FOOSA Festival happening June 10-24

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FOOSA Festival happening June 10-24

The Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy, a project of Youth Orchestras of Fresno and Fresno State’s Department of Music, is holding its two-week intensive program June 10-24, on the Fresno State campus. The program centers around the FOOSA Philharmonic, a selective pre-professional level orchestra that provides graduate school, college and high school musicians the opportunity to learn from and work alongside professionals and faculty members. The two-week program will also offer a half-day, pre-college program with FOOSA Strings for younger and/or less advanced players. More than 200 students and nearly 30 faculty from Germany, Italy, Asia and across the U.S. participate in the festival, under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Loewenheim, FOOSA artistic director, professor of cello and director of the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra. The advanced FOOSA Philharmonic group will perform at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on Friday, June 22, where graduate composition student Mason Lamb has written a new work titled “Solstice” to premiere for the occasion. Additional information can be found on the Arts and Humanities blog.