Dispatches from Germany: Romantic Lied, a CSU Summer Arts course

We are having a great time and learning a lot at Summer Arts in Germany! Fresno State Master of Music student Ashley Trembley works with baritone Bo Skovhus at the Musik Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen Germany 8/2/18.

While CSU Summer Arts Program wrapped up last weekend at Fresno State, several students are still in Germany where they are learning from world-famous opera singer Bo Skovhus as part of the Romantic Lied program in Germany. Fresno State music professor Dr. Anthony Radford is there with a group of 29 students. Here’s what he had […]

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Opera Theatre presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Gondoliers’

Fresno State Opera Theatre will present the comic opera "The Gondoliers" this weekend.

Fresno State Opera Theatre will present “The Gondoliers” by Gilbert and Sullivan this weekend. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, in the Music Building‘s Wahlberg Hall. “The Gondoliers,” presented in English, is a comic opera.

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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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Lecture-recital: ‘Voice and Silence: Women in Opera and Philosophy’

Voice and Silence featuring Drs. Maria Briggs and Tina Botts

“Voice and Silence: Women in Opera and Philosophy” is a lecture-recital scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the Fresno State Concert Hall. In this collaboration between the Department of Music and the Department of Philosophy, soprano Dr. Maria Briggs and philosopher Dr. Tina Botts will explore the role of women in operatic dramas and philosophy.

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Music alum Constantine Pappas gets understudy for lead role in ‘Phantom’

Earlier this summer, Donald Munro reported that Fresno State music alum Constantine Pappas landed a huge role playing the understudy to the character of Raoul in the national tour of “The Phantom of the Opera.” Since joining the cast for rehearsals on May 3 in El Paso, Pappas has done 11 performances as Raoul. We caught up with him recently and asked him a few questions.

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Music student advances to national opera finals; others win awards

Music students win awards

~ By Tom Uribes, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State music major Tiffanie Trujillo has advanced to the New York Lyric Opera’s National Competition that will be held April 28 on Broadway in New York City. Trujillo, 21, of Fresno, qualified during the semi-final round in the classical category in Division 1 (ages 18-28) held March […]

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