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PiloBolus

Joshua Bell

Wynton Marsalis

lily toMlin

2018 | 2019 SEASON Monty Python’s sPaMalot!

BoZ sCaggs

Ballet FolKlÓriCo de MéXiCo


CAN WE TOP LAST SEASON? YOU BET! Cal Poly Arts’ 2017-18 season was, by so many measurements, the best of our 32-year history. Attendance was at its highest level in more than a decade, thanks to epic concerts by the likes of Itzhak Perlman, delightful musicals such as Jersey Boys, a gorgeous dance performance by Tango Buenos Aires, and so much more.

Director’s Picks

Our sensational 33rd season of world-class entertainment is filled with Broadway blockbusters, myriad concerts and celebrities, dynamic dance, world cultures, theatre, comedy, speakers and affordable family entertainment.

Ballet Folklórico de México

The new season kicks off with two huge September concerts: the always popular Boz Scaggs and the swinging Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, featuring a new suite by bandleader Wynton Marsalis. The Broadway lineup is strong again with return engagements of Monty Python’s Spamalot! and Kinky Boots (the fastest sellout in Cal Poly Arts’ history), as well as new Broadway offerings: Finding Neverland and Something Rotten! – easily the most hilarious evening of theatre this season.

Easily one of the most innovative, imaginative and renowned contemporary movement companies in the world.

Other season highlights include a holiday concert by country/pop star LeAnn Rimes, a guitar fan’s dream concert with Tommy Emmanuel and Jerry Douglas at the Fremont, and An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin. We are also partnering with the Performing Arts Center to bring you selections from the exciting new National Geographic Live! speakers series.

The iconic trumpet legend is joined by vocalist Lani Hall for an evening of nostalgia and outstanding music.

Pilobolus – Shadowland

Jon Batiste

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Joshua Bell

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Filled with charisma and passion in his playing, this renowned violinist returns with another awe-inspiring evening.

Dustbowl Revival & Hot Club of Cowtown

Steve Lerian, Director

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A solo piano concert by the super-talented, charismatic bandleader of “Late Night with Stephen Colbert.”

You’ll also notice there’s a new name for the PAC’s main hall: Miossi Hall, named for the late Central Coast philanthropist and activist Harold Miossi. Congratulations to the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center and the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust for establishing this important legacy.

Kinky Boots

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The most spectacular, colorful celebration of Mexican culture featuring 75 world music and dance performers.

We Shall Overcome

Best wishes,

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Hilarious observational comedian, a Seinfeld favorite, and NPR’s “Live from Here” regular contributor.

While there are too many highlights to mention, let me give you a few of my personal favorites (at right) for “must-see” shows to keep on your radar…and add to your subscription selections.

Check out our new season and let us know what you think! I look forward to seeing you at our venues for the new season ahead.

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Tom Papa

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A moving, musical/multimedia tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. filled with brilliant material and stirring music that sweeps a wide range of genres.

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Two fabulous roots/bluegrass bands in a celebration of The Band’s 50th anniversary – a perfect concert for the Fremont Theater.

Ranky Tanky An emotional musical excursion to the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina. Their sound will truly penetrate your soul.

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Discount Subscriptions Become a Cal Poly Arts season subscriber and get the best seats and savings. With more than 35 performances in all, saving on our season shows could not be easier!

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Your subscription order will be processed before single event tickets go on sale on JULY 30, 2018, so the best seats in the house will be yours.

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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!

Seating priority is determined by the number of years of continuous subscription renewal and the date the order is received. New subscribers will be assigned seats after the renewing subscriber deadline of JUNE 29, 2018; renewal status will be applied 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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Monty Python’s Spamalot!

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2018 | 2019 Season by Genre Broadway

Contemporary Concerts

Finding Neverland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Kinky Boots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Monty Python’s Spamalot!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Something Rotten!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Jon Batiste. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Dustbowl Revival & Hot Club of Cowtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Tommy Emmanuel with Jerry Douglas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 International Guitar Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – Spaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ranky Tanky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Martha Redbone – Bone Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 LeAnn Rimes – You and Me and Christmas. . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Boz Scaggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 We Shall Overcome. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Windham Hill Winter Solstice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Comedy & Speakers National Geographic Live!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Tom Papa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Charles Phoenix – Retro Holiday Jubilee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Whose Live Anyway?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

World Music & Dance Ballet Folkórico de México . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Havana Cuba All-Stars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ladysmith Black Mambazo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Dance Jacob Jonas The Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Pilobolus – Shadowland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Russian National Ballet Theatre – Sleeping Beauty. . . . . . 14

Cirque Mechanics

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Classical Music Joshua Bell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Brandon Ridenour – Forbes Organ Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Joshua Stafford – Forbes Organ Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Svyati Duo – Forbes Organ Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Family Fun Cirque Mechanics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Vitaly – An Evening of Wonders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Cal Poly Arts performances are held at the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo ­– a stateof-the-art performance complex on the Cal Poly campus. Theatres include the grandeur of the 1,286-seat Harold Miossi 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. Some performances will be presented at alternate venues.


Furthering the knowledge and understanding of our world is the core purpose of national Geographic. Premium storytelling and visually stunning photography inspires people to act, enlightens their perspective and provokes conversation. National Geographic Live! is a highly acclaimed speaker series bringing the world’s best scientists, explorers, authors, photographers and filmmakers to the stage, creating long-lasting emotional connections with local communities. Co-presented with the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo

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Photo: Tom Mulloy

BriAN SkErry OcEAn SOUL

WEDNESDAY, NoVEMBER 14

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL

7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL

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Annie Griffi ths always uncovers the humorous, the heartwarming and the universal, even in the strangest of places. Join one of national Geographic’s most celebrated female photographers as she shares images and stories from the globetrotting career that has taken her to Bedouin campfires, meeting with Argentinian horse whisperers, and to falling in with English country gentlemen staging a beauty pageant for rodents.

