May 7, 2012
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Organist Paul Woodring and Local Favorite Dave Garth Collaborate on a New “Peter and the Wolf”
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA – On Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Cohan Center, Cal Poly Arts proudly presents a lively and engaging Forbes Pipe Organ Recital, featuring University organist Paul Woodring.
Special guest, Dave Garth, will close the program, narrating an organ solo version of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." All of the cast will be there: Peter, the Cat, the Bird, Grandfather, the Duck, and, of course, the Wolf.
“The organ arrangement cleverly captures all of the tone colors of the original orchestral version and features the (instrument) in all its variety and splendor,” Woodring promises. “The main focus of the (overall) program is music that has memorable melodies – whether strong, deeply felt, charming, or melancholy,” explains Woodring. “The (balance of the) recital will bring together the Vierne ‘Final,’ as well as newer works destined to become favorites. Much of the music is French in either derivation or inspiration.”
One of Bach's best-known works, "Sinfonia," will be played in Marcel Dupré's arrangement. The great melodist and organist César Franck and his Parisian latter-day colleague Francis Poulenc are both represented.
A new work of great beauty by German composer Hans-André Stamm will be introduced, and the first half of the program will conclude with three movements from Louis Vierne's well-known “Symphony No. 1.” A bit of merry-making ensues in the form of Gaston Litaize's "Prélude at Danse Fuguée."
Student and adult tickets for the performance range from $13 to $26 and may be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
To order by phone, call 805/756-2787; to order by fax: 805/756-6088.
24-hour on-line ordering is available at www.calpolyarts.org.
10% discount offered to groups of 10 or more. (Not applicable to student rates)
Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes, Roger & Eileen Rogers, and Maryellen & Michael Simkins in honor of “Bompa.”
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