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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.

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Ciera Lamborn and Christopher CampbellCal Poly Symphony Fall Concert: 'Symphony at the Opera'

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
3 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

The Cal Poly Symphony, joined by soprano Ciera Lamborn and tenor Christopher Campbell, kicks off its 2014-15 season with some of the greatest opera music ever written.

In addition to presenting solo arias, our guest artists join forces — as Mimì and Rodolfo — for a concert performance of the first act of "La Bohème," from the moment when the two lovers meet.

  • Glinka - "Russlan and Ludmilla": Overture
  • Rossini - "Il Barbiere di Siviglia": Overture
  • Saint-Saëns - "Samson et Dalila": Bacchanale
  • Wagner - "Die Meistersinger": Overture
  • Puccini - "Tosca": Vissi d’arte
    (Ciera Lamborn, soprano)
  • Puccini - "Turandot": Nessun dorma!
    (Christopher Campbell, tenor)
  • Puccini - "La Bohème": Act I Finale
    (Lamborn and Campbell)

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

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Orchesis dancersCal Poly Symphony Winter Concert: 'Student Showcase/Orchesis'

Sunday, March 8, 2015
3 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

Every year, the Cal Poly Symphony holds auditions for student soloists from any major. The prize for several of them? A performance with the symphony, of course! Come hear this year’s winners, and celebrate musical talent from across the university.

Orchesis, Cal Poly’s oldest concert dance organization, joins the symphony for a performance of works choreographed by directors Diana Stanton, Christy McNeil and Michelle Walter.

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

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Suzanne DuffyCal Poly Symphony Spring Concert featuring Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5

Saturday, June 6, 2015
8 p.m. Harman Hall
, Performing Arts Center

In May 1888, after an exhausting conducting tour in Western Europe, Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky felt played out. As he recuperated in Frolovskoye, a beautiful little town in the Russian countryside, he wrote to his patron Nadezhda von Meck “I am dreadfully anxious to prove not only to others, but also to myself, that I am not yet played out as a composer.”

A few months later, his fifth symphony was complete, and he had proven to himself, and to the world, that he was capable of crafting a monumental work that is as emotionally powerful as it is musically unified. Played out indeed!

Our final concert features faculty flutist Suzanne Duffy. Currently principal flute for Symphony of the Vines and second flute/piccolo for Opera Santa Barbara, she has performed with Opera San Luis Obispo, the Palm Beach Opera, Santa Barbara Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, and the New World and Indianapolis symphonies, among others.

  • Charles Griffes’ “Poem for Flute and Orchestra,” with faculty soloist Suzanne Duffy
  • Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

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

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