George Mason http://kvpr.org en Young Artists Spotlight: YOOF Soloists Part 3 http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-yoof-soloists-part-3 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Young Artists Spotlight, we continue our series of soloists from the Youth Orchestras of Fresno. This week we hear performances by three exceptionally talented musicians from </span>YOOF<span style="line-height: 1.5;">:</span></p><p>Joanne Chen, violin performs Max Bruch's Concerto in G minor, first and second movements</p><p>Henry&nbsp;Woolf, flute performs Joaquin Rodrigo's&nbsp;Concierto Pastoral, first mvt</p><p>Aaron Grisez, marimba performs Paul Lansky's Hop(3)</p><p>http://vimeo.com/92201268</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:53:09 +0000 George Mason 31305 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: YOOF Soloists Part 3 Fresno State President's Quintet http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-state-presidents-quintet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week on FM89's Young Artists Spotlight we hear the President's Quintet of California State University Fresno. This scholarship woodwind ensemble is funded through the office of the university's President Joseph Castro and performs at many official campus events. The student members also receive additional support from the Fresno State Associated Students Inc. for tours, supplies and commissions. The group was founded in 1978, and is directed by Fresno State flute professor Dr. Teresa Beaman. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:26:07 +0000 George Mason 30645 at http://kvpr.org Fresno State President's Quintet Fresno City College Guitar Quartet http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-city-college-guitar-quartet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Young Artists Spotlight, we hear the music of the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno City College Guitar Quartet, featuring students from the FCC Advanced Guitar class. The ensemble is directed by Dr. Kevin Cooper and performs music by Albeniz, Penella, Praetorius and others.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:19:10 +0000 George Mason 30331 at http://kvpr.org Fresno City College Guitar Quartet Young Artists Spotlight: Michael Delfin http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-michael-delfin <p>The 23-year-old pianist Michael Delfin is no stranger to FM89 listeners. He has twice before performed on Young Artists Spotlight, and this week he returns to our studio to share his music with local listeners. Now a resident of Baltimore, Michael is on the faculty of the Baltimore School of Music. He also is a double major at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University, studying both music (at the Peabody Conservatory) and history.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:34:12 +0000 George Mason 29990 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Michael Delfin Young Artists Spotlight: YOOF Soloists Part 2 http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-yoof-soloists-part-2 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Young Artists Spotlight, we continue our series of performances from members of the Youth Orchestras of Fresno. This time, we feature five young string musicians from ages nine through eleven. Hear these talented pre-teens:&nbsp;</span>Emilea<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Okayasu<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Benjamin </span>Pegram<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Hope Yuan, violin, and Olivia Lin and Luke Zhao, cello.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYyxRXNS4Y8</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:41:11 +0000 George Mason 29631 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: YOOF Soloists Part 2 Young Artists Spotlight: YOOF Ensembles Part 1 http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-yoof-ensembles-part-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Young Artists Spotlight, we feature three ensembles from the Youth Orchestras of Fresno (</span>YOOF<span style="line-height: 1.5;">), including five trombones, three flutes, a cello and violin. </span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> George Mason hosts this special program featuring some of the Central Valley's finest young musicians.</span></p><p><b style="line-height: 1.5;">YOOF Trombone Choir:</b></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 03:25:07 +0000 George Mason 29305 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: YOOF Ensembles Part 1 Young Artists Spotlight: Lindsay Guitars 2014 http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-lindsay-guitars-2014 <p>The eight-member honor group from the Lindsay High School Guitars paid a return visit to Young Artists Spotlight this year. The performance included solos from graduating seniors Salvador Madrigal and Joseph Ochoa, not to mention a surprise cello solo from Kathryne Wills, the youngest member of the Tulare County Symphony and the daughter of Lindsay High School teacher Nancy Wills, who founded the Lindsay Guitars in 1999 and leads the group to this day.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:18:38 +0000 George Mason 29033 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Lindsay Guitars 2014 Young Artists Spotlight: Bakersfield Youth Symphony String Quartet http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-bakersfield-youth-symphony-string-quartet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2014 season of Young Artists Spotlight begins with a performance by four talented teens from Bakersfield, Henry Song, Liang (Vicky) Zhao, Sharon Hong and Sebastian Lee. Together they are the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bakersfield Youth Symphony String Quartet. They performed the following:</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:54:40 +0000 George Mason 28104 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Bakersfield Youth Symphony String Quartet Young Artists Spotlight: Constantine Pappas and Maelyn De Fede http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-constantine-pappas-and-maelyn-de-fede <p>We bring the 2013 season of Young Artists Spotlight to a close this week with a performance by the winners of the Fresno Musical Club's Young Singer Awards. Baritone&nbsp;Constantine Pappas and soprano&nbsp;Maelyn De Fede join us to perform live in-studio on this special edition of Young Artists Spotlight.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:56:36 +0000 George Mason 14121 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Constantine Pappas and Maelyn De Fede Young Artists Spotlight: Harpists Erin Kim & Madeline Olson http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-harpists-erin-kim-madeline-olson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Young Artists Spotlight, we feature performances by local harp students Erin Kim and Madeline Olson.