Cal Poly Arts invites the public to the Performing Arts Center and Spanos Theatre for a weekend of concerts of various genres. On January 26 Herb Alpert and Lani Hall introducing some classics from their careers. On January 27 Native American-African American soul singer Martha Redbone presents an original musical production inspired by her heritage.

cal poly arts Herb Alpert and Lani Hall will perform in concert at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 8 p.m. Iconic trumpeter and composer Herb Alpert is a man with profound passions and a list of platinum hits: “The Lonely Bull,” “A Taste of Honey,” “Rise,” and “This Guy’s in Love with You,” to name just a few. But at his core, Alpert’s main passion is his wife: Grammy Award-winning vocalist and former lead singer with Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Lani Hall.

The creative duo and their gifted band will deliver an eclectic mix of American standards: from Cole Porter to the Beatles; from classic Tijuana Brass to Brasil ’66 to improvisational jazz. A video screen will also display many classic moments from the couple’s music careers.

Click here to listen to Alpert’s cover of, “Michelle” from “Music Volume 1”; click here for the official video of “What a Wonderful World.”

Student and adult tickets range from $25.60 – $52

cal poly arts On Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Spanos Theatre, Native American-African American soul singer Martha Redbone performs an eclectic evening entitled “Bone Hill: The Concert.”

Bone Hill is an all-new original musical production that highlights one woman’s return to her childhood homeland on Kentucky’s Black Mountain and the coal mines of Harlan County, where her family has dwelled for centuries. This epic journey covers 200 years of Redbone’s native family history in the Appalachian Mountains – traveling back in time and spanning four generations of women in a Cherokee family, exploring their lives and stories. Bone Hill is a story about the family’s commitment to the land, to the simplicity and sacredness of that connection, and the ruptures that threaten to extinguish it.

See here for a preview of Bone Hill.

Student and adult tickets are $31.20 & $39 respectively

All tickets may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus; by phone at (805) 756-4849; online at

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