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2016 | 2017 Season


Welcome To our new Season What a year we have planned for you in our new 2016-17 Season at the Performing Arts Center, filled with extraordinary music, eye-popping spectacle, uproarious laughter, stunning Broadway, and just some good old fun. You’ve been telling us what you want to see and I think you’ll agree that we are delivering just that!

Twyla Tharp Dance Company

I have been in the business of presenting live performing arts events

Acclaimed classical pianist and host of NPR’s “From the Top.”

for the past 20 years and I can’t remember a season filled with so

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One of America’s living dance treasures graces the Central Coast. October 18, 2016

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

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Smokin’ hot Cuban music and dance in Cuba Vibra! November 15, 2016

Christopher O’Riley

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January 29, 2017

many amazing offerings. If you’re thinking Broadway musicals, we’ve got Tony Award winners Once, Rent and Pippin. If it’s big-time music artists you want to hear, you can catch the luscious Pink Martini, the legendary Chieftains, indie music star Neko Case, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love, and country music icon Vince Gill playing with some of his pals from The Time Jumpers. Like comedians? Catch the laugh-til-you-cry stand-up comedy of Anjelah Johnson, the droll satire of author David Sedaris, and the equal-opportunity political skewering of The Capitol

African Guitar Summit March 10, 2017

Charles Phoenix March 12, 2017

Alton Brown Live

There is so much to love about this season that I want to list them

TV’s favorite chef and culinary scientist returns with his all-new Eat Your Science! tour.

believe should be on your entertainment radar. Please feel free to contact me to let me know what you think of our new season and I’ll look forward to seeing you at the PAC! Best wishes,

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Hilarious narration and old-time slides capture the early days of Disneyland.

Steps, performing just two weeks before the election.

all, but instead, here are a few recommendations for shows that I

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A brilliant blend of world music and acoustic guitar.

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March 16, 2017

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Banjo heaven …15 Grammys and counting! March 19, 2017

Pippin

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The best Broadway show I have seen in 20 years – better than the original with Ben Vereen. Don’t miss it! June 2, 2017

Steve Lerian, Director Charles Phoenix: Disney Retrospective Slide show Cover photo: Twyla Tharp Dance Company

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Advance Notification

Cal Poly Faculty/Staff Pricing

Free Ticket Exchanges

Place your order before JULY 8, 2016 to guarantee priority seating.

Faculty and staff are entitled to purchase tickets at student prices, which reflect a 20% discount. Additional discounts will be added to subscription orders accordingly.

Individual Show Tickets

Individual show tickets go on sale to the general public on JULY 29, 2016. Orders received prior to July 29 with fewer than four season events will be processed as single ticket orders and filled in the order they were received after all subscription orders are completed.

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Order 4-7 shows and receive 10% off every seat Order 8 or more shows and receive 15% off every seat

Be among the first to purchase tickets when specially-added “Center Stage” events are announced throughout the season.

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Renewing subscriber orders get seating priority ahead of new subscriber orders when received by July 8, 2016. New subscribers will gain renewal status in subsequent seasons.

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Explore our new season online and stay up to date with Cal Poly Arts!

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Pre-Performance Lectures

Cal Poly Arts hosts a series of free, informative mini-lectures prior to selected events. Led by knowledgeable experts, pre-performance lectures are held at locations in close proximity to the venue one hour prior to curtain times. Lectures are noted in individual event listings; details will be enclosed in your subscriber ticket package and published on our website.

Parking

Please be advised there is construction in the lot south of the Performing Arts Center, next to the Grand Avenue parking structure, and overflow spaces will be unavailable. On the few occasions where our parking patrons will be affected by this (e.g. Open House, Parents & Family Weekend, and during certain scheduled sporting events), we will make every effort to alert ticket holders prior to the event’s date and urge you to check our website event pages for parking notices or contact the Ticket Office prior to attending your events.

Golden Dragon Acrobats

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2016 | 2017 Season by Genre Broadway & Theatrical Events

Contemporary Music

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science!�����������������������������������14

Neko Case�������������������������������������������������������������������������������8

Once�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn������������������������������������������15

Pippin�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������17

JazzReach with the Metta Quintet������������������������������������ 11

The Price Is Right Live!����������������������������������������������������������10

Darlene Love������������������������������������������������������������������������ 11

Rent������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������9

Pink Martini Holiday Spectacular���������������������������������������9 The Time Jumpers with Vince Gill���������������������������������������5

Classical Music

Comedy & Speakers

David Briggs: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde�������������������������������������17

An Afternoon with T.C. Boyle��������������������������������������������16

Driskill-Smith & Gramley Organ/Percussion Duo�����������12

The Capitol Steps������������������������������������������������������������������6

Katya Gotsdiner-McMahan Organ Recital������������������������7

Anjelah Johnson��������������������������������������������������������������������5

Mozart Orchestra of New York�������������������������������������������6

Charles Phoenix: Retro Disneyland Slide Show�����������������13

Christopher O’Riley�������������������������������������������������������������10

An Evening with David Sedaris�������������������������������������������8

Dance

World Music & Dance

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba: Cuba Vibra!��������������������������������8

African Guitar Summit�������������������������������������������������������13

Malandain Ballet Biarritz: Cinderella��������������������������������15

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet���������������������������������������16

Twyla Tharp Dance Company���������������������������������������������5

The Chieftains����������������������������������������������������������������������12 Masters of Hawaiian Music������������������������������������������������14

Family

Mystical Arts of Tibet����������������������������������������������������������16

Golden Dragon Acrobats���������������������������������������������������13 Peter Gros: Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom�������������������6

Cal Poly Arts performances are held at the Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo — ­ a state-of-the-art performance complex on the Cal Poly campus. Theatres include the grandeur of the 1,286-seat Sidney Harman Hall, located within the Christopher Cohan Center, and the intimacy of the adjacent 498-seat Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre and 200-seat PAC Pavilion. Additional Center Stage shows may be presented at alternate venues.

