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Parking Info for 2023-2024

Free parking is not available for ticketed events on campus.


Sac State uses virtual parking permits. To reserve a discounted $4 daily permit for the day of each event, use the link available on the music event page for each concert. Links are added by noon on each event day.

New Millennium Concert Series

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The New Millennium Series continues our mission of presenting, at exceptional ticket prices, intimate performances by the finest chamber music ensembles and soloists in the U.S. and abroad. New Millennium’s rich history includes performances by many of the artists and ensembles that have shaped the classical chamber music tradition over the last half-century, including pianist Gilbert Kalish, the Beaux Arts Trio and Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, violinists Sarah Chang and Hilary Hahn, and many others. We hope to see you at this season's concerts!

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Monday, March 25, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $30 general, $25 senior, $10 student

The Orion String Quartet, one of the most acclaimed and influential chamber music ensembles in classical music, will conclude its illustrious 36-year career with a Farewell Performance on April 2nd with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) at Alice Tully Hall. We are thrilled and honored to have been chosen to host their penultimate concert. This legendary ensemble will perform an epic program: Schubert’s G Major Quartet and Beethoven’s Opus 130 Quartet plus the Grosse Fugue.
Purchase Tickets for 3/25
3/25 Music Event Page

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $30 general, $25 senior, $10 student

Nomad Session is San Francisco’s premiere wind octet. Bringing wind instruments to the forefront of chamber music, Nomad represents members of every woodwind and brass family (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba) and is the first to use this instrumentation as a platform for a major professional chamber ensemble.

Jeff Anderle is a pioneering figure in low reeds, known as a performer, commissioner, and advocate for innovative music. A clarinetist with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Anderle also chairs the woodwind department at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.Purchase Tickets for 4/94/9 Music Event Page

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $30 general, $25 senior, $10 student

Winners of both the Banff and Fischoff Competitions, and recipients of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Jupiter Quarter has performed around the globe and become a major creative voice in chamber music since its founding in 2001. Their playing style combines an accessible warmth with deep musical knowledge and an adventurous spirit. The New Yorker described them as “an ensemble of eloquent intensity” and one of the mainstays of the American chamber-music scene. Their program for us will include Dvorak’s Viola Quintet in E-flat Major, excerpts from Wynton Marsalis’s String Quartet No. 1, and a piece by composer Su Lian Tan.
Purchase Tickets for 4/24
4/24 Music Event Page

Spring Piano Series

The Piano Series at Sacramento State presents up to four Artist Recitals and multiple masterclasses each year, featuring a wide variety of professional performers from around the country.

  • Admission to masterclasses is free.
  • Artist Recitals are held at 7:00 p.m. in the Capistrano Concert Hall
  • Recital admission is $20 general, $15 senior, and $10 student.

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Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 7pm

Capistrano Concert Hall - $20 general, $15 senior, $10 student

Guest artist Temirzhan Yershanov will be performing works by Schubert, Schumann, and Liszt, including Schumann's Fantasie, Op. 17 and Schubert's Impromptu, Op. 90.

Temirzhan launched his international career by winning the Gold Medal at the International Robert Schumann Piano Competition in Zwickau, Germany. He has toured in Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Switzerland, Czechia, USA, United Kingdom, China, India, and Brazil, and has soloed with many orchestras including the Moscow Radio Tchaikovsky Symphony, Zwickau Philharmonishes Orchester, Sacramento Philharmonic, Vogtland Philharmonie, and The Symphony Orchestra of India.

Temirzhan has appeared in prestigious venues such as London Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Dresden Sempergalerie, Paris Salle Gaveau, Moscow Conservatory, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Grand Halls.

Temirzhan will also present a free masterclass on Friday, March 1, at 2pm in our Concert Hall.
Purchase tickets for 3/2
3/2 Music Event Page

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Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 7pm

Capistrano Concert Hall - $20 general, $15 senior, $10 student

Pianist Peter Dugan will perform music by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Ginastera, and more, including Beethoven's Piano Sonata in D Minor, Op. 31 and Ginastera's "Tres Danzas Argentinas ".

Dugan’s debut performances with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony were described by the Los Angeles Times as “stunning” and by the SF Chronicle as “fearlessly athletic.” He is heard every week across America as the host of National Public Radio’s beloved program "From the Top". Mr. Dugan has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad. In 2020, he joined acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell for "At Home With Music", a national PBS broadcast and live album release on Sony Classical.

Peter will also present a free masterclass on Friday, April 5, at 2pm in our Concert Hall. This Master Class and Recital are sponsored by the John and Joyce Schaeuble Endowment for Classical Piano Performances.

