Cal Poly Symphony Collaborates with Orchesis Dancers and Showcases Soloists
The Cal Poly Symphony’s Winter Concert is a collaborative performance celebrating the talents of student soloists and the members of the university’s Orchesis Dance Company. It will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.
The Student Soloist Showcase will include performances by winners of the Music Department’s Solo Competition -- three instrumentalists and one vocalist, all music majors. The instrumentalists will perform diverse repertoire from two musical eras.
They include Mario Ojeda, who will play Wofgang Amadeus Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G, first movement; Andrew Arensman, who will play Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat, first movement; and Dylan Weddle, who will play Henri Tomasi’s Concerto for Trumpet, first movement.
Vocalist Allison Chang will sing “Voi che sapete” from Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro.”
The program will also feature Bedrich Smetana’s “Vltava” and Arturo Márquez’s “Danzón No. 2.” Both works will feature classical and modern dance choreography performed by Orchesis, Cal Poly’s oldest concert dance organization.
Music Department faculty member Christopher J. Woodruff will conduct the program. Theatre and Dance Department faculty members Diana Stanton and Michelle Walter choreographed the dances.
Tickets to the concert are $12 and $14 for the public and $9 and $12 for senior citizens and students.New pricing includes all Performing Arts Center fees, and event parking is sponsored by the PAC. 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).
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 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.