Cellist Barbara Spencer to Perform with Guests Feb. 23 at Cal Poly

Cellist Barbara Spencer
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Music Department faculty member and cellist Barbara Spencer will present a recital with guest performers at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus. 

Cal Poly bassoon instructor Lisa Nauful and music Professor David Arrivée, harpsichord, will join Spencer for a performance of Joseph Bodin de Boismortier's "Suite," Op. 40. Faculty emeriti Caroline Tobin, clarinet, and Susan Azaret Davies, piano, will perform with Spencer the beautiful Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 11, “Gassenhauer,” by Ludwig van Beethoven. The program will conclude with faculty members Ken Hustad, bass, and John Astaire, percussion, joining with Spencer and Davies for the “Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio” by Claude Bolling.

Spencer teaches cello and directs the Cal Poly Cello Ensemble. She was a freelance musician for motion picture and television studios in Los Angeles. Before moving to the Central Coast, she was principal cellist for Music Academy of the West, Long Beach Symphony, Las Vegas Symphony and Chamber Orchestra and Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra. She has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, California Chamber Orchestra and San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival. 

Admission to the recital is $5 at the door. The event is sponsored by Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts and Music Department.

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

Contact: Michele Abba
805-756-2406; mabba@calpoly.edu

January 27, 2020

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