YAS 2021

Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra

On this edition of Young Artists Spotlight, host David Aus features Bakersfield violinist Brian Shih, performing Mozart with the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, and more.

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Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from the Bonner Family Foundation and the California Arts Council's Arts in Public Media grant. 

Anna Jian from Bakersfield’s Stockdale High School performs cello work by Tchaikovsky with the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra and piano work by Mendelssohn.

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Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from the Bonner Family Foundation and the California Arts Council's Arts in Public Media grant. 

Courtesy Christopher Rodriguez

 

Baritone Christopher Rodriguez shares performances from his recent Master’s Recital and discusses the importance and excitement of performing work by living composers.  

Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from the Bonner Family Foundation and the California Arts Council's Arts in Public Media grant. 

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Fresno-area harpist Carter Williams enchants with the music of Nino Rota, Franz Joseph Haydn, and Marcel Grandjany.

Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from the Bonner Family Foundation and the California Arts Council's Arts in Public Media grant. 

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For this episode, we feature three talented violinists from the Fresno area. They are all in high school, and they all participate in music at the Simba School of Music. Charis Gray performs music of Édouard Lalo, Elsa Macias performs work of Mozart, and Nicole Ward performs music of Archangelo Corelli.  

Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from the Bonner Family Foundation and the California Arts Council's Arts in Public Media grant. 

Courtesy Claire Park

For this episode we welcome back a pair of string soloists who have performed before on Young Artists spotlight — April Park and Claire Park. They are sisters, and they both attend Stockdale High School in Bakersfield. April plays viola, and Claire plays violin. We hear them perform some solo pieces and a duo, with music from Henryk Wieniawski, Fritz Kreisler, William Walton, Arthur Benjamin, and Johann Halverson.

For this episode we turn to string soloists. This week’s artists are all in high school, and they all have studied at the Simba School of Music in Fresno. Violinist Emma Woodward performs music of Max Bruch, violinist Rowan Crass performs work of Fritz Kreisler, and bassist Emma Sigala performs music of Saint-Saëns.

Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from the Bonner Family Foundation and the California Arts Council's Arts in Public Media grant. 

In this episode of Young Artists Spotlight, we welcome another pianist from Bakersfield, Alexander Leung. He is a freshman at Frontier High School. he performs music of Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Bartók.

Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from the Bonner Family Foundation and the California Arts Council's Arts in Public Media grant.

Valley Public Radio's Young Artists Spotlight makes a triumphant return for 2021! Our new season features remote and socially distanced performances from some of the valley's top young musicians. Check back soon for videos from the season posted on our YouTube page, and more. We kicked off the 2021 YAS season on Thursday March 18th 2021 with a performance and interview with a wonderful pianist from Bakersfield, Claire Vega, who performed music of Bach, Beethoven and Gershwin.