Terry Virts always wanted to be an astronaut, so it’s surprising to learn the former International Space Station commander’s favorite planet is Earth. It was when he was farthest away from his home that he most appreciated the beauty of our world, and he shares that perspective through stunning photos and videos he took through the station’s 360-degree viewing module.

Voyage across the oceans with one of national Geographic’s most seasoned photographers and discover a vast, hidden world beneath the waves. Using his camera to communicate, Brian Skerry has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater, telling the oceans’ stories. His images celebrate the mystery of the depths and offer such intimate portraits of creatures they sometimes appear to have been shot in a studio.

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Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes, The Sun

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CoNTEMPoRARY

Trumpet master Wynton Marsalis once again leads this remarkable and hip orchestra, celebrating 30 years as America’s premier jazz ensemble. Marsalis’ acclaimed new suite, Spaces, combines street dance ( jookin’ ) and tap dance with Big Band jazz in a playful and wildly entertaining exploration of the animal kingdom. Featuring dancers Lil Buck and Jared Grimes, the visually dazzling production is on a limited national tour, stopping at the PAC for one night only.

“Seeing the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (is) like going to the hippest music class ever.”  – The Roanoke Times

“The finest big band in the world today.”  – The London Daily Telegraph

BOZ SCAGGS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

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Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist/ vocalist Boz Scaggs is known for a “blue-eyed soul” sound that covers rock, blues, soft ballads and rousing party songs that have landed him on Billboard’s Top 20 Hit Singles list countless times over his almost 50-year career. Boz and his slammin’ band return to the Performing Arts Center with a lively evening of greatest hits and surprising new music. (High-volume performance)

TOm PAPA

Sponsored by Libbie Agran, Barbara Bell, Jim & Cheryl Conway, Alpha Fire Unlimited, KCBX 90.1 FM

JAZZ AT LiNCOLN CENTEr OrChESTrA

FRIDAY, oCToBER 19 8:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CoMEDY

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the country’s top comedic voices, finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts, as well as on the live stage. One of Jerry Seinfeld’s favorites, Papa returns to the PAC with his signature old-school charm tinged with hilariously off beat musings on life and its absurdities. Whether discussing differences between the sexes, how kids are horrible, or why exercising and eating right are concepts only to be avoided, all topics will hit home when expertly folded into Papa’s stand-up routine. His new book, “Your Dad Stole My Rake…and Other Family Dilemmas,” will be released in June 2018. Opening act TBA (Ages 13+)

SpAcES

“The audience was on its feet for an encore even before the curtains had started to close.” – Rolling Stone Magazine  CENTER STAGE EVENT: No subscription discounts available

“Ask anybody over 30: if they tell you they have more than 10 friends, you know they’re counting co-workers.” – Tom Papa

Sponsored by Carol & Vic Ascrizzi, Saint Francis Capital

Photo: Frank Stewart

CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CoNTEMPoRARY

 PRE-SHoW LECTURE SCHEDULED

Sponsored by Linda McGregor, George & Esther Pudlo, RPM Mortgage


SATURDAY, oCToBER 20

THURSDAY, oCToBER 25

8:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | FAMILY FUN

7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL | BRoADWAY

Dare to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of an ever-evolving art form. Inspired by contemporar y circus, Cirque Mechanics finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American industrial ingenuity. Their new theatrical production displays a raw quality rarely found in modern circus as their edge-of-your-seat, breathtaking signature st yle is wrapped in acrobatics, mechanical marvels and just a bit of clowning around.

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME magazine. Directed by visionary Tony-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically acclaimed Academy Award-winning film, “Finding neverland” tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters – Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. (Haze effects)

“… exceptional for the wit, whimsy and wonder.” – The Omaha World-Herald Sponsored by Richard & Eileen Rogers, K-Jewel 106.5 FM/1400 AM, KSBY TV

CirquE mEChANiCS 42FT – A MEnAGEriE OF MEcHAnicAL MArvELS

BALLET FOLkLÓriCO DE mÉXiCO TUESDAY, oCToBER 23 7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL | WoRLD MUSIC & DANCE

Direct from Mexico City’s Palace of Fine Art and under the direction of its legendary founder, Amalia Hernández, Ballet Folklórico de México is hailed as the original and best Mexican folk dance ensemble – delivering colorful movement and a musical tribute to the glorious culture of Mexico. Seventy-fi ve stellar performers draw upon pre-Hispanic rituals as well as Mexican history and folklore to create an inspiring evening of world music and dance. (Haze effects)

“Beautiful … Dazzling … It’s gorgeous.” – The New York Times

“Long before ‘Riverdance,’ Amalia Hernández understood the power of rhythmic thunder.”  – The Houston Chronicle

Sponsored by Marti Lindholm & Allan Smith

“Finding Neverland is far and away the best musical of the year!” – NPR “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” – Vogue Sponsored by Lucia Cleveland & Paul Vanderheyden, City of San Luis Obispo, KSBY TV, La Cuesta Inn

CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

“… daredevil antics, circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders …” – Anchorage Press

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SATUDAY, NoVEMBER 3 8:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | DANCE

Pilobolus is known around the globe for its imaginative, athletic exploration that mixes humor, invention, physicality and drama to create a dance vocabulary all its own. Shadowland is a universal and intimately portrayed experience that is both intensely dramatic and comedic, centered around the surreal experience of a young girl’s sensational world as she comes of age. Shadowland is the first theatrical event of its kind to tour the globe, combining multimedia, projected shadow play and front-of-screen choreography in a wild evening of storytelling that is uniquely Pilobolus. Set to a rhythmic original score, the songs illuminate the themes and visuals of this fascinating world.

