Fresno Philharmonic: Tower Quartet presents Women Making Waves

Join the Tower Quartet and Rei Hotoda for an evening of wonderful music created by female composers. You know what that means don’t you? Girl power!

The Tower Quartet is thrilled to welcome Rei Hotoda – accomplished pianist, conductor of the Fresno Philharmonic, and a formidable female in her own right – as we celebrate the women who have made waves in classical music.

String Quartet No. 1, Danielle Fisher (Fresno’s own!)

String Quartet in E flat major, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Piano Quintet in F Sharp minor, Op. 67, Amy Beach

7pm Saturday November 5th, 2022

Old Administration Building

Fresno City College

General Admission $20 | Students $10

Hailed by musical professionals for their energy and commitment to music making, the Tower Quartet was formed in 2018 by current and former Fresno State graduate students. Combining a love for tradition with an eye towards inclusion, the Tower Quartet performs both in conventional and unusual spaces, bridging the gap between genres and generations.

They aim to honor classic chamber music while juxtaposing it with new works, particularly from composers in the California Central Valley community. With a passion for outreach and education, the Tower Quartet presents chamber performances and coaches music programs at public schools throughout the valley. In 2021 they launched a mentorship program where Tower Quartet members provide regular coaching for young string quartet ensembles. In an effort to keep chamber music appreciation growing and relevant, The Tower Quartet always strives to make chamber music accessible and exciting for their community.

Daniel R. Martin Masterworks Series: Mahler Here and Now (May 8th)

Rei Hotoda and the Fresno Philharmonic launch a multi-season survey of the music of Gustav Mahler with a performance of his Symphony No. 1, Titan. Mahler Here and Now will make the case for the continuing relevance of this visionary composer for today. Lili Boulanger’s rarely heard impressionistic masterpiece D’un matin de Printemps provides a counterpoint to the evocation of nature in Mahler’s symphonies. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours will be required. Please see the latest COVID-19 updates on our website for full information on vaccine, testing and mask requirements.

Event Details

SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2022 | 3:00 PM
William Saroyan Theatre