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Artist Interview: Charles Ramirez and Jose-Luis Novo

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This Sunday the sounds of Spain and Latin America will fill the William Saroyan Theatre in downtown Fresno as the Fresno Philharmonic presents a concert titled Bolero. Featuring music by composers like Astor Piazzolla (Tangazo), Joaquin Rodrigo (Concierto de Aranjuez), and Ravel (Bolero) it's a multi-continental tribute to the romance and rhythms of a fascinating culture.
 
The concert features a performance by guitarist Charles Ramirez with Rodrigo's beloved masterpiece, and also features guest conductor Jose-Luis Novo. The two joined us for a live interview on Valley Public Radio to talk about their careers and the music of Ravel, Rodrigo and Piazzolla.

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Listen to Ramirez perform live in-studio

 
 

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of Valley Public Radio. During his tenure, he's helped lead the station through major programming changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining the station's financial health. From 2010-2018 he served as the station's Director of Program Content. In that role, he also served as the host of Valley Edition, and helped launch and grow the station's award-winning local news department. He is a Fresno native and a graduate of California State University, Fresno.