Humboldt Symphony and Concerto/Aria Competition Winners to Perform

Cal Poly Humboldt Symphony.
Cal Poly Humboldt Symphony
The Humboldt Symphony and conductor Garrick Woods will perform with two winners of last semester’s Concerto/Aria Competition on Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall.

The concert features the winners of the annual Cal Poly Humboldt Concerto/Aria Competition, performing their pieces with the Humboldt Symphony. Pianist Gaoyi Xiao is a native of Wuhan, China and is a student of Study California through the extended education program. He will play the first movement of a Beethoven piano concerto. Baritone Pablo Murcia, originally from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., will sing "Deh, vieni alla finestra" from Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni.”

This semester’s string chamber music class will present a movement of Mozart’s “Piano quartet in G minor,” covering the parts written for violin, viola, and cello. There will also be brief works from 19th-century composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and 20th-century composer Sergei Prokofiev, bridging the gap between classical and modern, culminating with the cinematic work “Genesis” by Rossano Galante, an American composer and orchestrator for film and television who is a graduate of the University of Southern California Film Scoring program.

Concert tickets are $10 General, $5 Child, and free for Cal Poly Humboldt students with ID and may be purchased at the door or in advance at

From the "All Events" drop down menu select "School of Dance, Music, and Theatre" and select your event. Proof of COVID vaccination and booster is still required for all guests on campus. Wearing facemasks is not mandatory, but it is encouraged. If attending the concert in person is not an option, a free Livestream can be viewed at