With Madonna in the CD player and the volume maxed, the subwoofer drove expanding orbs of pressure that moved the room. Lying on the floor, a young Ethan Castro felt the waves vibrate through him and envelope his core, igniting a passion that would guide his life’s path.
The collection of luscious romantic songs by Tchaikowsky, Rachmaninov, Medtner and others written to the poetry of Pushkin, Goethe and Baudelaire was released through Centaur Records and is available on most streaming platforms.
Violinist Timothy Kantor, violist Kate Hamilton and violinist Gina Coletti will join Fresno State faculty cellist Dr. Thomas Loewenheim, violinist Dr. Limor Toren-Immerman with accompaniment by Drew Quiring for the tenth annual Fresno State Violin and Viola Festival Gala Concert held at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 23 in the Concert Hall.
“After graduating from Fresno State, my next course of action is to continue teaching and performing in the Fresno area while I work towards auditioning for a master’s program in percussion performance. The ultimate goal for my career is to earn a position with a full-time professional symphony orchestra while working with a wide variety of students.”
“After graduating, I will be pursuing a career in private music teaching and am currently planning to live and teach abroad in Luxembourg, Europe, while teaching lessons virtually to students in Selma and around the Valley. Down the road, I will continue furthering my academic career.”