Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concert Series celebrates 50 years

Garrick Ohlsson. Photo by Dario Acosta.

“The unique experience of watching a master perform live music is transformational: One feels the vibrations, feels the emotion and hears the vital energy of life, flowing from the heart through the fingertips,” Fresno State President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval said. “For 50 years, the Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concert Series has brought us this gift that elevates and revitalizes the soul. Fresno State is honored to host this community and international treasure.”

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Standard Bearer: John Spankowski

John Spankowski

“No childhood experience left a more positive impression on me than my time in primary and secondary music classes. Music touches people in ways that no other subject does. It exercises our aesthetic being and explores inexpressible human emotions.” ~ John Spankowski

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Student of Distinction: Jeffrey LaRose

Jeffrey LaRose

“I aim to… inspire my students to achieve their impossible, and embrace the opportunities to mentor new teachers who are beginning their journey.” ~ Jeffrey Larose

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Sikh symposium spotlights Guru Nanak’s teachings of universal love, oneness and justice

Left: Dr. Nikky Kaur Singh, Right: Dr. Simran Jeet Singh. A tapestry with an image of Guru Nanak is in the center.

“Guru Nanak’s teachings can be very relevant in today’s world as we are dealing with issues of divisions, bigotry, hatred, and distrust,” said Dr. Veena Howard, Associate Professor of Philosophy and event organizer and moderator. “Nanak was one of the first leaders who focused on interfaith harmony while upholding the dignity of the human.”

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4th Fresno State Art Song Festival, 2021: Prize Winners

Top left to right: Micah Byers, Allen Gallego and Kana Kains. Bottom left to right: Lana Kains, Jeremy Boulton and Joshua Bravo

Six students were named as winners in the 4th Annual Art Song competition at Fresno State. During the competition, the poetry and composition finalists worked with vocalists to perform original works during the festival

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