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Pianist Garrick Ohlsson rings in the 2018-19 Keyboard Concert series

The 47th season of the Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concert Series at Fresno State will commence with a performance by pianist Garrick Ohlsson at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.

Keyboard Concerts preserves a tradition started in 1972 by the late Philip Lorenz, a piano professor at Fresno State, of presenting audiences with talented artists who are as varied in style as they are ethnically diverse.

All concerts will be held at the Concert Hall in the Music Building (2355 E. Keats Ave.).

Ohlsson has been celebrated for his “tasteful virtuosity, elegant sense of proportion, and the balance between intimacy and declamation,” according to The New York Times. In 1970, he became the first and only American Gold Medalist of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Ohlsson will perform a selection of works by Johannes Brahms.

Also on the 2018-2019 Keyboard Concerts calendar:

3 p.m. Oct. 7 — Yekwon Sunwoo, performing works by Strauss/Grainger, Schubert and Brahms
8 p.m. Nov. 30 — Shai Wosner, performing works by Chopin and Schubert
3 p.m. Jan. 6 — Nathan Laube (organ), performing a selection of works by J.S. Bach
3 p.m. Feb. 10 — Roman Rabinovich, performing works by J.S. Bach, Ligeti, Rachmaninoff and Schubert
3 p.m. March 3 — Cédric Tiberghien, performing works by Brahms, Beethoven and Debussy
8 p.m. April 10 — Dénes Várjon, performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, Kurtág, and Schumann
8 p.m. May 24 — Francesco Piemontesi, performing works by J.S. Bach, Debussy and Rachmaninoff

General admission is $25, seniors $18 and students $5. For tickets and more information, visit keyboardconcerts.com or call 559.278.2337.

Parking is free in Lot P1 (corner of Shaw and Maple avenues) on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. For Wednesday night performances a $4 parking permit, which can be obtained at the dispenser upon entering the lot, is required.

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University Theatre opens season with Central Valley premiere
(September 6, 2018) — University Theatre is pleased to present the Central Valley premiere of “The Wolves”
by Sarah DeLappe. The production is directed by Kathleen McKinley and runs September 28 – October 6, 2018
in the Dennis & Cheryl Woods Theatre in the Speech Arts building on the campus of Fresno State.
A girl’s indoor soccer team. Astroturf. Gameday rituals. Warm-ups. Nine high school juniors navigate
questions, large and small, as they gear up to win on the field and in life. Honored by The New York Times as
one of most important new plays of the last 25 years, “The Wolves” portrays the “scary and exhilarating
brightness of raw adolescence,” and the dynamics of power, love, and humor within a team of young female
athletes determined to be champions.
“The Wolves” was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; the original New York production won
an Obie Ensemble Award; it won a special Drama Desk Award for its acting ensemble, and was nominated for
Lucille Lortel and Drama League Awards for Best Play, as well as for the Outer Critics’ Circle
John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play.
The critics agreed: “A thrilling debut play. First-rate ensemble acting and theater that keeps you on the edge of
your seat,” wrote Ben Brantley in The New York Times. Jesse Green, then writing for New York Magazine,
called it “an astonishing new play. Extraordinary.” And Frank Rizzo, Variety, said “the ensemble work is
astonishing – acting teamwork of the highest order.”
The cast includes Sara Marie Adam, Ruby Arreguin, Karina C. Balfour, Alyssa Benitez, Hannah Berry, Teya
Juarez, Cassidy LeClair, Nwachukwu Q. Oputa, Madeline Rydberg, & Summer Savonna Session
September 28 – 29 & October 2 – 6 performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and September 30 performance begins at
2:00 p.m. No late seating, no exceptions.
“The Wolves” contains adult language.
Tickets are $17 for adults; $15 for Fresno State faculty, staff, alumni and military; and $10 for all students.
Children under 5 not admitted. Group rates are available for groups of 20 or more. Box office hours are noon
to 4 p.m. on weekdays and one hour before each performance.
Parking is free for shows on Friday through Sunday night. For shows on Tuesday through Thursday night,
parking permits are required and can be purchased at dispensers in parking lots on campus.
For more information, contact the box office at 559.278.2216 or universitytheatre@csufresno.edu.
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