This year, Fresno State is proud to welcome Prof. Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, one of the most notable musicians of his generation and respected mentor. He was Professor of Cello at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, President of the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan, Music Director of Kirishima International Music Festival, and is currently the President of the famed Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He is a recipient of the National Academy of Arts Prize in music by the Emperor, Japan’s Medal with Purple Ribbon, the highest honor in Japan, and was awarded Person of Cultural Merit in 2013.
The Fresno State Music Department invites the community experience two nights of exquisite strings during the 2019 Fresno State Violin and Viola Festival concerts at 8 p.m., Oct. 4 and 5 at the Concert Hall, featuring renowned guest artists, violinist Martin Beaver, and violist, Che-Yen Chen.
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 […]