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Young Artists Spotlight

Wednesdays at 3:00 PM

Valley Public Radio is proud to announce another broadcast season of Young Artist’s Spotlight. This unique program presents live broadcast performances by talented young student musicians from our six county broadcast area. In 2018 we will hear both soloists and ensembles from local schools and youth orchestra groups. FM89’s David Aus will host the program, which will air on Wednesdays at 3:00 PM live from the Barmann-Chaney Performance Studio at FM89’s broadcast center in Clovis. The events will also be streamed live at KVPR and on Facebook Live. As in past years, the series is sponsored with the generous support of Dr. Alice Martinson and Carole Sturgis, and the Bonner Family Foundation.

YAS 2018 Schedule
 

Feb 7                     Harp soloists from the studio of Laura Porter

Feb 14                   University High School String Quartet

Feb 21                   Piano soloists from the studio of Bonnie Bogle Farrer

Feb 28                   Central Unified Guitars – Fresno, CA

March 7                Kern County string soloists

March 14             Youth Orchestras of Fresno

March 21             Lindsay Guitars – Lindsay, CA

March 28             Youth Orchestras of Fresno

April 4                   Kern County students - String quartet and a piano soloist

April 11                 Kern County students - oboe, trombone, and violin soloists

April 18                 Strolling Strings - Panama-Buena Vista Union School District

April 25                 Fresno Musical Club scholarship winners

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

This week we feature performances by Kern County piano students Shannon Lee & Anna Jian. Both are students of Bakersfield-based piano instructor Bonnie Bogle. 

Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from The Bonner Family Foundation, Dr. Alice Martinson and Carole Sturgis. 

This week on Valley Public Radio's Young Artists Spotlight, we feature a performance from the University High School String Quartet. The group features students Anjeli Macaranas, violin; Hope Yuan, violin; Abby Van de Water, viola; Hasina Torres, cello and is led by Randall Cornelison. The UHS Symphony Orchestra will be performing in concert on March 23rd at the Fresno State Concert Hall. On Young Artists Spotlight, the quartet performed the following works:

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K.525, I. Allegro, Mozart

Quartet No. 35, I. Allegro ModeratoHydan

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This week we kickoff the 2018 season of Young Artists Spotlight with a performance featuring the students of local harp instructor Laura Porter. FM89's David Aus hosts the live in-studio event featuring student musicians Carter Williams, Coco Rodriguez, Catherine Palacios, Melissa Palacios and Aria Delgado.

Support for Young Artists Spotlight comes from The Bonner Family Foundation, Dr. Alice Martinson and Carole Sturgis. 

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We close the 2017 season of FM89's Young Artist's Spotlight this week with a performance by Clovis High School violin soloist Paulo Carmelo. He performs two selections, works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Jules Massenet. 

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Today on Young Artist's Spotlight we feature a number of soloists and ensembles from the Tulare County Youth Orchestras.

KVPR

Today on Young Artist's Spotlight we feature performances by two sisters from Bakersfield, Kesley and Anna Jian, both students of Bakersfield piano instructor Bonnie Bogle Farrer. Hear them play music by Bach, Rachmaninoff and Liszt.

Ezra David Romero / Valley Public Radio

On this week's Young Artist's Spotlight we feature string players from the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra. 

For three decades the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra has brought together music students in the south valley to perform high-caliber professional-level symphonic music. BYSO is an affiliated group of the Bakersfield Symphony, operating under its board of directors with able assistance from manager Brent Williams, parents, Symphony coaches, and private teachers. Funding is provided by corporate and private contributions, player tuition, and ticket sales.

Today on Young Artist's Spotlight we feature a performance from four of the five members of the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet. All four are new to the group this year. The group has played pre-concert music for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and for the Community Concert Association concert which featured the Presidio Brass. The group's founder and coach is Steve O'Connor, trumpeter, who serves on the BYSO board and plays in many local organizations, including the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, the Bakersfield Municipal Band and the Bakersfield Winds.

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

Today on Young Artist's Spotlight we feature the last of three programs showcasing soloists from the programs of Youth Orchestras of Fresno. Host David Aus is joined this week by the following:

Olivia Lin, cello; accompanied by Matthew Dean, piano - performing Edward Lalo's  Cello Concerto in D minor - 1st mvt

Shayne Baldwin, cello; accompanied by Matthew Dean, piano - performing Carl Davidoff's  "At the Fountain"

This week on Young Artists Spotlight we feature five violin soloists who are who are studying with instructor Limor Toren-Immerman. All are also members of Youth Orchestras of Fresno (YOOF) and they represent all three of YOOF's orchestras, the Youth Chamber Orchestra (YCO), the Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO) and the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO).

Young Artist's Spotlight: Lindsay Guitars 2017

Mar 10, 2017
Ezra David Romero / Valley Public Radio

This week on Young Artists Spotlight we feature more music for guitar ensemble, this time with the Lindsay Guitars of Lindsay High School from Tulare County. These talented students have been repeat guests on Young Artists Spotlight, and this year, they performing everything from Hollywood film themes to guitar classics. 

Today on Young Artists Spotlight, we hear talented young string players from the orchestra. First, Benjamin Pegram and Joshua Hahm perform two movements each from J.S. Bach's Partita No. 2 for solo violin. Those performances are followed by a string quintet, which performs Franz Schbuert's String Quintet in C major.

Benjamin Pegram 

Bach's Partita No. 2 for Violin Solo in D minor, BWV 1004
Allemande
Courante

Joshua Hahm

Bach Partita no. 2 for Violin Solo in D minor, BWV 1004
Sarabande 
Gigue

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This week on FM89's Young Artist's Spotlight we feature the students of the University High School Flute Choir. UHS Instrumental Music Director Randall Cornelison writes the following about the ensemble, which is directed by former UHS student, and current Fresno Pacific University student Frank Velasco:

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This week on FM89's Young Artists Spotlight we feature a performance by the Bakersfield High School Chamber Singers. Director Christopher Borges leads the group in performances of material ranging from the medieval choral music to contemporary pop songs. 

Selections:

Dixit Maria, by Hans Leo Hassler (1562-1612)

A un giro sol, by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Sweet Day, by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Estrela e lua nova (arr. Heitor Villa-Lobos)

White Winter Hymnal (pop song)

Just the Way You Are (girls’ group Valentine gram)

David Aus

Today on Young Artists Spotlight we hear a performance from two classical guitar ensembles from Central Unified School District in Fresno, led by instructor Brian Garcia. He writes this about his students and the guitar program:

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