“Bodies become imagery and one image merges into another, poetically, inexplicably … It’s as if we’re being given a fleeting glimpse of the inner workings of the universe.” – The New York Times

SvyATi DuO

FOrBES OrGAn SEriES

 PRE-SHoW LECTURE SCHEDULED

SUNDAY, oCToBER 28

Sponsored by Foundation for the Performing Arts Center, MED+STOP Urgent Care Center

CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

3:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CLASSICAL

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Drawing from their extensive repertoire of both original works and masterpiece transcriptions, cellist rebecca Hepplewhite and organist Julian Collings have gained international critical acclaim for their unique instrumental combination and ability to captivate an audience. Experiencing this collaboration through Miossi Hall’s brilliant acoustics and with the magnificent Forbes Pipe Organ as an anchor, the duo’s afternoon eclectic program will include “Kol nidrei” by Max Bruch and works by J.S. Bach, Joseph Rheinberger and Astor Piazzolla.

“Excellent in all the many styles they portray, from gentle lyricism to kooky sound effects.” – American Record Guide “The performances are exemplary.” – Fanfare Magazine

Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes, Carol Williams in memory of Alan Williams

PiLOBOLuS SHADOWLAnD


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 7:30 PM | FREMONT ThEATER | CoMEDY

Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud roast and toast of “classic and kitschy” Christmas, new Year’s, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween and Thanksgiving memories. With his quick wit, keen expertise and an eagle eye for delightful detail, Phoenix lavishes spirited commentary on vintage Kodachrome slides depicting decorating, dressing up, dining, drinking, gifting and glamming it up for all holidays in the fabulous ’50s and swinging ’60s. And where better to see Phoenix than the historic, art deco-infused Fremont Theater!

Whose liVe anyWay? SUNDAY, NoVEMBER 4 7:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CoMEDY

Stand-up is funny; improv is funnier! The basic rule of improv is to respond with a “Yes, and” statement – our fans are saying “Yes, and…give me more!” Following three sold-out performances at the PAC in seasons past, the irrepressible Ryan Stiles and his band of madcap comic mischief-makers from TV’s “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” are back with a hilarious new evening of star-quality improvisation and plenty of on-the-spot audience participation. (Ages 10+)

“… the laughs came effortlessly thanks to the four energetic and talented men on stage. Whose Live Anyway? is in such capable comedic hands, fans of the TV show are … guaranteed to be laughing out loud.” – Van City Buzz Sponsored by Jeff & Sharon Armstrong, 93.3 KZOZ, Radiology Associates

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ChArLES PhOENiX rETrO HOLiDAY JUBiLEE

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WiTH vErY SpEciAL GUEST JErrY DOUGLAS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13 7:30 PM | FREMONT ThEATER | CoNTEMPoRARY

Known for his distinctive “finger style,” Australia’s cultural icon plays the guitar the way a pianist plays piano – using all 10 fingers. No need for a band to provide melody, rhythm, bass and drums because Emmanuel plays all of those parts and more…on one guitar. This truly jaw-dropping guitar master is back by popular demand, following his two previous sold-out performances at the PAC. Adding a whole other dynamic dimension to the evening will be multiinstrumentalist Jerry Douglas – 14-time Grammy winner and three-time CMA Musician of the Year.

“(Emmanuel is) one of the greatest players on the planet.” – Chet Atkins “Run, don’t walk, to a Tommy Emmanuel concert near you. True happiness is in tragically short supply right now all over the world, but you will definitely find it here.” – Cactus Cafe Review  CENTER STAGE EVENT: No subscription discounts available  NoTE SPECIAL LoCATIoN

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 7:30 PM | SPANOS ThEATRE | CoNTEMPoRARY

Celebrate the Winter Solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music. Windham Hill founder and Grammy-winning guitarist Will Ackerman, Grammy Award-nominated fiddler/pianist and singer/songwriter Barbara Higbie, and Grammy-nominated guitarist and composer Alex de Grassi come together to lead a joyous holiday concert, fi lled with selections from their “Winter Solstice” composite releases and solo multi-platinumselling recordings.

“(Ackerman’s) pieces have that timeless introspection …” – Billboard “(Higbie) is one of the most exciting musicians I’ve heard.” – San Francisco Chronicle “(de Grassi) has an uncanny gift for melodic invention.” – Billboard Sponsored by Anne M. Brown & Family, Claudia Gilbert, The Coastal Awakening, My805Tix

LEANN rimES

WiNDhAm hiLL WiNTEr SOLSTiCE

YOU AnD ME AnD cHriSTMAS

30TH AnnivErSArY TOUr

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18

CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CoNTEMPoRARY

Winner of two Grammys, three ACMs, a CMA, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and one American Music Award, LeAnn Rimes has been a star since her first hit, “Blue,” at the age of 13. Now she’ll bring her “You and Me and Christmas” tour to the PAC this December. Don’t miss this evening of joy-filled holiday classics, soulful favorites and greatest hits! LeAnn says, “I love everything about the holidays and want to share the magic and joy of the season with my fans. I look forward to playing some of my favorite Christmas classics for music lovers in a concert that will feel intimate and cozy.”

“One-of-a-kind vocals and a total command of the microphone…”  – Touch of Country

Will Ackerman

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Alex de Grassi


SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 3:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CLASSICAL

Praised for his meticulous technique, innate musicality, and constant musical engagement, organist Joshua Staf ford has been winning competitions and winning over audiences around the country. Already in demand as a recitalist, improviser and choral accompanist known for his technically flawless and nuanced performances, Staff ord has performed at many notable venues, including Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, the national Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washing ton, D.C., and on the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia. He is the 2016 firstplace winner of the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition. Stafford’s afternoon concert will include Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture” and “Allegro” from Symphony No. 8, Franck’s Final in B-flat, Vierne’s “Romance” from Organ Symphony No. 4, and various works by Liszt.

