Music Events

FCC music performances take students from the stages at Fresno City College to venues throughout the U.S. and Europe. FCC Concerts in the Recital Hall, Theatre and OAB Auditorium are a perfect way to celebrate Music@City!

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Fresno City College
1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741
Phone: 559.442.8221

Instrumental and Vocal concerts are presented throughout the school year at our on campus venues!

The City Singers perform in Southern France July 2016!
 The FCC Jazz Ensemble performing at the RENO Jazz Festival 2016!

Spring 2024 Events

Fresno Community Concert Band

Theatre

January 20, 2024 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Trains! Trains! Trains!

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Walk in Peace Concert

OAB Auditorium

February 9, 2024 at 7:30pm

The Fresno City College Choirs combine with the Fresno State University Choirs for their annual Walk in Peace Concert, commemorating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Donation at Door Only

New Wrinkles: Season Premiere

Roger Rockas Dinner Theatre

February 19, 2024 at 5:30pm

Season Premiere Fundraiser

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"Tell Our Story" Choir Concert

OAB Auditorium

March 14, 2024 at 7:30pm 

Tell Our Story

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior, $5 Student

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Central Valley Guitar Summit

OAB Auditorium

March 15, 2024 at 8:00am

Middle and high school guitar festival with a professional guest evening concert.

Free student performances

Central Valley Guitar Summit Concert

OAB Auditorium

March 15, 2024 at 7:30pm

Middle and high school guitar festival with a professional guest evening concert.

$15 - At Door Only

Fresno Community Concert Band

Theatre

March 16, 2024 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm

A Saint Paddy's Day Eve Fest

Guest Artist: "Pipes on the Hob" Irish Band

Free, must have ticket

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Irish Music Celebration

OAB Auditorium

March 17, 2024 at 7:30pm

Fresno City College Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop's annual Irish Music Celebration. Enjoy an evening of Irish vocal music in various styles and genres.

Free to attend, donations accepted

Wind and Orchestra Festival Ensembles

Theatre

March 18 & 19, 2024 at 8:00am - 4:30pm

The 4th Annual Wind & Orchestra Festival is back! Bands and orchestras from junior high to high school will preform between 8:00am and 4:30pm for esteemed adjudicators and clinicians, and they will have a chance to experience hearing other groups performa and recieve feedback.

Free to attend

Wind and Orchestra Festival Concerts

Theatre

March 18 & 19, 2024 at 7:30pm

Showcase Concerts featuring Concerto Competition winners

March 18 - Winner Christopher Basham performing Concerto in Eb for Alto Saxophone & Orchestra by Alexander Glazounov with the FCC Symphony Orchestra

March 19 - Winner Dmitri Rodriguez performing Percussion Concerto by Jennifer Higdon with the FCC Symphonic Band

$10 Admission at the Door

City Jazz Festival

Theatre

March 21 & 22, 2024
8:00am - 5:00pm
Headliner Concert
March 21, 2024 at 12:00pm

Featuring Bijon Watson with the Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble

This year’s festival will include two days of student jazz performances, plus clinics and workshops, and an exciting noon concert featuring the Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble and festival headliner.

Free to attend

Music Student Recital

OAB Auditorium

April 10, 2024 at 7:30pm

Music Department students will perform solos and chamber works in the first student recital of the spring 2024 semester.

Free to attend

Music Student Recital

OAB Auditorium

April 19, 2024 at 12:00pm

Music Department students will perform solos and chamber works in the second student recital of the spring 2024 semester.

Free to attend

Fresno Community Concert Band

Theatre

April 20, 2024 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm

On Broadway

Guest Artist: The Oakhurst Community Band

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Chamber Ensembles Concert

Theatre

April 23, 2024 at 7:00pm

FCC Music students perform in Chamber Ensembles

Free to attend

39th Annual Brass Bash

OAB Auditorium

April 24, 2024 at 7:30pm

The 39th Annual Brass Bash will feature FCC Brass students, along with other high school, collegiate & Professional brass players around the valley.

$10 Donations - at door only

Spring Voice Recital

OAB Auditorium

April 25, 2024 at 7:30pm

The FCC voice students will perform solo voice repertoire that they have been preparing for over the spring 2024 semester. 

