Music Is In The Air

Music Is In The Air
David Silva, center, Jose Vadi, left and Gustavo Gil perform with the Cal Poly Pomona Salsa Ensemble during University Hour in 2001.
Maggie Shih and Kazumi Yamzaki perform during a noon concert by the Cal Poly Pomona String Ensemble in the University Quad in 2002.

This fall, the Cal Poly Pomona Music department will present a lineup of on-campus

performances featuring faculty, staff, students and guest artists from a wide range of musical genres.

Unless otherwise noted the concerts are at 8 p.m. in the university's Music Recital Hall and tickets are $7.

Special Events:

Of special interest this season is a benefit concert by Susan Egan, who is known as The Belle of Broadway. On Nov. 2 The Broadway superstar is performing a broad selection of music to benefit the university's Music Industries Studies program. Tickets are $25.

On Nov. 17  The annual Phillip Clarke Memorial Piano Scholarship Fund Raiser is directed by Nadia Shpachenko. The performance feature students, faculty and staff.

Faculty Concerts:

On Oct. 26 The Ellen Johnson Trio presents an evening of modern vocal jazz with songs from the new release “These Days.” The Ellen Johnson Trio features university lecturer Ellen Johnson on vocals, Dave Ferris on piano, Jason Harnell on drums and Greg Swiller on bass. Tickets are $10 for non students.

On Oct. 27 Cal Poly Pomona lecturer David Cahueque will perform on guitar alongside university accompanist Janet Noll on piano.

On Nov. 15 assistant professor Peter Yates presents “The Mother Lode,” an original opera film.

Student Performances:

On Nov. 20 the Cal Poly Pomona Musical Instrument Digital Interface Ensemble will perform. Lori Huff directs.

On Nov. 21 the Cal Poly Pomona String Ensemble will stage a concert under the

direction of Alan Mautner.

On Nov. 28 the Cal Poly Pomona Jazz Band and jazz faculty, directed by David Kopplin, will perform.

On Nov. 29 the Cal Poly Pomona Concert Band will play. Buddy Clements directs.

On Nov. 30 the Kellogg Chamber Singers perform with the University Concert Choir Miracles and Odd Tales. Iris Levine directs.

On Dec. 1 the Cal Poly Pomona Guitar Ensemble will stage a show. Peter Yates directs.

On Dec. 2 The Cal Poly Pomona Gospel Choir, under the direction of Bobby Laird, will perform at 7:30 p.m.

Free noontime Presentations:

On Oct. 19 a Fall Showcase will be directed by Susan Burns.

On Nov. 16 the Cal Poly Pomona MIDI Ensemble will perform musical instrument digital interface instruments and music under the direction of Lori Huff in the University Theatre Breezeway.

On Nov. 28 the Cal Poly Pomona Salsa Ensemble, under the direction of Gustavo Gil, will perform in the University Quad.

On Nov. 30 the Cal Poly Pomona Percussion Ensemble will stage a presentation in the Music Recital Hall Landing. Bill Schlitt directs.

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