Play On

Wednesdays at 8:00 PM

In a new special series, Fresno Philharmonic music director Rei Hotoda joins us to explore the ways in which music deals with adversity, isolation, and connection. Each week, we’ll focus on a different theme, while we listen to inspiring performances by the Fresno Philharmonic. In the words of the bard, “Play on!”

Join us Wednesday nights at 8 for Play On beginning June 10, 2020.

Upcoming programs:

6/10 Heroes Among Us - Paying tribute to first responders and essential workers on the front lines of COVID 19

6/17 In Our Own Backyard - Celebrating the music of local composers

6/24 Beyond Borders - Rediscovering our shared humanity as we confront a global pandemic

7/1 Songs of Hope - Inspiring choral works

7/8 Salute to Youth  - A guided tour of Pictures at an Exhibition for the whole family

Play On: Songs of Hope

Jun 30, 2020

In this episode of Play On, we turn our focus to the inspiration, joy and hope we can find in vocal music. Dr. Anna Hamre and Rei Hotoda will discuss their collaboration in vocal and symphonic performance, and we’ll hear the Fresno Master Chorale and the Fresno Philharmonic perform Francis Poulenc’s Gloria.

Play On: Beyond Borders

Jun 24, 2020
Dinuk Wijeratne

In this episode of Play On, as we confront a global pandemic, we rediscover our shared humanity by exploring music with a global reach. Our guests include composer Dinuk Wijeratne and pipa virtuoso Wu Man. We’ll listen to work by Wijeratne, Zhao Jiping, and Gabriela Lena Frank. Hear host David Aus talk with Fresno Philharmonic Music Director Rei Hotoda and hear recent archival performances from the orchestra.

On this week's show:

Dinuk Wijeratne, Between Figure and Ground

Gabriela Lena Frank, Escaramuza

Kenneth Froelich

This week on Play On with Rei Hotoda of the Fresno Philharmonic,  we celebrate the work of local composers as we engage in lively discussion with Benjamin Boone and Kenneth Froelich, both professors at Fresno State. We’ll hear their music, as well as work by composer Vivian Fung.

Play On: Heroes Among Us

Jun 9, 2020

This week on Play On our theme is "Heroes Among Us" - We pay tribute to first responders and essential workers on the front lines of COVID-19. Featuring music by Hailstork, Barber, Foss, and Schubert. Hear these recent performances by the Fresno Philharmonic with conductor and music director Rei Hotoda, on this episode of "Play On."

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Join Valley Public Radio for "Play On" a special program featuring words and music with Fresno Philharmonic Music Director Rei Hotoda and Valley Public Radio's David Aus.