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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 

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.

How do I find a Customer or Order?

1) Click on 'Auction' or 'Auction'--> Point of Sale to open the POS Interface
2) Click on the 'Order' box
3) Enter the Bidder Number in the Bidder Number field
4) Press "Enter" or click "Apply"
5) You should now see one order in the list. Click 'Load Order'.

NOTE: If you have trouble finding the correct order, you may have filters already in play. If you aren't sure, you can always click the 'Auction' link to start over.

How do I change Bidder Numbers?

1) Click on the 'Auction Seating Report'.
2) Use the filters provided to find the person you are looking to change
3) In the Bidder Number field, click 'edit this field'
4) Change the value to the new bidder number, and press the 'tab' key

NOTE: if more than one ticket was purchased, this will change all tickets in the order.

How do I register somebody who is in the system as a guest?

A guest is a person who is registered under another attendees bidder number. Sometimes, the guest would prefer to have a unique bidder number. In this case, you would simply follow the instructions for registering a guest who is not in the system. You may need to use a fake email address when registering a guest who is already in the system. If this is the case, please use as the fake address.

How do I register somebody who is not in the system?

First, have that person fill out an RSVP card with all of the information you will need, including credit card number.

Next, enter the person's information into the system as if you were that person, filling out the online form. You should have all of the information you need, with the exception of the user name and password. Use the convention of FirstnameLastname as the username and LastnameFirstname as the password. The user will be able to change the password at any time in the future.

What if the web site crashes or we lose Internet?

If you cannot connect to the web application, you are going to have to record purchases some other way, and process transactions when you are back online.

In the folder on your desktop is an export of your entire guest list, their seating preferences and meal choices. You can record information about the items purchased, and final bidding prices in this spreadsheet. Remember to save your spreadsheet frequently. When access to the application is restored, you may process the orders as you would normally do.

Can I Bring My Children?

Absolutely!  But please use your best judgment to determine if they are ready to enjoy the entire concert.  A quick talk with the little ones might be necessary about simple concert manners, including when and when not to clap, sitting quietly, and not rustling the program when the orchestra is playing.  We love seeing young people in the audience and we are thrilled to have them as new audience members. 

If a full concert isn't in the cards yet, then make sure to check out our Family Concert and our other music education programs like the Musical Petting Zoo!  

What is classical music?

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music. It encompasses a broad period from roughly the 11th century to the present day. The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common practice period.


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