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Percussionist John Astaire to Perform Recital Nov. 4 at Cal Poly

Percussionist and Cal Poly Music Department faculty member John Astaire will give a recital of modern works at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center.

The program will include music by such composers as Iannis Xenakis and Louis Andriessen and the rarely performed “Towards the Precipice” by Danish composer Poul Ruders, a specialty piece of Astaire’s, which he calls “massively intense.”

Astaire earned his doctorate in percussion performance from Indiana University. He has performed locally and throughout the U.S. as a percussion soloist.

Tickets are $9 for students and $14 for the public.

Pricing includes all Performing Arts Center fees, and event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call SLO-4TIX (756-4849). 

The Music Department offers a 10 percent discount to patrons who buy season tickets to four of its season events through the Cal Poly Ticket Office; a 15 percent discount is given on tickets to five or more events.

The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts and Music Department. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit the calendar website.