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:58:52 +0000 George Mason 13770 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Harpists Erin Kim & Madeline Olson Young Artists Spotlight: Youth Orchestras of Fresno Musicians http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-youth-orchestras-fresno-musicians <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Young Artists Spotlight we feature three different ensembles drawn from members of the Youth Orchestras of Fresno. Violinist Erin </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scofield</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;opens the program with a performance of Maurice Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Piano, accompanied by </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hatem</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nadim</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, piano. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:31:40 +0000 George Mason 13415 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Youth Orchestras of Fresno Musicians Young Artists Spotlight: Lindsay Guitars 2013 http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-lindsay-guitars-2013 <p>This week on Young Artists Spotlight, we welcome 19 young guitarist from Lindsay High School to the Bonner Performing Arts Studio. Director Nancy Wills brings her students to FM89 every year for this broadcast, which is always a treat for all those involved.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:11:31 +0000 George Mason 13093 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Lindsay Guitars 2013 Young Artists Spotlight: Brian Liu, Kara McCoy and Anna McCoy http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-brian-liu-kara-mccoy-and-anna-mccoy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Public Radio&#39;s Young Artists Spotlight, we hear live performances from three talented musicians from Bakersfield. Sisters Kara McCoy, violin and Anna McCoy, cello are joined by pianist Brian Liu, who also performs several selections for solo piano.</span></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:07:42 +0000 George Mason 12773 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Brian Liu, Kara McCoy and Anna McCoy Young Artists Spotlight: Youth Orchestras of Fresno & CSUF Soloists http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-youth-orchestras-fresno-csuf-soloists <p></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:38:32 +0000 George Mason 12481 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Youth Orchestras of Fresno & CSUF Soloists Young Artists Spotlight: LeCheng Tong and Michael Ko http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-lecheng-tong-and-michael-ko <p>This week on FM89's Young Artists Spotlight, we feature two more talented young musicians from Kern County: clarinetist Michael Ko and violinist LeCheng Tong. The two joined pianist Patrick Bender and FM89 host George Mason for this week's broadcast.&nbsp;</p><p><i style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Production support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from the Bonner Family Foundation, Dr. Alice Martinson and Carole Sturgis.</i></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:08:25 +0000 George Mason 12108 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: LeCheng Tong and Michael Ko Young Artists Spotlight: FPU String Quartet & Vocalists http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-fpu-string-quartet-vocalists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of Valley Public Radio's Young Artists Spotlight, we feature performances from the Fresno Pacific University String Quartet, (Allison Ens, Valerie DeFehr, Blong Vang and Maxton Viera) and three Fresno Pacific vocalists,&nbsp;</span>Michael Villarreal, Angelica Evangelista, and&nbsp;​Chianti Wilson<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 23:04:23 +0000 George Mason 11781 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: FPU String Quartet & Vocalists Young Artists Spotlight: Fresno Pacific Young Composers http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-fresno-pacific-young-composers <p>On this edition of FM89's Young Artists Spotlight we feature performances by young composers with ties to Fresno Pacific University, Joseph del Giorgio and Luffy Bailey. Both del Giorgio and Bailey attended Fresno Pacific as undergraduates. Bailey is now working on a masters degree at Fresno State, and del Giorgio is doing the same at Cal State Fullerton. Joining del Giorgio for his performance on Young Artists Spotlight is fellow Cal State Fullerton vocalist, soprano Joslyn Sarshad. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:06:36 +0000 George Mason 11431 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Fresno Pacific Young Composers Young Artists Spotlight: Bakersfield High School Chamber Singers http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-bakersfield-high-school-chamber-singers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of Young Artists Spotlight, the Bakersfield High School Chamber Singers visited the Bonner Performing Arts Studio for a live in-studio performance. Listen to this talented group of south valley students showcase their love of music in this special broadcast. The choir is directed by Christopher Borges.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:02:44 +0000 George Mason 11078 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Bakersfield High School Chamber Singers Young Artists Spotlight: Hannah & Meghan Tran http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-hannah-meghan-tran <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bakersfield sisters Hannah Tran (14 years old) &nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Meghan (12 years old) brought</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> their Chinese zither artistry to the Bonner Performing Arts Studio on Wednesday February 13 for a live broadcast of </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">FM89's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Young Artists Spotlight. Hear about this traditional Chinese instrument and enjoy the sounds of the Tran sisters on this broadcast from our 2013 Y.A.S. season.</span></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:08:49 +0000 George Mason 10776 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Hannah & Meghan Tran Young Artists Spotlight: Violinist Samuel Lang http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-violinist-samuel-lang <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bakersfield violinist Samuel Lang kicked off the 2013 season of Valley Public Radio's program Young Artists Spotlight with a moving performance of&nbsp;The Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto by Chinese composers Chen Gang and He </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Zhanhao</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><br><i>Production support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from Dr. Alice Martinson and Carole Sturgis.</i></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:15:39 +0000 George Mason 10436 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Violinist Samuel Lang