Fresno Philharmonic en Wu Man Brings The Pipa To New Audiences Beyond China <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This weekend the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno Philharmonic</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brings local audiences a truly unique concert – one that mixes sounds of "East and West," featuring </span>pipa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> soloist </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wu Man.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The Chinese native will perform the Concerto for </span>Pipa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Orchestra by Academy Award winning composer Tan Dun, who is Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:20:03 +0000 Joe Moore 30724 at Wu Man Brings The Pipa To New Audiences Beyond China Artist Interview: Orion Weiss <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pianist </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Orion Weiss</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is one of the most acclaimed artists of his generation. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:02:00 +0000 Joe Moore 23918 at Artist Interview: Orion Weiss Artist Interview: Pianist Inon Barnatan <p>Pianist Inon Barnatan joins us at Valley Public Radio to talk about his new CD of works by Franz Schubert, and about his upcoming performance in Fresno, in the debut concert of the Fresno Philharmonic&#39;s 60th&nbsp;anniversary season. Barnatan will perform Tchaikovsky&#39;s Piano Concerto No. 2, a rarely heard work by the Russian master. In this interview we discuss Barnatan&#39;s career, his beginnings in classical music as a young child in Israel, his approach to the recording studio, and much more. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:06:18 +0000 Joe Moore 22214 at Artist Interview: Pianist Inon Barnatan Artist Interview: Gabriela Martinez <p>The New York Times called Venezuelan&nbsp;pianist Gabriela Martinez&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&ldquo;compelling, elegant, and incisive.&quot; She performs</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this weekend with the Fresno Philharmonic, in a concert titled Russian Romantics. She will be the featured soloist performing&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rachmaninoff&rsquo;s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; Piano Concerto No. 2. She recently joined us to talk about her career, her upcoming performance and more.</span></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Joe Moore 14126 at Artist Interview: Gabriela Martinez Violinist Elena Urioste Brings Beloved Beethoven to Fresno <p></p><p>As violinist <a href="">Elena Urioste</a>&nbsp;tells it, when she was just two years old, she knew she wanted to be a violinist, after seeing&nbsp;Itzhak Perlman&nbsp;perform on a broadcast of Sesame Street. Now as a star artist in her own right, she travels the world sharing her musical gift with thousands, including here in Central California.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:54:13 +0000 Joe Moore 9897 at Violinist Elena Urioste Brings Beloved Beethoven to Fresno Carl Topilow Brings Pops to Fresno Phil in "Home for the Holidays" <p></p><p>Guest conductor and clarinetist Carl Topilow joins us in-studio to talk about Saturday's "Home for the Holidays" concert with the Fresno Philharmonic. Local theater icon Dan Pessano also joins the conversation as he will perform a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" with the orchestra.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:11:08 +0000 Joe Moore 7594 at Carl Topilow Brings Pops to Fresno Phil in "Home for the Holidays" Violin Virtuoso Chad Hoopes Talks With FM89 <p>Two years ago, then 16 year-old violinist Chad Hoopes&nbsp;made his debut with the <a href="">Fresno Philharmonic</a> and Maestro Theodore Kuchar. Now a senior in high school, the Ohio native returns to the Central Valley to perform with the Fresno Philharmonic this weekend, performing Lalo's&nbsp;<em>Symphonie espagnole.</em></p><p>In our interview, we talk to Chad about his development as an artist over the past two years, Lalo's famous work, his Stradivarius violin, and his upcoming plans after he graduates from high school.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:34:12 +0000 Joe Moore 5989 at Violin Virtuoso Chad Hoopes Talks With FM89 Kelley O'Connor Comes Full Circle in Fresno Return <p>Mezzo-soprano <a href="">Kelley O’Connor</a> has received international acclaim performing with the world’s premier orchestras and conductors, premiering exciting new works, and breathing new life into familiar favorites.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:47:17 +0000 Joe Moore 4610 at Kelley O'Connor Comes Full Circle in Fresno Return