Every two years, music faculty at Fresno State take on the endeavor of producing a full-scale opera in the Fresno State Concert Hall. During the planning meetings, the faculty decided they would likely hire someone to play the role of Cio-Cio-San (Butterfly). That’s when assistant professor of voice Dr. Maria Briggs stepped in and offered to take on the challenge.
The Fresno State Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Thomas Loewenheim, will present its final concert of the season at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Department of Music Concert Hall. The concert, titled “The Emperor Concerto,” will feature the internationally acclaimed pianist Jeremy Denk.
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.
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 […]
~ 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 […]
~ 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 […]
On Saturday, Jan. 21, six finalists will compete in the 2016-2017 Fresno State Concerto Competition for the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Fresno State Wind Orchestra and the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra later this semester. The competition has two rounds. The preliminary round will take place on Friday, Jan. 20, but is […]
~ Photo take during a recent rehearsal UPDATE, Nov. 14, 2016: Above is a YouTube video featuring a number from Saturday’s performance. ORIGINAL POST: The Fresno State Symphony Orchestra will perform its second concert of the 2016-17 season at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Concert Hall at Fresno State. In this concert, the Orchestra will […]
Tonight the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra Concert will perform a concert titled “Eternally Romantic” at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Thomas Loewenheim will conduct “This is one of the most creative programs we have put together,” Loewenheim said. “All the pieces deal with love and betrayal and are some of the most passionate pieces […]