Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Spotlight on Students’ March 3

From left, Matthew Wheeler, Keegan Bamford and Mason Lamb will be featured at the Spotlight on Students

The Fresno State Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Thomas Loewenheim, will present its third concert of the season at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Department of Music Concert Hall. The concert, titled “Spotlight on Students,” will focus on three students from the Music Department.

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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 faculty presents annual gala concert

Fresno State Symphony Orchestra

Fresno State’s Department of Music will present its annual faculty concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Concert Hall. This year’s concert will present a symphony orchestra comprising faculty members as principal players alongside selected students.

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Youth Orchestras of Fresno will debut Saroyan-inspired piece in concert May 28

~ By Julia Copeland, Executive Director of the Youth Orchestras of Fresno The Youth Orchestras of Fresno will debut a new orchestral work, inspired by author William Saroyan and written by four Fresno State composers, at their annual Youth Music Extravaganza. The concert will also feature rock star violinist Vadim Gluzman (and his 300-year-old Stradivarius). This […]

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Command Performance: Celebration of U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

Chamber Singers in Washington DC

The Chamber Singers, in collaboration with Juan Felipe Herrera, will reprise the program from their recent trip to Washington, D.C., in a command performance at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, in the Concert Hall. Read more about their recent trip here. While in Washington, D.C., the Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Cari Earnhart, premiered […]

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Chamber Singers help Library of Congress honor U.S. Poet Laureate Herrera in Washington, D.C.

Chamber Singers in Washington DC

Here is the video from this today’s performance (event begins at about 7 minutes): Here is the video from the evening performance (event begins at about 3:30 minutes): Photo: The Fresno State Chamber Singers rehearse with Dr. Benjamin Boone ahead of their performance at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on April 26 in celebration of U.S. […]

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Kenneth Froelich’s composition wins judge’s citation

Composer Dr. Kenneth D. Froelich, a professor of theory and composition in the Music Department, received a Judge’s Citation in the “Sonata of the Year” category of the 2017 American Prize Chamber Music category, for his composition “A Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.”   You can hear Froelich’s piece here on Spotify, from his “Nerd Songs” album. […]

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Tesla & Lovelace: Songs of Vision and Strife

Two new musical compositions will have their world premiere in the Concert Hall at Fresno State on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. The compositions focus on two historic visionaries – Nikola Tesla and Ada Lovelace. The concert will be preceded by a free talk at 7 p.m. with composer Dr. Kenneth D. Froelich, a […]

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