Fresno Philharmonic Radio Broadcasts Return For 2021

Jan 25, 2021

For 2021, the Fresno Philharmonic is presenting a series of online performances in their Digital Masterworks Series. Each concert will premier on YouTube, and will later be broadcast on Valley Public Radio on the 2nd Tuesday following each YouTube premier. Join host David Aus and conductor Rei Hotoda for this series of special broadcasts. 

2021 Fresno Philharmonic Digital Masterworks Broadcast Schedule on KVPR FM89:


Tuesday January 26th 8:00 PM - Intersections of Past and Present: Hailstork and Haydn
American composer William Bolcom's Commedia is a witty commentary on the classical symphonic style of Haydn. The music of Adolphus Hailstork, hailed as the dean of African-American composers, is also steeped in the classical tradition.

Tuesday March 2nd 8:00 PM - American Visions: Copland Appalachian Spring
The varieties of American music are on display in this program combining new voices with Aaron Copland's popular ballet score Appalachian Spring. Joan Tower's Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman sets the stage for our musical exploration of American identity featuring works by Florence Price and Jasmine Barnes.

Tuesday March 23rd 8:00 PM - Vive la France: Ibert Divertissement
Alons-y! This program is a Francophile's delight culminating in the charming insouciance of Jacques Ibert's Divertissement. Our season-long exploration of contemporary African-American composers continues with Jessie Montgomery's Starburst.

Tuesday April 27th 8:00 PM - Bach to the Future: Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
The Masterworks Series concludes with a celebration of the influence of Baroque music across five centuries. Gabrieli's music written for St. Mark's Basilica in Venice was an important for the turn from the Renaissance to the Baroque musical style. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 exemplifies the high Baroque style, while works by Villa-Lobos, Kevin Day, and The Masterworks Series concludes with a celebration of the influence of Baroque music across five centuries. Gabrieli's music written for St. Mark's Basilica in Venice was an important for the turn from the Renaissance to the Baroque musical style. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 exemplifies the high Baroque style, while works by Villa-Lobos, Kevin Day, and Chickasaw Nation composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate testify to the Baroque's lingering inspiration down to the present.