This month in the Arts and Humanities — June’s Top 5

June's Top 5 Fresno State College of Arts and Humanities

We take a look back at the fantastic events of this month in the College of Arts and Humanities. Here are the top five stories from the month of June. FOOSA Festival 2018 happening June 10-24 The Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy (FOOSA) held its annual festival on the Fresno State campus this month. Find out […]

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FOOSA Festival 2018 happening June 10-24

FOOSA Festival Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy Thomas Loewenheim, Artistic Director June 10-24

The Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy (FOOSA), a project of Youth Orchestras of Fresno (YOOF) and Fresno State’s Department of Music, is holding its two-week intensive program June 10-24, on the Fresno State campus. The program centers around the FOOSA Philharmonic, a selective pre-professional level orchestra that provides graduate school, college and high school musicians the opportunity to learn from and work alongside professionals and faculty members.

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Bird’s-eye view of FOOSA concert

FOOSA at Walt Disney Concert Hall

This fabulous 360-degree panorama video was shot by Daniel Schwartz of Accent Concerts. It gives you a birds-eye view from right in the middle of the Foosa Philharmonic Orchestra as Fresno State music professor Thomas Loewenheim conducts. It was recorded live on June 23 from the group’s performance in Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los […]

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A Canvas for the Arts

Artists painting

Renowned artists flock to the community to teach and to engage ~ Article by Lisa Maria Boyles, Illustrations by Joel Beery, excerpted from Fresno State Magazine Pick an art, any art. There’s a good chance it will be taught, performed or shared during two special programs offered this summer to provide community access to some […]

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Don’t miss the FOOSA final concert June 25!

Little boy plays violin

~ Reprinted from Summer Arts We are so thrilled to once again partner with FOOSA Festival/Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy! June 25 marks the end of the FOOSA performance season and kicks of the Summer Arts festival. The Fresno Opera and Orchestra Summer Academy (FOOSA) enters its fifth season on the Fresno State campus. Led by […]

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FOOSA Faculty Concert is June 17 at Fresno State

FOOSA Summer Orchestra Academy

~ Reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com The FOOSA Festival/Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy is under way (June 11-25) at Fresno State, offering seven concerts on campus. The event features Fresno State faculty members performing chamber music at a free concert at 8 p.m. Saturday June 17, in the Fresno State Concert Hall. Performances include the Brahms clarinet quintet and Dvorak string quintet, as well […]

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Play it again, Thomas

Thomas Loewenheim

~ Reprinted from Campus News Performing as cellist, conducting and giving master classes locally and around the world are just some of Dr. Thomas Loewenheim’s accomplishments as a musician. The professor of music achieved all that while adapting his personal playing style to his disability. “My passion for education stems from my deep love of […]

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String Chamber Music Extravaganza set for March 4

Chamber Music Extravaganza

Guest cellist Lynn Harrell, a two-time Grammy winner for Best Chamber Music Performance, will join several other acclaimed guest artists for the String Chamber Music Extravaganza at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Concert Hall at Fresno State. Other performers will be Stephen Boe and Limor Toren-Immerman on violin; Paul Coletti and Michael Chang […]

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Striving for world peace, one note at a time

What does he want? “World peace.” How do we get there? “Music.” “People ask me why I work so hard all the time, why I dedicate so much time and energy into teaching and conducting, my answer has always been world peace,” said Dr. Thomas Loewenheim, professor of music (fresnostate.edu/artshum/music/) at Fresno State. “When my students […]

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