sr symphony

Performing Arts

Casual Concerts

The 2016 Winterl Concerts Series

Coastal Winds woodwind quintet and Wine Country Brass

Coastal Winds will perform the Nielsen Woodwind Quintet and the Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon by local composer Mazdak Khamda. Other works on the program will be Gunther Schuller’s jazz based wind quintet and Malcolm Arnold’s rolicking Sea Shanties.

Wine Country Brass will present a program of brass quintet music. The composers featured will vary from JS Bach and William Byrd to Kevin McKee and Billy Strayhorn.

Mr Khamda’s Trio, Coastal Winds’ featured contemporary work, takes it’s emotional content from his Persian roots where the joys of family life were punctuated by overwhelming grief from the loss of family and friends in war. The long clarinet solo is written in a style that celebrates a traditional Persian style of singing.

The musicians in the two groups are:

Coastal Winds

Valerie White - flute
Danie Celidore - oboe
Jeff Chan - clarinet
Miranda Kincaid - bassoon
John Lounsbery - horn

Wine Country Brass

Tom Woodville - trumpet
Philip Beard - trumpet
John Lounsbery - horn
Bill Welsh - trombone

Nate Reibli - tuba

Friday, January 29th, Robert Brent Auditorium, 7:30pm

$15 General/$10 Students



ABRAZU is a newly-formed Brazilian Quintet of long established Sonoma County musicians Maria Bija, Dave MacNab, Kendrick Freeman, Bob Afifi, and Gabe Case, performing music that crosses over the borders of mpb, bossa, samba, funk, r&b, jazz, and afro-indian.  Drawing from the songbooks of Djavan, Bebel Gilberto, Jobim, and many others, the music of ABRAZU embraces the listener with warm and compelling vocal harmonies, earthy rhythmic grooves, and transcendent solos. Together these extraordinary five musicians form a classy ensemble, captivating hearts, minds and bodies with the alluring music of Brazil.
Friday, February 5, 7:30pm, $15


Bonnie Brooks Jazz Vocals

Bonnie Brooks, accompanied by John Simon (piano) will present a cozy and intimate evening of vocal music including songs that will feed and warm your soul. Come and join us as we serenade you with some soulful folk and pop tunes, sprinkled with jazz ballads, and even some musical theatre numbers. Bonnie will be joined for a few duets by a special friend and colleague.....surprise guest!
Saturday, February 27, 7:30pm, $15