“From the opening notes … it was apparent that this young man is a stellar musician with a seemingly effortless technique that could encompass anything.” – Diapason Magazine Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes, Foundation for the Performing Arts Center

JON BATiSTE

JOShuA STAFFOrD FOrBES OrGAn SEriES

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 There’s something utterly awe-inspiring about Jon Batiste’s combination of exuberant charisma, jaw-dropping talent and dapper sense of style. In a flash, he transitions from belting a note to busting a dance move to wailing on the “harmonaboard” (a kind of harmonica and keyboard) to commanding the piano with virtuosic skill and artistry. The new Orleans-bred, new Yorkbased musician balances a demanding international performance schedule with his role as bandleader for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and Artistic Director at Large of the national Jazz Museum in Harlem. This unique, intimate solo piano concert marks Batiste’s Central Coast debut. Sponsored by Ray & Coleen Mattison, New Times

“… He’s one of the greatest musical minds of his generation.” – TIME “… there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s an actual genius.” – The Atlantic

CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

8:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CoNTEMPoRARY

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 8:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CoNTEMPoRARY

Creator and innovator, musician and producer, artist and philanthropist Herb Alpert is a man with profound passions – and a list of platinum hits: “The Lonely Bull,” “A Taste of Honey,” “rise,” and “This Guy’s in Love with You,” to name just a few. But at his core, Alpert’s main passion is his wife – Grammy Award-winning vocalist and former lead singer with Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Lani Hall. The pair’s Miossi Hall concert will feature a retrospective evening of some classic Tijuana Brass & Brazil ‘66 songs, American standards and Beatles hits. This will be an illustrious evening, showcasing their amazing careers.

“You hear three notes and you know it’s Herb Alpert.” – Miles Davis

an eVening oF ClassiC lily toMlin FRIDAY, JANUARY 18

CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

8:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CoMEDY

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Get together with Lily Tomlin for an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter! This unique comic artist takes her audience on what the Washington Post calls a “wise and howlingly funny” trip with more than a dozen of her timeless characters – from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann. “With astounding skill and energy, Tomlin zaps through the channels like a human remote control.” (NY Daily News) Her long list of awards includes a Grammy, two Tonys, six Emmys, an Oscar nomination, two Peabodys, and the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. She currently stars on the Netflix hit, “Grace & Frankie.” Don’t miss this warm and uniquely affecting experience fi lled with comical insights and wildly, witty observations about the human condition. An audience Q&A follows. (Ages 13+) Sponsored by Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

Sponsored by Leonard & Natalie Wall, Big Sky Café, Central Coast Printing, KCBX 90.1 FM, Matrix Mobile Television

hErB ALPErT & LANi hALL


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 2:00 PM | SPANOS ThEATRE | FAMILY FUN

Grammy Award-winning master guitarist Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Eliaza perform fan-favorite songs as well as the children’s music of folk icon Lead Belly. This highly interactive concert is filled with a variety of folk traditions that are at once homespun, sophisticated and artful. Audiences are invited to sing and dance along in what might be called a casual – and subversively educational – party atmosphere! (Ages 3+)

“(Zanes is) the family-music genre’s most outspoken and eloquent advocate.” – TIME

BOnE HiLL

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 7:00 PM | SPANOS ThEATRE | CoNTEMPoRARY

native American-African American soul singer Martha Redbone presents an all-new original musical production, Bone Hill – one woman’s return to her childhood homeland on Kentucky’s Black Mountain and the coal mines of Harlan County, where her family has dwelled for centuries. This epic journey covers 200 years of Redbone’s native family history in the Appalachian Mountains – traveling back in time and spanning four generations of women in a Cherokee family, exploring their lives and stories. Bone Hill is a story about the family’s commitment to the land, to the simplicity and sacredness of that connection, and the ruptures that threaten to extinguish it.

“Martha Redbone’s voice held both the taut determination of mountain music and the bite of American Indian singing.”  – The New York Times

“Poised to be Americana’s next superstar.”  – Village Voice

Sponsored by KCBX 90.1 FM, Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts

DAN ZANES & CLAuDiA ELiAZA

JOShuA BELL

WiTH piAniST SAM HAYWOOD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CLASSICAL

Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. He continues to enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, sheer beauty of tone, and charismatic stage presence that embodies a restless curiosity, passion and universal appeal. Bell returns to the Miossi Hall stage with his touring accompanist, accomplished pianist Sam Haywood.

“Mr. Bell doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow.”  – The New York Times

“An exhilarating evening of chamber music at its finest … Bell hung wistfully onto the high notes, flexing his musical muscle on the powerful octave double stops. Haywood fit snugly into the texture … never too bold, always assertive.” – The Birmingham News  PRE-SHoW LECTURE SCHEDULED

Sponsored by CF Buetow in memory of Charlotte Buetow, Jewish Community Center-Federation of SLO Supporters, KCBX 90.1 FM

CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL | BRoADWAY

Make a date for Valentine’s Day! Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy- and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in England to the glamorous catwalks of Milan, as Charlie Price struggles to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business. Help arrives in the unlikely form of a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Get your seats early because last season’s performance virtually sold out on subscription! (Ages 10+)

ruSSiAN NATiONAL BALLET ThEATrE SLEEpinG BEAUTY

“Cyndi Lauper delivers the best Broadway score in years!” – ABC News Sponsored by City of San Luis Obispo, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton SLO, The Krush 92.5

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

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The more than 50 dancers of one of Russia’s foremost ballet companies imbue vibrant performances with the timeless tradition of classical Russian ballet. This full-scale production of composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski’s crown jewel is sumptuous in its scope, featuring choreography by Russia’s legendary Marius Petipa.

“The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty did justice to the finest achievement of the classical ballet.” – The Toledo Press Sponsored by CF Buetow in memory of Charlotte Buetow, Keith & Marianne Stowe, Embassy Suites by Hilton SLO

 PRE-SHoW LECTURE SCHEDULED

Photo: Matthew Murphy

CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

7:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | DANCE


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CoNTEMPoRARY

Guitar luminaries with distinct styles from around the world contribute to an evening of musical fireworks, showcasing the diversity of the acoustic guitar. Guest host Luca Stricagnoli, Italy’s explosive contemporary showman, is joined by two of France’s acclaimed young prodigies – swing guitarist Antoine Boyer and flamenco guitarist Samuelito – plus groundbreaking Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan. These masters will perform solos, duets, and lively quartets to create an evening of blazing guitar wizardry, demonstrating the breadth of the instrument and their awe-inspiring skills.

