Aug. 24, 2015

Contact: Michele Abba

Cal Poly Professor Meredith Brammeier to Present Free Vocal Recital Sept. 25

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly music faculty member and lyric soprano Meredith Brammeier will present a recital with pianist Susan Azaret Davies at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.

The recital will include arias from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. John Passion,” Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation,” Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera,” Gaetano Donizetti’s “La Fille du Régiment,” and Douglas Moore’s “The Ballad of Baby Doe.” The concert will also feature works by George Frideric Handel, John Dowland, Victor Herbert and Richard Strauss.

Brammeier is a member of Canzona Women’s Ensemble and Cuesta Master Chorale, and she has been a guest artist in Cal Poly’s Bach in the Mission concerts since 2011. She coordinates Cal Poly’s music theory and musicianship programs and is the organist at Grace Lutheran Church in Santa Maria.

She holds a master of music degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music and a doctor of musical arts degree in composition from USC. She specializes in choral composition, and her works have been commissioned by a variety of ensembles throughout the Central Coast.

Davies is a staff accompanist and lecturer at Cal Poly, accompanist for the Cuesta Master Chorale, choir director/organist at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, and principal keyboardist for the San Luis Obispo Symphony. She has appeared at the Oregon Bach Festival; the Cabrillo Festival; the Festival Internacional de Musica de Morelia, Mexico; CSU Summer Arts, and a series of concerts with the Gachinger Kantorei of Stuttgart and the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center.

Davies earned bachelor and master of music degrees in piano and accompanying from USC.

Admission to the performance is free; voluntary contributions to the Music Department Scholarship Fund are welcome. The recital is sponsored by Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts and Music Department.

For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406.

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