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SSU Chorus To Hold Auditions for Green Music Center Opening

The 'world class' center opens Sept. 30. Auditions will be held later this month.

Calling North Bay singers. The Sonoma State University Chorus is holding auditions for people to perform at the official opening celebration of the college's Green Music Center on Sept. 30. Auditions are offered through SSU's Music Department. Community members need not enroll.

The center features a 1,400-seat theater and is billed as a “world class performance venue” that will attract tourists and musicians to Sonoma County. It's modeled on Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

Green Music Center broke ground in 1997 and has cost more than $120 million, half of which came from donations from donors such as Sandy and Joan Weill, the former a Citigroup executive, and Telecom Valley pioneer Don Green.

It has already booked performers such as Alison Krauss and piano virtuoso Lang Lang and has been presented as a major driver of tourism dollars and jobs to Rohnert Park and the surrounding area.

Auditions will be held at the center Aug. 21, 3-9 p.m.; Aug. 22, 5-8 p.m. and Aug. 23, 3-9 p.m. Other auditions will also be held in Novato, San Rafael and Napa.

The opening celebration will be open to the public. There will be no entrance fee. For more information on the event, click here.

For more information and to schedule an audition, contact Choral Director Jenny Bent at bentje@sonoma.edu or (707) 664-3925. 

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