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The San Luis Obispo Symphony Plays The Music Of the Night, From Baroque to Broadway, to Start the New Year 

 
 

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!

 

Carol Kersten
Academy String Orchestra & Preparatory Strings

During her musical career, Carol Kersten has been an active teacher and performer.  She is the founding and continuing director of the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony Academy String Orchestra (1979) and Preparatory Strings (1991  She also directs the Shaver Lake Chamber Music Camp in the Sierras each summer.   This five day camp for invited student musicians, organized in 1983, continues to be a source of fun and musical learning.  She also teaches privately in her studio.  Carol Kersten studied violin at CSU Sacramento and the University of Oregon.  She studied violin pedagogy with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki in Japan.  Mrs. Kersten performs with the San Luis Obispo Symphony and several chamber groups.  She has held permanent positions with the Sacramento Symphony, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and the Eugene, Oregon, Symphony.  For many years she performed with the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival Orchestra.   This year she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award to Community by the American String Teachers Association.

Nancy Nagano
The Concert Orchestra

Nancy Nagano finished her musical studies in cello performance at the Miskhochschule in Freiburg, Germany. She has played with the Freiburger Theater Orchestra, Southwest German Radio Orchestra, Kobe Chamber Orchestra, and the New Japan Philharmonic. She has also performed solo and chamber music throughout Europe and Japan. For eight years she taught and conducted at the Tokushima Bunri University, where she made her conducting debut (as an alternate for Kent Nagano). This brought her to become the musical director of the Kochi Symphony Orchestra in Japan. Her performances have included Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet with the City Ballet of Tokyo, Opera exerpts from Carmen, La Traviata, La Boheme and several major piano concertos with well- known artists in Japan. At present she conducts the Cal Poly Chamber Orchestra and plays with the San Luis Obispo Symphony.

How do I add a Product?

It's possible there is a last-minute donation, or an item not yet in the system. If you cannot find the item to sell, just click 'Auction' --> 'Create Auction Item' and fill in the relevant fields. When you have finished, click 'save' and your item will now be in the Point of Sale List.

To add a Party with a Purpose, select add content --> 'Concert' instead of 'create auction item'.

What if the card is declined?

If the card is declined, though you may not see the error right away, the receipt will not print. When you try to charge the card again, it will show you an error.
There are many reasons a card may be declined. You can try another card, or you can break the transaction into multiple amounts, if the card has a per-charge limit.
You can also accept cash or check.

What if they are paying by check?

Just like you would a credit card order, select the 'Check' button. Enter the amount of the check, and click 'Save'.

NOTE: Check is the one payment method that is not considered applied at the time of the receipt. The order balance will not be zeroed out.

TODO: Note how to mark a check as cleared

How do I Charge a Credit Card?

Most of the bidders will have a Credit Card on file. In order to charge it, all you have to do is click the 'Credit Card' button on the point of sale screen.

You will see a list of any credit cards on file to choose from. Select the desired card, and click 'Save'.

If there is no card on file, or if the card is invalid, you may select 'enter a new card' and enter the credit card information.

When you click 'Save', a print dialog will appear with the receipt.

How do I find a Product?

Once you have loaded an order, you can find a product by clicking the 'Product' button.

The easiest way to find the product you are looking for is to enter the product number in the 'sku' field and hit 'enter'.

Enter the winning bid in the winning bid field and click 'tab'. You will see one or two small blue circles for a second or two while the price updates.
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST WAIT FOR THE PRICE TO UPDATE, OR THE ITEM WILL BE ENTERED WITH THE VALUE PLACED INSTEAD OF THE WINNING BID.

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