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Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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December 2019

Fresno Philharmonic Presents Pops Series – Home for the Holidays

December 7 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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POPS SERIES Home for the Holidays with Special Guest Steve Bell Saturday, December 7, 2019/7:30 PM   Fresno Philharmonic Rei Hotoda, music director and conductor Steve Bell and Band Fresno Master Chorale Anna Hamre, director Fresno’s annual holiday musical tradition returns.  Music Director Rei Hotoda welcomes Canadian singer-songwriter Steve Bell and his band for an evening of spiritual and secular songs of the season.  The Fresno Philharmonic will be joined by the Fresno Master Chorale for this joyous concert of…

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Central California Ballet’s The Nutcracker

December 14 - December 15
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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CENTRAL CALIFORNIA BALLET’s highly entertaining The NUTCRACKER has been recognized in DANCE MAGAZINE for its resurrection of the character of the vengeful Mouse Queen from the original E.T.A. Hoffman “Nutcracker” fairy tale. The whole family will enjoy the festive Party Scene, the Battle of the Nutcracker General and Mouse King, and the lovely Waltzing Flowers! Each year the production offers new choreography and professional guest artists. This year’s Guest Artists are Steven Melendez and Amanda Treiber, Principal Dancers with New…

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An Irish Christmas

December 22 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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AS SEEN ON PBS! STARRING: Riverdance Principal Dancer: Caterina Coyne World Champion Dancer: Tyler Schwartz Principal Dancer: Connor Reider (The Chieftains, Celtic Wings, St. Patrick’ Day in Ireland) Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music celebrating the international spirit of the holiday season. An Irish Christmas, features an award-winning cast of Irish dancers led by Caterina Coyne (Principal Dancer Riverdance), World Champion Dancer Tyler Schwartz (Magic of the Dance, Gaelforce Dance, Celtic…

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January 2020

Fresno Lexus Broadway in Fresno Presents “Finding Neverland”

Jan 14, 2020 - Jan 15, 2020
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event.…

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San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with General John Kelly

Jan 15, 2020 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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General John F. Kelly

General John Kelly - Former White House Chief of Staff Geopolitics - Our Future on the Global Stage General John F. Kelly, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) has served as a four-star General, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, leader of U.S. Southern Command and White House Chief of Staff. As a result, few people are as qualified as General Kelly to provide first-hand insight into the international evolving geopolitical landscape.  In a world where dictators are falling and rising, where governments…

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Fresno Philharmonic Presents Daniel R. Martin Masterworks Series – Beethoven The Revolutionary

Jan 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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DANIEL R. MARTIN MASTERWORKS SERIES Beethoven The Revolutionary Sunday, January 19, 2020/3 PM Fresno Philharmonic Rei Hotoda, conductor and piano Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, violin Julie Albers, cello Beethoven Fidelio Overture Beethoven Triple Concerto Beethoven Symphony #3, Eroica We commence the world-wide celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a triple threat program.  Beethoven was both a political and aesthetic revolutionary. These two aspects of the composer are captured in the overture to his only opera Fidelio and his monumental…

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February 2020

Shen Yun

Feb 5, 2020 - Feb 8, 2020
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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BACK IN ANCIENT CHINA, people once held that their magnificent culture was a gift from the heavens. Art was a way to explore this connection between humankind and higher realms. Today, Shen Yun is reviving this tradition. Through the universal language of dance and music, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of celestial paradises, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Shen Yun cannot be seen in China today,…

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San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with Rebecca Skloot

Feb 12, 2020 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Rebecca Skloot

Rebecca Skloot - Science Writer The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot’s book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, was a New York Times #1 Bestseller and an Emmy Nominated HBO film.  Skloot, an award winning science narrative writer, has been featured in numerous publications and television shows. Her debut book about Henrietta Lacks illuminates the intersections of scientific progress and morality, bringing public attention to vital bioethical issues.  The book tells the jaw-dropping story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cells…

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Fresno Philharmonic Presents Daniel R. Martin Masterworks Series – Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich

Feb 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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DANIEL R. MARTIN MASTERWORKS SERIES Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich Sunday, February 16, 2020/ 3 PM Fresno Philharmonic Rei Hotoda, music director and conductor Barry Douglas, piano Gabriela Lena Frank Escaramuza Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 Acclaimed pianist Barry Douglas, a favorite of the Philip Lorenz International keyboard Concerts, makes his Fresno Philharmonic debut performing Shostakovich’s effervescent Piano Concerto No. 2, one of the composer’s most light hearted works.  Sergey Rachmaninoff’s epic Symphony No. 2 is full of…

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March 2020

Fresno Lexus Broadway in Fresno Presents “Chicago”

Mar 3, 2020 - Mar 4, 2020
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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The Tony-winning revival of Kander and Ebb’s musical will razzle-dazzle you.

