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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Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Romantic Obsession’

The Fresno State Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert titled “Romantic Obsession” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Concert Hall at Fresno State. The concert will feature Rachmaninoff’s First Symphony and selections from Tchaikovsky’s opera “Eugene Onegin.” Dr. Thomas Loewenheim will conduct the Orchestra.

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International Cello Festival Oct. 5-8 features renowned cellists, classes

Cello festival

The International Cello Festival will take place from Oct. 5 through 8 on the Fresno State Campus, taking the final gala concert into the community at the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall. The festival focuses on talent from the Central Valley taking part in three days of intense master classes, cello ensemble rehearsals, two concerts and more.

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Bird’s-eye view of FOOSA concert

FOOSA at Walt Disney Concert Hall

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 […]

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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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