Archived Virtual Concerts

Never worry about missing out on a Cuesta College Performing Arts experience! The CPAC has produced and archived all Fall 2020 virtual concerts, and they are available for purchase at tickets.cuesta.edu. Your ticket includes a link that allows you unlimited access to the concert so you can watch it once or a hundred times! Please read the instructions below to learn how to access and best view our virtual concerts. Enjoy the show!

 

Many thanks to our wonderful CPAC patrons for sharing your enjoyment with us this semester:

"An absolutely delightful way to spend an hour-- thank you to all!"

"​I am blown away at what the CPAC staff and Music Faculty have accomplished
in this challenging semester. Nothing short of a miracle! And our students... yay!!!"

"That was my favorite hour I've spent since March!"

 

virtual faculty holiday concert

 
The Virtual Faculty Holiday Concert

Premiered Saturday, December 19

Instant access! Tickets available: tickets.cuesta.edu 
Music Student Scholarship fund: bit.ly/CCMuStuScholarships
Donate to the CPAC: bit.ly/SupportTheCPAC

Some of the best SLO County musicians are also Cuesta Music Faculty!
Once again, they have come together to support student scholarships while bringing you the best concert of the holiday season. Expect joy, humor, and talent… as per usual with our Cuesta Faculty concerts!

Help us support our amazing students who consistently showed up (wearing masks) throughout the semester in the literal rain, wind, and smoke. Your ticket purchase helps provide a platform for our students to still shine during an otherwise dark time. 

 

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The Cuesta Wind Ensemble Concert

Premiered Thursday, December 10

Instant access! $5 tickets available: tickets.cuesta.edu
Donate to this program: bit.ly/CuestaJazz

For four months, the Cuesta Big Band has been diligently rehearsing in wind and rain and smoke and pestilence, and now it is time to show the world the amazing music of these talented musicians! This concert features selections from traditional big band sounds to Radiohead, from Latin jazz to Bee Bop. In a special presentation, they perform the Buddy Rich favorite Channel One Suite with - not one - but two amazing drummers!

 

 

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The Cuesta Choirs Holiday Concert

Premiered Wednesday, December 16

Instant access! $5 tickets available: tickets.cuesta.edu
Donate to this program: bit.ly/CWEdonate

Cuesta College’s renowned vocal ensembles, the Chamber Singers and Cuesta Voce, are bringing sweet sounds to your home this holiday season! This online concert features the best projects from the semester: holiday favorites, Christmas carols, classic vocal jazz, and classical music. The singers are better than ever this semester, and the production quality is superb. Make some eggnog or hot cider and enjoy from your cozy couch!

 

 

 

combopalooza concert


The Cuesta Wind Ensemble Concert

Premiered Thursday, December 17

Instant access! $5 tickets available: tickets.cuesta.edu
Donate to this program: bit.ly/CuestaJazz

This virtual jazz concert features ALL SIX of our awesome combos in their best pieces from the semester. These groups have been rehearsing outside since August, and their passion shines through. Don't miss this super fun mix of styles and talent! You’ll see everything from Frank Sinatra classics to original compositions, from jazz standards to deep grooves. Dig these toe tappin’ tunes from the comfort of your home!

 

 

 

Cuesta Wind Ensemble


The Cuesta Wind Ensemble Concert

Premiered Monday, November 23

Instant access! $5 tickets available: tickets.cuesta.edu
Donate to this program: bit.ly/CWEdonate

The CWE spent months rehearsing together outdoors on the CPAC patio, and we're so excited to finally share the work of these dedicated musicians for you to enjoy at home.

Conductor Jennifer Martin prepared an exciting program, including: Italian Renaissance brass music by Giovanni Gabrieli, John Mackey’s tender stirring “Sheltering Sky,” a new jazz-influenced work by Omar Thomas “Flat Nine,” Mozart’s Horn Quintet in Eb, and two works by Frank Ticheli: an American folk song suite “Simple Gifts” and the dramatic “Vesuvius.” One of the Ticheli works is conducted by conducting student Fletcher Ferrara.

