The Fresno State Symphony Orchestra 3 presents a night of “Bohemian Romance” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Fresno State Concert Hall. Guest conductor Tomasz Golka will lead the orchestra while Dr. Thomas Loewenheim is featured on the cello.
This semester, just two live music ensembles are permitted to meet face-to-face at Fresno State amide the COVID-19 pandemic. We talked to the students and faculty to see how these courses worked, the challenges and how we may experience more live music in the near future.
A holiday tradition returns as the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra performs a special concert for the holiday season with traditional favorites including Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus Overture,” the famous waltz “Under Thunder and Lightning” (Unter Donner und Blitz), and the “Radetzky March.”
An eruption of the senses in a journey through life’s indulgences, Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” is among the most popular pieces for classical music concert-goers. The opening, ‘O Fortuna, is immediately recognizable as the backdrop to many scenes in movies, television and commercials invoking drama unparalleled by other musical numbers.
The concert, titled “Spotlight on our Students”, will include four works showcasing top students from the Department of Music, and collaborating with all four of the Department of Music’s choirs, to create the Fresno State Grand Chorus, conducted by Dr. Cari Earnhart.
On Friday, Feb. 2, six finalists will compete in the 2017-18 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.