The Cal Poly Symphony will present its annual Soloist Showcase through a virtual presentation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 12.
The symphony held auditions in November for student soloists from a variety of majors for the opportunity to be featured in the showcase.
The winners were computer engineering major Kiran Manikonda on clarinet and double civil engineering and music major Grant Smith on piano.
Manikonda will play Gioachino Rossini’s “Introduction, Theme and Variations,” and Smith will perform the first movement from Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor.
The program will also include two movements from Gordon Jacob’s “Old Wine in New Bottles,” performed by the winds and brass of the orchestra, and Edvard Grieg’s “Two Elegiac Melodies,” performed by the strings.
The orchestra has rehearsed and recorded as a hybrid ensemble since the fall. This included an in-person string ensemble meeting inside, in-person wind and brass musicians meeting outside, and other student musicians joining remotely from home. The combined efforts of these three means of performing will make up the presentation.
There will be a live Q&A session immediately following the recorded performance with Music Professor and conductor David Arrivée, the soloists and other students.
Presenter / Producer: Cal Poly Music Department
Music > Classical
Music > Recitals - Instrumental
Event Phone: 805-756-4849
Cal Poly Virtual
San Luis Obispo CA 93407
Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
Performance Dates: 3/12/2021
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