‘The Muse Hour’ Concludes June 5 with Tommy Emmanuel
The conclusion of the second season of Cal Poly Arts’ virtual music and conversation series, “The Muse Hour,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5, with a concert from acoustic guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel. Considered among this planet’s greatest guitarists, the Australian plays multi-dimensional arrangements flawlessly on the acoustic guitar. His infectiously appealing joy is delivered with that smile of the ages and evidence of authentic, unbridled delight, that irresistibly invites listeners to feel his music as deeply as he does. Produced in cooperation with Tacoma Arts Live in Washington and The Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa, California, this event includes an exclusive pre-recorded concert, followed by a live virtual and moderated Q&A session with Emmanuel. Tickets to the second season of “The Muse Hour” are $11.50 per device, per event, and current Cal Poly Arts VIP Members at the $75 cameo level and up receive free access to all of “The Muse Hour” events. Visit calpolyarts.org for more information.
Cal Poly Choirs to Present ‘Ubi Caritas’ Concert Virtually on June 5
The Cal Poly Choirs will present a virtual concert “Ubi Caritas,” which will feature a variety of selections on the themes of charity and love, at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5. Cal Poly’s Chamber Choir will present three 20th-century settings of the Latin text “Ubi Caritas,” all loosely based on the ancient chant melody. This portion will feature works by Maurice Duruflé, Ola Gjeilo and Luke Mayernik. The group will also perform several Italian and French secular works. The Cal Poly Women’s Chorus will present “Someone Will Remember Us” by Jocelyn Hagen. The choir will be accompanied by animal science major Hana AbdulCader on harp, plus a string trio of Music Department faculty members: Emily Lanzone, violin; Michael Whitson, viola; and Laura Gaynon, cello. PolyPhonics, Cal Poly’s premier ensemble, will perform music by Carlos Guastavino and Joseph Rheinberger, as well as a special comical selection. The University Singers will present music by J.S. Bach and R. Scott Coulter, among others. Tickets are sold from the Performing Arts Center, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.
Wind Bands to Present Virtual ‘Voices in the Wind’ Concert June 6
The Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra will present a virtual concert “Voices in the Wind” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6. Most musical works on the program were composed in the past 10 years, including “A Mother of a Revolution!” by Omar Thomas, which was inspired by the Stonewall uprising of 1969 that brought to national attention the systemic oppression of the LGBTQ community in New York City. Faculty oboist Heidi Butterfield will perform the West Coast premiere of “Hidden Currents” for oboe and wind ensemble by Katherine Bergman. The piece depicts the seasonal changes along the northernmost stretch of the Mississippi River. Travis Cross’ “Let the Amen Sound” will conclude the concert. A live Q&A session with conductors Christopher J. Woodruff and Nicholas P. Waldron and some of the performers will be held after. Tickets are sold from the Performing Arts Center, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.
Cal Poly Symphony to Present ‘Voices Past and Present’ Virtually on June 11
The Cal Poly Symphony will present its season finale, “Voices Past and Present,” through a virtual presentation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 11. The program will include music for winds and brass, music for string orchestra and music for everyone together. The winds and brass will conclude their yearlong exploration of Gordon Jacob’s “Old Wine in New Bottles,” a set of pieces based on old English folk songs. The orchestra’s string section will perform Chicago-based composer Stacy Garrop’s “Lo Yisa Goy,” an instrumental setting of the Jewish prayer for peace. Everyone will come together to play two works: Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “English Folk Song Suite,” orchestrated by Jacob, and Nkeiru Okoye’s “Voices Shouting Out,” written in response to the events of 9/11. A live Q&A session with conductor and music Professor David Arrivée and students will follow the recorded performance. Tickets are sold from the Performing Arts Center, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.
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