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Bach Week

    Thomas Davies and David ArrivéeInside Bach Week

    Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. | Pavlion, Performing Arts Center

    Join directors Thomas Davies and David Arrivée 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.


    Anthony Martin and David WilsonGuest Artist Presentation: 'The Baroque Violin'

    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.


    Martin, Wilson, Dornenburg and ShermanChamber 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

     

    Tickets: ($18 general, $16 seniors and $9 students)
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    Bach in the Mission VBach in the Mission V

    Saturday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m., Mission SLO

    Cal Poly's Early Music Ensemble, members of the Cal Poly Symphony and faculty join with professional guest artists to perform the music of the greatest of the Baroque masters, Johann Sebastian Bach.

    Tickets: ($18 general, $16 seniors and $9 students)
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    Night at the Mission'A Night at the Mission' Chamber Concert

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

    Several of Cal Poly's finest student music ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary chamber music.

    "A Night at the Mission" will feature performances by a string quartet, saxophone quartet, flute ensemble, clarinet ensemble, trumpet ensemble, brass choir, brass quintet and woodwind quintet. An annual event for many years, the concert has long been a favorite of student performers and audiences alike.

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

     

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    Run for Music'Run for Music' 5K/10K

    Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
    10 a.m., Cal Poly

    The third annual “Run for Music” 5K/10K will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, on campus to raise funds for Cal Poly’s instrumental ensembles.

    The run will begin and conclude at the UU Plaza. Check-in and same-day registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the plaza, while musical ensembles present pre-race entertainment.

    Online registration in advance is preferred; however, participants may also sign up on the day of the run for an additional cost. Registration fees range from $15 to $35 in advance and from $20 to $40 the day of the race. Registration fees cover the entry fee, post-race refreshments, race-day entertainment, and a T-shirt. Competitors will be eligible for prizes of gift bags donated by local sponsors.

    Proceeds will go toward sponsoring Cal Poly’s spring chamber music series and purchasing new equipment for the bands.

    For more information and to register, visit the Run for Music website. Email questions to the Run for Music organizers.

    Students in Iota Pi, the Cal Poly chapter of the national honorary band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi, are organizing the event. The group supports Music Department ensembles, including the Mustang Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra.

    The event is open to the public, and campus parking is free on weekends.


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    Cal Poly Faculty Chamber Ensemble Spring Concert

    Friday, April 24, 2015 (New Date)
    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

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