“Four amazingly gifted guitarists on one stage make it more than a concert — this is a buffet of beautiful music.” – The Ellen Theatre

OcEAnS OF HOpE

“The variety and the caliber of the artists brought together for this concert are topnotch. It’s a beautiful evening.”  – Gordon Center for Performing Arts

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 8:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | WoRLD MUSIC

Returning with a brand-new Oceans of Hope production, Celtic nights captures the very essence of who we are and where we come from. It tells the tale of our hopes and dreams of a better place, of liberty and freedom and, above all, family. This is a story of America, Canada, Australia and new Zealand. A heart-warming story of people emigrating across oceans from all nations to free themselves from hunger, war, persecution and famine, escaping all to find a better place. Through music, song and dance, this is an immigrant tale told through “Irish eyes.” (High-volume performance; haze effects)

“A triumphant display …” – Broadway World “A perfect mix of traditional and contemporary Irish pieces.” – The London Times Sponsored by Carol & Jay Devore, Michael & Jacquelyn Duff y, Claudia Gilbert, Ann Robinson, KSBY TV

Sponsored by Barbara Boom & Joseph Schwartz, M.D., Frameworks

iNTErNATiONAL GuiTAr NiGhT

We shall oVerCoMe WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CoNTEMPoRARY

Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and curated by musical director, multi-instrumentalist, composer and conductor Damien Sneed, We Shall Overcome showcases a repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders. Interwoven with spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches, an aweinspiring assemblage of vocalists tie together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals. From Aretha Franklin and Wynton Marsalis to Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder, from traditional spirituals to music from The Wiz, vast musical ground is fluidly covered in a single performance.

“Damien Sneed is an ambassador for classical and gospel music who brings positivity, optimism and thoroughness to every occasion … He uses his artistry to make our world a better place.” – Wynton Marsalis Sponsored by Mary Kay Harrington & Thom Brajkovich, Carol MacCurdy & Tom Nuckols, The Apple Farm, Blaze Pizza, Subplot Studio, The Sun

CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

CELTiC NiGhTS

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14 7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL | BRoADWAY

Monty Python’s Spamalot! continues its search for the Holy Grail in an encore Central Coast engagement! This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” with book by original Python Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez. Spamalot! tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and bright, show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up Spamalot! (Ages 10+; haze effects)

LADySmiTh BLACk mAmBAZO TUESDAY, MARCH 12

CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL | WoRLD MUSIC

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No group is more closely identified with African song – some might say with world music itself – than this vibrant South African nine-member vocal ensemble. Since 1987, when they were introduced to mainstream America with the release of Paul Simon’s groundbreaking Graceland album, these African troubadours have traveled the world with the uplifting, polyrhythmic harmonies of their homeland. The group has won fi ve Grammy Awards, including one this year for Best World Music Album for their recent Shaka Zulu Revisted release.

“If you can figure out how to pack more entertainment into two hours than Ladysmith Black Mambazo — using nothing more high-tech than the power of the human voice and some microphones — well, I’m all ears.” – Pittsburgh Tribune  PRE-SHoW LECTURE SCHEDULED

Sponsored by Foundation for the Performing Arts Center, KCBX 90.1 FM

“There’s something delicious about indulging in the loopy insanity of it all again and again.” – Chicago Sun Times  PRE-SHoW LECTURE SCHEDULED

Sponsored by Mary T. Baiamonte, Bob & Tonya Omdahl, City of San Luis Obispo, Tablas Creek Vineyard in memory of Robert Haas


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 7:30 PM | FREMONT ThEATER | CoNTEMPoRARY

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 8:00 PM | SPANOS ThEATRE | DANCE

The Los Angeles-based company is gaining a national profile for its honest storytelling and visceral dance performances. Led by 26-yearold namesake Jacob Jonas, the group is widely recognized for its combination of breakdance, acrobatics and contemporary ballet techniques through narrative exposition. Jacob Jonas has been named “25 to Watch 2018” by Dance Magazine and “Best of LA 2016” by LA Weekly.

“If breakdancing and concert dance had a baby, it would be the Jacob Jonas company. With balletic arabesques, acrobatic flips and spinning headstands, the dancers showed that they could hold their own in the studio and on the street.”  – Los Angeles Times  PRE-SHoW LECTURE SCHEDULED

Sponsored by Sharon & John Dobson in memory of Duejean Garrett, Roy Gersten, and Lou Robinson, Anglim Winery

 NoTE SPECIAL LoCATIoN

Sponsored by Andi & Jeff Portney, Edna’s Bakery, KCBX 90.1 FM

DuSTBOWL rEvivAL & hOT CLuB OF COWTOWN AcrOSS THE GrEAT DiviDE

hAvANA CuBA ALL-STArS SUNDAY, APRIL 7 7:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | WoRLD MUSIC

This high-energy group is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles, featuring some of Cuba’s greatest musicians. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of cultural beats, promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music through a fresh, contemporary lens. In concert with dynamic Cuban dance couples, the AllStars’ tour will be a spirited spectacle of song and dance, exemplifying Cuba’s greatest musical traditions. (High-volume performance)

“Throughout the performance, toes were tapping, hands were clapping and hardly an audience member could find the discipline to sit still as delightful, fun and infectious rhythms took effect.” – Times Enterprise  PRE-SHoW LECTURE SCHEDULED

