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Donald’s weekend picks

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1. GET ROMANTIC WITH THE PHILHARMONIC
Russian composers + Fresno Philharmonic + Theodore Kuchar = a rousing evening. Venezuelan star Gabriela Martinez joins the orchestra for the lush Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. Read my interview with Martinez in Friday’s 7 section. [Details]

2. SAN JOAQUIN CHORALE
It wouldn’t be spring without a concert by the San Joaquin Chorale. The ensemble, under the direction of Roy Klassen, will feature guest artists Dieter Wulfhorst on cello and Susan Doering (pictured) on violin at the group’s 7:30 p.m. Sunday concert at the First Congregational Church. The program includes classic choral pieces by Handel and the recent compositions “O Magnum Mysterium” by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo and “Kyrie” by 2012 Fresno Pacific graduate Benjamin Certain. Several folk pieces are also in the repertoire, including “The Girl I Left Behind Me,” arranged by Dan Forrest. “Polly Wolly Doodle,” arranged by Paul Leavitt, and “The Gypsy Fiddler” by Ronald Melrose, a lively tale of a young lady having to choose between money or love. [Details]

3. FLUTE & HARP
Teresa Beaman, a Fresno State flute professor, and guest artist Ellie Choate, on harp, like a challenge. Beaman and Choate’s faculty recital 8 p.m. Friday at Fresno State’s Wahlberg Recital Hall includes some of the most challenging music ever written for flute and harp, including works by Damase, Miyagi, Persichetti, Schaposchnikov and Spohr. [Details]

4. LAST CHANCE: MAKI-DEARSAN EXHIBITION
If you haven’t yet seen Nanete Maki-Dearsan’s exhilarating new show “Horatio/Ophelia” at Gallery 25, make a point to catch it before it closes Sunday. Here’s my Beehive Interview with her. [Details]

5. ‘JULIUS CAESAR,’ VEGAS STYLE, AT COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS
The year is 1958. In a desert oasis known as Rome, ambitious men vie for power, wielding both weapons and words to devastating effect. As co-director Chris Mangels notes: “This isn’t your daddy’s Shakespeare!” The Visalia Times-Delta’s James Ward writes about the production here. Below, Jeffrey Prosser’s official teaser video. [Details]

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