Jun 19, 2019
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Juan Felipe Herrera, former United States Poet Laureate, hosts a poetry workshop during the 2018 Art Song Festival at the Wahlberg Recital Hall. (Benjamin Cruz/The Collegian)

Second annual Art Song Festival coming this weekend

The Department of Music is hosting its second annual Art Song Festival at 5:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Concert Hall at Fresno State.

The festival focuses on the genre of ‘international art song’ and will include an entire recital of music by American composers, including Dr. Robin Fisher, soprano from Sacramento State; Dr. Maria Briggs, soprano and Art Song Festival director at Fresno State; and Dr. Kenneth Froelich, composer from Fresno State.

Renowned tenor Alex Boyer will present master classes and vocal recitals.

Student participants will compete in a student showcase and an art song composition showcase.

Both days will consist of master classes, concerts, lectures and competitions with prizes.

Tickets can be purchased in the box office or through the Department of Music website.

A two-day pass is $15 for general admission and $11 for seniors and students. One-day passes for general admission is $10 and $8 for seniors and students.  

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