Music Department Events for Spring Quarter


Music Department Events for Spring Quarter
Hawaiian musician Daniel Ho performs on campus in January.
A student in the Jazz Band rehearses for an upcoming performance.

Liven up your nights by attending a gamut of musical events at Cal Poly Pomona. From master classes with award-winning artists to concerts featuring music from around the world, the university is hosting musical events that cater to a wide audience.  

Of particular note is the Russian Romantic Piano Concertos, which will perform Tchaikovsky's suites, among others, as well as “Secrets,” a musical theatre with scenes from movies such as “The Secret Garden.” Additionally, Grammy Award-winning musician Daniel Ho will give a free master class to students.

All events are in the Music Recital Hall unless otherwise noted. Tickets can be purchased at www.zaptix.com or through the Music Publicity Office, Building 24, Room 142. For more information, contact music publicist Teresa Kelly at (909) 869-3554 or tkelly@cpp.edu.

Monday, April 27

Music on Film Series: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

8 p.m.

FREE

Joel and Ethan Coen directed and wrote this film starring George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson. The trio play escaped convicts from a chain-gang during the Depression era in the South. The film's soundtrack won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Tuesday, April 28

Guest Artist Recital with Edward Auer

8 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students

Auer will perform some of Chopin's greatest works. Auer is a leading Chopin interpreter and was the first American to win a prize at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

Wednesday, April 29

Russian Romantic Piano Concertos

8 p.m.

Tickets are $7

A special benefit fundraiser event and two-piano concert by music students Phillip Pitcher, Michael Jung, Charles Parsons and Vanessa Estrada. They will perform Rachmaninoff's Piano Concertos No. 2 and 3, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Milhaud's two-piano suite “Scaramouche.”

Thursday, April 30

Master Class with Daniel Ho

3 p.m.

FREE

Daniel Ho, a Grammy Award-winning producer, musician and songwriter, will present a master class for the Music Industry Studies program.

Music Industry Studies Benefit – cancelled

Tickets are $10

Details TBA

Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9

“Secrets”

8 p.m.

Tickets are $7

Directed by Susan Burns and Janet Noll, the university's music theatre workshop will feature a musical theatre and opera scenes from “The Secret Garden,” “The Magic Flute,” “Carmen” and “La Perichole.”

Thursday, May 14

Spring Showcase Music Hour II

Noon

FREE

Directed by Nadia Shpachenko.

5th Songwriter Showcase

8 p.m.

Tickets are $10

Directed by Arthur Winer, the Songwriter Showcase features student musicians and songwriters performing their original works.

Monday, May 18

Cal Poly Pomona MIDI Band

8 p.m.

Tickets are $7

Directed by Lori Huff, students perform digital music using electronic instruments.

Tuesday, May 19

Trumpet Ensemble

Music Recital Hall Landing

Noon

FREE

David Grasmick directs.

Bela Bartok: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

8 p.m.

Tickets are $7

This concert features pianists Nadia Shpachenko and Janet Noll, percussionists Bill Schlitt and Yuri Inoo, Audrey Lamprey on horn and Karen Cahill on flute, among others.

Thursday, May 21

Kellogg Soul Music Ensemble

Noon

FREE

Directed by Mark Chubb, the concert will feature soul and rhythm and blues music.

Tuesday, May 26

Salsa Ensemble

Music Recital Hall Landing

Noon

FREE

Directed by Gustavo Gil, the concert will feature Latin rhythm and beats.

String Ensemble

8 p.m.

Tickets are $7

Directed by Alan Mautner.

Wednesday, May 27

Concert Band

8 p.m.

Tickets are $7

Directed by Victor Aguilar.

Thursday, May 28

Kellogg Percussion Ensemble

Noon

FREE

Directed by Bill Schlitt.

Kellogg Chamber Singers and University Concert Choir

8 p.m.

Tickets are $7

Directed by Shawn Kirchner and Nike St. Clair.

Tuesday, June 2

Jazz Combo and Jazz Band

8 p.m.

Tickets are $7

Directed by Zac Matthews and David Kopplin.

Thursday, June 4

Special Benefit Guest Artist Master Class: Victor Rosenbaum

1 to 3:30 p.m.

FREE

International performer and recording artist Victor Rosenbaum will host a master class on piano.

Friday, June 5

“Sleep: A S'Real S'Rvey of the Nightscape”

8 p.m.

Tickets are $7.

Directed by Peter Yates, the Guitar Ensemble will host a presentation in which dreams are the subject. “Sleep: a S'Real S'Rvey of the Nightscape,” is a musical theatre production with storytellers, dancers, video puppets, microtonal guitars and percussion. The piece draws its inspiration from variety shows, dance recitals, poetry readings, traditional theater, and world and classical music.