Cinderella

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Wed oct

contemporary

Comedy

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The Time Jumpers

Featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, “Ranger Doug” Green & Paul Franklin 7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

Tap the shoulder of any one of The Time Jumpers and you’ll meet a Nashville musician who is at the very heart of the richness and vigor of America’s music scene. Your feet will start stompin’ as the Cohan Center transforms into the Grand Ole Opry when this rousing, Grammynominated superpicking supergroup takes center stage! The showcase features country and western swing standard bearers — multi-Grammy Award-winner Vince Gill, bandleader Kenny Sears, Riders In The Sky’s “Ranger Doug” Green, and multi-award-winning instrumentalist Paul Franklin — sharing the stage with their six bandmates for one unforgettable concert filled with the classic country western sounds of Bob Wills, Merle Haggard and more.

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Anjelah Johnson 7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

Former Raiders cheerleader Anjelah Johnson became an Internet sensation with her comic viral video, “Nail Salon,” leading to many stand-up, television and film opportunities. When she joined the cast of “MADtv,” the character of “Bon Qui Qui” was born, and the disgruntled fast-food employee with no filter became another viral hit, enjoyed by over 65 million people worldwide. In 2009, Johnson recorded her first one-hour special, “That’s How We Do It”; her second special, “The Homecoming Show,” is now available on DVD, and her third special was a 2015 Netflix Original. This fall, Johnson returns to the PAC with an all-new show. (Opening act TBA)

“The audience jumped to their feet in a standing ovation before the first joke was even told.”  

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Twyla Tharp Dance Company

– Music News/Nashville

CENTER STAGE EVENT: No subscription discounts available Premium seating is first 4 rows and includes artist meet-and-greet

Sponsored by Jeff & Sharon Armstrong, Arthur & Joyce Duarte, KJUG 98.1 FM, Popolo Catering, The Sun

Tue Oct

Sponsored by Linda McGregor, ESPN Radio 1280, Family & Industrial Medical Center, Popolo Catering

50th Anniversary Tour

7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

Twyla Tharp — one of the century’s most treasured artists — continues to celebrate her 50th anniversary of groundbreaking creativity and dance-making with an extraordinary evening of classic and new work. With immaculate technique and joy, Tharp’s hand-chosen and meticulously rehearsed group brings her choreography to life. In each work, Tharp turns her decades of experience into living proof that time is her partner as she continues to deepen and expand her singular imagination.

“These (new pieces) are unmistakably the work of a master. There is so much in them: so much variety, so much life.” – The New York Times Pre-show lecture scheduled

Sponsored by Barbara Bell, Drs. Edwin & Janet Chen Hayashi and Dr. Howard & Stephanie Hayashi, Patricia McNamara in loving memory of Francis McNamara CALPOLYARTS.ORG | (805) 756-4849

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Sun oct

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Family

Peter Gros

From the Original Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” 7:00 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

As seen on TV, Peter Gros will enthrall audiences with his multimedia show, featuring a number of co-stars from the animal world live on stage. Gros will highlight his many adventures and share some bloopers from his world travels. Some lucky audience members can also look forward to up-close and personal meetings with some very exotic friends from his Wild Kingdom. (Ages 5+)

“Peter’s upbeat, exciting show filled with bloopers, clips and his friendly animal ambassadors captivated our audience. We look forward to his return!” – Lincoln Theater/Napa Valley

Mon oct

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Classical

Mozart Orchestra of New York

Gerard Schwarz, conductor

7:00 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

Acclaimed as an outstanding ensemble of distinguished musicians, the Mozart Orchestra of New York performs a diverse repertoire under celebrated American conductor Gerard Schwarz, who serves as its music director. The Cohan Center evening will feature a program comprised of Mozart’s final three symphonic compositions: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543, Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550, and Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 “Jupiter.” This promises to be a glorious evening of stirring music!

“(Maestro) Gerard Schwarz can look back at an irrefutable legacy.” – Gramophone Magazine

Comedy

The Capitol Steps

What to Expect When You’re Electing 7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

The Steps are back just in time to make sense of November’s election non-sense! Democrats will be devilishly dissed and Republicans royally roasted when these former DC staffers hilariously hold both sides of the aisle — and Congress! — unabashedly accountable in their fresh new songfest, filled with plenty of satire and sass. There could not be a more perfect bipartisan group skewering each precious party in this musically comic free-for-all. They definitely put the “mock” in democracy!

“They’re the best. There’s no one like them, no one in their league.” – Larry King, CNN

Pre-show lecture scheduled

Sponsored by Roy & Jane Gersten, Rabobank, Simas & Associates, WILD 106.1 FM, Woodstock’s Pizza 6

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Sponsored by CF Buetow in memory of Charlotte Buetow, Jay & Carol Devore, John & Marcia Lindvall, Alpha Fire Sprinkler Corp.

Sponsored by Jim & Cheryl Conway, Joan Gellert-Sargen, Levin/Nelson Family Trust, Bob & Tonya Omdahl, Neal & Susan Poteet, Central Coast Mortgage Consultants, KCBX 90.1 FM, MED+STOP Urgent Care Center


Photo by Joan Marcus

Sun oct

Sun Nov

Broadway

Classical

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Once

Katya Gotsdiner-McMahan

7:00 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once features an extraordinarily impressive ensemble of actor-musicians who play their own instruments onstage, telling the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than an everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams, not living in fear, and the power of music to connect us all.

