Musical Performances Calendarfor Winter Quarter 2009

Musical Performances Calendarfor Winter Quarter 2009
The Kellogg Percussion Ensemble performs during University Hour.
Music student Casey Farmen plays the sitar.

The Music Department presents a full calendar of concerts during winter quarter with performances by guest artists, faculty and students.

In February, the department will debut its Music on Films series, showing three movies that feature excellent and unique musical scores. The films' music ranges from rock and roll in “This is Spinal Tap” to musical theater in “Topsy-Turvy” and cartoon-style jazz in “The Triplets of Belleville.” Comedian and political satirical songwriter Roy Zimmerman is scheduled to visit campus, performing original songs and giving his comic political commentary. He will also hold a master class, free and open to the public, and help songwriters with music and lyrics.

Tickets can be purchased at or at the Music Publicity Office in Building 24, Room 142. For more information, visit or call (909) 869-3554.


(Performances are at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $7.)

Saturday, Jan. 17 – Gustavo Jimenez and Janet Noll. Alumnus and renowned performer Jimenez presents an evening of opera, musical theater and popular music. Performance is in the University Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $20 for VIP.

Thursday, Jan. 22 – Comedian and political satirist songwriter Roy Zimmerman. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. All proceeds fund scholarships for Music Industry Studies.

Thursday, Jan. 22 – Songwriting master class with Roy Zimmerman. Free and open to the public. To participate, e-mail Prof. Arthur Winer at The master class is from 3 to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29 – Daniel Ho, musician, songwriter and Grammy award-winning producer specializing in Hawaiian music. This special event is presented by the Michi & Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair of Multicultural Studies. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $75 for VIP. The concert begins at 7 p.m. For information and tickets, visit

Friday, Jan. 30 – Peter Yates, guitar and arpeggione (bowed guitar), with Nadia Shpachenko, harpsichord. They will perform works by J.S. Bach, Manuel Ponce and Luys Milan, and a nineteen-minute DVD oratorio by Peter Yates.

Saturday, Feb. 7 – Tatiana Thibodeaux & Janet Noll. Music for two pianists, alone and together. This piano scholarship fundraiser includes Rachmaninoff's Suite No. 1 for 2 pianos, Leroy Anderson's “The Typewriter” and Benjamin Britten's “Introduction and Rondo alla Buresca.”

Monday, March 2 – John Perry Piano Master Class. Perry is a renowned pianist and professor at USC, Colburn School of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. The master class is at noon and is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 6 – Phillip Clarke Memorial Piano Scholarship Fundraiser. Concert will feature music students, faculty, staff and alumni. Nadia Shpachenko directs and will also perform S. Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No. 7.


(Performances are at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall unless otherwise noted.)

Thursday, Feb. 12 – Honors Invitational Recital. Concert features music students who have shown excellence in music achievement. Admission is free.

Thursday, Feb. 26 – 4th Songwriter Showcase. Arthur Winer directs. Tickets are $10.

Monday, March 2 – Cal Poly Pomona MIDI Band. Lori Huff directs. Tickets are $7.

Tuesday, March 3 – Kellogg Soul Ensemble. Mark Chubb directs. Tickets are $7.

Wednesday, March 4 – Cal Poly Pomona Concert Band. Victor Aguilar directs. Tickets are $7.

Tuesday, March 10 – Cal Poly Pomona Jazz Combo, directed by Zac Matthews. Cal Poly Pomona Jazz Band, directed by David Kopplin. Tickets are $7.

Wednesday, March 11 – Kellogg Chamber Singers, directed by Iris Levine. University Concert Choir, directed by Nik St. Clair, featuring Artist-In-Residence and composer Gwyneth Walker. Tickets are $7.

Cancelled – Thursday, March 12 – Cal Poly Pomona String Ensemble, directed by Alan Mautner. Tickets are $7.

Friday, March 13 – Cal Poly Pomona Guitar Ensemble, directed by Peter Yates. Tickets are $7.


(All performances are at noon and are free.)

Thursday, Feb. 5 – Winter Showcase Music Hour, directed by David Kopplin. Music Recital Hall.

Thursday, March 5 – Cal Poly Pomona Salsa Ensemble, directed by Gustavo Gil. Music Recital Hall Landing.

Thursday, March 12 – Kellogg Percussion Ensemble, directed by Bill Schlitt. Music Recital Hall Landing.


Thursday, Feb. 5 – “The Triplets of Belleville” (2003). Written and directed by Sylvain Chomet. Academy Awards nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song.  After her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved dog Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters — an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire — to rescue him. Film begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $3. Music Recital Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 19 – “Topsy-Turvy” (1999). Written and directed by Mike Leigh. Academy Awards for Best Costume Design; nominated for Best Original Screenplay.  The film tells the story of the difficult artistic relationship between playwright Gilbert and composer Sullivan as they put on “The Mikado.” Film begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $3. Music Recital Hall.

Thursday, March 5 – “This is Spinal Tap” (1984). Directed by Rob Reiner. The rockumenatary chronicles “the sights, the sounds, the smells” of the world's loudest band. Film begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $3. Music Recital Hall.