Friday, May 22, 2015
8 p.m., Mission San Luis Obispo
The Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble will present its annual spring concert, this year titled "The Glory of Venice."
The concert will feature 15 student musicians performing works from 1530-1630 -- the years that Venice was a major music center. Music Professor Thomas Davies will conduct the ensemble.
The program will include works by three composers: Adrian Willaert, one of the first important composers of this period; his pupil Andrea Gabrieli, uncle to his more famous nephew Giovanni Gabrieli; and Claudio Monteverdi, considered by many to be the best of all the Venetian composers of the period.
The choir will sing from various locations in the mission church, demonstrating how music was performed in St. Mark's Venetian cathedral. Sacred music, madrigals and street songs will all be featured.
The Early Music Ensemble includes sopranos Gabby Crolla, a music major; Julia Hall, mechanical engineering; Shaina Levin, music; Alyssa Osberg, environmental engineering; Alexis Rubell, music; altos Allison Chang, music; Leah Ginsky, music; Lauren Hartog, music; tenors Tim Ambrose, computer engineering; Brandon Colona, mechanical engineering; John Riffle, math and music; and basses James Blanchard, architectural engineering; Corey Hable, music; Chris Morales, business; and Jacob Nichols, music.
Paul Woodring, music staff member, will accompany the ensemble.
Tickets ($14 general, $12 seniors and $9 students)
Sunday, May 31, 2015
1 and 7 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218
Take It SLO, one of Cal Poly's a cappella ensembles, will present two performances of its spring concert.
The 16-member student ensemble will sing a variety of popular songs arranged by the students and alumni of the group.
Take It SLO has received statewide recognition over the past few years competing in the International Championship of College A Cappella West Coast Quarterfinals and participating in the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival. Last year, the group garnered media attention when its members were invited to perform with Jason Mraz in the Performing Arts Center.
The group's members are students from a variety of majors, including business, microbiology and engineering.
Take It SLO's four CD's, including the new "SLO Motion," will be on sale for $5 each.
Tickets ($7 general, $5 studentsat the door)