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IL VOLO “The Best of Ten Years”

Mar 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Celebrating 10 years of incredible music making, global pop-opera sensation Il Volo performs at Fresno's William Saroyan Theatre.  Join the most famous Italian trio in the world, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble for an unforgettable evening with three of the most amazing voices anywhere. Tickets On Sale Friday, September 27th at 10am   $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, $139.50 VIP Packages Also Available   Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster; over the phone by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at…

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“The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival”

Mar 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Comedy heavyweight Mike Epps brings “The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival” to Saroyan Theatre in Fresno, Calif. on March 14 at 7 p.m. Epps will lead the show with an all-star lineup including Lavell Crawford, DC Young Fly and Haha Davis. The veteran entertainers will bring down the house with their sharp wit, unbridled humor and hysterical storytelling for a comedy show fans won’t want to miss! Highly praised for his performance in the Netflix comedy “Dolemite Is My Name” starring…

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Roadshow 2020

Mar 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Compassion LIVE’s “The Roadshow Tour” has unveiled its exciting and diverse 2020 talent line up with 16 coast to coast tour stops.   Welcoming hundreds of thousands of fans to arenas for over a decade now, “The Roadshow Tour” will feature Award-winners Bethel Music, Matt Maher, Martin Smith of Delirious?, and Unspoken, as well as ApolloLTD, Peabod and Elle Limebear throughout the month of March.   “We are so excited that Bethel Music is heading up Roadshow tour next year with some amazing friends…

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San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with Dr. Paul Hessburg

Mar 18, 2020 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Dr. Paul Hessburg

Dr. Paul Hessburg - Forestry Scientist Megafires: How Do You Want Your Smoke? Paul Hessburg, Ph.D is a research ecologist who has been studying historical and modern era forests for more than 30 years.  His work documents large changes in forest conditions and how these changes, along with climate change, have set the stage for large and severe wildfires.  Local wildfires that ravaged his favorite forests in 2014 and 2015 served as the impetus for Dr. Hessburg to make his…

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Fresno Philharmonic Presents – An Evening with Pink Martini

Mar 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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SPECIAL EVENT An Evening with Pink Martini Saturday, March 21, 2020/ 8:00 PM Featuring a dozen musicians with songs in 25 languages, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998. Since then, the band…

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Straight No Chaser

Mar 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together…

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April 2020

DRUM TAO 2020

Apr 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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DRUM TAO 2020 is the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of DRUM TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production. Tickets Available TBD  Saroyan Theatre

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San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Lecture with Jane Pauley

Apr 15, 2020 at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Jane Pauley is the current host of CBS’s Sunday Morning Show. A three-time Emmy Award winner, she is renowned for hosting the Today Show and Dateline. She will share her life experiences breaking into the male dominated profession of journalism, balancing career and family, struggling with mental illness, and her career revival at 65. Learn More

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Fresno Lexus Broadway in Fresno Presents “Les Miserables”

Apr 28, 2020 - May 3, 2020
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award® -winning musical phenomenon.

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May 2020

Fresno Philharmonic Presents Pops Series – Broadway Diva

May 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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POPS SERIES Broadway Diva Saturday, May 9, 2020/3 PM Fresno Philharmonic Chelsea Tipton, conductor Lisa Vroman, soprano Lisa Vroman, star of Broadway (Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Les Miserables), Opera (Die Fledermaus, The Tender Land, Threepenny Opera) and the concert stage (San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Boston Pops), makes her Fresno debut with an evening of favorite songs from the American musical theatre.  Conductor Chelsea Tipton (What a Wonderful World) returns to lead the Fresno Philharmonic…

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June 2020

Fresno Lexus Broadway in Fresno Presents “Waitress”

Jun 6, 2020
Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721 United States
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“The women of Waitress are changing Broadway!” (Time Magazine).

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