Music en In the Mode: July 6, 2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ll go to the very edge of the Renaissance with instrumental music by Dietrich </span>Buxtehude<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> next time on In The Mode. &nbsp;He is really considered to be a Baroque composer who is most famous for his organ music, arguably the most important composer in Germany before Bach. We’ll hear some of his lovely trio sonatas, performed The Boston Museum Trio and Trio </span>Sonnerie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:37:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 35003 at In the Mode: July 6, 2014 In the Mode: June 29, 2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next time on In the Mode we will again go to Tudor England with music from a Royal Songbook and songs by Henry VIII. The luxuriously illustrated Royal Songbook was given to Henry and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, in 1518 possibly by </span>Petrus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Alamire<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and the group we will hear sing was named after him, according to Tudor music specialist, David Skinner, who conducts. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:40:31 +0000 Kristina Herrick 35004 at In the Mode: June 29, 2014 In the Mode: June 15, 2014 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CD title: Thomas </span>Tomkins<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Consort Music for Viols and Voices, Keyboard Music</span></div><div>Performer: Rose Consort of Viols and Red Byrd</div><div>CD label: NAXOS 550602</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Thomas Tomkins was born in 1572 died in his 80s and saw many musical changes as did the other English composers of his generation including Gibbons and Weelkes. Many of them, including Tomkins, were pupils of William Byrd. Tomkins is sometimes called the last of the Elizabethans. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:06:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 34124 at In the Mode: June 15, 2014 In the Mode: June 8, 2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Red Book, </span>Llibre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Vermell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is a codex of pilgrim and liturgical music for the monastery of </span>Montserrat<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which sits on a mountain peak near Barcelona, &nbsp;a pilgrim destination that &nbsp;brought travelers from far away. The music was written specifically for this place, so unusual, we’ll also here some </span>Trouvere<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> songs and </span>Cantigas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> de Santa Maria.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 02:05:50 +0000 Kristina Herrick 34125 at In the Mode: June 8, 2014 In the Mode: May 18, 2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most surviving music up to about the 12 century is church music, they had scribes writing it down, but of course people were singing outside church then as always. There is not much information about their music, but we do know a bit about the wandering Goliards, then minstrels or jongleurs, then the troubadors and trouveres.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Sun, 18 May 2014 18:40:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 32740 at In the Mode: May 18, 2014 Bakersfield Jazz Festival Looks To Light Up The San Joaquin Valley <p>This weekend the CSU Bakersfield Amphitheatre will be filled with the sounds of some of the top jazz groups in the world for the 28<sup>th</sup> annual <a href="">Bakersfield Jazz Festival.</a> Top local talent like Mento Buru and the Kern County Honor Jazz Band will share the stage with headliners like Latin jazz legend Poncho Sanchez, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and smooth jazz superstar Gerald Albright. Festival founder Doug Davis joined us on Valley Edition to talk about this year’s lineup.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 02:57:50 +0000 Joe Moore 32300 at Bakersfield Jazz Festival Looks To Light Up The San Joaquin Valley Vadim Gluzman Reflects On Mentors, Old Friends In Fresno Visit <p><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Vadim<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Gluzman</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is one of the world's premier violin soloists. Born in the former Soviet Union in the early 1970's, </span>Gluzman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;career took off in Israel, where he met cellist Thomas </span>Loewenheim<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, establishing a friendship that continues to this day.</span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:49:43 +0000 Joe Moore 31716 at Vadim Gluzman Reflects On Mentors, Old Friends In Fresno Visit Young Artists Spotlight: Fresno Musical Club Scholarship Winners <p>This week on Young Artists Spotlight, we hear performances from two of the Fresno Musical Club's 2014 scholarship winners. Violinist&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">William Chen is the 1st place winner of the 2014 Hildred Minich Scholarship for young string players. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:37:29 +0000 George Mason 31685 at Young Artists Spotlight: Fresno Musical Club Scholarship Winners In the Mode: April 20, 2014 <p>In the Mode will include the chant for Easter next time, “Ubi Caritas et Amor” sung by the Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos in Spain, and then&nbsp; music by 20th century French composer Maurice Duruflé based on that chant, sung by the vocal ensemble Audite Nova. Also, a collaboration by three English composers, Sheppard, Byrd and Mundy in the last year before the final extinction of the Latin rite in England in 1558.&nbsp; We’ll hear The Cardinall’s music perform In Exitu Israel.</p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:57:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 31198 at In the Mode: April 20, 2014 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></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:53:09 +0000 George Mason 31305 at Young Artists Spotlight: YOOF Soloists Part 3 In the Mode: April 13, 2014 <p>Franco-Flemish composer John&nbsp;Richafort&nbsp;wrote his stunning Requiem for 6 voices to commemorate the death of his teacher, the great&nbsp;Josquin&nbsp;Desprez&nbsp;in 1521. He quotes some text and melodies of&nbsp;Josquin&nbsp;in the&nbsp;Missa&nbsp;pro&nbsp;Defunctis, that we will hear performed by the&nbsp;VOX&nbsp;early music ensemble, on In the Mode.&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div><p>CD TITLE: Josquin and the Lost Generation</p><p>PERFORMER: VOX Early Music Ensemble</p><p>CD label: Ancient Voice 001</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 31010 at In the Mode: April 13, 2014 Young Artists Spotlight: Fresno Pacific University Trio <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Young Artists Spotlight we bring you the sounds of a trio of talented performers from Fresno Pacific University and hear a trio of flute, violin and cello. The group features</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Summer </span>Collison<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> flute; </span>Maxton<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Vieira<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, violin and Allison </span>Ens<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, cello. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:05:43 +0000 Joe Moore 30976 at Young Artists Spotlight: Fresno Pacific University Trio In the Mode: April 6, 2014 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dancing was an everyday ritual at Renaissance courts, after supper, often lasting until the first morning light. Dance played a very important part in portraying civilized behavior and to persuade onlookers that the dancer is vigorous and healthy, it is a lot more than moving your feet, you can convey your emotions with a look or a touch. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:28:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 30562 at In the Mode: April 6, 2014 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 Fresno State President's 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 Fresno State President's Quintet In the Mode: March 30, 2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It wasn’t always easy to find music to play when friends got together in early times, --couldn’t run to the copy machine, but there were part books for singers and often instrumentalists would use these—the words were still important.&nbsp; We’ll hear the Sex </span>Chordae<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Consort of viols play </span>Monteverdi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> madrigals, Sunday at 12:06 on In the Mode.</span></p><p></p><p>CD title:&nbsp;Monteverdi:&nbsp;Terzo&nbsp;Libro</p><p>Performer: La&nbsp;Venexiana</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:31:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 30363 at In the Mode: March 30, 2014 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 Fresno City College Guitar Quartet In the Mode: March 23, 2014 <div><div>This week we will hear music played on an instrument that developed from the&nbsp;vihuela&nbsp;or Spanish guitar, it has 6 strings and frets, but is bowed, and held by the legs, someone called it a bowed guitar, we’ll explore the sound of the viola&nbsp;da&nbsp;gamba.</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><div>CD Title &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; PERFORMER &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; CD label</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>La Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:09:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 29905 at In the Mode: March 23, 2014 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 Young Artists Spotlight: Michael Delfin In the Mode: March 16, 2014 <p>The Lute was a most useful instrument in early times, it was important to have a lutenist at court to entertain, either to accompany singers telling tales, sometimes he was also the singer; the most important instrument for secular music in the Renaissance. There are many lutenists active today, and next time on In the Mode we’ll hear lute duets played by Ronn McFarlane and William Simms.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:01:00 +0000 Kristina Herrick 29502 at In the Mode: March 16, 2014