Purchase tickets for 4/6
4/6 Music Event Page

Thu 02/29 - Jazz Ensembles

Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

Sac State's jazz bands perform, under the direction of Dr. Greg Johnson and Duncan McElman.Purchase tickets for 2/29
2/29 Music Event Page

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Wed 03/06 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

Sac State's auditioned student wind ensemble performs, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Morse.
Purchase tickets for 3/6
3/6 Music Event Page

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Sat 03/09 - University Chorale and Choral Union

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 4pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

The University Chorale and Choral Union perform, under the direction of Dr. Brett Judson. With Dr. Ryan Enright, piano.
Purchase tickets for 3/9
3/9 Music Event Page

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Tue 03/12 - Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

The Symphony Orchestra performs, under the direction of Ryan Murray.
Purchase tickets for 3/12
3/12 Music Event Page

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Wed 03/13 - Concert Band

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

The student Concert Band performs, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Morse.
Purchase tickets for 3/13
3/13 Music Event Page

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Thu 04/04 - Faculty Recital: Jordan Shippy, percussion

Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

Faculty recital of percussionist Jordan Shippy. Shippy is an active performer and educator that has presented in venues across the United States including Lindenwood University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and Arkansas Tech University. In addition to performing, he conducts clinics at local high schools in the greater Sacramento area and is a Black Swamp Percussion Educator. He holds a DMA and MM in percussion performance from the University of Oklahoma and Sacramento State, respectively.Purchase tickets for 4/4
4/4 Music Event Page

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Fri 04/19 & Sat 04/20- Opera Theatre

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 7pm & Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

Our Opera Theatre students present their Spring production of a variety of operatic scenes.
Purchase tickets for 4/19
4/19 Music Event Page
Purchase Tickets for 4/20
4/20 Music Event Page

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Sun 04/21 - Music Under the Dome

Sunday, April 21, 2024 - 2pm & 7pm
Sacramento State Planetarium - $7 general, FREE for youth 12 & under & Sac State Students (must claim ticket)

Join us for a very special event that brings together Sac State's School of Music and the Physics and Astronomy Department. Enjoy an evening of live music performed under the dome of the Sac State Planetarium. Prepare yourself for a multimedia experience, as sound combines with visuals to take you on a journey of musical and astronomical exploration.

Ticket on sale TBA

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Thu 04/25- Jazz Ensembles

Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

Sac State's jazz bands perform, under the direction of Dr. Greg Johnson and Duncan McElman.
Purchase tickets for 4/25
4/25 Music Event Page

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Wed 05/01- Concert Band

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

The student Concert Band performs, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Morse.
Purchase tickets for 5/1
5/1 Music Event Page

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Fri 05/03- Vocal Jazz

Friday, May 3, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

Our student vocal jazz ensembles perform, under the direction of Gaw Vang Williams.
Purchase tickets for 5/3
5/3 Music Event Page

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Sat 05/04- University Chorale and Choral Union

Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

The University Chorale and Choral Union perform, under the direction of Dr. Brett Judson. With Dr. Ryan Enright, piano.
Purchase tickets for 5/4
5/4 Music Event Page

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Wed 05/08- Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

Sac State's auditioned student wind ensemble performs, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Morse.
Purchase tickets for 5/8
5/8 Music Event Page

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Thu 05/09- Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

Sac State's auditioned student wind ensemble performs, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Morse.
Purchase tickets for 5/9
5/9 Music Event Page

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Fri 05/10- Faculty Recital: Kirsten Smith, piano; w/Brinton Smith, cello

Friday, May 10, 2024 - 7pm
Capistrano Concert Hall - $15 general, $10 senior, $5 student

Faculty pianist Kirsten Smith performs, along with her brother, cellist Brinton Smith. Kirsten Smith completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance at Arizona State University, studying with pianist Steven De Groote, Gold Medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Ms. Smith has been the recipient of awards, scholarships, and invitations to music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Van Cliburn Institute.
Purchase tickets to 5/10
5/10 Music Event Page

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Music Staff & Student Fee Payer Free Tickets

Music Staff & Student Fee Payers, your free ticket offers are available by using your "My Sac State" login credentials (single sign-on) and adding your Student or Employee ID number as the promo code when asked.

  1. Click here to login (or from Student or Faculty/Staff link on the ticketing site)
    1. Use your Sac State single sign-on credentials
  2. From the menu, tap Student Tickets
  3. Tap School of Music
  4. Tap Purchase next to chosen event
  5. Tap Music Fee Payers or Faculty Staff Offer
  6. Select Event
  7. Enter your Sac State Student/Employee ID number
  8. Select Find Tickets
  9. Select tickets needed
    1. Free offers include: One (1) ticket per Music Fee account; Up to two (2) Music Faculty tickets
    2. Additional purchased tickets may be added here
  10. Complete transaction
  11. Find email titled "Your Mobile Tickets Have Arrived" and click the hyperlinked text towards the bottom (the title of the event you're attending) in order to access your digital tickets
  12. Add tickets to your Apple or Google wallet
  13. Present QR code at the concert to enter

Stay informed:

Please visit csus.edu/music for updates on all things related to the School of Music including a listing of free student degree concerts and any telecast information. Want to know more about upcoming New Millennium Concert Series offerings? Visit their website here.