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Valley Public Radio To Broadcast Fresno Philharmonic "Masterworks" Concerts

Todd Rosenberg
Courtesy The Fresno Philharmonic
Rei Hotoda, Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic

Valley Public Radio is pleased to announce that the station will broadcast recorded performances of the Fresno Philharmonic's 2017-2018 Masterworks Concert Series. This season is the first under new Music Director Rei Hotoda, and includes performances from soloists including Awadagin Pratt, Orion Weiss and Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio. The concerts will air on FM89 on the second Tuesday at 8:00 PM following the concert performance. This broadcast schedule is subject to change.

“New Era Begins”
Broadcast date: Tuesday Oct 24th 2017 – 8:00 PM
Guest artist: Natasha Paremski, piano
Aaron Jay Kernis  New Era Dance
Grieg  Piano Concerto in A minor
Debussy  Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Respighi  Pines of Rome

Broadcast Date: Tuesday Nov 21st 2017 - 8:00 PM
Guest artist: Orion Weiss, piano
Barber  Adagio for strings
Bartok  Piano Concerto No. 3
Beethoven  Symphony No. 5

“Tchaikovsky Fourth”
Broadcast date: Tuesday February 6, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Guest artist: Awadagin Pratt, piano
Kenneth Froelich  Spinning Yarns
Beethoven  Piano Concerto No. 3
Tchaikovsky  Symphony No. 4

“Bernstein at 100”
Broadcast Date: Tuesday March 6th, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Guest artist: Jennifer Koh, violin
John Adams  Short Ride on a Fast Machine
Bernstein  Serenade for Violin and Orchestra
Copland  Symphony No. 3

“The Virtuoso Orchestra”
Broadcast Date: Tuesday March 27th, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Guest artist: Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, violin
Haydn  Symphony No. 83
Vaughan-Williams  The Lark Ascending 
Foss  Three American Pieces
Ginastera  Variaciones concertantes

“Of Heaven and Earth”
Broadcast Date: Tuesday April 24th, 2018
Guest artists: Jessica Rivera, soprano; Fresno Master Chorale -Anna Hamre, director
Jennifer Higdon  blue cathedral
Poulenc  Gloria
Tan Dun  Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds
Debussy  La Mer