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Cal Poly’s Wind Bands to Feature Student Saxophone Quartet at Spring Concert

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  • Presented By: Cal Poly Music Department
  • Dates: June 2, 2018
  • Location: San Luis Obispo
  • Address: 1 Grand Ave.San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
  • Phone: (805) 756-4849
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Price: $12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students

The Wind Orchestra will begin the concert with “Night on Fire” by John Mackey, “To the Sky” by James Stephenson, and “Be Glad Then, America” by William Schuman. Next, the Wind Ensemble will accompany the student saxophone quartet Six Four on Jerome Naulais’ “Saxtory.” The quartet is comprised of civil engineering major Victor Wei on soprano saxophone, history major Paige Rooney on alto saxophone, mechanical engineering major Isaac Becker on tenor saxophone and civil engineering and music double major Noah Scanlan on baritone saxophone. “Their individual lyricism and technical facility really needed to be front and center in concert,” Interim Director of Bands Christopher J. Woodruff said. The Wind Ensemble will also perform a new transcription of Antonín Dvorák’s “Golden Spinning Wheel,” by Music Professor Emeritus William Johnson, as well as Paul Hindemith’s masterwork “Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber.” Woodruff will conduct the concert. He was recently named Cal Poly’s director of bands, and he’ll assume the new role in September.

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