International Cello Festival Oct. 5-8 features renowned cellists, classes

Cello festival

The International Cello Festival will take place from Oct. 5 through 8 on the Fresno State Campus, taking the final gala concert into the community at the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall. The festival focuses on talent from the Central Valley taking part in three days of intense master classes, cello ensemble rehearsals, two concerts and more.

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Transformative power of the arts and humanities

Honora Chapman, Capt. Scott Kelly and Will Chapman

Last night, Ret. U.S. Navy Captain Scott Kelly appeared in Fresno as the featured speaker kicking off this year’s season of the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall lecture series. As a member of the Town Hall board, Honora Chapman, the associate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, had the pleasure of introducing Kelly to the audience at the William Saroyan Theatre

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Juan Felipe Herrera exhibition, catalog celebrates Laureate’s journey across America

Associate Dean Honora Chapman (right) toasts Juan Felipe Herrera

The Center for Creativity and the Arts and the Department of Art and Design paid tribute to Juan Felipe Herrera’s two-term tenure as poet laureate of the United States in an exhibition titled “Magnifying the People’s Voice: A Laureate’s Journey Across America” and with the publication of a companion catalog, documenting the work was on display in the exhibition

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Keyboard Concerts presents De Maeyer and Kende

Belgian duo Jolente De Maeyer, violinist, and Nikolaas Kende, pianist, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Music Building Concert Hall, doing works by Schubert, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. This concert is a special event of the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert series, and the first concert of the 2017-18 International Chamber Music Series.

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