Violin and Viola Festival culminates in two concerts

The Fresno State Music Department will present the sixth annual Violin and Viola Festival, an intensive weekend of master classes and performances for violinists and violists with three or more years of experience. Dr. Limor Toren-Immerman is the music director for the festival.

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Music Notes: Two opportunities to hear music by Dr. Kenneth Froelich

Music Notes: Music by Dr. Kenneth Froelich will be performed

Fresno audiences will have two opportunities to hear music by Department of Music composition Professor Dr. Kenneth Froelich this month. The Fresno Philharmonic, conducted by new music director Rei Hotoda, will perform “Spinning Yarns,” the second movement of Froelich’s Symphony No. 1, during their 3 p.m. concert on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the William Saroyan Theatre.

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Music Notes: Coro Piccolo presents holiday concert

Coro Piccolo

Coro Piccolo, the chamber choir of Fresno Community Chorus, will present an intimate performance of Gerald Finzi’s “In Terra Pax” and other Christmas choral works at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at St. Anne’s Chapel at San Joaquin Memorial High School (1406 N. Fresno St.). The tender “Shepherd’s Farwell” by Hector Berlioz is also on the program for the concert, which will be directed by Anna Hamre, artistic director for the Fresno Community Chorus.

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Master Chorale’s Spring Concert and panel set April 30

The Fresno Community Chorus Master Chorale and Coro Piccolo, directed by Fresno State professor emeritus Dr. Anna Hamre, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” at its spring concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall at Clovis North High School. The performance will feature soloists Catherine McCord […]

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Music Notes: Piano majors in concert April 23

Fresno State Piano Majors

The Department of Music presents Fresno State piano majors in concert for their annual spring recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in the Wahlberg Recital Hall. The students will perform works by Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Debussy and Warren. The cost of admission $5 for all seats. INFO: 559.278.2337.

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Music Notes: Saxes at State April 3

Greg Banaszak

The College of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Music present “Saxes at State,” featuring internationally acclaimed saxophonist Greg Banaszak at 8 p.m. Monday, April 3 in the Wahlberg Recital Hall. “Saxes at State” will include a masterclass and performances by Fresno State saxophone majors. Banaszak will be accompanied by JoungMin Sur on piano. Banaszak will perform a combination of […]

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Music Notes: Spring Music Major Audition Day


10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 The Fresno State Department of Music Audition Day provides prospective students an opportunity to audition in front of department faculty to gain entrance into the program as a music major and become eligible for departmental scholarships. Auditions for singers, instrumentalists and the Bulldog Beat ensemble will all take place on the same day. Students who are auditioning for more […]

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Coro Piccolo presents ‘Oratorio de Noël’ and Christmas choral works

~ By Celeste DeMonte, reprinted from, photo courtesy of Ronald D. Webb Fresno Community Chorus’ Coro Piccolo will perform Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Oratorio de Noël” and other Christmas carols for its holiday concert “And Suddenly with the Angels” at 2:30 p.m. and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at St. Anne’s Chapel at San Joaquin Memorial High School (1406 N. Fresno St.). General admission tickets […]

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Music Notes: Gospel choir course offered in spring

Do you have a passion for music? Want to be part of a gospel choir? The Africana Studies Program offers a one-unit gospel choir course. Students can learn and enhance musical skills while training to perform a variety of inspirational songs reflecting the African-American cultural experience. AFRS121 (also known as MUSIC102GC) will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. […]

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Greek pianist Vinia Tsopelas performs at Fresno State Nov. 18

Fresno State’s Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts presents pianist Vinia Tsopelas, who will perform works by Chopin, Liszt, Schuber/Liszt, De Falla and Hadjidakis at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The concert, a special event in the Lorenz Keyboard Concert Series, will be at the Fresno State Concert Hall in the Music Building. Born in Athens and currently a […]

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