Cal Poly Wind Bands' 'Color of Sound' Concert with Saxophonist Laura M. Kramer


  • Presented By: Cal Poly Music Department
  • Dates: June 9, 2019
  • Location: Performing Arts Center
  • Address: 1 Grand Ave San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
  • Phone: 805-756-2406
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $12 & $14 general, $9 & $12 students

 Cal Poly’s Spring Band Concert titled “Color of Sound,” will feature the Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra in the Performing Arts Center. The Wind Orchestra will open the program with Eric Whitacre’s “Lux Aurumque” (“Light and Gold”) followed by Alex Shapiro’s “Tight Squeeze,” Gustav Holst’s “Second Suite in F” and Steven Bryant’s “Bloom.” Guest saxophone soloist Laura M. Kramer will perform on James Stephenson’s “Möbius Trip,” with the Wind Ensemble, which was part of the national consortium that commissioned the work. The program will conclude with David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 4, which was inspired in part by the composer’s fascination with President Abraham Lincoln, and for this piece, his funeral train in particular. Kramer, who teaches saxophone and theory at Cal Poly, is a founding member of the Los Angeles-based Noir Quartet. She has performed her original saxophone works at various national concerts, including for the California State University at Fullerton’s annual New Music Festival, North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, What’s Next? ensemble concerts and for the Midwest Composers Symposium. She performed on Presidio Brass’ “Rhapsody in Brass” album. Director of Bands Christopher J. Woodruff will conduct the concert.

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