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Faculty Recital tickets are $10 general, $7 senior, and $5 student (free to Sac State music students on the night of the show, subject to availability).

Tickets for concerts are available online, through the Sac State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323, or at the door (starting one hour prior to performance, subject to availability). Cash or Credit cards may be used at the door.

The house opens 30 minutes prior to concert start time.

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Faculty Recitals

Bassist Thomas Derthick starts off the fall 2017 semester with a recital on Friday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. He will be joined by John Cozza, piano, and Lisa Derthick, narrator, wih the program featuring music by Schubert, Randjbaran, Messiaen and Kurtz. Mr. Derthick is currently Principal Bassist of the Sacramento Philharmonic, Opera, Ballet and Choral Society, as well as the Cabrillo Festival, America’s foremost Contemporary Music Festival. He frequently performs with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento and has recorded and toured with the Empyrean Ensemble. Other performances include the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Diego Symphony and Oregon Symphony, as well as recording work and Broadway shows.

Professional solo appearances include multiple performances of the Bottesini Grand Duo Concertante and Concerto #2, the Koussevitsky Concerto and the Dragonetti C major Quintet. Tom recently performed unaccompanied bass recitals for full houses in both Sacramento and Stockton.

Laurel Zucker performs a recital of flute music with John Cozza, piano, on Monday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Zucker has enjoyed teaching full time at Sacramento State since 1988. Her early years as a child were spent in New York City with her brother and sister in Washington Heights (in Manhattan). At the age of 12, Laurel begged her parents for a flute after hearing numerous flute recordings at home. At 14 she left home and studied at the North Carolina School for the Arts under Philip Dunigan. After graduating high school at 16 she went to New England Conservatory for two years and studied flute with Paula Robison.

Laurel completed her Bachelor of Music in Flute at The Juilliard School with Samuel Baron. For the next 13 years she had a very successful career as a performer in New York, playing in the American Symphony Orchestra, Radio City Silent Film Orchestra, Stamford Symphony, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, Musica Sacra, and the Jupiter Symphony.