Sponsored by Roy & Linda Rawlings, Ann Robinson, Popolo Catering

CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

JACOB JONAS ThE COmPANy

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Band, two of today’s defining American roots groups join in an evening of their own songs and a special tribute to “Music from Big Pink” and “The Band.” With strings, brass, dueling vocals and more, eclectic octet Dustbowl Revival blends folk-Americana and Stax-era soul into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party. Joining them is Austin-based trio Hot Club of Cowtown, delivering hot jazz and Western swing light and tight. Inspired by European hot jazz and vintage American roots music, these Texas Western Swing Hall of Famers have shared stages with Bob Dylan, Willie nelson and Roxy Music. Across the Great Divide is a countrified, bluegrass version of The Band’s seminal albums that will lift the heart and please the soul.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 7:30 PM | MIOSSI hALL | BRoADWAY

With 10 Tony nominations, including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is a “big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in the ’90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of nick and nigel Bottom, two brothers desperate to write their own hit play while the “rock star” Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical! With its heart on its ruffl ed sleeve and sequins in its soul, “Something Rotten! is The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine) (Haze effects)

“An explosion of musical joy!” – NPR “5 stars! Broadway’s funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years!” – Time Out New York Sponsored by Ron Bell in memory of Tina and Shannon Bell, Drs. Edwin & Janet Chen Hayashi and Dr. Howard & Stephanie Hayashi, Richard & Catherine Luckett, Jim Sargen, City of San Luis Obispo, My805Tix

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SATURDAY, APRIL 13 7:00 PM | SPANOS ThEATRE | FAMILY FUN

This young illusionist has made it a personal challenge to reintroduce awe and wonderment to those who have forgotten what it feels like to be amazed. Every illusion in Vitaly’s performance is original and represents an “impossible dream” that he’s set out to accomplish. From making drawings and paintings come to life to teleporting playing cards from one audience member to another, Vitaly’s illusions defy logic and belief. His acts are so astounding, he has even fooled famous Las Vegas duo Penn and Teller. (Ages 8+, haze effects)

“(Vitaly) brings art to life.” – Huffington Post

THURSDAY, APRIL 11 7:30 PM | SPANOS ThEATRE | CoNTEMPoRARY

“Gullah” comes from a West African language, meaning “a people blessed by God.” In soulful spirit, this South Carolina-based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the U.S. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston are the “rank and fertile ground” from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.

“Ranky Tanky sings old Gullah songs some of them sly moral lessons - in arrangements that connect their beat to a New Orleans lilt.” – The New York Times “The group isn’t bound to any one particular musical genre … it is grounded instead by an enigmatic, unshakeable and unspoiled tradition that has long been hidden in plain sight.” – Jazziz Magazine  PRE-SHoW LECTURE SCHEDULED

Sponsored by Kathleen Enz Finken & Gerald Finken, KCBX 90.1 FM, Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts

“An Evening of Wonders more than lived up to the name of the show. Vitaly’s talent, use of audience participation and engaging personality filled our full house with laughter, audible gasps and spontaneous applause throughout the performance!” – South Milwaukee PAC Sponsored by India D’Avignon & Ignati Vakalis, Gary & Muriel Harkins, The Kinney SLO, Rabobank

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An EvEninG OF WOnDErS

BrANDON riDENOur

FOrBES OrGAn SEriES FEATUrinG piAniST pETEr DUGAn & OrGAniST KATYA GOTSDinEr-McMAHAn SUNDAY, MAY 19 3:00 PM | MIOSSI hALL | CLASSICAL

Heralded as “the trumpet of the future,” Brandon Ridenour’s wide-ranging activities as a soloist and chamber musician – paired with his passion for composing and arranging – are evident in his versatile performances and unique repertoire. Ridenour’s expansive afternoon recital will include trumpet solos and pieces accompanied by organist Katya GotsdinerMcMahan – returning to the Forbes Pipe Organ – and selections with Peter Dugan on piano. The program will feature works for trumpet and piano arranged by Ridenour and written by such composers as George Gershwin, Claude Debussy and Dave Brubeck. Ridenour will also perform highlights from nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s epic, “Scheherazade.”

“(Ridenour) sailed through the impossible aerial solo role with technique to burn.” – New York Classical Review

Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes, Jane Gersten in memory of Roy Gersten, Debra Valencia-Laver & Gary Laver

CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

rANky TANky

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The Met: Live in HD

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 Miossi Hall’s 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

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AIDA (Verdi) Revival, Encore Screening Sun, 2 PM

SAMSON ET DALILA (Saint-Saëns) New Production, Encore Screening Sun, 2 PM

LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (Puccini) Revival, Encore Screening Sun, 2 PM

MARNIE (Muhly & Wright) Met Premiere, Encore Screening Sun, 2 PM

LA TRAVIATA (Verdi) New Production, Encore Screening Sun, 2 PM

Thu, Jul 12

Qualified Met Members

Mon, Jul 16 C  al Poly Arts Subscribers & Opera San Luis Obispo Members Wed, Jul 18

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27 Feb

17 Mar

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30 Jun

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ADRIANA LECOUVREUR (Cilea) New Production, Encore Screening Sun, 2 PM

CARMEN (Bizet) Revival, Encore Screening Sun, 2 PM

LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT (Donizetti) Revival, Encore Screening

Carmen

Sun, 2 PM

DIE WALKÜRE (Wagner) Revival, Live Simulcast Sat, 9 AM

DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES (Poulenc) Revival, Encore Screening Sat, 2 PM

Sponsors include: Mary T. Baiamonte, CF Buetow in memory of Charlotte Buetow; John & Alison Denlinger and John & Elizabeth Rolph; Francesca Fairbrother and Barbara Murphy; Robert & Phyllis Frank; Jane Gersten and Sally Young; Dr. Bianca Rosenthal; Bill & Carol Rust; Jan Simek & Judy Lang; Denis & Leona Sullivan. 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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Ticket sales account for only 75% of our budget. Due to the high costs associated with presenting these major artists and productions, our annual operating budget will exceed $2 million. For ticket revenue alone to cover Cal Poly Arts’ production expenses, 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 the events that we present at the Performing Arts Center. That’s why we count on generous community support 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 giving us the opportunity to introduce international superstars and up-andcoming talent to Central Coast audiences.

