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SSU Jazz Orchestra Featuring World Premier of "I Can Dream: A Jazz Suite"

at Weill Hall, Rohnert Park CA

Dec 07
SSU Jazz Orchestra Featuring World Premier of "I Can Dream: A Jazz Suite"

Join the SSU Jazz Orchestra in Weill Hall for a night of socially-conscious music featuring the world premiere of SSU alumna Alison Poteracke's I Can Dream: a Jazz Suite, a multi-movement work featuring impressions of sorrow and hope in today's society.

"How often do we as people forget the impact we can have on each other? Each decision has a consequence, and that consequence leads to another, then another, then another until there’s a collision. An impact that, for better or worse, alters the perception of the world around us. Now the world feels that impact. The “I Can Dream Suite” is a conversation, a reminder of lives lost, lives taken, and the consequences of those losses. It is a call for peaceful, organized, intentional change that lifts not only our communities but our global society at large. The conversation doesn’t end when a case is concluded, when arrests are made, or when lives go on because then change will never happen. It is up to us, as individuals of a greater system, to talk and listen, to teach our children, to open our understanding and rise together." -Alison Poteracke

More information about composer and SSU alumnus, Alison Poteracke HERE.

This concert will feature two faculty as soloists:

Ian Carey

Raffi Garabedian

AND will open with "The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife are Some Jive-Ass Slippers" by Charles Mingus, transcribed by student, Estella Zea. Mingus was also known for his activism through music.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7:30pm
$12 Admission, Free Parking, SSU Students FREE

Green Music Center, Weill Hall 

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  • Dec 7, 2022 at 07:30 pm (Wed)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration .


Weill Hall

1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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As you enter campus from Rohnert Park Expressway, there are multiple parking lots immediately to your right. Parking in Lots L, M, N, and O is included for all ticketed performances at the Green Music Center. Parking Map

*Parking expands to further lots during highly attended summer performances.  These lots are also included in your ticket purchase.


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