Tonight: SLO Winds, Cuesta Wind Ensemble present ‘Musical Journey of 5 Countries’
–The SLO Wind Orchestra and Cuesta Wind Ensemble will join together in presenting a concert featuring music from Australia, England, France, Mexico, and Japan on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Cultural and Performing Arts Center (CPAC) Cuesta College at 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. General admission is $20 and student tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased through slowinds.org.
Two quintessentially Percy Grainger pieces, Gumsucker’s March and Duke of Marlborough Fanfare for brass choir, set the stage. French Impressions by Guy Woolfenden was inspired by four paintings by the French painter Georges Seurat. Bring your castanets for Danzón No. 2, Arturo Márquez’s passionate homage to the dance halls of Veracruz and Mexico City and their role in shaping the culture of urban Mexican life. Danzón No. 2 is culturally significant and famous work by one of Mexico’s most respected composers. Mutsuhito Ogino’s Concerto for Percussion, composed for local percussionist and Cal Poly faculty member Dr. John Astaire, rounds out our multinational musical tour.
“Hopscotch around the world with us. Join us for this musical extravaganza journey,” said Jennifer Martin, Music Director, SLO Wind Orchestra. “This is a popular performance; tickets will go fast.”
To donate or learn more about San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra go to slowinds.org or call (805) 464-9434