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Cal Poly’s RSVP XXI: 'Evangeline,' June 1

On Wednesday, June 1 at 8 p.m, the Music Department presents RSVP XXI: "Evangeline" in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center. This marks the 21st season of this diverse transmedia series celebrating electroacoustic diversity and compositional risk. For the first time in its production history, RSVP will raise a full-length contemporary ballet. Inspired by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's great poem, "Evangeline," the music and dance tell a timeless story of profound love tested to the point of heroic virtue. Wadsworth's romantic impression of the Acadian Deportation is revised in light of more recent historical resources and a layer of new, timely meaning and questions. More on RSVP XXI

Cal Poly Student Instrumental Recital, June 2

On Thursday, June 2 at 11 a.m., Cal Poly Music Department will present a free Student Instrumental Recital in the Cal Poly Davidson Music Center (Building 45), Room 218. More on the recital

Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Host Student Show ‘Gallimaufry’ June 2-11

Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery will showcase student artwork in the “Gallimaufry” exhibit from 5 p.m. Thursday, June 2, until 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11. The gallery will also be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, for the Art and Design Department graduation ceremony. Gallimaufry is defined as a confused mixture, which appropriately describes the range of processes used in this year’s show. Featured artists include art and design seniors Amy Loschiavo, Tenney Rizzo, Emily Detweiler, Sharon LaMontagne, Katie Kohlbush, Kathleen Prendergast, Jenette Wilson, Shauna Jellison, Nicolette Deichler, Charles Wilton, Raymond Norte, Brianna Bertsch and Kate Baird. The Cal Poly University Art Gallery is free and open to the public 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The gallery is Room 171 in the Dexter Building (No. 34).

Cal Poly Student Vocal Recital, June 3

Friday, June 3 at
 7:30 p.m., the Music Department will present a free Student Vocal Recital in the Cal Poly Davidson Music Center (Building 45), Room 218. More on the Vocal Recital

Cal Poly Symphony and Choirs Concert, June 4

Cal Poly Music Department presents the Cal Poly Symphony and Choir’s Spring Concert on Saturday night, June 4 at 
8 o'clock in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center. The The concert will feature the world premiere of a new composition for choir and orchestra by Cal Poly music Professor Meredith Brammeier. In addition, the groups will perform Fauré’s "Requiem."
More on the concert

Cal Poly Wind Bands' Spring Concert: ‘Anniversary Celebration,’ June 5

On Sunday, June 5 at
 3 p.m., the Music Department presents the Wind Bands' Spring Concert in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center. The Cal Poly wind bands' spring concert is a celebration of three anniversaries:
-- 20 years of performances in the Performing Arts Center;
-- 50-year collaboration with band director emeritus William Johnson; and
-- 100 years since the founding of the Cal Poly band program in 1916.
In addition to works for wind band that pay tribute to the long history and progression of Cal Poly bands through the years, the concert will end with a special ensemble made up of Cal Poly alumni and current students performing together. More on the 'Anniversary Celebration'


Festival Mozaic Orchestra: Mahler in Perspective, July 23

On Saturday, July 23 Cal Poly Arts presents “Orchestra Series: Mahler in Perspective” from 8:00-10:00 pm. in the Performing Arts Center. The show will take place in the Christopher Cohan Center where music director Scott Yoo will lead a Notable Encounter on the first half of the program and tehn the symphony will be performed in full.

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