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W. Terrence SpillerCal 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. All of our major ensembles on stage in Harman Hall, all on the same evening! Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will emcee this extravaganza.

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Faculty Chamber Ensemble Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
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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W. Terrence Spiller at pianoW. Terrence Spiller Piano Recital

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015
8 p.m., Spanos Theatre

Concert pianist and Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller performs Chopin's Préludes, Op. 28, along with works by Haydn, Debussy and Albeniz.

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Bach Week

    Thomas Davies and David ArrivéeInside Bach Week

    Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. | Davidson Music Center, Room 218

    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)
    Special! Purchase tickets to both Jan. 23 and Jan. 24 concerts, and receive discounted pricing ($32 general, $28 seniors and $15 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

    Beautiful music performed by our chamber ensembles: Brass Choir, Clarinet Ensemble, brass quintets, woodwind quintets, Flute Choir, saxophone quartets and string quartets.

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    Faculty Chamber Ensemble Spring Concert

    Friday, April 3, 2015
    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.Tickets ($14 and $12 general, $12 and $9 seniors and students)Purchase Tickets

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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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