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Special Events and Faculty Recitals

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.

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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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John Astaire Faculty Recital with Inga Swearingen

Thursday, May 14, 2015
7:30 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

John Astaire and guest vocalist Inga Swearingen are collaborating on a song cycle project that gathers a myriad of songs spanning centuries and genres. Astaire will accompany Swearningen on the cimbalom, a Hungarian hammered dulcimer notable for its complex and haunting tonal qualities. The cycle, titled “Dear I of that Day: Remembered Songs of a Distant World” includes songs by Schubert, The Beach Boys, Merle Haggard, and many others — separated by time or genre, but linked by mood and memory.

Tickets ($5 at the door)

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