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San Luis Obispo
SLO Symphony warms up for final concerts of the season
 Four more concerts star renowned musicians
For over sixty years, the San Luis Obispo Symphony has brought the beauty of classical music to
the Central Coast with incredible concerts, highly talented musi- cians, and community outreach programs. After a successful start to the season, there are four more concerts to round out the 2022- 2023 season that should not be missed.
“The San Luis Obispo Sym- phony ignites a passion for music in our Central Coast commu- nity, creating connection and joy. Through accessible performances
and outreach opportunities, SLO Symphony enriches the region with cultural vitality and improved qual-
ity of life,” notes the SLO Symphony website.
The next performance is the New Year’s Eve Pops Concert that is set to be a festive kick off for
the next three shows in 2023. The New Year’s Eve concert only occurs every other year at the Perform- ing Arts Center SLO and is a can’t miss event. Canadian guest artist Jeans ‘n Classics will perform hits from legendary bands such as The Beatles, U2, and more. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. on December
31 and tickets can be purchased at
The last three concerts of the season are sure to be show stoppers as well, starting with Cello On Fire with soloist Amit Peled on Feb
4. Four works will be performed, including Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 and Vaughan Wil- liams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves. Next next is Brave New World on March 4 with violin soloist Mischa Lefkowtiz performing pieces
by composers Patrice Rushen, Schumann, and Dvorak. Finishing the season on May 6 is Tchaikovsky & Testimony with soloist Anthony Yi on saxophone.
In addition to world class per- formances, the SLO Symphony has multiple programs in place and is planning to bring the joy of music to the community. One popular program hosted by the SLO Sym- phony is the Instrument Petting Zoo, which allows those of all ages
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