May 5, 2015

Contact: Michele Abba

Cal Poly June 6 Symphony to Perform Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5; Flutist Suzanne Duffy to be Featured  

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Symphony will perform its season finale at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 6, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center's Christopher Cohan Center.

The centerpiece of the concert is a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, a monumental work that is as emotionally powerful as it is musically unified by the idea of human fate, said David Arrivée, the ensemble’s director.

The first half of the program will also include Mikhail Glinka’s overture to “Russlan and Ludmilla” and Charles Griffes’ “Poem for Flute and Orchestra,” featuring Suzanne Duffy, flutist and music faculty member.

Duffy is principal flute for Symphony of the Vines and second flute/piccolo for Opera Santa Barbara. She has performed with Opera San Luis Obispo, the Palm Beach Opera, Santa Barbara Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, and the New World and Indianapolis Symphonies.

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

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

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