Sponsored by Henri Ardantz & Carolyn Robinson, Lucia Cleveland & Paul Vanderheyden, Drs. Edwin & Janet Chen Hayashi and Dr. Howard & Stephanie Hayashi

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“Exquisitely crafted, gorgeously resonant, and a wholly not-to-bemissed Broadway musical!” – Chicago Tribune

With the Cal Poly Brass Ensemble / Forbes Pipe Organ Recital

3:00 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

Hailing from Russia, this versatile Central Coast artist who holds graduate degrees in organ and musicology from the Moscow Conservatory, returns to the Forbes Pipe Organ. Katya Gotsdiner-McMahan’s program of 20th century music ranges from classical tradition pieces to compositions influenced by jazz. Her international selections highlight works by William Bolcom, Anton Heiller, Marcel Duprè, Dmitri Shostakovich and others. The second half of the program will feature music for brass and organ performed by the Cal Poly Brass Ensemble, directed by Christopher Woodruff.

Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes

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Mon Nov

Tue Nov

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Speaker

An Evening with David Sedaris

Cuba Vibra!

7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that David Sedaris is a master of satire, ever clever and observant. Join the celebrated author and famed NPR personality for another Central Coast evening of irreverent musings, laugh-out-loud monologues, and readings from his new work, “Theft By Finding,” to be released June 2017. (Adult content; ages 17+)

“Sedaris’ droll assessment of the mundane and the eccentrics who inhabit the world’s crevices make him one of the greatest humorists writing today.”  

– Chicago Tribune

Cuba sings, dances and lives! Direct from Havana, Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba promises one hot night, fusing the rapidly clacking heels of flamenco with the flowing grace of classical ballet and the passion found in contemporary Afro-Cuban dance. Cuba Vibra! is a sizzling new show where the dancers are protagonists of precise movement and cadence incalculable: cha-cha, mambo, rumba, conga, bolero — feeling all the rhythms that vibrate the heart and fill the soul. In this PAC encore, 17 fiery dancers, six musicians and a smoky bandstand vocalist will take you to the heart of Cuba, celebrating the music and dances from the ‘50s through today’s current scene.

“Amazing … striking … dazzling!” – The New York Times

Co-presented by the Foundation for San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries

Pre-show lecture scheduled

Sponsored by KCBX 90.1 FM, KSBY-TV

Sponsored by Libbie Agran & Guy Fitzwater, Linda Angelo, Bert & Candace Forbes, Claudia Gilbert, Ann Robinson, K-Jewel Radio 106.5 FM/1400 AM

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Dance

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

THU Nov

Contemporary

Neko Case 7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

Known for her extraordinary voice and songwriting, indie music sensation Neko Case was playing and touring with bands for a decade before she realized it was meant to be her job. Now, more than 20 years into that calling — from her early work as vocalist for The New Pornographers through country noir and indie rock — she is the consummate career artist, fearless and versatile, with a fierce work ethic and a constant drive to search deeper within herself for creative growth. Special guests Eric Bachmann and Jon Rauhouse

“When she let her distinct and powerful voice take over the room, they were goosebump-inducing, beautiful performances of classic Case songs.”  

– USA Today

Sponsored by Barry Goyette & Jodi Mello, In memory of Nancy Speed, M.D., Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, KCBX 90.1 FM, KRUSH 92.5 FM, Subplot Studio


Mon Nov

Tue Jan

28

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Contemporary

Broadway

Pink Martini Holiday Spectacular

Rent

7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre; two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love. (Adult content; ages 13+)

Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes, KCBX 90.1 FM, Subplot Studio

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Pre-show lecture scheduled

Sponsored by Marti Lindholm & Allan Smith, Central Coast Printing, KSBY-TV, Q104.5 FM

by Am

“A near-perfect blend of spirituality and festivity, Joy to the World lets listeners hear the holidays with new ears, and maybe see it with fresh eyes, too.” – All Music Guide

“Forget regret or life is yours to miss No other road, no other way No day but today …” – Jonathan Larson

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This holiday season, we invite you to stoke the hearth and gather at the PAC for a tinsel-flecked tour of seasonal music from around the world. Pink Martini’s festive globetrotting approach to the holidays will feature selections from their Joy to the World album, newly discovered holiday gems, and some great Pink Martini classics. This glittering encore will once again be a smorgasbord of audible delight and the Chicago Sun Times promises, “You’ll feel all shiny and bright after imbibing this intoxicating holiday cocktail.” Featuring vocalist China Forbes, with guest Ari Shapiro (NPR’s “All Things Considered”)

7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

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Fri Jan

Sun Jan

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Theatrical

The Price Is Right Live!

Christopher O’Riley

7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

The Price Is Right Live! is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals* the chance to “come on down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Playing in theatres to sold-out audiences for nearly nine years, The Price Is Right Live! stage show has given away more than $12 million in cash and prizes through playing classic games like Plinko, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel, and even the fabulous Showcase! If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show on television, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the Cohan Center, watching it live in San Luis Obispo. Note: This will be a live stage show, not a televised event. *Check our website for details on how you can become a Performing Arts Center show contestant on The Price Is Right Live! No purchase necessary to register for a chance to be a contestant. For full official rules, see our website. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by New Times

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Classical

7:00 PM | Spanos Theatre

“‘The Price Is Right’ is the longestrunning game show in television history, and is loved by generations of viewers. This on-stage traveling version gives fans the chance to experience the same fun and winning excitement up close and in person.”  

– Todd Newton, host of The Price is Right Live!

