Special Projects & Upcoming Performances
September – November 2020
Six-Part Series on KVPR
September 30, 2020 at 8:00pm PST
Special Guest: Barry Douglas
October 7, 2020 at 8pm PST
Special Guests: Chris Albright & Awadagin Pratt
October 14, 2020 at 8pm PST
Special Guest: Jon Nakamatsu
October 21, 2020 at 8pm PST
Special Guest: Joyce Yang
October 28, 2020 at 8pm PST
Special Guest: Shai Wosner
November 4, 2020 at 8pm PST
Special Guest: Orion Weiss
Valley Public Radio, in partnership with the Fresno Philharmonic and the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concert Series will air a new special series celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest composers of all time. The program will feature archival performances drawn from both institution’s recorded concerts, and will be hosted by Valley Public Radio’s David Aus, with Fresno Philharmonic Music Director Rei Hotoda and special guests providing discussion and commentary.
January 30 and 31, 20201
Molly Carr, viola
Anna Petrova, piano
Jeannie Psomas, clarinet
Rei Hotoda, conductor
Turina: Scene Andalouse
Lascurain: Novel Voices Double Concerto (2018)
Bruch: Double Concerto in E minor, Op. 88 (1912)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian
Launch of Fresno Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall
January 2021 – May 2021
Virtual Masterworks Series
The Fresno Philharmonic, under the direction of Music Director Rei Hotoda, will launch a four-part Virtual Masterworks Concert series as well as education concerts. All events, available online for free, will showcase the musical depth and versatility of the remarkable musicians of the orchestra as well as highlight many of the important musical voices of our time.
June 3, 2020
Robert Morris -- Landscape Greeting
Members of the Fresno Philharmonic
Rei Hotoda, Music Direction and Commentary
Fresno Philharmonic musicians performed the world premiere of Robert Morris’ Landscape Greeting with special images from the Fresno Art Museum, live on YouTube.
Five-Part Series on KVPR
Re-Broadcast of Fresno Philharmonic Concerts
Narration by Rei Hotoda, Music Director, Fresno Philharmonic
In June 2020, KVPR and Rei Hotoda launched a new series called Play On, which featured past performances by the Fresno Philharmonic. The accompanying narrative was in response to the current unprecedented time with an eye toward the healing and comfort through music.
June 10, 2020
Heroes Among Us
Paying tribute to first responders and essential workers on the front lines of COVID 19.
June 17, 2020
In Our Own Backyard
Celebrating the music of local composers.
June 24, 2020
Rediscovering our shared humanity as we confront a global pandemic.
July 1, 2020
Songs of Hope
Inspiring choral works.
June 8, 2020
Salute to Youth
A guided tour of Pictures at an Exhibition for the whole family.
July – August 2020
Six-Part Virtual Series
Fresno Philharmonic YouTube Chanel
Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director, Rei Hotoda, interviews musicians during this time of the pandemic. Watch and get to know our musicians through the "Green Room" Series.
July 15, 2020
Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio (Concertmaster)
July 22, 2020
Wayne Solomon (Bass Trombone/Personnel Manager)
Bruce Chrisp (Principal Trombone)
Gabrielle Wunsch (Violin)
July 29, 2020
Tim Dent (Timpani)
Tammy van der Paardt (Percussionist)
August 5, 2020
Andy Butler (Principal Bass)
Heidi Franklin (Bass)
Sukyung Chun (FPO's new Associate Principal Bass)
August 12, 2020
Janette Erickson (Principal Flute)
Rong-Huey Liu (Principal Oboe)
August 19, 2020
Caitlin McSherry (Principal Second Violinist)
Drew Ford (Cellist)
Isaac Pastor-Cherna (Associate Principal Cello)