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Night at the MissionCal Poly's 'A Night at the Mission' Chamber Concert

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
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 cello ensemble, chamber wind ensemble, woodwind quintet, saxophone quartets, a large clarinet ensemble and a brass choir. This annual event has long been a favorite of student performers and audiences alike.

The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets or advanced reservations are required. 


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Brandon J. RolleBrandon J. Rolle Composition Presentation

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
7:10 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Alumnus Brandon J. Rolle (Music, Political Science, ’10) will present “Looking Outward: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Composition.” He will discuss pathways for modern composition, with emphasis on the influence of programming, audio synthesis and sonology on the creative process. He will share lessons drawn from his experiences in the industry, graduate school and freelance work; with the intent of giving students increased awareness of the trends, possibilities and practicalities of a career in composition. In addition to being a composer, Rolle is a conductor, educator and concert organizer. He teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he will soon earn his doctorate.

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Jessica ValeriJessica Valeri Horn Master Class

Saturday, March 9, 2019
3:10-5 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Jessica Valeri, a horn player with the San Francisco Symphony, will present a master class for Cal Poly music students.

The event is free and open to the public. During the class, several of the Music Department’s leading horn students will perform and be critiqued.

Valeri has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony since 2008. She was previously a member of the St. Louis Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, the Grant Park Orchestra and the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. She spent many years freelancing in the Chicago area where she performed with a variety of groups, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and the International Contemporary Ensemble.

She studied horn with Doug Hill at University of Wisconsin-Madison, then earned her master’s degree and performance certificate from Northwestern University, where she studied with Gail Williams, William Barnewitz and the late Norman Schweikert.

Valeri has participated in many recording projects including a 2012 Grammy-nominated recording with The Bay Brass, and has played with the Grand Teton, the Arizona and the Lakes Area music festivals. She currently serves as a coach for the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and is a sought-after clinician and teacher. She also serves a musician advisor in the planning and programming of the San Francisco Symphony’s Adventures in Music educational concerts.

The Cal Poly Wind Bands will feature Valeri in the groups’ winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. She will perform W.A. Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447, with the Wind Ensemble. Tickets for the concert are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office.


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Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

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Cal Poly Student Vocal Recital

Thursday, March 7, 2019
7:30 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

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Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital

Thursday, March 14, 2019
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

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Cal Poly Open House Recital

Saturday, April 13, 2019
2 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

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Cal Poly Student Piano Recital

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
7:30 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

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Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital

Thursday, May 30, 2019
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

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Cal Poly's 'An Evening of Woodwind and String Chamber Music'

Friday, May 31, 2019
7:30 p.m., San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church

Several Cal Poly music ensembles will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary repertoire featuring woodwind and string instruments.

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Cal Poly's Polyrhythmics Percussion Recital

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
7:30 p.m., Pavilion, Performing Arts Center

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Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital

Thursday, June 6, 2019
11 a.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

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Cal Poly Student Vocal Recital

Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:30 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

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Cal Poly's 'All That Brass!'

Friday, June 7, 2019
7:30 p.m., San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church

 

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