 

SLO United concert 
SLO United: A Collaborative Choir Concert

Premiered Friday, November 20

Available for FREE instant access by clicking HERE!
Proceeds were donated to SLO COE Arts for student scholarships; click to learn more and donate

Choirs all over SLO County have come together to create one collaborative choral experience for the community... don't miss your chance to see and support 250 of your favorite local singers in one virtual event!

In addition to the almost 20 choirs who submitted their own individual pieces, this concert features one song with ALL 250 performers. "I Dream a World," composed by David Brunner with lyrics from the famous Langston Hughes poem, significantly speaks to our times, while providing our students with educational insight to the Harlem Renaissance.

 

 jazz combos concert
The Cuesta Jazz Combos Concert

Premiered Saturday, October 17
 

Available for FREE instant access by clicking HERE!
Donate to this program: bit.ly/CuestaJazz

Check out the first ever live streaming Jazz Combos concert at Cuesta, featuring FIVE awesome Jazz combos! Student groups picked their favorite pieces to share the best of their repertoire with you.

Cuesta combos have been recognized nationally in the Jazz world. Twice, we have received the award in Downbeat Magazine for Best Small Jazz Group at a Community College in America, most recently by IOTA in 2018. Don’t miss these up-and-coming musicians!

 

 

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The 12th Annual Cuesta Guitar Concert

Premiered Saturday, October 3

Instant access! $5 tickets available: tickets.cuesta.edu
Donate to this program: bit.ly/CuestaGuitar

In our first livestream concert, the Guitar Concert features an incredible line-up: Kenny Sultan (the best known living acoustic blues guitarist in the country), Dorian Michael (“contemporary traditional” national touring and recording artist), Martin Paris (contemporary acoustic guitarist and a recording artist), and Jennifer Martin (renowned musician, faculty, and founder of the Cuesta guitar program). Thanks to the funds raised from previous guitar concerts, we’ve been able to bring several world-class guitarists to campus to offer free clinics and lessons to our students!

 

 

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Unmasked At Home: The Virtual Faculty Concert

Premiered Thursday, July 2

Instant access! Ticket available: tickets.cuesta.edu
Donate to the CPAC: bit.ly/SupportTheCPAC

In our first virtual concert, Music Faculty took off their masks (in the safety of their own homes) to share special at-home performances to raise funds for our incredible programs and the theater we love so much! Performing Arts programs budgets are entirely dependent on ticket sales, so it was a huge loss when we had no choice but to cancel the rest of our events this semester. Thank you for your support!

 

 

 


To access concerts:

After you purchase your ticket to an archived concert, there's no need to download any app. Click "View/Download Tickets" button in your Thank You email. Find the secret URL at the bottom of the Billing section. Plug that URL into your browser & enjoy! "Set Reminder" to receive an email notification from your YouTube account when the concert goes live. For best audio and video, make sure that the quality is set to the highest number on the settings gear icon at the bottom of the video, and enjoy!

 

Tips & Tricks for best viewing:

You can most likely enjoy the concert from the device you're using right now; maybe it's a computer, phone, or tablet. You might also be able to view the concert on a Smart TV. Just make sure that the quality is set to the highest number on the settings gear icon at the bottom of the video.

If you're accessing the video from a Smart TV, and you don't have the ability to input the web address into a browser, here's the best course of action:

  • On a separate device, sign into your YouTube account and subscribe to the CPAC channel (free to create if you don't already have one)
  • On that same device, paste the URL from your ticket confirmation page and click the "Watch Later" button (this may be an icon that looks like three bars + a plus sign)
  • Then, open YouTube on your TV (make sure you're signed in), go to your "Watch Later" list, and you should see it there!

Hopefully, this information is helpful! Obviously, we can't help every family troubleshoot at home, but if you reach out in advance, we'll do our best to help. The CPAC Supervisor can be reached at: Joan_Hurwit@cuesta.edu