This week’s arts picks are all about classical compositions, with a pair of Sunday concerts featuring international artists.
The draw: De la Salle played her first concert at the age of 9. It was broadcast live by Radio France. Now 28, the pianist has been hailed for her live performances and recordings.
Here, de la Salle will perform two Ludwig van Beethoven sonatas, three etudes by György Ligeti, and 10 pieces from “Romeo and Juliet” by Sergei Prokofiev.
Love conquers all
The draw: Bolshoy will perform Joaquín Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez,” a popular piece of guitar work, parts of which have been covered by everyone from Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin to Herb Alpert and John Williams. The advanced Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will also perform under the direction of Thomas Loewenheim. The group will perform works from Édouard Lalo, Emmanuel Chabrier and Arturo Marquez.
Because this is a fundraiser, the event will feature a dessert auction – so arrive early.
Details: 7 p.m. Sunday. Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall, Clovis North High School, 2770 E. International Ave. $10-$35, free general admission seating first-come, first-served. youthorchestrasfresno.org