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Guest Artists'Voices of the Pearl' Preview Performance

Thursday, April 24, 2014
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Guest artists Anne Harley, soprano; Jane Sheldon, soprano; and Gayle Blankenburg, piano; will perform newly composed songs on Sufi and Daoist texts. They will give the premiere performance April 26 at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.

"The ‘Voices of the Pearl’ project commissions, performs and records musical works from composers across the globe, setting text by and about female esoterics from world traditions throughout history, reclaiming these lost voices and the tradition of female spirituality," Harley said.

The performance will include the song cycle "Divani Hayati" by Kati Agócs. This cycle sets verses of "ghazals" (roughly speaking, Persian equivalents of highly structured sonnets) of Bibi Hayati, an early 19th-century female Sufi poet and mystic from Bam, in the Kerman province of Iran. It will be sung in the original Farsi.

The performance will also include "The Secret Book on the Inner Elixir as Transmitted by the Immortal Sun Bu’er" by Yii Kah Hoe. This song cycle is scored for soprano, piano and percussion. It sets 14 poems from "The Secret Book on the Inner Elixir as Transmitted by the Immortal Sun Bu’er" by the 12th-century female Daoist practitioner Sun Bu’er. It will be sung in modern Mandarin.

The performance is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Cal Poly's Music Department. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406.



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Cal Poly's 'An Evening of Woodwind and String Chamber Music'

Friday, May 16, 2014
7:30 p.m., San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church

The Cal Poly Music Department will present an evening of woodwind and string chamber music.

Several Cal Poly music ensembles will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary repertoire featuring woodwind and string instruments. The concert will include performances by a woodwind quintet, saxophone quartet, flute quartet, clarinet and string quintet, and clarinet ensemble.

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Cal Poly's 'All That Brass'

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
7:30 p.m., San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church

The Cal Poly Brass Ensembles, featuring many of the university's top brass players, will perform..

The concert, titled “All That Brass!” will include compositions and arrangements by such composers as Giovanni Gabrieli and Malcolm Arnold. Cal Poly’s Brass Quintet, Brass Choir, Tuba-Euphonium Choir and Trumpet Choir will perform.

Highlights will include the Cal Poly Brass Choir performing both the “Irish Tune from County Derry” and an arrangement of “Florentiner March.”

“The concert is sure to include stellar performances by our students, and there will be a few surprises along the way,” said Christopher Woodruff, brass ensembles director.

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Cal Poly Student Piano Recital

Thursday, May 22, 2014
11 a.m., Pavilion, Performing Arts Center

Features music majors who study piano in a program of solo piano repertoire from various composers.

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Cal Poly Senior Trumpet Recital: Dylan Weddle

Saturday, May 24, 2014
3 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

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Cal Poly Percussion Ensemble Recital

Thursday, May 22, 2014
7:30 p.m., Pavilion, Performing Arts Center

The ensemble is directed by Music Department faculty member John Astaire. The program will include works by Alan Hovhaness, Christopher Rouse, King Crimson, Aurel Hollo, Mutsuhito Ogino, James Holt, and Music Department alum Kevin Capacia.

"This recital features a wide array of exotic percussion instruments and promises to deliver an evening of impassioned and exhilarating performances," Astaire said. “The music we're performing this year has elements of fiery rhythmic passion, and gentle harmonic meditation."

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Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital

Thursday, May 29, 2014
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Cal Poly students perform solo and chamber ensemble repertoire. The literature performed illustrates various genres and styles, with works from all eras of classical, ethnic, and popular music.

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Cal Poly Student Vocal Recital

A Touch of Gilbert and Sullivan

Thursday, May 29, 2014
7:30 p.m., Harman Hall Stage, Performing Arts Center - NEW LOCATION


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Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital

Thursday, June 5, 2014
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Cal Poly students perform solo and chamber ensemble repertoire. The literature performed illustrates various genres and styles, with works from all eras of classical, ethnic, and popular music.

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