March 17, 2015

Contact: Michele Abba

Cal Poly Open House Concert Set for April 17

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Three Cal Poly music ensembles featuring more than 100 of the university’s finest student musicians will perform at this year’s Open House Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

The Cal Poly Symphony, conducted by David Arrivée, will feature works for symphonic orchestra, including “Palladio” by Karl Jenkins, “Oblivion” by Astor Piazolla, and Monty Norman’s theme from the James Bond films.

The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Andrew McMahan, will perform a selection of wind band masterworks including “Strange Humors” by John Mackey. This piece features Cal Poly 2012 music alumnus Jonathan Withem on the djembe, a rope-tuned, skin-covered goblet hand drum originally from West Africa.

The University Jazz Band I, directed by Paul Rinzler, will perform “Wind Machine” by Sammy Nestico, “Smack Dab in the Middle” by John Clayton, and “Some Skunk Funk” by Randy Brecker.

Tickets to the concert are $12 and $14 for the public and $9 and $12 for senior citizens and students. Pricing includes all Performing Arts Center fees, and event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To order by phone, call SLO-4TIX (756-4849).

The Music Department offers a 10 percent discount to patrons who buy season tickets to four of its events through the Cal Poly Ticket Office; a 15 percent discount is given on tickets to five or more events.

The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department, College of Liberal Arts, and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406.

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