Young Artists Spotlight

Wednesdays at 3:00 PM

Valley Public Radio is proud to announce another broadcast season of Young Artist’s Spotlight, beginning Wednesday February 5, 2020. This unique program presents live broadcast performances by talented young student musicians from our six county broadcast area. 

FM89’s David Aus will host the program, which will air on Wednesdays at 3:00 PM live from the Barmann-Chaney Performance Studio at FM89’s broadcast center in Clovis. The events will also be streamed live at KVPR and on Facebook Live. As in past years, the series is sponsored with the generous support of the Bonner Family Foundation.

2020 Broadcast Schedule:

2/5/2020 - Fresno area string soloists: Hasina Torres, cello; Anjeli Macaranas, violin; Izzy Knittle, violin
2/12/2020 - Fresno State instrumental soloists: Amanda Steinhauer, xylophone; Robert Bennett - clarinet; and Arianna Knee, flute
2/19/2020 - Fresno State vocal soloists Jordan Pulido, Aunika Bull, Katie La Blue

2/26/2020 - Fee26 String quartet
3/4/2020 - Bakersfield string quartet
3/11/2020 - Glacier Point Chamber Choir
3/18/2020 - Central Unified Guitars
3/25/2020 - String quartet Bakersfield
4/1/2020 - North HS Vocal Group Bakersfield
4/8/2020 - Pianists Anna Jian, April Park, Neil Xu from Bakersfield
4/15/2020 - Woodwind Quintet - Bakersfield
4/22/2020 - Brass Quintet - Bakersfield
4/29/2020 Rio Vista choir, Central USD Fresno

 

Glacier Point Middle School Chamber Choir
Valley Public Radio

This week on Young Artists Spotlight, we feature a performance from the Glacier Point Middle School Chamber Choir, from Fresno's Central Unified School District. 

Valley Public Radio

This week on Young Artists Spotlight we feature four talented musicians from Bakersfield performing in a string quartet. All of the students in this ensemble attend Stockdale High School in Bakersfield and are members of the Bakersfield Youth Symphony. 

Performers:
Brian Shih, violin
Ian Kim, violin
April Park, viola
Anna Jian, cello

Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from the Bonner Family Founation. 

Valley Public Radio

Our performers this week on Young Artists Spotlight are a string quartet from the Simba School of Music in Fresno. They call themselves Free26 – they are all 7th graders and all but one have birthdays on the 26th. Clever kids. They’ve been playing together for many years. The cellist and violist have played together since they were 2 years old. They all went to Fresno's Manchester GATE School and now go to Computech Middle School in the Fresno Unified School District. 

Penelope Freeman: violin 1
Izzy Cobb: violin
Xavion Torres: viola
Betsy Woodward: cello

This week on Young Artists Spotlight, we  welcome vocal performers from Fresno State, as well as Dr. Maria Briggs and Dr. Cari Earnhart. In addition to the performances, Briggs and Earnhart will discuss the upcoming Fresno Art Song Festival (Feb 29) and the CSUF Carmina Burana gala (Mar 13-15).

Performers:

Jordan Pulido - Ночь (Night) Op. 44 No. 1 - Anton Rubinstein 

Zueignung Op 10 No. 1 - Richard Strauss

Aunika Bull -  Sweet Suffolk Owl by Richard Hundley (1619) 

V’adoro Pupille by George Frideric Handel 

This week on Young Artists Spotlight, we welcome music students from California State University, Fresno. Each of the three student musicians will perform with collaborative pianist Dr. Shing-Ming Liao. Soloists this week include Amanda Steinhauer, xylophone; Robert Bennett - clarinet; and Arianna Knee, flute. Matthew Darling, Fresno State Music Department chair, also joins host David Aus this week to help introduce artists and to talk about their Carmina Burana gala taking place in March and Art Song Festival, happening later this month. 

To begin the first broadcast of the 2020 season of Young Artists Spotlight, we feature three talented string soloists from Fresno's Simba School of Music: Hasina Torres, cello; Izzy Knittle, violin; and Anjeli Macaranas, violin. All three are students of violinist K.C. Simba-Torres. They perform works by J.S. Bach, Elgar and Sibelius, in this broadcast hosted by David Aus. 

Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from The Bonner Family Foundation.

David Aus

Today on Young Artists Spotlight we conclude the 2019 broadcast series with the winners of the Fresno Musical Club Scholarships for this year: cellist Diego Marrero and soprano Tiffanie Trujillo. Enjoy their performance in this week's show live from the Barmann-Chaney Performance Studio. 

Today on Young Artists Spotlight, we continue our series with more performances from the soloists of Youth Orchestras of Fresno. 

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Today on Young Artists Spotlight we feature soloists from Youth Orchestras of Fresno, performing from the Barmann Chaney Performance Studio. 

David Aus

Violinist Alex Bailey, pianist Marisa Lifquist, and cellist/page-turner Lydia Lifquist perform this week on Young Artists Spotlight in a concert featuring the music of Max Bruch.

Joe Moore

Today on Young Artists Spotlight we feature a performance from the brass quintet of the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra. 

Today on Young Artists Spotlight we feature the Central Unified Guitars, under the direction of Brian Garcia.  Listen to these 23 talented young performers. 

On this week's Young Artists Spotlight, we hear a performance from students from the Bakersfield Youth Symphony. The BYSO First Quartet features Violin 1 - Isaac Kim Violin 2 - Brian Shih Viola - April Park Cello - Anna Jian.

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Today on Young Artists Spotlight, we hear music from two sisters from Bakersfield - twins Claire Soyoon Park and April Soyeong Park --  twin pianists from Bakersfield, both of them students of Bonnie Farrer, who provided the following biographies:

Now celebrating their 18th year, the Lindsay High School Guitars are always a highlight of the Young Artists Spotlight season. This year we hear an honors ensemble from the school, led by director Nancy Wills. Today they play some classics, some original pieces by Wills and an original duet written by two of the students themselves. 

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

This week on FM89's Young Artists Spotlight we feature another choral group from the south valley. Tune in and listen to the Chamber Choir from Centennial High School in Bakersfield as they perform live from the Barmann Chaney Performance Studio. Their director is Patrick Burzlaff. 

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Today's guests on Young Artists Spotlight are a group of string players led by 17-year-old Isaac Kim. They perform under the name Music of Bakersfield at local nursing homes, and also at private functions. Many of the members of the group are also part of the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra. 

Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from the Bonner Family Foundation, Dr. Alice Martinson and Carole Sturgis. 

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Today for the final broadcast of this season of Young Artists Spotlight, we feature two acclaimed local soloists. Both are scholarship winners from the Fresno Musical Club, including violinist Lianna Stuart and baritone Mark De La Mora. 

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

This week on Young Artists Spotlight we feature over 40 students from the Strolling Strings of Panama-Buena Vista Union School District in Bakersfield. This exciting and talented group performs across Kern County for audiences in concerts and special events and this week they bring their enthusiastic music to FM89. 

David Aus

Today on Young Artists Spotlight we hear performances from talented trombone, oboe, French horn and piano soloists from Bakersfield. We hear from Daniel Ramos, oboe; Nicole Bonna, trombone; Abby Higgins, French horn and Andrew Ramirez, piano.

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