Be sure to attend the Cal Poly Symphony's Spring concert on the stage of the phenomenal Performing Arts Center. The captivating evening of orchestral color and lyricism features works by Bahram Osqueezadeh and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Osqueezadeh, a leading multi-cultural composer and internationally renowned virtuoso santur player, joins the ensemble for his "Concerto for Santur and Orchestra," blending Persian and Western musical traditions. Alireza Shahmohammadi is the guest vocalist for the evening.
The symphony also presents Rimsky-Korsakov's beloved "Scheherazade," featuring a stunning violin cadenza and gorgeous bassoon and oboe solos. This piece was inspired by a Middle Eastern collection of tales known as "One Thousand and One Nights."
Music Professor David Arrivée will conduct the symphony.
Additionally, Bahram Osqueezadeh will offer a free lecture-demonstration on June 1 at 11:10 a.m. in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center.