The “Cello Fresno Gala Concert” will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Concert Hall. The performance represents the culmination of the 2018 Cello Fresno Festival which runs Nov. 1-3.  Tickets are $15 general, $10 Seniors and employee, $5 for students.

Cellists from the Central Valley, as well as California, Nevada, and Indiana, will gather in Fresno for an intense three day festival which will include master-classes, lessons, and large cello ensembles conducted by the festival’s guest artists Emilio Colón and Cara Colón, who will lead the ensembles and work with the students throughout the festival.

The Gala Concert on Saturday night and will include a performance of Popper’s virtuosic Suite for Two Cellos performed by Dr. Thomas Loewenheim and Prof. Colón. A variety of cello ensembles will perform throughout the evening and will include works by Kreisler, Rossini, Tansman, Villa-Lobos, and Tchaikovsky’s powerful Pezzo Capriccioso featuring Loewenheim as soloist.

The program includes:
D. Popper: Suite for Two Cellos, Op. 16
G. Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
A. Tansman: Deux mouvements
H. Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1
F. Kreiser: Liebeslied and Liebesfreud
P. I. Tchaikovsky: Pezzo Capriccioso