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If it isn’t already on your calendar, come hear Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra members play as special guests with Black Violin, presented by Cal Poly Arts, at the Performing Arts Center on 

You may have heard her on NPR's All Things Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts, St. Paul Sunday Monring, and Performance Today. This February 3rd brings another opportunity to hear Grammy Nominated harpist Yolanda Kondanassis live. She solos for Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera's Harp Concerto with the San Luis Obispo Symphony, led by Music Director Andrew Sewell.

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

 
 
Bruce Knowlton
Symphonic Winds

Bruce Knowlton received his B.A. Degree in Music and a Secondary Teaching Credential from California State University, Northridge. He taught junior high and high school music for ten years: first for the Burbank Unified School District and later for the Guadalupe School District. Bruce holds a California Lifetime Credential in Music Education. For the past 12 years he has operated a cstom furniture manufacturing business with his brother in Grover Beach. Bruce continues to perform with local groups such as the Latin Jazz ensemble, "SLO Mambo", and the "Five Cities Swing Band".

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.

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