Sandy Eastman is offering you an opportunity to attend his pre-concert class and the symphony dress rehearsal for a San Luis Obispo Symphony concert on February 3.
The San Luis Obispo Symphony offers anyone in the community an opportunity to attend the dress rehearsal of its concerts during the morning (11am-1pm) preceding the evening of the performance.
There is a cost now to attend the Symphony rehearsals. At the PAC, adults must pay $15 and seniors (age 65 and older) must pay $10. The rehearsal is free to children. The tickets for the dress rehearsal will available about a week before the performance at the PAC box office or by calling them at (805) 7564849.
The February 3 program:
This concert features old world English and Latin variations. Youll love the traditional German sound of Nicolais Merry Wives of Windsor Overture and German composer Franz Josef Haydns last symphony, his Symphony No. 104 in D major entitled London.
Yolanda Kondonassis, the worlds most recorded and Grammy nominated harpist, tackles the striking and rhythmic Harp Concerto, Op. 25 by Alberto Ginastera, an Argentine composer considered one the most important contemporary classical composers and teacher in Latin America. Come hear post-modern yearning in this first-ever harp solo in the organizations history.
Andrew Sewell, Conductor
The San Luis Obispo Symphony has a new music director - Maestro Andrew Sewell. This internationally renowned native of New Zealand ushers in a new era for the Symphony.
This course will be in two parts. In the early morning, there will be a lecture about the composers, about the pieces that will be played in the rehearsal, and about the soloist. In the late morning, the class, as a group, will attend the dress rehearsal of the performance in the Christopher Cohan Center at the PAC at Cal Poly. At the dress rehearsal the SLO Symphony conductor will speak as he conducts, giving background information, musicology, and notes on harmony. With the conductor's broad knowledge and stage presence, the dress rehearsals are fairly comprehensive.
Silsby Eastman (Sandy) grew up and spent his working life in the Los Angeles area before moving to Pismo Beach. He has taught at Cuesta and Allan Hancock Colleges and has been playing bassoon, baritone saxophone, and bridge as often as possible. After graduating from Occidental College and Indiana University, he studied conducting bassoon with Walter Ritchie and conducting with Lauris Jones and Richard Lert. He served as a bandsman in the Air Force and taught in San Bernardino, La Canada, Paramount and Agoura Hills. He is also a former member of the Long Beach Coterie Sinfonique, the Pasadena Community Orchestra and the Topanga Symphony.
If you would like to have the password for the member price for this course, go to www.lifelearnerscc.org for information on how you can become a member.
San Luis Obispo Library Conference Room (View)
995 Palm St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401