This past sunday saw the grand opening of the world class Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. The $145 million dollar facilities main focus is a 1,400 seat concert hall featuring precision engineered, world class acoustics, named the Joan and Sanford Weil Hall. This unique concert environment has the ability to open the entire rear wall to lawn seating for a total of 10,000 additional guests.
Longtime friend and client of Prairie Sun Nolan Gasser was selected to debut his new 10 minute musical piece titled "Sonoma Overture". The overture is intended to transport the listener through all of the wonders of Sonoma county. Nolan has used Prairie Sun Live to provide remote recording and live sound reinforcement for many live performances. Nolan has also been a regular face around the studio mixing and tracking various projects here at Prairie Sun. Some of the projects worked on by Nolan at Prairie Sun include work for the Oakland Symphony on "The World Music Project", the Napa Valley Symphony doing a presentation titled "American Festivals" featuring actor / narrator Craig T Nelson in collaboration with Robert Trent Jones (world renowned golf course designer and poet). Nolan has also been contracted by other Prairie Sun clients for arranging and composing on various jazz projects.
Prairie Sun would like to congratulate Sonoma State on the wonderful new venue and we would also like to pay homage to one of Sonoma counties great musical talents Nolan Gasser.