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Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Broadcasts

Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM in September & October

This year Valley Public Radio presents eight broadcasts from last year’s 2014/2015 season of the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series. For 44 years, the series has brought some of the world’s most acclaimed pianists and organists to Fresno State for concert performances. Last year’s season featured a typically varied mix of artists, from familiar names like Garrick Ohlsson and Barry Douglas to new stars like 21-year-old Italian pianist Beatrice Rana. Join host David Aus for a special eight week series of broadcasts on Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM, beginning on November 4th. This year’s broadcast series also will feature a special concert by the acclaimed Armenian classical group the Khatchaturian Trio on December 23rd.

Wednesday November 4th 8:00 PM – pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Wednesday November 11th 8:00 PM – pianist Denis Kozhukhin

Wednesday November 18th 8:00 PM -  organist Samuel Soria

Wednesday November 15th 8:00 PM – pianist Beatrice Rana

Wednesday December 2nd 8:00 PM – pianist Kuok-Wai Lio

Wednesday December 9th 8:00 PM – pianist Elisso Virsaladze

Wednesday December 16th 8:00 PM – pianist Barry Douglas

Wednesday December 23rd 8:00 PM – special concert – Khatchaturian Trio

Armenian-born classical pianist Sofya Melikyan has performed at Carnegie Hall and other prestigious halls across the globe. Now she brings her artistry to Fresno for a concert Friday October 14, 2016 that includes music by Franz Liszt and Granados, as well as Babadjanian and Liebermann.

Paul Body / Opus 3 Artists

Pianist Garrik Ohlsson is one of the world's foremost interpreters of the music of Chopin. The San Francisco-based pianist is a also a familiar name for Central Valley audiences, as he's made numerous performances in the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series.

Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series

Fresno's Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series returns to the airwaves of Valley Public Radio this fall with broadcast performances recorded during last year's season. Since 1972, the series has brought the world's finest pianists and organists to Fresno to perform for local audiences. This year FM89 listeners will hear the following performances Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM.

Anna Chobotova / IMG Artists

Earlier this year Ukranian pianist Vadym Kholodenko walked away with one of the highest honors in the world of classical music – the Gold Medal at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Since then, he’s become one of the most in-demand artists in the world, and performs in Fresno Wednesday night at 8:00 pm as part of the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series. He joined us live at Valley Public Radio to talk about the concert and the effect winning the Van Cliburn competition has had on his career.