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Cal Poly Wind Band Concert to Feature Two World Premieres on March 3

John Astaire Featured on Mutsuhito Ogino’s Concerto for Percussion

Cal Poly’s Winter Band Concert featuring the 60-member Wind Ensemble and 65-member Wind Orchestra is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

The concert is the second in the season’s series connecting “Earth and Sky” and will include two world premieres.

The program will open with a new work for Cal Poly Brass Ensemble by music major Tyler Stockton titled “Quiet Reflection.” The concert continues with the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra presenting works from the core wind band repertoire, including Pierre LaPlante’s “American Riversongs” and William Schuman’s “Chester.”

The second half of the program, presented by the Cal Poly Wind Ensemble, will include the world premiere of Mutsuhito Ogino’s Concerto for Percussion featuring Cal Poly faculty member and percussionist John Astaire. The program will conclude with Vincent Persichetti’s “Symphony,” Malcom Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances” and Igor Stravinsky’s “Fireworks Fantasy.”

Christopher J. Woodruff, associate director of bands, will conduct the concert.

Tickets are $12 or $14 for the public and $9 or $12 for students. 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 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849). 

The Music Department offers a 10 percent discount to patrons who buy season tickets to four of its 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 Music Department, College of Liberal Arts and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit the department’s calendar website.