Acclaimed for his engaging and deeply committed performances around the world, pianist Christopher O’Riley is known to millions as the host of NPR’s “From the Top.” His vast repertoire, which spans a kaleidoscopic array of music from pre-Baroque to present day, will be on display as he presents a riveting evening featuring Philip Glass’ Metamorphosis Two and J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

“O’Riley played so delicately that he seemingly left no fingerprints on the keys, yet his melodies sung out with sweet clarity.” – The Washington Post “Infectious passion.” – The Los Angeles Times Co-presented with Festival Mozaic

Sponsored by Anne M. Brown & Family, Sharon Harris & Dennis Schneider


Sat feb

Sat feb

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Contemporary

An Evening with the Metta Quintet Presented by JazzReach

8:00 PM | Spanos Theatre

A highly creative unit featuring some of today’s most compelling jazz artists, the Metta Quintet is the official resident ensemble of the NYC-based not-for-profit, JazzReach, Inc., an organization dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation, awareness and understanding of our great American jazz tradition. In keeping with JazzReach’s commitment to cultivating new generations of jazz listeners and performers, the quintet will burn through some fiery selections of original material, jazz classics and standards and then invite a select group of local student musicians to “sit in and groove out” with the band. This is one jazz party not to be missed!

Contemporary

Darlene Love 8:00 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

It’s no wonder The New York Times raves: “Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar and Bob Dylan’s lyrics.” Through the years, she continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances. The star of the Academy Awardwinning documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom, Love’s career spans from a backup singer in the ‘60s — when she was part of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound — to induction by Bette Midler into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The iconic artist continues to wow audiences with high-energy, sold-out concerts that are inbued with Love’s belief that “there’s nothing better than lifting someone’s spirit with music.”  (High volume performance)

“One of the greatest singers of all time.” – Rolling Stone Magazine “I worked with Dionne Warwick, did shows with Bette Midler, and then I did the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Springsteen at the Garden. It was all important stuff because you want people to know you can work, you can sing, and you can still look good!” – Darlene Love

Tour support provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts

Sponsored by The Sun

Sponsored by Dr. Elaine K. Yin, Apple Farm Inn, The Beach 95.3/100.5 FM, Radiology Associates CALPOLYARTS.ORG | (805) 756-4849

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Classical

Driskill-Smith & Gramley

Organ & Percussion Duo / Forbes Pipe Organ Recital 3:00 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

Percussion and organ — a somewhat surprising combination that delivers a surprisingly pleasing sound — now has its own duo of performers. Clive Driskill-Smith, the young English organist sensation, has teamed up with American percussion virtuoso Joseph Gramley in a unique pipe organ/percussion performance. Recent tour programs have included a wide array of works, such as Copland’s “Hoe Down,” Holst’s “The Planets” and other transcriptions, along with original compositions.

world

The Chieftains 7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

With a career that spans more than five decades and more than 40 albums, The Chieftains are not only Ireland’s premier musical ambassadors, but also a major force behind the worldwide appeal of Celtic music. Featuring pipes, whistle, bodhran, fiddle, flute and vocals — and of course the wellplaced stories for which they are famous — the six-time Grammy winners joyfully capture the essence of traditional Irish music, filled with jigs, reels, ballads, and surprises. Their return to the Cohan Center for the first time in 10 years will no doubt be a highlight of the season.

“Not only an exciting two-hour musical adventure, but also a startling clear insight into what makes a live performance good, and why good live performances are important.” – The Granite State News

Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes, Tablas Creek Vineyard

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Sponsored by Ron Bell

“After 50 years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains’ music remains as fresh and relevant as when they first began … Their ability to transcend musical boundaries to blend tradition with modern music has notably hailed them as one of the most renowned and revered musical groups to this day.” – The Town Hall


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Fri Mar

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Family

African Guitar Summit

4:00 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

8:00 PM | Spanos Theatre

Direct from a second successful Broadway run, the Golden Dragon Acrobats — today’s premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company — represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. This colorful spectacular showcases traditional Chinese acrobats who dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries-old art form. Fun for the whole family! (Ages 5+; haze/fog effects)

Indulge in the rhythmic and melodic sounds of Africa as you experience this superb and unique mix of musicians, distinct in cultural backgrounds and languages, sharing their music, stories and inspiration. Originally hailing from Madagascar, Guinea and Ghana, they are now Canada’s finest African guitarists and percussionists — Donne Roberts, Madagascar Slim, Alpha Yaya Diallo and Kofi Ackah are joined by master marimba player Naby Camara for an extraordinary evening of solos and collaborations.

“(Audiences) should be prepared for a joyous sweaty night of some of the most uplifting African sounds delivered by this award-winning Canadian collective of master musicians.” – daveorama.com Pre-show lecture scheduled

Sponsored by Joan Collier & Linda Collier Mahnken, Richard & Eileen Rogers, Edna’s Bakery, SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel, The Sun, Tablas Creek Vineyard

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World

Golden Dragon Acrobats

“The Golden Dragon Acrobats do the impossible (or at least the improbable) …” – The New York Times

Sun Mar

Sponsored by Holiday Inn Express/SLO

Comedy

Charles Phoenix

Retro Disneyland Slide Show 3:00 PM | Spanos Theatre

This live comedy performance celebrates The Magic Kingdom of the ‘50s and ‘60s! Be prepared for your Disneyland lovin’ spirit to soar when the Ambassador of Americana, sweeps you away on a fun-filled, time-travel adventure to the granddaddy of all theme parks. With his spectacular collection of “found” mid-century era Kodachrome slides taken by tourists, plus his unbridled enthusiasm and keen expertise, Phoenix shares the backstories and glories of the early days of Main Street USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and the original Tomorrowland, when it was promoted as “the world of 1987.” Experience long-gone attractions like the House of the Future, Skyway, Flying Saucers, Indian Village, Stage Coaches, the People-Mover, Carousel of Progress, and many more!

