FOOSA Festival 2018 happening June 10-24

FOOSA Festival Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy Thomas Loewenheim, Artistic Director June 10-24

The Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy (FOOSA), a project of Youth Orchestras of Fresno (YOOF) and Fresno State’s Department of Music, is holding its two-week intensive program June 10-24, on the Fresno State campus. The program centers around the FOOSA Philharmonic, a selective pre-professional level orchestra that provides graduate school, college and high school musicians the opportunity to learn from and work alongside professionals and faculty members.

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Violin and Viola Festival culminates in two concerts

Picture of violins and violas to go with article about Violin and Viola Festival

The Fresno State Music Department will present the sixth annual Violin and Viola Festival, an intensive weekend of master classes and performances for violinists and violists with three or more years of experience. Dr. Limor Toren-Immerman is the music director for the festival.

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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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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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Striving for world peace, one note at a time

What does he want? “World peace.” How do we get there? “Music.” “People ask me why I work so hard all the time, why I dedicate so much time and energy into teaching and conducting, my answer has always been world peace,” said Dr. Thomas Loewenheim, professor of music (fresnostate.edu/artshum/music/) at Fresno State. “When my students […]

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FOOSA wows at season-end shows

FOOSA Summer Orchestra Academy

The Fresno Opera and Orchestra Summer Academy (FOOSA) wrapped up its fourth seasonal with two phenomenal finale performances. The first was Friday, June 24, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. And the final show was Sunday, June 26, in the Roosevelt High School Auditorium. FOOSA offers young musicians from around the globe […]

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