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Blast from the Past

By billalpert | The Kitchen Sink

Mar 24

Choral/Orchestra Concert, Cal Poly University, circa 1976

I recently across this old photo that brought back some happy memories. As I remember, Mrs. Alpert (actually Ms. Chambers at the time) sang a quite impressive solo movement in the Poulenc Gloria. And if you look carefully, you’ll spot yours truly, assuming concertmaster duties in the orchestra.

Amazingly, those were some heady years at the humble Cal Poly Music Department. Several of our friends went on to enjoy great professional success and recognition. A few even reached the very pinnacle of the music world. But we all share some wonderful memories. It’s a perfect testimony of music’s power to bring people together.. for a lifetime.

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