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Cal Poly to Present Second Annual Clarinet Festival on May 5

The Cal Poly Music Department will present all things clarinet at the second annual Clarinet Festival at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

The performance will include a variety of ensembles from on and off campus, including solos, duos, trios and quintets showcasing a variety of styles and genres of music, including classical, chamber, and jazz. The Wind in the Reeds, a Central Coast community clarinet group, will be a featured guest ensemble.

A total of 30 combined clarinetists will perform together for the grand finale, Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Marche Militaire Français.” The performers range in age from 17 to 82.

Cal Poly faculty member Keith Waibel, who directs Cal Poly’s clarinet ensembles, is the concert organizer.

The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets or advanced reservations are required. The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department and College of Liberal Arts.

For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website.