Walking through the halls of the Music Department, you can hear a whole symphony of music with every step. Between students, professors, and professionals, the music building is overflowing with talent. From October 5-8, Fresno State is hosting Cello Fresno, an International Cello Festival featuring two Gala Concerts and seven guest performers and faculty.
On Friday, October 6 at 8 p.m., all of the guest artists will perform with the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra at the Department of Music Concert Hall.
A Concerto Competition will be held at the Concert Hall on Saturday, October 7 at 6 p.m.
On Sunday, October 8 at 4 p.m. Two Cello Ensembles, two concerti with festival participants, and two concerto performed by Thomas Loewenheim and Clive Greensmith. Greensmith will perform the world premiere of the first movement from the recently reconstructed Cello Concerto by the Hungarian cellist and composer Pal Hermann, written in the 1920’s.
The Festival will include Master Classes, Lecture Presentations, College Level Cello Ensemble, Pre-College Cello Ensemble – involving music programs in many schools in the central valley, a Cello Competition with College and Pre-College levels, two Gala Concerts featuring the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Orchestras of Fresno.
Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for faculty and seniors, and $15 for general admission.