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March 16, 2012

Contact: Michele Abba
805-756-2406; mabba@calpoly.edu 

Cal Poly to Present April 22 Faculty Recital: ‘Railroads and Cabaret’ 

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly Music Department faculty members will present a recital titled “Railroads and Cabaret” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (Building 45) on campus.

Soprano Katherine Arthur and pianist Susan Azaret Davies will perform an afternoon of 20th-century songs, including works by Ernst Krenek and Arnold Schoenberg.

The program will begin with Krenek’s “The Ballad of the Railroads,” an autobiographical journey. The piece will be accompanied by an archive of railroad photo projections provided by Curtis Reinhardt, director of the Central Coast Railroad Festival.  

The program will end with Schoenberg’s “Brettl Lieder” (Cabaret Songs), which he composed in Berlin in the beginning of the 20th century.

Admission is $5 at the door. 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.

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