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Cal Poly Symphony to Feature Student Soloists at March 17 Concert

Contact: Michele Abba


Show to Include Music from Four Studio Ghibli Films

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Symphony’s Winter Concert will showcase the talents of student soloists, composers and conductors at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, in Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

In addition, the symphony will perform music by Joe Hisaishi from four Studio Ghibli films: “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Spirited Away,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and “My Neighbor Totoro.”

Student symphony winners
Student winners of the symphony’s Solo Competition in November are pictured from left: Reenu Kutty, Davis Lerner, Ari Maman, Jayden Perez, Yumin Park and Sarah Jane Scott.

Student winners of the symphony’s Solo Competition in November will be featured: three instrumentalists, one vocalist and one composer.

The instrumentalists are bassoonist Davis Lerner, a music major who will perform the third movement of W.A. Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K. 191; violinist Reenu Kutty, a computer science major who will play the first movement of Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26; and saxophonist Ari Maman, a music major who will perform the first three movements of Paul Maurice’s “Tableaux de Provence” (“Pictures of Provence”).

Music major Sarah Jane Scott, soprano, will sing “Laudate Dominum” from Mozart’s “Vesperae solennes de confessore” (Solemn Vespers for a Confessor), K. 339. 

The orchestra will perform “Chronicles” by student composer Yumin Park, and assistant conductor Jayden Perez will conduct John Williams’ “Theme from Jurassic Park.” Both students are music majors.

The symphony is directed by Music Professor David Arrivée.

Tickets to the concert are $15 and $20 general and $10 students. Tickets can be purchased from the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849). Event parking is sponsored by the PAC. The Music Department offers a 20% discount to patrons who buy season tickets to four of its events through the Cal Poly Ticket Office.

The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department, College of Liberal Arts and Instructionally Related Activities program.

For more information, visit the Music Department’s calendar website, email or call 805-756-2406.