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Astaire and SwearingenJohn Astaire Faculty Recital with Inga Swearingen

Thursday, May 14, 2015
7:30 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Cal Poly music faculty member and percussionist John Astaire will present a recital with vocalist Inga Swearingen.

The recital is the culmination of a song cycle project in which Astaire and Swearingen gathered songs spanning centuries and genres.

According to Astaire, the cycle titled "Dear I of That Day: Remembered Songs of a Distant World," includes songs by Schubert, The Beach Boys, Merle Haggard, and others — songs separated by time or genre but linked by mood and memory.

Astaire will accompany Swearingen on the cimbalom, a Hungarian hammered dulcimer known for its complex and haunting tonal qualities. Both Astaire and Swearingen are Cal Poly music alumni.

Tickets ($5 at the door)

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