Sponsored by Lois Cleworth, KSBY-TV, New Times

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Wed Mar

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Theatrical

World

Masters of Hawaiian Music

George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau & Kawika Kahiapo 7:30 PM | Spanos Theatre

Three award-winning Hawaiian masters from George Kahumoku’s renowned Slack Key Show, perform Hawaii’s unique folk styles, with origins in the early 19th-century Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) culture. Join us for the slackkey magic of four-time Grammy winner George Kahumoku Jr., bass player and vocalist extraordinaire Nathan Aweau, and Hawaiian roots singer/songwriter Kawika Kahiapo. The island breeze never felt so good!

“George Kahumoku Jr. is a master … His music is played from his heart and soul through the very tips of his fingers …” – amzmusiczine.com

Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes, Frame Works

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Alton Brown Live

Eat Your Science!

7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

In a follow-up to the smash Edible Inevitable sold-out SLO show, Eat Your Science! will mark the best-selling author and wildly popular TV personality’s third visit to the PAC. While fans can expect more comedy, talk show antics, multimedia presentations and music (yes, he still sings!), Brown is adding a slew of fresh ingredients, including new puppets and bigger — and potentially more dangerous — culinary experiments. Brown has a knack for mixing together a perfect blend of science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment, topped with a heavy dose of hilarious audience participation. CENTER STAGE EVENT: No subscription discounts available Premium seating is first 4 rows and includes exclusive artist merchandise package

“You’ll see things I’ve never been allowed to do on TV … (I’m) contemplating more sophisticated protective gear for folks in the first few rows … just in case things get messy … again.” – Alton Brown


Sun Mar

Wed Mar

Contemporary

Dance

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Malandain Ballet Biarritz

Cinderella / Prokofiev

7:00 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

7:30 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

In the abstract, a banjo duo might seem like a limited musical concept. But when the banjo players cast in those roles are married couple Abigail Washburn and 15-time Grammy winner Béla Fleck — she with the earthy sophistication of a post-modern, old-time singer-songwriter, he with the virtuosic, jazz-to-classical ingenuity of an iconic instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots — there’s no denying that theirs is a oneof-a-kind pairing, with one-of-a-kind possibilities.

While remaining faithful to the storyline of the familiar tale of a young woman on the path to accomplishment through doubt, denial, pain and hope, this is not the fairytale ballet you might be expecting from Prokofiev’s original score. In the bodies of the 22 illustrious French MBB dancers, this breathtaking visual display is a little darker, richer, and more comically dramatic than dreamed possible. And it’s a lot about shoes. And a cross-gender stepmother and sisters. Danced in soft shoes, the vision flows between comedy and emotion in a clever yet movingly sincere piece unlike any you’ve seen.

“(Through) carefully arranged slivers of Americana, Fleck and Washburn explore roots music using the tones and coloration options that arise when two banjos join in conversation.” – npr.org

Pre-show lecture scheduled

Pre-show lecture scheduled

Sponsored by The Ignatius Family/Karen S. Kolba, M.D., Roy & Linda Rawlings, KCBX 90.1 FM

“Choreographer Thierry Malandain has successfully developed a language striving for harmony between the modern and the classical, history and today’s world.”  

– Kulturkompasset

“Cinderella is the path of a dancing star. Through this vision, made of ashes and magic, sometimes tragic, sometimes comical, something quite universal was written.”  

– Thierry Malandain

Sponsored by Ann Robinson, The Peter & Mary Russo Family Foundation, Central Coast Suites/Quality Suites, KSBY-TV CALPOLYARTS.ORG | (805) 756-4849

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Fri APr

14 Sacred Music, Sacred Dance 8:00 PM | spanos Theatre

For over 25 years, the Mystical Arts of Tibet tours by the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery have crossed the globe to offer these authentic, sacred Tibetan arts to enchanted audiences. The world music and dance spectacle of multi-phonic throat singing and chanting creates an aura of “otherworldliness” when experienced live. The Monks will also be in residence at the University for four days while they create an amazing Mandala Sand Painting in Cal Poly’s University Union, and the entire community is invited to observe their process and participate in creating a community mandala. Pre-show lecture scheduled

Sun May

World

Speaker

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World

Mystical Arts of Tibet

Wed Apr

7

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

An Afternoon with T.C. Boyle

7:30 PM | spanos Theatre

3:00 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

This Grammy-winning band has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, Cajun revivalists BeauSoleil celebrates 37 years of bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. With a distinctive sound derived from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, concert-goers are captivated and “A Prairie Home Companion” radio listeners eagerly tune in to catch them on the show.

The PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novelist and “shortstoryista” will discuss his extensive career and the immense joy he finds while creating his work. The author will then perform a new story — which will remind us all of the elemental pleasure of hearing a single voice in a darkened auditorium, taking us to new places.

“The best Cajun band in the world!” – Garrison Keillor

Co-presented by ASI Events

“… a compelling, complex and intimate novel … that tells us something unnerving about certain precincts of the American Now.”  

