VIDEO: Fresno State String Orchestra performs virtually with masks and social distancing

Fresno State String Orchestra

For their final project, the Fresno State String Orchestra performed Tchaikovsky’s, Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 and Borodin’s, Sinfonia for String, from String Quartet No. 2 in D major. The performances were recorded in the band practice room, and all the students wore masks and were socially distanced.

“We got special permission to have an in-person String Orchestra this semester, which included rehearsals once a week in the instrumental rehearsal hall,” said Dr. Thomas Thomas Loewenheim,  professor of cello and director of the symphony orchestra and strings. “Meeting during this semester has been an incredible experience for all of us and meant the world to many of us who missed making live music and working on our ensemble skills.”

The video also features an introduction from Dr. Loewenheim as well as comments from students between the movements. 

Earlier this semester, we caught up with two students and faculty from the two classes that met in person this semester. They spoke of the challenges and how we may experience more live music in the near future.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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