Music Events for Fall Quarter 2009


Music Events for Fall Quarter 2009
The Kellogg Percussion Ensemble will perform on Dec. 3.
Music department events range from faculty recitals to guest artists to free film screenings.

Tired of your humdrum routine? Inject a song by attending Music department concerts and events this fall. Special events include a songwriting master class led by a film soundtrack composer, a classical ensemble performance, and a piano/guitar duo. The student shows and free film screenings will appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes and interests.

One notable event is the free songwriting master class featuring Mike Viola, who wrote, produced and/or performed songs for movies such as “That Thing You Do!” and “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.” Also, Music Professor Nadia Shpachenko will perform with Grammy-nominated violist Karen Elaine and clarinetist Jerome Summers.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Music on Film Series: “Waiting for Guffman”

8 p.m.

Free

“Off-off-off-off” Broadway director Corky St. Clair (Christopher Guest) gets tapped to write and produce a community theater show for Blaine, Missouri. The movie stars Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Bob Ballaban and many others. This film is a cult classic.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Music on Film Series: “Sweet Smell of Success”

8 p.m.

Free

“The cat's in the bag, and the bag's in the river.” Sleazy press agent Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) does the bidding of evil newspaper columnist J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster) in this film noir classic. You'll hear cool jazz from the Chico Hamilton Quintet. The film is shot in 1950s New York.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Music on Film Series: “Singin' in the Rain”

8 p.m.

Free

The best musical ever put on film. The movie stars Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds.

Thursday, Nov. 5

Fall Showcase Music Hour

Noon

Free

Directed by Susan Burns

Thursday, Nov. 12

Charles Lindsley Memorial

8 p.m.

$15 general admission, $10 students

The vocal scholarship fundraiser features the musical “Anything Goes.” Faculty, alumni and students will perform solos, duets, ensembles, classical, pop and Broadway. Directed by Susan Burns. Janet Noll, piano.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Nadia Shpachenko & Friends Chamber Music Festival

8 p.m.

$15 general admission, $10 students

Pianist Nadia Shpachenko performs with Jerome Summers, clarinet, and Grammy nominee Karen Elaine, viola. They will perform an original piece written for the trio by David Kopplin, as well as works by W. A. Mozart, M. Bruch and G. Kurtg.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Songwriting Master Class with Mike Viola

3 to 5 p.m.

Free

Songwriter Mike Viola in Concert

8 p.m.

$15 general admission, $10 students

This concert benefits the Music Industry Studies program. Mike Viola is best known as singer, songwriter and musical architect of the Candy Butchers, a highly regarded indie pop-rock band from New York. His film work includes the title track of the film “That Thing You Do!” (1996) and songs from the Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatow film “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” (2007). An independent artist since 2005, Viola has released many albums and songs on his own label, Good Morning Monkey Records. Recent projects include a recording with Rachael Yamagata of a song by Paul Williams for the “Muppet Movie” that Gonzo originally sang called “I'm Going to Go Back There Someday.”

Friday, Nov. 20

American Gamelan

4 p.m.

$15 general admission, $10 students

The Harvey Mudd College American Gamelan is an ensemble of instruments from the classical Javanese orchestra known as the gamelan. It performs new works by composers outside of that tradition.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Cahueque & Noll

8 p.m.

$15 general admission, $10 students

David Cahueque, guitar, and Janet Noll, piano, perform works together and alone.

Monday, Nov. 23

Cal Poly Pomona MIDI Band

8 p.m.

$10 for general admission and students

Directed by Lori Huff

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Kellogg Soul Ensemble

Noon

Free

Directed by Mark Chubb

Music Recital Hall Landing

Monday, Nov. 30

“Holiday Wonders”

8 p.m.

$10 for general admission and students

The Kellogg Chamber Singers is directed by Iris Levine. The University Concert Choir is directed by Nik St. Clair.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Cal Poly Pomona Salsa Ensemble

Noon

Free

Directed by Gustavo Gil

Music Recital Hall Landing

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Cal Poly Pomona Concert Band

8 p.m.

$10 for general admission and students

Directed by Victor Aguilar

Thursday, Dec. 3

Kellogg Percussion Ensemble

Noon

Free

Directed by Bill Schlitt

Cal Poly Pomona Jazz Band

8 p.m.

$10 for general admission and students

Directed by David Kopplin

Friday, Dec. 4

Cal Poly Pomona Guitar Ensemble

8 p.m.

$10 for general admission and students

Directed by Peter Yates