2011 Fall Newsletter

Music Department Helps SLO Symphony Celebrate 50

On stage with the SLO Symphony

Photo by Simo Nylander courtesy of SLO Symphony


The Cal Poly Choirs joined the Cuesta Master Chorale and the San Luis Obispo Symphony in two performances of Beethoven's 9th Symphony this past May. It was an honor to be asked by the San Luis Obispo Symphony to participate in a concert recognizing the organization's 50-year anniversary. Over 200 musicians were on stage, and the chorus got a loud ovation at the end of the performance. Jacalyn Kreitzer was one of the four soloists for the event.

Other Cal Poly faculty involved in the performance included:

  • Jennifer Dodson Galvan, horn
  • Ken Hustad, bass
  • Lisa Nauful, bassoon
  • Ross Sears, timpani
  • Paul Severtson, violin

Former Department Chair Clifton Swanson was a member of the string bass section. Craig Russell's work "Celebrations" was premiered by the SLO Symphony and SLO Youth Symphony.