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Miossi

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

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PrEmium

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65 / 52

45 / 36

OCT 25

Miossi

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Finding neverland

PrEmium

SECTiON 1

SECTiON 2

SECTiON 3

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89*

69*

OCT 19

8:00 PM

Tom Papa

Miossi

39 / 31.20

24 / 19.20

FEB 14

7:30 PM

Kinky Boots

Miossi

99*

89*

69*

OCT 20

8:00 PM

Cirque Mechanics

Miossi

62 / 49.60

52 / 41.60

36 / 28.80

MAR 14

7:30 PM

Monty python’s Spamalot!

Miossi

99*

89*

69*

OCT 23

7:30 PM

Ballet Folklórico de México

Miossi

65 / 52

50 / 40

35 / 28

APR 10

7:30 PM

Something rotten!

Miossi

99*

89*

69*

OCT 28

3:00 PM

Svyati Duo

Miossi

36 / 28.80

NOV 3

8:00 PM

Pilobolus – Shadowland

Miossi

69 / 55.20

54 / 43.20

39 / 31.20

NOV 4

7:00 PM

Whose Live Anyway?

Miossi

64 / 51.20

54 / 43.20

44 / 35.20

NOV 14

7:30 PM

nat. Geo. Live! – Annie Griffiths

Miossi

35 / 28

22 / 17.60

DEC 6

7:30 PM

Charles Phoenix – retro Holiday Jubilee

DEC 18

7:30 PM

LeAnn Rimes

Miossi

DEC 19

7:30 PM

Windham Hill Winter Solstice

Spanos

48 / 38.40

JAN 12

8:00 PM

Jon Batiste

Miossi

72 / 57.60

JAN 13

3:00 PM

Joshua Stafford

Miossi

36 / 28.80

70 / 56

Fremont

75 / 60

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60 / 48

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An Evening of classic Lily Tomlin

Miossi

110 / 88

85 / 68

65 / 52

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nat. Geo. Live! – Terry Virts

Miossi

70 / 56

35 / 28

22 / 17.60

JAN 26

8:00 PM

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Miossi

52 / 41.60

42 / 33.60

32 / 25.60

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7:00 PM

Martha Redbone – Bone Hill

Spanos

39 / 31.20

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2:00 PM

Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza

Spanos

FEB 7

7:30 PM

Joshua Bell

Miossi

78 / 62.40

68 / 54.40

48 / 38.40

FEB 10

7:00 PM

Russian National Ballet Theatre – Sleeping Beauty

Miossi

66 / 52.80

56 / 44.80

36/ 28.80

50 / 40

FEB 16

8:00 PM

Celtic Nights – Oceans of Hope

Miossi

58 / 46.40

48 / 38.40

38 / 30.40

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International Guitar Night

Miossi

40 / 32

32 / 25.60

24 / 19.20

FEB 27

7:30 PM

We Shall Overcome

Miossi

58 / 46.40

48 / 38.40

38 / 30.40

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7:30 PM

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Miossi

54 / 43.20

44 / 35.20

24 / 19.20

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8:00 PM

Jacob Jonas The Company

Spanos

45 / 36

MAR 20

7:30 PM

Dustbowl Revival & Hot Club of Cowtown

Fremont

42 / 33.60

APR 7

7:00 PM

Havana Cuba All-Stars

Miossi

58 / 46.40

APR 11

7:30 PM

Ranky Tanky

Spanos

44 / 35.20

Vitaly – An Evening of Wonders

Spanos

7:30 PM

nat. Geo. Live! – Brian Skerry

Miossi

MAY 19

3:00 PM

Brandon Ridenour

Miossi

7:30 PM

Boz Scaggs

7:30 PM

Tommy Emmanuel

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SECTiON 2

SECTiON 3

vENuE

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Miossi

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84*

69*

54*

58*

44*

Fremont

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Center Stage Series TOTAL

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VIP Membership Donation

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VIP Membership Donation

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PAFY Educational Fund

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PAFY Educational Fund

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PAFY Educational Fund

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CAL POLY ARTS | 2018 – 19 SEASON

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Individual show tickets go on sale to the general public on JULY 30, 2018. Orders received with less than four season shows listed (not including Center Stage events) will be processed as individual show ticket orders at that time. Enjoy our “out-the-door” prices, which include all handling and facility fees. Parking in the Grand Avenue structure is sponsored by the Performing Arts Center.

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Seating: Seat location is determined by the Cal Poly Ticket Office on a best-seats-available basis. When filling your order, the Ticket Office may change the location of your seats without notice to a less expensive section if your requested section of the auditorium is unavailable. Your account will be credited accordingly. In the unlikely event that your requested section is sold out, please indicate your alternate seating preference or special needs in the Notes section at left. Orders contingent on specific seating will not be accepted. The Ticket Office will attempt to accommodate any special seating needs or preferences you may have, such as the right or left side of the auditorium, aisle seating, other subscribers with whom you wish to sit, wheelchair seating or access to sign language interpreting. (Signed interpretation must be arranged at least two weeks in advance) PATRON NOTES: • Drinks from the lobby will be permitted in the seating area during select performances. • Please turn off all electronic devices to enjoy live performances in the moment. • When using fragrances, please consider audience members who might have heightened scent sensitivities.


