May 5, 2017

Contact: Michele Abba

Cal Poly Wind Bands’ Spring Concert Set for June 3

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Spring Band Concert featuring the 70-member Wind Ensemble and 80-member Wind Orchestra is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, June 3, in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. 

Titled “Winds of Change,” the performance features a range of new works for wind band written in the past 20 years.

The Wind Orchestra will begin the concert with “Red Rock Mountain” by Rossano Galante, “The Story of Anne Frank” by Otto M. Schwarz, Joel Puckett’s “Emory’s Barcarolle” and “Danzón No. 2” by Arturo Márquez.  

The concert continues with select members of the Wind Ensemble accompanying Emelia Banninger as she performs the first movement of Frigyes Hidas’ “Concerto for Bassoon.” Banninger is a Cal Poly student who is majoring in music and will graduate in June.

The Wind Ensemble will also perform “Mother Earth Fanfare” by David Maslanka, “Butterflies and Bees” by Thomas Duffy, “Firefly” by Ryan George and “Red Cape Tango” by Michael Daugherty.

Andrew McMahan, Cal Poly director of bands, and Christopher J. Woodruff, associate director of bands, will conduct the concert.

Tickets are $12 or $14 for the public and $9 or $12 for students. Event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849). 

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 or visit the department’s calendar website at

The Cal Poly Wind Ensemble, pictured here, will perform with the Wind Orchestra on June 3.


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