Musical April 24 – May 3, 2015, Don Powell Theatre 
To Be Certain of the Dawn April 25, 2015, College Avenue Baptist Church