Cal Poly Symphony to Feature Student Soloists, ‘The Moldau’ and ‘Finlandia’ at March 1 Concert

 From left to right are students Molly Gooch, Timothy Shanks, Talia Phillips-Ortega, Annemarie Schalde, Jenna Hansen, Joshua Mueller and Marianna Pallas.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Symphony’s Winter Concert will showcase the talents of student soloists at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

In addition, the symphony will perform works by two composers who celebrate their native land in music: Czech composer Bedřich Smetana’s “The Moldau” and Finnish national icon Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia” — the latter conducted by music major Ken Giese.


The concert will highlight performances by three instrumentalists and four vocalists, all winners of the Cal Poly Music Department’s Solo Competition in November. 

The instrumentalists are hornist Marianna Pallas, who will perform Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Romance in F Major,” Op. 36; violinist Timothy Shanks, who will play Saint-Saëns’ “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso”; and flutist Talia Phillips-Ortega, who will perform Arthur Foote’s “A Night Piece.”

The vocalists are soprano Molly Gooch, who will sing Jules Massenet’s “Frère! Voyez! … Du gai soleil” from “Werther”; soprano Annemarie Schalde, who will perform Giuseppe Verdi’s “Volta la terrea” from “Un ballo in maschera”; soprano Jenna Hansen, who will sing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Deh vieni non tardar” from “Le nozze di Figaro”; and bass Joshua Mueller, who will perform Jerry Bock's “If I Were a Rich Man” from “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Mueller is a mechanical engineering major; the other soloists are music majors.

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 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 or visit its calendar website.

Links
- Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center: maps.calpoly.edu/place/bldg-006-0/
- Cal Poly Ticket Office: tickets.calpoly.edu
- Calendar website: music.calpoly.edu/calendar

In photo at the top, from left to right are students Molly Gooch, Timothy Shanks, Talia Phillips-Ortega, Annemarie Schalde, Jenna Hansen, Joshua Mueller and Marianna Pallas.

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

February 10, 2020

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