YAS http://kvpr.org en Young Artists Spotlight: Fresno Musical Club Scholarship Winners http://kvpr.org/post/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 http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Fresno Musical Club Scholarship Winners 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 Young Artists Spotlight: Fresno Pacific University Trio http://kvpr.org/post/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 http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Fresno Pacific University Trio 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: Alice Lee http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-alice-lee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Young Artists Spotlight, we feature multi-instrumentalist Alice Lee. A student at Bakersfield's </span>Stockdale<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> High School, Alice is &nbsp;bo</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">th a pianist and a violinist. She is also a member of the Stockdale&nbsp;band and orchestra, under the director Mr. John Biller.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alice says she would like to pursue her musical career after high school.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:33:22 +0000 George Mason 28718 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight: Alice Lee Young Artists Spotlight 2014: Hannah & Megan Tran http://kvpr.org/post/young-artists-spotlight-2014-hannah-megan-tran <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sisters Hannah and Megan Tran returned to Valley Public Radio for another performance on Young Artists Spotlight. The two Bakersfield students brought their Chinese zithers with them for an in-studio concert of traditional music and a clever arrangement of Michael Jackson's "Beat It."</span></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga_VUIfyPUo</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 02:43:47 +0000 Joe Moore 28429 at http://kvpr.org Young Artists Spotlight 2014: Hannah & Megan Tran 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: 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