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Young Artists Spotlight

Wednesdays at 3:00 PM

Valley Public Radio is proud to announce another broadcast season of Young Artist’s Spotlight. This unique program presents live broadcast performances by talented young student musicians from our six county broadcast area. In 2019 we will hear both soloists and ensembles from local schools and youth orchestra groups.  Artists featured will include Fresno Music Group, the Bakersfield Youth Symphony, Guitarists from Central Unified and more.

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 Dr. Alice Martinson and Carole Sturgis, and the Bonner Family Foundation.

  • 2/6/2019:  Bakersfield Youth Symphony Strings
  • 2/13/2019:  University High Chamber Choir
  • 2/20/2019:  Centennial High Chamber Choir
  • 2/27/2019:  Lindsay Guitars
  • 3/6/2019:  Twin pianists from Bakersfield
  • 3/13/2019:  Soloists from Bakersfield Youth Symphony
  • 3/20/2019:  Central Unified Guitars
  • 3/27/2019:  Soloists from Bakersfield Youth Symphony
  • 4/3/2019:  Soloists from Bakersfield Youth Symphony
  • 4/10/2019: Youth Orchestras of Fresno
  • 4/17/2019: Youth Orchestras of Fresno
  • 4/24/2019:  Fresno Music Club
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 on Young Artists Spotlight we will feature the music of the University High Chamber Choir from Fresno. All of the students at this public charter high school located on the campus of Fresno State participate in music programs, and today FM89 listeners are in for a treat. Hear the a capella sounds of over 40 talented choral music students, led by instructor Greg Lapp perform on this week's program. 

Check back soon for audio and video from this week's performance.

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.

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

This week on Young Artists Spotlight we hear a performance from a string quartet featuring students from Bakersfield instructor Becky Brooks: 

Kelsey Jian (violin) Claire Park (violin) John Son (viola)  Shannon Lee (cell0)

This week on Young Artists Spotlight we featuring violin soloists from the Youth Orchestras of Fresno. 

Melissa Wong                                                                                                                          

Handel Violin Sonata no. 4, in D Major HWV 371

Mvt. II: Allegro

Larry Zhao                                                                                                                                 

J. S. Bach Sonata no. 1 for Violin Solo,  in G minor, BWV 1001

Mvt. I: Adagio

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Today on FM89's Young Artists Spotlight we feature the music of the Lindsay Guitars from Lindsay High School. This group is a favorite of FM89 audiences and has been performing on the program for many years thanks to the leadership of director Nancy Wills. This year we hear two ensembles and a guitar duo:

LHS Honor Group:

Castle on a Cloud, from Les Miserables

Wild Mountain Thyme - Scottish Folk Song

Miguel Moreno and Nancy Wills:

Romance - Anonymous

LHS Advanced Guitar Ensemble:

Oye Mi Ritmo, Based on a South American Theme

This week on Young Artists Spotlight we feature string soloists from the programs of Youth Orchestras of Fresno (YOOF). 

Natalie Han, cello

Squire, Tarantella Op. 23

Julie Han, piano

Olivia Lin, cello          

J. S. Bach, Suite for Cello Solo No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008  

Prelude, Allemande, Courante                                                                                   

Julianne Hsu, cello

C. Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33

Finale

Matt Dean, piano

This week on Young Artists Spotlight we feature four violinists from Bakersfield, Brian and Philip Shih; Issac and Ian Kim. 

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

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