MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winner And Street Symphony Founder To Give Fresno Arts Council Talk

Oct 18, 2019


Vijay Gupta played with the LA Philharmonic for 11 years joining it at the age of 19. That was before winning a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship, also known as a genius grant. And he’s the founder of Street Symphony, an organization that performs free concerts for LA’s homeless community and in county jails.  Next Thursday, Gupta will perform and speak at the Fresno Arts Council’s 34th annual Horizon Awards at the Tower Theater. Today he joins us by phone from Los Angeles.