Cal Poly 'A Night at the Mission' Benefit Chamber Concert
Several of Cal Poly's finest student music ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary chamber music at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Old Mission Church in San Luis Obispo.
“A Night at the Mission” will feature performances by a saxophone quartet, saxophone ensemble, flute quartet, clarinet ensemble, trumpet ensemble, trombone choir, brass choir, brass quintet and woodwind quintet.
The event is a fundraiser for the Cal Poly Band Program, whose members will travel to England, Ireland and Scotland for 12 days in June 2013. A concert band made up of 65 students from the Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra and Mustang Band will perform concerts throughout United Kingdom in such venues as Dublin's St. Patrick's Cathedral, The Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, England), and St. John's Smith Square in London. The trip continues a long tradition of international band travel. Since 1975, there have been tours to Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand and Switzerland.
Tickets to the Feb. 9 performance are $9 for students and senior citizens and $12 for the public. Pricing includes all Performing Arts Center fees. Tickets are sold at the Performing Arts Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To order by phone, call SLO-4TIX (756-4849). Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the concert.
The Music Department offers a 10 percent discount to patrons who buy season tickets to four of its events through the Performing Arts Ticket Office; a 15 percent discount is given on tickets to five or more events.
The benefit concert is sponsored by the Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts, Music Department, and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406.