Duo Montagnard to Give a Free Recital March 3 at Cal Poly

Performance to Include Composition by Music Department Faculty Member

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present a recital by Duo Montagnard at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

Based in Pennsylvania, saxophonist Joseph Murphy and guitarist Matthew Slotkin formed Duo Montagnard in 2002. The ensemble has performed more than 300 concerts in all 50 states, in 20 countries and on six continents. The duo’s festival performances include the Chautauqua Institution Music Festival in New York, the Nordic Saxophone Festival in Denmark and the North-West University New Music Week in South Africa. The duo has commissioned, premiered and recorded more than 40 works.

The performance will include music written especially for saxophone and guitar by California composers, including Cal Poly Music Department faculty member Laura M. Kramer, who teaches saxophone and theory. Her work, “on the edge,” explores soundscapes inspired by the variety of terrains that can be viewed from tall cliffs when hiking in California. 

Other composers include David Conte, Christian Dubeau, George Gianopoulos, Daniel Kessner, Christine Lee, John Anthony Lennon, Alexander E. Miller, and Akmal Parwez.

The concert is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website.

Parking permits are required. For more information on visitor parking on campus, visit Cal Poly’s Transportation and Parking  Services website.

- Davidson Music Center (No. 45): maps.calpoly.edu/place/bldg-045-0/
- Calendar website: music.calpoly.edu/calendar

Joe Murphy
Joe Murphy

Matthew Slotkin
Matthew Slotkin

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

February 11, 2020

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