The “2019 Cello│Fresno – International Cello Festival” will take place on the Fresno State campus from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 and will include two large gala concerts with orchestras, a concerto competition and many master classes and lecture sessions.  Local violin makers will also be showing their instruments and answering questions. Among the international guest artists is Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. 

He was professor of cello at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, president of the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan, music director of Kirishima International Music Festival and is currently the president of the famed Suntory Hall in Tokyo. The “Cello Mania” concert features the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Fresno State Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 general, $10 employees and seniors, and $5 for students.

The 2019 Fresno Concerto Competition is at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Fresno State Concert Hall. Admission is free. The “Closing Gala Concert” is at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Fresno High School’s Royce Hall. Admission is free.