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Artist Interview: Harpist Alfredo Rolando Ortiz

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Alfredo Rolando Ortiz

Alfredo Rolando Ortiz is an internationally acclaimed harpist who will perform Saturday March 7, 2020, with the Bakersfield Symphony at the Mechanics Bank Arena in a concert entitled “Sound of South America.” The concert will feature works by Copland, Marquez, Moncayo, and Alfredo Rolando Ortiz himself, specifically his acclaimed “South American Suite for Harp and Orchestra.” Ortiz recently joined FM89’s David Aus to talk about his music and the upcoming concert.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFa1nT2Y_Qw&feature=emb_title

David Aus is the host of Sunday Night Jazz and Young Artists Spotlight on KVPR, as well as other special programs featuring the valley's local musicians and artists. He is also a social media and marketing specialist for KVPR. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, David Aus has lived in Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, before arriving in Fresno in 2002. Prior to joining KVPR, he spent many years as an on-air host at KFSR. When not on the air, David is a busy jazz pianist, composer, arranger and educator.