Music Department Annouces Diverse Winter Calendar


Music Department Annouces Diverse Winter Calendar
Marek Szpakiewicz

This winter, 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.

Of special interest this season are guest performances by distinguished Polish cellist Marek Szpakiewicz and keyboardist Michael Garson. In addition, this year's Charles Lindsley Memorial Vocal Scholarship Fundraiser will feature “Mozart and Friends.”

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Friday, Jan. 19 – The UCLA Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of professor Peter Yates, will provide a concert at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $7.          
  • Wednesday, Jan. 31 – Cellist Marek Szpakiewicz will perform a Piano and Cello Duo Recital with pianist Dr. Nadia Shpachenko at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Szpakiewicz has gained international acclaim performing as a soloist throughout Europe and the United States. Shpachenko is an active soloist and chamber musician who recently joined the music faculty. Tickets are $7.                      
  • Thursday, Feb. 15 – Pianist and keyboardist Michael Garson best known for his work as a pianist, composer and as a keyboardist with David Bowie will perform a concert at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. The performance features Garson's compositions and his exceptional live improvisations. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for students. In addition, Garson is scheduled to give a free lecture from noon to 2 p.m.                       
  • Thursday, Feb. 22 -Singer/songwriter Mike Viola of the Candy Butchers will provide a master class and concert in the Musical Recital Hall. Viola is the frontman of the pop/rock group the Candy Butchers. The free master class is scheduled from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m.                  

FACULTY CONCERTS

  • Friday, Jan. 26 -“Mozart and Friends,” an evening of diverse music featuring voice faculty, alumni and students, will be at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Directed by Susan Burns, this evening performance is a fundraiser for the Charles Lindsley Memorial Vocal Scholarship. It also includes music by the Kellogg Chamber Singers under Iris Levine. Tickets are $7.                       
  • Friday, Feb. 9 – Faculty and staff stage “Down Home” at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. “Down Home” is the theme of this year's Faculty Jamboree, the popular, light-hearted look at the music department.                      
  • Friday, Feb. 16 – Music professor Peter Yates will perform on guitar at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $7.                     

STUDENT PERFORMANCES

  • Monday, Feb. 26 – The Cal Poly Pomona Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Lori Huff directs. Tickets are $7.                      
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28 – The Cal Poly Pomona Concert Band, under the direction of Buddy Clements, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $7.          
  • Thursday, March 1 – The University Concert Choir and Kellogg Chamber Singers stage a concert under Iris Levine at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $7. 
  • Tuesday, March 6 – The Cal Poly Pomona Jazz Combo and Jazz Band will perform at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. They are directed by Zac Matthews and Tom Luer. Tickets are $7.         
  • Wednesday, March 7 – The Cal Poly Pomona String Ensemble, under direction from Alan Mautner, perform at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $7.       
  • Friday, March 9 – The Cal Poly Pomona Guitar Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. The ensemble is directed by Peter Yates. Tickets are $7.        
  • Saturday, March 10 – The Cal Poly Pomona Gospel Choir, directed by Bobby Laird, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. Tickets are $7.        

FREE NOON TIME PRESENTATIONS (12-1 p.m., Free)

  • Thursday, Jan. 25 – A Winter Showcase Music Hour will be directed by David Kopplin at the Music Recital Hall.        
  • Thursday, Feb. 22 – The MIDI Ensemble will perform musical instrument digital interface instruments and music under the direction of Lori Huff in the University Theatre Breezeway.        
  • Thursday, March 1 – The Cal Poly Pomona Salsa Ensemble, under the direction of Gustavo Gil, will perform in the Music Recital Hall Landing.    
  • Tuesday, March 6 – The Cal Poly Pomona Sax Quartet will perform in the University Theatre Breezeway. Lori Huff directs.     
  • Thursday, March 8 – The Kellogg Percussion Ensemble will stage a performance, under the direction of Bill Schlitt, in the Music Recital Hall Landing.