Orchestra Novo is ringing in the new year with some high-flying fun.
Led by artistic director Michael Nowak, the symphony orchestra is celebrating New Year’s Eve on Monday with a concert of holiday classics, movie music and pop favorites at the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo, according to a news release.
The concert starts on a high note with Cirque du Soleil-style stunts by aerial artists from San Luis Obispo’s Levity Academy — including Nowak’s daughter, Julia Nowak.
Other guest performers include jazz chanteuse Inga Swearingen, soul rocker Damon Castillo and pianist and Cal Poly Music Department chair W. Terence Spiller.
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Monday’s concert, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m., wraps up with a 9 p.m. countdown that coincides with New York City’s famed Times Square ball drop.