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The Christ Child Market, Christkindmarkt in German, is a tradition that dates back to the 1200's in Eastern Europe. Celebrated in the anticipation of the Messiah coming, the Christmas Market is traditionally held in the town square where food, drink and seasonal items are sold in the open air.

 

It's time to kick off your holiday in style and a fun Christmas Market! Click on the picture to purchase tickets!

 

The San Luis Obispo Symphony would like to invite all local classical music lovers to a special event at the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo on Friday, November 3.

JOHN ASTAIRE
TIMPANI

John Astaire earned his Doctor of Music in Percussion Performance from Indiana University. He has performed with several ensembles across the country, including the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Kylix Contemporary Music Ensemble Aguava New Music Studio, Felix de los Ingenios Early Music Ensemble, and Keith Brion's New Sousa Band. He has also been a frequent member of the Mozart Festival and Festival Mozaic orchestras. As an educator, John teaches Percussion at Cal Poly State University, and coaches young percussionists with the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony. Originally from California, his primary teachers have included timpanist Gerald Carlyss and percussionist Kenneth Watson, under whom he also studied Hungarian cimbalom. 

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