Fresno State offers a month of musical variety

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Fresno State offers a month of musical variety

With the semester nearing its end and the holiday season beckoning, California State University’s November musical performance calendar gets crowded, creating a gift for music lovers of all tastes.

Here’s what’s ahead for November 2008. All events are open to the public.

  • New faculty member Anthony Radford, a baritone, performs songs by Pfitzner, Brahms, Debussy and Ives with his wife, Sarah Thrasher, and university pianist Hatem Nadim at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Wahlberg Recital Hall. Admission: $6 general, $5 faculty, staff, seniors, students.
  • The student composers recital features works by Fresno State students and performed by students at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Wahlberg Recital Hall. Admission: $8 general, $5 faculty, staff, seniors, students.
  • Continuing the tradition of inviting children to live performances, the Community Chorus Master Chorale and Coro Piccolo present Rutter’s “The Reluctant Dragon” will be performed for children at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Concert Hall. Admission: $5 ($10 maximum per family). Performances for the general public are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Concert Hall. Admission: $15 general, $8 students.
  • The Percussion Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Concert Hall. Admission: $6 general, $5 faculty, staff, seniors, and $4 students.
  • Fresno State guitar quartets will perform chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Wahlberg Recital Hall. Admission: $6 general, $5 faculty, staff, seniors, students.
  • Flute studio and flute ensemble students of Dr. Teresa Beaman perform solos, accompanied by Nadim, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Wahlberg Recital Hall. Admission: $6 general, $5 faculty, staff, seniors, students.
  • “Fall Choral Classics” features Fresno State choirs singing at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Concert Hall. Admission: $6 general, $5 faculty, staff, seniors, students.
  • The Clendenin Brass Quintet, the Music Department’s premier brass group, performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Wahlberg Recital Hall. Admission: $5 general, $3 faculty, staff, seniors, students.
  • A percussion studio recital is offered at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at 7 the Concert Hall. Admission: free; seating is limited.
  • A saxophone studio recital is offered at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Wahlberg Recital Hall. Admission: $6 general, $5 faculty/staff/seniors/students.
  • Faculty member Alan Durst performs a saxophone concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Concert Hall. Admission: $6 general, $5 faculty, staff, seniors, students.
  • Opera Workshop students present a program in English at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 3 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Wahlberg Recital Hall. Admission: $7 general, $5 seniors and students.
  • String chamber ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at 7 the Concert Hall. Admission: $6 general, $5 faculty, staff, seniors, students.
  • Anne-Marie McDermott, an American pianist who won an Avery Fisher Career Development Award, performs at 3 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Concert Hall as part of the Philip Lorenz Memorial Concerts series. Admission: $18 general, $12 seniors, $5 students. Reservations are encouraged.
  • “A Band Spectacular” features Jazz Band “A,” the Wind Orchestra and the Bulldog Marching Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Concert Hall. Admission: $6 general, $5 faculty, staff, seniors, students.

For ticket information, visit www.csufresno.edu/music/concerts/index.shtml.