Humboldt Symphony

Please join the Cal Poly Humboldt Department of Music and Humboldt Symphony for a special Sunday afternoon concert on October 28th at 2:00 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.  Under the baton of Garrick Woods, the Humboldt Symphony will play two of the great Romantic master works, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Sibelius’ Finlandia.  Both are musical portraits of locations that inspired the composers in different ways.  The Hebrides overture depicts the incredible geological phenomenon of Fingal’s Cave, an island sea cave with fascinating geometry.  Finlandia, like many of Sibelius’ works celebrates the Finnish landscape and people and includes a now famous hymn that has been adapted for both Finnish national pride and religious worship.

The Humboldt Symphony also welcomes back two Humboldt alumni composers to showcase their music.  Sabrina Fisher's work is influenced by minimalist composers and music written for films. Her work has been performed by ensembles at Cal Poly Humboldt, Del Norte High School, and musicians in Nevada County.  Sabrina is a recent graduate from Cal Poly Humboldt where she studied music composition, and she currently composes and performs music in Northern California.  An Arcata native, Aidan Sanborn Petterson has been composing music since his early high school years.  His composition repertoire encompasses everything from classical chamber music to modern pop.  At Humboldt he studied composition with Brian Post and piano with Daniela Mineva.  Aidan earned both his BA degree in Music Composition, and the John Delodder Composition Award in 2018.  $10 General, $5 Senior/Child, FREE for Humboldt students with ID.