Feb. 1, 2011
Contact: Michele Abba
Cal Poly Symphony to Showcase Soloists at Winter Concert March 6
SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly Symphony’s Winter Concert will celebrate the talents of student soloists and showcase the best music from movies of the last century in a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.
The Student Soloist Showcase will feature performances by winners of the Music Department’s Solo Competition.
Two instrumentalists will perform beautiful showpieces from the French repertoire:
• Jake Wise (materials engineering major) will play Gabriel Fauré’s “Elegy for Cello and Orchestra.”
• Maritza Spieller (music major) will play Alexandre Guilmant’s “Morceu Symphonique” for trombone and orchestra.
Two vocalists will perform music from opposite ends of the spectrum:
• Theresa Riforgiate (music major) will sing “Quia Respexit” from J.S. Bach's “Magnificat.”
• Patricia Rosas (music major) will perform “Chacun à son goût” from Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus.”
Music Department faculty member David Arrivée will conduct the program, which will also feature some of the very best film scores of the last century. The details of the repertoire will be revealed through an in-concert audience quiz.
Tickets for the concert are $10 and $12 for the public, $8 and $10 for seniors and $6 for students. They are on sale at the Performing Arts Ticket Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
To order by phone, call SLO-ARTS (805-756-2787). Patrons who buy season tickets to four Music Department events through the Performing Arts Ticket office will receive a 10 percent discount; a 15 percent discount is given to those who buy tickets to five or more events.
The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department, the College of Liberal Arts and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406.
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