– The New York Times, reviewing “The Harder They Come”

Co-presented by the Foundation for San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries

Tour support provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts

Sponsored by East Wellbeing & Tea, New Times

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Sponsored by Mary T. Baiamonte, Claudia Gilbert, KCBX 90.1 FM, KPYG 94.9 FM

Sponsored by Thom Brajkovich & Mary Kay Harrington, KVEC 920 AM, New Times


Sun May

Fri Jun

Classical

Broadway

14 David Briggs

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde / Live Organ Accompaniment 3:00 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

David Briggs is an internationally renowned organist whose performances are acclaimed for their musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. He is also a master improviser; in his return to the Cohan Center, his unique talents will soar on the Forbes Pipe Organ as he accompanies the John Barrymore silent film, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

“One of the most important British artists to excel in the art of providing improvised music to accompany a film.” – ArtsBeat

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Pippin 8:00 PM | Christopher Cohan Center

This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. Pippin incorporates sassy Fosse-style choreography and exciting circus feats; the Big Top set and high-flying acrobats add to the spectacle, along with knife throwing, hula hooping and gravity-defying balancing acts. The magical score from Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked) includes such hits as “Magic to Do,” “Corner of the Sky,” “Morning Glow” and “No Time at All.” Join us for this tale of a young prince’s search for passion, adventure and the meaning of life — it will be unlike anything you have ever seen. Pre-show lecture scheduled

Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes, George & Jane Roach, New Times

“Everything you could dream of in a musical.” – NY Daily News “Wonderful! This eye-popping, jaw-dropping, visually-stunning extravaganza is the thrill of the season! This Pippin is sure to cast its enchantment over a new generation of youthful theatergoers. It has magic to do and boy, does it do it!” – NY1

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Community Support

Ticket sales account for only 75% of our budget. Your tax-deductible contribution makes all the difference! For over 30 years, Cal Poly Arts has been presenting world-class entertainment on the Central Coast: Broadway blockbusters, a myriad of concerts and celebrities, dynamic dance, world culture, theatre, comedy, speakers and affordable family entertainment. We truly bring the world to your doorstep. This coming season, the cost of presenting these events will exceed $1.5 million. For ticket revenue alone to cover Cal Poly Arts’ production budget, we would have to raise ticket prices by more than 25% and consider cutting back on the highquality standards that you’ve come to expect from events that we present at the Performing Arts Center. That’s why we count on generous community support that allows us to continue presenting the hugely popular shows you get to see right here in San Luis Obispo — no expensive, time-consuming travel to Los Angeles or San Francisco! — and gives us the opportunity to introduce international superstars and up-and-coming talent to Central Coast audiences. Please consider supporting our mission to present the finest arts and entertainment at the glorious Performing Arts Center by adding a charitable contribution to your subscription order form or by clicking the “Donate Now” button, located at the top of our website pages: calpolyarts.org Your donations help make it all possible – we literally could not do it without you!

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Cal Poly Arts Inner Circle

You can now donate securely online at calpolyarts.org

Donor and Sponsor Exclusive Benefits

Cal Poly Arts has several opportunities for you to support the work we do. Call our Donor Relations office at (805) 756-6383 for complete contribution information. A variety of donation levels entitle individuals and businesses to exclusive benefits and opportunities to sponsor specific shows throughout the season. Benefits are as follows:

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Advance email notification of added Center Stage events and donor acknowledgment in event programs.

$100 Associate

Previously listed benefits, plus recognition on a contributors Honor Roll board in the Performing Arts Center lobbies.

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Previously listed benefits, plus ticket exchange privilege.

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Previously listed benefits and the opportunity to sponsor $3,500-level season shows. Additional benefits include a total of eight (8) premium show tickets, signed artist merchandise, and post-show artist meet/greet (as available).

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Previously listed benefits and the opportunity to sponsor select $5,000-level season shows. Additional benefits include a total of ten (10) premium show tickets, one pair of complimentary tickets to select season performances, and access to exclusive Stage Box seating (as available during the season).

Previously listed benefits, plus advance ticket purchase privilege for added Center Stage events.

$1,000 Partner

Previously listed benefits, plus a special pass for access to parking on the top level of the Grand Avenue parking structure, valid at all Cal Poly Arts events.

$1,750 Presenter

Previously listed benefits, plus the opportunity to sponsor $1,750-level season shows. Additional benefits include a total of four (4) premium show tickets and extensive sponsor recognition in print, in the lobby, on the website and in stage mentions, plus invitations to CPA donor recognition events and a reserved VIP parking space at your sponsored performance.

ShowBiz

ShowBiz is our in-kind donor recognition program with specially tiered benefits for businesses, foundations and public agencies. ShowBiz sponsors also receive a clickthrough link on the Cal Poly Arts website that directs web visitors to the sponsor’s website home page. We would like to thank the following top-level ShowBiz members for their continued and valued support:

$2,500 Benefactor

Previously listed benefits with the opportunity to sponsor $2,500-level season shows. Additional benefits include a total of six (6) premium show tickets, two Buy One/Get One Free certificates, and a hosted reception in the lobby for you and your guests at your sponsored show. Mystical Arts of Tibet

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CAL POLY ARTS | 2016 – 17 SEASON


Season Subscription Series circle your prices (S&F = Student / Staff / Faculty)

Premium

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

# of Tickets

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Adult / S&F

Adult / S&F

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Oct 5

7:30 PM

Anjelah Johnson

Cohan

87*

56*

44*

7:30 PM

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science!

