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To-Do This Weekend: Plays in Coalinga and Visalia; Fresno classical music

There are only two more performances of “The Cemetery Club” at Coalinga’s Imaginarium dinner theater, but I wanted to be sure to get a mention of it up on the Beehive. (Because how often do I get to post anything related to Coalinga?):

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Here’s another area theater option. “Living Out” is in its second weekend at Visalia’s Ice House Theatre:


“Living Out” is a story about the difficulties of reaching across the cultural divide. From Chris Haberman of Visalia Community Players:

The play focuses on two mothers: a nanny, who has immigrated from Latin America, and the well-to-do white lawyer, whose child she cares for. Although the play is written primarily in English, there is quite a bit of Spanish spoken throughout. It would be perfect for a bilingual audience, although primary English speakers won’t be lost, because the intelligent way the dialogue flows between the languages.

James Ward of the Visalia Times-Delta wrote an advance story on the show that you can read here.



I write about four of them in Friday’s issue of 7:


DUO PIANOS: Los Angeles soprano Anahit Nersessian will perform with pianists Naira Shahsouvarian and Maria Amirkhanian in a 6 p.m. Sunday concert at Fresno State’s Concert Hall. The concert will feature music arranged for duo piano by American, Armenian, French, German and South American composers. The music selections are mainly from the mid-20th century. The idea is to provide a variety of music created by composers from different nationalities all from about the same era — a chapter in the history of world music.Tickets are $12. Details: (559) 243-5880.

MUSIC FROM MEXICO: The Orpheus Chamber Music Ensemble performs 8 p.m. Friday at Fresno State’s Concert Hall. “Music from Mexico” will offer works from such 19th and 20th century composers as Tomás León, Horacio Uribe and Manuel Poncé. A highlight will be Mario Lavista’s “Marsías” for solo oboe and eight crystal goblets.Tickets are $12, $10 seniors, students free with I.D. Details:

GALA FUNDRAISER: The Youth Orchestras of Fresno holds a gala fundraiser 5 p.m. Saturday in Fresno State’s Concert Hall. “Evening of Enchantment” includes “Scheherazade,” the story of the Arabian Nights, and music from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” The evening includes an auction and raffle for 10 violins decorated by California artists.Tickets are $60. Details:, (559) 275-6694.

FLUTE CHOIR FESTIVAL: Guest artist Miguel Angel Villanueva will perform at a public concert 7 p.m. Friday at Fresno Pacific University’s Ashley Auditorium as part of the International Flute Choir Festival. He’ll be joined in the solo recital by pianist Hatem Nadim. Also on the program are the Clovis Chamber Orchestra and Les Flutes Enchantess. Tickets are $20. Details: (559) 453-2267. The 13th annual festival continues through Saturday.

Responses to "To-Do This Weekend: Plays in Coalinga and Visalia; Fresno classical music"

Keven Brumana says:


Imagine my surprise when I received a text congratulating me on my Beehive “nod”. I ran to my office to see what was up. Thank you for including our production on your list of things to do. We hope to see you at something out here soon.

Keven Brumana
Director, imaginarium: IOFA