Saturday, June 4, 2016
8 p.m. Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center
The Cal Poly Symphony and Cal Poly Choirs will perform Fauré's "Requiem" and a preview of the orchestra's repertoire from its upcoming Central Europe tour.
The concert will open with American, Austrian, Czech and Hungarian music to celebrate the Cal Poly Symphony's tour to Central Europe in June. Works include Aaron Copland's "Variations on a Shaker Melody," Antonín Dvo?ák's "Slavonic Dance in G Minor," Op. 46, No. 8, Johann Strauss' waltz "Wiener Blut," and Béla Bartók's "Hungarian Pictures."
After these orchestral works, the Cal Poly Choirs will join the symphony for a world premiere performance of faculty member Meredith Brammeier's "Blow, Winds, Rage, Blow!" set to text from Shakespeare's "King Lear."
After intermission, the combined groups will perform one of Gabriel Fauré's most-loved works, "Requiem," Op. 48.
"This requiem is perhaps the most gentle in the repertoire," said David Arrivée, conductor of the Cal Poly Symphony. "It is also one of the most beautiful. The harmonies that Fauré finds are simply delicious, and the writing for strings and choir is rich and vibrant."
Tickets ($12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students)