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Cal Poly Music Faculty Showcase Set for Oct. 20 During Mustang Family Weekend

Contact: Michele Abba

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Several faculty new to the Cal Poly Music Department will be featured in a Faculty Showcase recital at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

The event is part of Cal Poly’s Mustang Family Weekend and will feature several Music Department applied faculty who are recognized across the region for their expertise in solo and chamber ensemble performance. They will present intimate works that highlight their artistic achievements.

Pianist Janet Joichi will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Prélude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12; and Étude-Tableaux in C Major, Op. 33, No. 2; Paul Woodring and Idona Cabrinha will perform Nikolai Kapustin’s piano duet “Sinfonietta,” Op. 49; cellist Megan Chartier and trumpeter Christopher J. Woodruff will play a movement from Yves Chardon’s “Sonata for Trumpet and Cello,” Op. 21; oboist Heidi B. Yi and saxophonist Anthony Yi will perform two movements from Georg Philipp Telemann’s “Sonata No. 5 for Two Flutes”; and Inga Swearingen, mezzo-soprano, and John Astaire, cimbalom, will present a medley of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” (1949) by Hank Williams and “The Lonely Sea” (1963) by Brian Wilson and Gary Usher of the Beach Boys.

Soprano Jennifer Freye will sing Richard Wagner’s “Dich teure Halle” from “Tannhäuser,”clarinetist Sarra Hey-Folick will play three movements from Grammy Award-winner Paquito d’Rivera’s “Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano,” and Stephen Nutt will perform on tuba a movement of J.S. Bach’s “Sonata No. 2,” arranged by Floyd Cooley. Woodring will accompany on piano.

For information on the recitalists, visit the Music Department’s faculty website. The new faculty members are Chartier, Freye, Hey-Folick, Joichi, Nutt, Swearingen and Anthony Yi.

Music majors at Cal Poly are required to be enrolled in applied or private lessons each quarter. Many non-music majors who are enrolled in larger ensembles — including Cal Poly Symphony, Wind Bands and University Jazz Bands — also have lessons with faculty.

The recital is open to the public. Admission is $10 general, and $5 students at the door. Parking is free after 5 p.m. in the Grand Avenue parking structure (No.  130). For more information on parking on campus, visit Cal Poly’s Transportation and Parking Services website.

The recital is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department and College of Liberal Arts. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website.