Cal Poly Wind Bands’ Season Finale Concert ‘Sounds of Color’ Set for May 27

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Wind Bands’ Spring Concert, “Sounds of Color,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, in Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center. It is the season finale of the Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra.

The title “Sounds of Color” is inspired by composer Robert Russell Bennett’s “Suite of Old American Dances,” which will be performed by the Wind Orchestra. Bennett’s inspiration was attending an amusement park as a child and hearing the sounds around him. He once said the park was “… a place of magic to us kids. The tricks with big electric signs, the illuminated fountains, the big band concerts, all the different colors and types of sound, the scenic railway, and the big dance hall. One could hear in the dance hall all afternoon and evening the pieces the crowd danced to.”

The Wind Orchestra will also perform William Grant Still’s “Fanfare for American Heroes,” Katahj Copley’s “Wildheart,” and Nicole Piunno’s “Image of Truth.”

The Wind Ensemble will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture” and a suite of five selections from John Williams’ film scores from the original “Star Wars” trilogy.

Director of Bands Christopher J. Woodruff and Associate Director of Bands Nicholas P. Waldron will conduct the concert.

Tickets are $15 and 20 for the public and $10 for students. Event parking is sponsored by the Performing Arts Center. 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, visit the Music Department’s calendar website, email, or call 805-756-2406.

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Photo information: Wind-ensemble.jpg — The Wind Ensemble performing on March 17 at the 2022 College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Division Conference at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

April 27, 2022
Contact: Michele Abba

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