Cohan

115*

78*

64*

Oct 3

7:30 PM

The Time Jumpers with Vince Gill

Cohan

$ 60 / 48

$ 50 / 40

$ 40 / 32

Oct 18

7:30 PM

Twyla Tharp Dance Company

Cohan

66 / 52.80

56 / 44.80

36 / 28.80

Oct 22

7:00 PM

Peter Gros: Wild Kingdom

Cohan

46 / 36.80

36 / 28.80

26 / 20.80

Oct 23

7:00 PM

Mozart Orchestra of New York

Cohan

70 / 56

60 / 48

40 / 32

Oct 24

7:30 PM

The Capitol Steps

Cohan

48 / 38.40

38 / 30.40

28 / 22.40

Oct 30

7:00 PM

Once

Cohan

90*

80*

60*

Nov 6

3:00 PM

Katya Gotsdiner-McMahan Organ Recital

Cohan

30 / 24

Nov 14

7:30 PM

An Evening with David Sedaris

Cohan

58 / 46.40

48 / 38.40

38 / 30.40

Nov 15

7:30 PM

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba: Cuba Vibra!

Cohan

66 / 52.80

56 / 44.80

36 / 28.80

Nov 17

7:30 PM

Neko Case

Cohan

47 / 37.60

39 / 31.20

Nov 28

7:30 PM

Pink Martini Holiday Spectacular

Cohan

79 / 63.20

59 / 47.20

39 / 31.20

Choose four or more events* to become a season subscriber & enjoy subscription discounts & benefits.

Jan 17

7:30 PM

Rent

Cohan

90*

80*

60*

*Center Stage events do not count toward the number of shows chosen within a subscription order.

59 / 47.20

44 / 35.20

Visit pacslo.org/tickets/seating_chart for detailed seating configurations.

Jan 20

7:30 PM

The Price Is Right Live!

Cohan

Jan 29

7:00 PM

Christopher O'Riley

Spanos

Feb 4

8:00 PM

JazzReach with The Metta Quintet

Feb 18

8:00 PM

Feb 19

89 / 71.20

65 / 52

Spanos

24 / 12

Darlene Love

Cohan

66 / 52.80

3:00 PM

Driskill-Smith & Gramley Organ/Percussion Duo

Cohan

30 / 24

Feb 22

7:30 PM

The Chieftains

Cohan

Feb 26

4:00 PM

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Cohan

34 / 17

Mar 10

8:00 PM

African Guitar Summit

Spanos

39 / 31.20

Mar 12

3:00 PM

Charles Phoenix: Disneyland Retrospective

Spanos

39 / 31.20

56 / 44.80

36 / 28.80

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48 / 38.40

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Mar 15

7:30 PM

Masters of Hawaiian Music

Spanos

48 / 38.40

Mar 19

7:00 PM

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Cohan

54 / 43.20

44/ 35.20

34 / 27.20

Mar 22

7:30 PM

Malandain Ballet Biarritz: Cinderella

Cohan

66 / 52.80

56 / 44.80

30 / 24

Apr 14

8:00 PM

Mystical Arts of Tibet

Spanos

39 / 31.20

Apr 19

7:30 PM

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Spanos

44 / 35.20

May 7

3:00 PM

An Afternoon with T.C. Boyle

Cohan

45 / 36

May 14

3:00 PM

David Briggs: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Cohan

30 / 24

Jun 2

8:00 PM

Pippin

Cohan

90*

Season Subscription Series SUBTOTAL $

Center Stage Series TOTAL $

78 / 62.40

44*

40 / 32

88 / 70.40

Mar 16

Total Cost

“Out-the-door” prices include all facility fees and handling charges. Artists, programs and dates are subject to change.

30 / 24

20 / 16

Grand Avenue structure parking is sponsored by the PAC at no additional charge. Our performances are not recommended for children under 5 years of age.

Please, no infants at any time.

⁄ 80*

60*

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Less 15% Discount for 8+ Performances

Center Stage events excluded

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Center Stage Series TOTAL

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$

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B

$

$

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The Met: Live in HIgh-DEfinition On Screen at the Performing Arts Center

This continuing season screening series is presented in partnership with Opera San Luis Obispo. The weekend series will feature 10 high-definition transmissions to the Cohan Center large screen from the Metropolitan Opera’s stage in New York City. For tickets, please contact the Ticket Office directly at (805) 756-4849.

Tickets On sale $22 Public  |  $12 Student

Oct

9

NOV

20 JAN

7

JAN

21 Jan

29

TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (Wagner) New Production / Encore Screening Sun, 2 pm

DON GIOVANNI (Mozart) Encore Screening Sun, 2 pm

NABUCCO (Verdi) Sat, 9:55 am

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE (Gounod) New Production Sat, 9:55 am

L’AMOUR DE LOIN (Saariaho) Met Premiere / Encore Screening Sun, 2 pm

Thu, Jul 14

Qualified Met Members

Mon, Jul 18  Cal Poly Arts Subscribers & Opera San Luis Obispo Members Wed, Jul 20

feb

25 mar

25 apr

9

apr

30 may

27

General Public

RUSALKA (Dvořák) New Production Sat, 9:55 am

IDOMENEO (Mozart) First Time in HD Sat, 9:25 am

LA TRAVIATA (Verdi) Encore Screening

Rusalka

Sun, 2 pm

EUGENE ONEGIN (Tchaikovsky) Encore Screening Sun, 2 pm

DER ROSENKAVALIER (Strauss) New Production / Encore Screening Sat, 2 pm

Sponsors include: CF Buetow, in memory of Charlotte Buetow; John & Alison Denlinger and John & Elizabeth Rolph; Francesca Fairbrother and Barbara Murphy; Robert & Phyllis Frank; Roy & Jane Gersten and Sally Young, in memory of Bob Young; Linda Groover and Liz Thyne, in memory of Darrell Groover; Dr. Bianca Rosenthal; Bill & Carol Rust; Jan Simek & Judy Lang The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor The Neubauer Family Foundation. Global Sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is also provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The HD broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers America’s Luxury Home Builder.

