Cal Poly’s Winter Wind Bands Concert will feature the 50-member Wind Ensemble and 55-member Wind Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.
The concert — the second in the bands’ season series — is titled “Winds of Change.”
Music Professor Antonio G. Barata has composed a work with the same name that will be premiered by the Cal Poly Wind Ensemble.
“The composition’s title is a triple-entendre, pointing at once to my life changes, the work’s composition for wind instruments and percussion instruments, and its formal structure,” Barata said.
Guest flute soloist Suzanne Duffy will perform Stephen Bulla’s “Rhapsody for Flute” with the Wind Ensemble. Duffy, who teaches flute at Cal Poly, is an active orchestral and chamber music performer. She plays principal flute for Opera San Luis Obispo, Symphony of the Vines and Orchestra Novo. She maintains flute studios in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.
The group will conclude its set with Frank Ticheli’s “Blue Shades.”
The Wind Ensemble will perform these works and others for the 2020 College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Division Conference to be hosted March 18-21 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. The ensemble is one of only eight selected to participate.
At the March 8 concert, the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra will perform music by John Philip Sousa, plus works from the expanded wind band repertoire, including Aaron Perrine’s “Tears of St. Lawrence” and Steven Bryant’s “The Machine Awakes.”
The Cal Poly Chamber Winds will complete Robert Kurka’s “Good Soldier Schweik Suite,” the first part of which the group performed at the Bandfest concert in November.
Director of Bands Christopher J. Woodruff and Associate Director of Bands Nicholas P. Waldron will conduct the concert.
Presenter / Producer: Cal Poly Music Department
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Event Phone: 805-756-4849
Performing Arts Center
1 Grand Ave
Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
Performance Dates: 3/8/2020
$12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students
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