My arts picks for this weekend include two notable classical music events and a dance performance offering something for lovers of Ballet Folklorico.
The draw: Andaloro hit it big after winning the 2005 Busoni International Piano Competition and has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra. Andreas Werz, artistic director of Keyboard Concerts, is excited he is coming back. “This marks Giuseppe’s third appearance on the series within the past 10 years,” Werz says. “He is an extraordinary pianist and true friend of Keyboard Concerts.”
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The program: Andaloro will play works by Schumann, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Fresno State Concert Hall. www.keyboardconcerts.com, 559-278-2337. $25, $18 seniors, $5 students.
Violins and violas
The event: The fifth annual Fresno State Violin and Viola Festival concludes with a gala concert.
The draw: Guest artists Elisabeth Adkins (a former associate concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra) and the internationally acclaimed Nokuthula Ngwenyama headline the concert, which will include works by Edward Elgar, Georg Philipp Telemann and Antonio Vivaldi.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Fresno State Concert Hall. www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/music. $15, $5 students and seniors.
The draw: Both companies are top-notch, fusing classical and contemporary technique with traditional folk dance to dramatize stories of the rich cultural traditions of Mexico.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Warnors Center for the Performing Arts, 1412 Fulton St. $20. www.warnors.org.