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La Traviata

Idomeneo


POly Artists

POLY ARTS FOR YOUTH (PAFY)

THEATRE & DANCE DEPARTMENT

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Cosi

Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble

theatredance.calpoly.edu

Written by Louis Nowra Nov 10–12 & 15–17, 2016

Synergy Orchesis Dance Concert

music.calpoly.edu

Fall Concert | Nov 5, 2016 Winter Concert | Mar 18, 2017 Spring Concert | May 27, 2017

Jan 20–21 & 26–28, 2017

Cal Poly Choirs

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Fall Concert | Oct 29, 2016

Conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Additional Material by Jay Reiss Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin

A Christmas Celebration | Dec 3, 2016

Feb 23–25 & Mar 2–4, 2017

Spring Concert | JUN 11, 2017

Stupid F**king Bird Written by Aaron Posner May 11–13 & 18–20, 2017

Student Dance Concert May 24–26, 2017

Annual One-Act Play Festival JUN 10–11, 2017

Winter Concert | Mar 4, 2017

Cal Poly Symphony Fall Concert: “Spiller Plays Rachmaninov” | Dec 4, 2016 Winter Concert: Student Soloist Showcase | Mar 5, 2017 Spring Concert | Jun 10, 2017

University Jazz Bands Fall Jazz Concert | Dec 2, 2016 Just Jazz Concert | Feb 25, 2017

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY* artgallery.calpoly.edu

Graphic Design Show Oct 6 – Nov 4, 2016

Brian Ambroziak and Andrew McLellan from Time[scape] lab

Jazz Night | Jun 2, 2017

Cal Poly Wind Bands

Spring Concert | Jun 3, 2017

Department/Faculty Recitals & Events John Astaire Percussion Recital | Nov 4, 2016 W. Terrence Spiller Piano Recital | Jan 13, 2017

Various Works by Michael Miller

Bach Week: “Bach and the Court of Frederick the Great” | Jan 20, 2017

Feb 23 – Mar 24, 2017

Juried Student Exhibition

Thank you to our additional funding sponsors:

Bach Week: “Bach in the Mission VII” | Jan 21, 2017 Bach Week: “Bach at Trinity” | Jan 22, 2017 “A Night at the Mission” Chamber Concert | Feb 10, 2017 Student Opera Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” | Apr 7–8, 2017

Apr 20 – May 19, 2017

Cal Poly All-State Festival Concert | Apr 23, 2017

Bachelor of Fine Arts show

“W. Terrence Spiller Piano Recital: Beethoven Sonata Cycle” | May 12, 2017

Jun 1–17, 2017

PAFY is supported in part by grants from the Cal Poly Arts Youth Arts Education Endowment, Adrienne Fissel Youth Outreach Endowment, Handler & Steiner Family Foundation, the Peter & Mary Russo Family Foundation, Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Western States Arts Federation and generous individual donors like you.

Winter Concert | Mar 17, 2017

Nov 17 – Dec 16, 2016

Photography by Milomir Kovacevic

Please consider contributing to PAFY to help keep the arts alive for our students. For more information, call (805) 756-5914.

Bandfest | Nov 13, 2016

Architecturally-themed mixed media

Jan 12 – Feb 10, 2017

Poly Arts for Youth (PAFY) is Cal Poly Arts’ education enrichment program for students of all ages. Your PAFY donations enable our artists to directly engage with children in their classrooms and auditoriums, hold community workshops, and lead master classes. This season, local student musicians will have an opportunity to rehearse and perform with JazzReach’s Metta Quintet; Jurassic Park will come to area schools when Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo brings the prehistoric to life; Buddhist monks will demonstrate the Mystical Arts of Tibet on campus and in the community; and Twyla Tharp Dance Co., Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, and Malandain Ballet Biarritz will all present master classes.

RSVP XXII: “Wine – A Musical Journey” | Jun 6 and Jun 8, 2017

*The University Art Gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 AM – 4 PM and is located in Dexter Building 34. Admission is free for all events.

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2016

2017

Mon Oct 03

The Time Jumpers with Vince Gill

Tue

jan 17

Rent

Wed Oct 05

Anjelah Johnson

Fri

jan 20

The Price Is Right Live!

Tue Oct 18

Twyla Tharp Dance Company

sun

jan 29

Christopher O’Riley

Sat Oct 22

Peter Gros: Wild Kingdom

Sat

feb 04 JazzReach with The Metta Quintet

Sun Oct 23

Mozart Orchestra of New York

Sat

feb 18 Darlene Love

Mon Oct 24 The Capitol Steps

sun

feb 19 Driskill-Smith & Gramley

Sun Oct 30

Once

Wed feb 22 The Chieftains

Sun nov 06

Katya Gotsdiner-McMahan

Sun

Feb 26 Golden Dragon Acrobats

Mon Nov 14

An Evening with David Sedaris

Fri

Mar 10 African Guitar Summit

Tue Nov 15

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba

Sun

mar 12 Charles Phoenix

Thu nov 17

Neko Case

Wed Mar 15 Masters of Hawaiian Music

Mon nov 28

Pink Martini Holiday Spectacular

Thu

Mar 16 Alton Brown Live

sun

mar 19 Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Wed Mar 22 Malandain Ballet Biarritz

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Fri

Malandain Ballet Biarritz: Cinderella

The Time Jumpers

apr 14 Mystical Arts of Tibet

Wed Apr 19 BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet sun

May 07 An Afternoon with T.C. Boyle

Sun

May 14 David Briggs

Fri

JUN 02

Pippin

Darlene Love

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Golden Dragon Acrobats


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