POly Artists THEATRE & DANCE DEPARTMENT

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Trust Fall Written by Al Schnupp

Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble

Cal Poly Wind Bands

Fall Concert | Dec 1, 2018

Bandfest | Nov 30, 2018

Tabula Rasa Orchesis Dance Concert

Winter Concert | feb 23, 2019

Winter Concert | Mar 10, 2019

Jan 18-19 & 24-26, 2019

Spring Concert | May 25, 2019

Spring Concert | Jun 9, 2019

Cal Poly Choirs

RSVP XXIV

Fall Concert: Luminous Night of the Soul | Oct 27, 2018

Invitation | May 28 & 30, 2019

theatredance.calpoly.edu

Nov 1-3 & 8-10, 2018

The Tempest Written by William Shakespeare Feb 28 – mar 2 & Mar 7-9, 2019

music.calpoly.edu

Stop Kiss Written by Diane Son

Holiday Kaleidoscope | Dec 1, 2018

May 9-11 & 16-18, 2019

Winter Concert: All of Us | Mar 16, 2019

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY*

artgallery.calpoly.edu

Art & Design Faculty Research Triennial sep 4 – oct 27, 2018

Graphic Design Exhibition

Department/Faculty Recitals & Events

Chamber Choir Concert: John Rutter Requiem | May 11, 2019 Spring Concert: For the Beauty of the Earth | JUN 2, 2019

Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre Vocal Standards from the ‘30s and ‘40s:  Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Harold Arlen Apr 10 & 12, 2019

Cal Poly Symphony

Photography by Victoria Fuh

Fall Concert: The Symphony Dances | Dec 2, 2018

Harrell Fletcher, Social Practice Artist

Winter Concert | Mar 3, 2019 Spring Concert: Tchaikovsky 4 | Jun 8, 2019

Brahms Songs with Katherine Arthur, Soprano;  Paul Woodring, Piano; and David Arrivée, Lecturer | Oct 6, 2018 W. Terrence Spiller Piano Recital | Jan 11, 2019 Bach Week Akademie: Baroque Dance and the Cello Suite | Jan 22, 2019 Bach Week Chamber Concert: Bach Cello Suites | Jan 22, 2019 Bach Week Instrumental Master Class | Jan 24, 2019

Nov 15 – Dec 8, 2018

Jan 17 – Feb 9, 2019

Faculty Recital with Brynn Albanese, Violin; John Astaire, Percussion;  Ken Hustad, Bass | Sep 29, 2018

Bach Week Vocal Master Class | Jan 24, 2019 Bach Week Pre-Concert Talk | Jan 25, 2019 Bach Week Chamber Concert | Jan 25, 2019 Bach Week: Bach in the Mission IX, Music for the King | Jan 26, 2019

Feb 21 – Mar 16, 2019

University Jazz Bands

A Night at the Mission Chamber Concert | Feb 8, 2019

2019 Juried Student Exhibition

Fall Jazz Concert | Dec 7, 2018

Cal Poly Open House Recital | Apr 13, 2019

Apr 11 – May 4, 2019

Just Jazz Concert | mar 2, 2019

W. Terrence Spiller Piano Recital: Beethoven Sonata Cycle IV | May 17, 2019

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

Jazz Night | Jun 1, 2019

Polyrhythmics Percussion Recital | Jun 4, 2019

May 31 – Jun 15, 2019 * 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.

POLY ARTS FOR YOUTH (PAFY) Poly Arts for Youth (PAFY) is Cal Poly Arts’ education enrichment program for students of all ages. Your donations enable our touring artists to directly engage with children in their classrooms and auditoriums, hold community workshops, and present Master Classes. Among our many PAFY programs in the 2018–19 season are an underwater Jurassic journey with Erth’s

Prehistoric Underwater Aquarium; bilingual folksinger Sonia de Los Santos; making the impossible possible in a “Science-splosion” with Mark Nizer; and a visit with Ranky Tanky, the Gullah storytellers of the South Carolina Islands. In addition, a local choir will perform gospel in the We Shall Overcome tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jacob Jonas The Company will hold a Master Class for local dancers.

Please support our educational mission by designating a donation to PAFY on your ticket order form. Together, we can make sure that the next generation is well-schooled in the arts! PAFY is supported in part by generous grants from the Cal Poly Arts Youth Arts Education Endowment, The Adrienne Fissel Youth Outreach Endowment, The Handler & Steiner Family Foundation, The Russo Family Foundation, Western States Arts Federation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and individual donors like you.

Thank you to our additional funding sponsors


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2018

2019

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SEP 25

Boz Scaggs

SAT

JAN 12

Jon Batiste

THu

SEP 27

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

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JAN 13

Joshua Stafford

FRI

OCT 19

Tom Papa

FRI

JAN 18

an evening of Classic lily tomlin

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OCT 20

Cirque mechanics

WED

JAN 23

nat. geo. live! – Terry virts

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OCT 23

Ballet Folkórico de méxico

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JAN 26

herb Alpert & Lani hall

THu

OCT 25

Finding neverland

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JAN 27

martha redbone – Bone hill

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OCT 28

Svyati Duo

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FEB 2

Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza

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NOV 3

Pilobolus – shadowland

THu

FEB 7

Joshua Bell

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NOV 4

Whose live anyway?

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FEB 10

russian National Ballet – sleeping Beauty

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NOV 14

nat. geo. live! – Annie Griffiths

THu

FEB 14

Kinky Boots

THu

DEC 6

Charles Phoenix

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FEB 16

Celtic Nights – oceans of hope

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DEC 13

Tommy Emmanuel w/ Jerry Douglas

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FEB 20

international Guitar Night

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DEC 18

LeAnn rimes holiday Show

WED

FEB 27

We shall overcome

WED

DEC 19

Windham hill Winter Solstice

TuE

MAR 12

Ladysmith Black mambazo

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MAR 14

Monty Python’s spamalot!

FRI

MAR 15

Jacob Jonas The Company

WED

MAR 20

Dustbowl revival & hot Club of Cowtown

SuN

APR 7

havana Cuba All-Stars

WED

APR 10

something rotten!

THu

APR 11

ranky Tanky

SAT

APR 13

vitaly – an evening of Wonders

WED

MAY 15

nat. geo. live! – Brian Skerry

SuN

MAY 19

Brandon ridenour

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