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March 16, 2012

Contact: Michele Abba

Cal Poly Open House Concert Set for April 14

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Three Cal Poly music ensembles featuring more than 100 of the university’s finest student musicians will perform at this year’s Open House Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center.

The Cal Poly Symphony, conducted by David Arrivée, will perform Zoltán Kodály’s Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, “The Peacock.” The symphony will take this colorful piece on the road two weeks later, performing it in the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as part of the symphony’s first out-of-state tour.

The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Andrew McMahan and Christopher Woodruff, will perform a selection of American masterworks including Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy,” Robert Jager’s “Esprit de Corps” and John Mackey’s “Asphalt Cocktail.”

The University Jazz Band I, directed by Paul Rinzler, will perform “House Party,” by Louis Jordan and arranged by Rinzler, “Swingin’ Shepherd Blues,” arranged by Bill Holman, and “What is Hip?” arranged by Mike Tomaro.

The public is invited to visit the campus for Open House and stay late to enjoy an evening of live entertainment.

Tickets are $13 and $15 for the public, $11 and $13 for seniors, and $8 and $10 students. They can be purchased at the Performing Arts Ticket Office from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. To order, call SLO-ARTS (805-756-2787). Discounts are given to patrons who buy tickets to four or more Music Department season events.

The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts, Music Department and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or go to

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