A Canvas for the Arts

Artists painting

Renowned artists flock to the community to teach and to engage ~ Article by Lisa Maria Boyles, Illustrations by Joel Beery, excerpted from Fresno State Magazine Pick an art, any art. There’s a good chance it will be taught, performed or shared during two special programs offered this summer to provide community access to some […]

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Don’t miss the FOOSA final concert June 25!

Little boy plays violin

~ 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 […]

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Play it again, Thomas

Thomas Loewenheim

~ Reprinted from Campus News Performing as cellist, conducting and giving master classes locally and around the world are just some of Dr. Thomas Loewenheim’s accomplishments as a musician. The professor of music achieved all that while adapting his personal playing style to his disability. “My passion for education stems from my deep love of […]

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Youth Orchestras of Fresno will debut Saroyan-inspired piece in concert May 28

~ By Julia Copeland, Executive Director of the Youth Orchestras of Fresno The Youth Orchestras of Fresno will debut a new orchestral work, inspired by author William Saroyan and written by four Fresno State composers, at their annual Youth Music Extravaganza. The concert will also feature rock star violinist Vadim Gluzman (and his 300-year-old Stradivarius). This […]

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Fresno State Opera to perform ‘Die Fledermaus’ with live orchestra

Photo of cast for Die Fledermaus opera

The Fresno State Opera Theatre will join forces with the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra to perform a full opera production of Johann Strauss II’s comic operetta “Die Fledermaus” (“The Bat”) at 8 p.m. April 21 and 2 p.m. April 23 in the Concert Hall on campus. More than 75 students are involved in the production of […]

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Symphony Orchestra’s Spotlight on Students

Symphony Orchestra’s Spotlight on Students

The next Symphony Orchestra concert, titled Spotlight on the Students, features a student composer with world premiere and the winner of the Fresno State Concerto Competition. It is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Fresno State Concert Hall. Student composer Alexander Bianco will present the world premiere of his composition “Goliaths Stumble.” Cellist Kelvin […]

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String Chamber Music Extravaganza set for March 4

Chamber Music Extravaganza

Guest cellist Lynn Harrell, a two-time Grammy winner for Best Chamber Music Performance, will join several other acclaimed guest artists for the String Chamber Music Extravaganza at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Concert Hall at Fresno State. Other performers will be Stephen Boe and Limor Toren-Immerman on violin; Paul Coletti and Michael Chang […]

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Symphony Orchestra to perform Nov. 12 with choral accompaniment

~ 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 […]

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Santa Monica Symphony to perform ‘Waterless Music’

VIDEO: Thomas Loewenheim conducted a performance of “Waterless Music” during a concert by the FOOSA Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in June 2015. The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra will perform “Waterless Music,” an orchestral composition written by Dr. Benjamin Boone that features poetry by the late Philip Levine, during its season premiere performance […]

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Music Notes: International Cello Festival draws quartet from Turkey

This year’s International Cello Festival, “Cello Fresno Festival,” is taking place today through Saturday on the Fresno State campus. The final Gala Concert will be at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Concert Hall.  The festival focuses on talent from the Central Valley to participate in three days of intense master classes, cello ensemble rehearsals, two concerts, a […]

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