VIDEO – The movement of music: The journey of a Deaf color guard student

Jen Rhodes

Deaf studies major and philosophy minor Jen Rhodes became deaf as a teenager. Color guard was a path they originally took for their mom and a friend, but it became their passion — even after the music was gone. Here is Jen’s story…  Thank you to interpreter Kristen Del Rosario and the Fresno State Services […]

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Community invited to celebrate the season at the Holiday Choral Concert

Fresno State Choral

The public is invited to the Fresno State Holiday Choral Concert “Here We Come A-Caroling”  2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 in the Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 general, $8 seniors and $5 for students. Music includes traditional holiday music and carols. The show will feature performances by the Fresno State Chamber Singers, Concert Choir,  Masterworks Chorus […]

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Fresno State Symphony Orchestra presents ‘From Russia with Love’

Thomas Loewenheim conducts the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra

The Fresno State Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Thomas Loewenheim, will present its second concert of the season “From Russia with Love” on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8:00 p.m. in the Department of Music Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for employees and seniors and $5 for students.  The concert will present three beautiful works […]

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Fresno State Jazz Festival revival is part of a larger vision for the program

Richard Giddens and the Jazz Band

It had been nearly 20 years since the last Fresno State Jazz Festival, and after a day of performances by visiting schools, the main concert began in the Fresno State Concert Hall on the evening of Nov. 29. Richard Giddens, Director of Jazz Studies for the Fresno State Department of Music directed the Fresno State […]

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Tigran Hamasyan delights audience with an innovative live performance

Tigran

By Annie Rubio Music is a universal language, with messages and emotions that can be understood regardless of one’s background. Modern artists are always seeking new ways to push the boundaries of their craft, to continuously innovate. Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan artfully melds modern and traditional sounds into his music and he also ties in […]

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Fall tradition returns with ‘Band Spectacular’ concert

Fresno State Marching Band (Photo by Cary Edmondson)

The Fresno State Jazz Orchestra, Fresno State Wind Orchestra, and Bulldog Marching Band combine for the “Band Spectacular” at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19th at the Fresno State Concert Hall. The fall tradition continues as three of Fresno State’s finest ensembles unite for an evening of music both inside the Concert Hall and on the […]

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Fresno State to Host Interactive Adobe Day on Nov. 15

Adobe Creative Cloud graphic

A chance for students to win prizes, Adobe merchandise, and annual Adobe Creative Cloud licenses. Fresno State will host its first-ever Adobe Day on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Free Speech Area. As part of a partnership between the California State University (CSU) system and Adobe, Fresno State students, faculty […]

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