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Cal Poly Parent and Family Weekend Ensemble Showcase Concert

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
8 p.m., Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center

Featuring the Arab Music Ensemble, Choirs, Jazz Band, Symphony and Wind Ensemble. All of our major ensembles on stage in Harman Hall, all on the same evening! Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will emcee this extravaganza.

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Faculty Chamber Ensemble Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
7:30 p.m., Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Members of the faculty perform masterworks of chamber music — beloved gems and less-known works alike. Come hear what is possible when our faculty artists put into practice what they teach!

Tickets ( $5 at the door)

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W. Terrence Spiller Piano Recital

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
8 p.m., Spanos Theatre

A recital by concert pianist and Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller.

Tickets ( $12 general, $9 seniors and students)

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Bach Week

  • Inside Bach Week

    • Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. | Davidson Music Center, Room 218
      • Join the directors for an in-depth look at the repertoire of Bach Week, in the context of Bach’s life and — in the case of cantatas — as it functioned in the religious context of the Lutheran church service. Musical examples and a nice bit of German included. Free admission.
  • 'The Baroque Violin' Guest Artist Presentation

    • Thursday, Jan. 22, 11:10 a.m. | Davidson Music Center, Room 218
      • Join guest artists Anthony Martin and David Wilson for a demonstration of Baroque performance practice and a discussion of this year's chamber concert. Free admission.
  • Chamber Concert: “Before Bach"

    • Friday, Jan. 23, 8 p.m., Mission San Luis Obispo
      • A selection of music by composers Bach valued and from whom he learned. Performed on period instruments by Mensa Sonora California:
        • Anthony Martin, violin
        • David Wilson, violin
        • John Dornenburg, viola da gamba
        • Charles Sherman, harpsichord
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    • Bach in the Mission V

      • Saturday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m., Mission SLO
        • Cal Poly's Early Music Ensemble, student instrumentalists and faculty join with professional guest artists to perform the music of the greatest of the Baroque masters, Johann Sebastian Bach.
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    'A Night at the Mission' Chamber Concert

    Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
    8 p.m., Mission San Luis Obispo

    Beautiful music performed by our chamber ensembles: Brass Choir, Clarinet Ensemble, brass quintets, woodwind quintets, Flute Choir, saxophone quartets and string quartets.

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    Faculty Chamber Ensemble Spring Concert

    Friday, April 3, 2015
    7:30 p.m., Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218

    Members of the faculty perform masterworks of chamber music — beloved gems and less-known works alike. Come hear what is possible when our faculty artists put into practice what they teach!

    Tickets ( $5 at the door)

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    Cal Poly Open House Concert

    Friday, April 17, 2015
    8 p.m., Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center

    After an exciting day at Cal Poly’s Open House, come and enjoy an evening of live entertainment by three of the Music Department’s finest instrumental ensembles: University Jazz Band, Symphony and Wind Ensemble.

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    Cal Poly All-State Festival Concert

    Sunday, April 19, 2015
    2:30 p.m., Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center

    This annual concert features California’s finest high school musicians, chosen by audition to participate. They are the future of music in America, and it is our pleasure to showcase their talent under the direction of world-class conductors. Come and enjoy an afternoon of music-making as these young professionals display skills far beyond their years.

    • James Miller and Heidi Miller, Festival Wind Orchestra conductors
    • Dave Eshelman, Festival Jazz Band director

    Tickets ($14 and $12 general, $12 and $9 seniors and students)

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