Free to attend

Jazz Concert

Theatre

May 1, 2024 at 7:30pm

The Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble & Latin Jazz Ensemble with a special high school guest ensemble. 

$8 General, $6 Staff/Student, $5 Students

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Six-String Showcase

OAB Auditorium

May 2, 2024 at 7:30pm

FCC guitarists present an evening of solo and ensemble music with a sensational guest culminating with an all-student guitar orchestra!

$10 Donation - at door only

Honors Recital

OAB Auditorium

May 3, 2024 at 7:30pm

Will feature soloists and highlight the incredible work of our outstanding musicians in the Applied Music Program at FCC!

Free to attend

Intermediate/Advanced Piano Recital

OAB Auditorium

May 6, 2024 at 7:00pm

Donations Accepted - at door only

FCC Wind Ensemble Concert

Theatre

May 7, 2024 at 7:30pm

FCC Wind Ensemble will perform the final concert of the year, featuring the Inaugural FCC Concerto Competition winner. The All-Campus Band will also feature staff, faculty and students from around the campus who used to play music, and miss having an opportunity to play in a band. This will be a fun event and a great way to end the musical season!

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior, $5 Student

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"Masterwork" Choral Concert

OAB Auditorium

May 8, 2024 at 7:30pm

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior $5 Students

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City Sounds Commercial Music Showcase

Theatre

May 10, 2024 at 7:30pm

This event will highlight the work of the commercial music students in a concert setting.

Free to attend

Gala Opera Concert

OAB Auditorium

May 11, 2024 at 7:30pm 

Opera Gala Concert

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior, $5 Student

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FCC Symphony Orchestra Concert

Theatre

May 14, 2024 at 7:30pm

This concert will feature the FCC Symphony Orchestra and the Concerto Competition winner.

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior, $5 Student

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Fresno Community Concert Band

Shaghoian Concert Hall

May 26, 2024 at 3:00pm

For Those We Honor
Guest Artists: Soli Deo Gloria Women's Choir

$14 Adult, $7 Children under 12

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Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall
2770 E International Ave
Fresno, CA 93730

Fall 2023 Events

Music Faculty Recital

OAB Auditorium

September 20, 2023 at 7:30pm

Enjoy performances by the Fresno City College Music Department faculty and staff!

Free to attend

Jazz Composers Orchestra and FSU

Fresno State Concert Hall

October 2, 2023 at 7:30pm

Please contact Fresno State for ticketing information

$15 General

FCC Wind Ensemble with FSU Wind Orchestra

Fresno State Concert Hall

October 5, 2023 at 7:30pm

The Fresno City College Wind Ensemble has been invited to join the Fresno State University Wind Orchestra in concert. Directors Elisha K. Wells and Dr. Gary P. Gilroy will lead the collegiate groups in an exciting musical program!

Please contact Fresno State for ticketing information

$15 General

FCC Symphony Orchestra Concert

Theatre

October 10, 2023 at 7:30pm 

Out of This World

A concert featuring the music of Gustov Holst

Featuring the Sunnyside High School String Orchestra
under the direction of Wendy Shrestha

First Suite in Eb for Orchestra by Gustav Holst
The Planets: Mars, Venus, Jupiter by Gustav Holst

Conducted by Professor Elisha Wells

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior, $5 Student

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Wind Ensemble Fall Concert

Theatre

October 12, 2023 at 7:30pm 

FCC Symphonic Band presents...

Fire!

A concert featuring fiery symphonic band pieces that will uplift and inspire.

Florentiner March by Julius Fucik
Hail The Dragon by Philip Sparke
Night on Fire by John Mackey
A Cor Amoris by Ayateh Shabazz
Symphonic Dance No. 3, "Fiesta" by Clifton Williams

Conducted by Professor Elisha Wells

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior, $5 Student

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Fresno City College Jazz Concert

Theatre

October 18, 2023 at 7:30pm 

The Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble with special High School Jazz Ensemble TBA.

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior, $5 Student

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Fresno Community Concert Band

Theatre

October 22, 2023 at 3:00 & 7:00pm

Homegrown and Lovin' It, featuring local composers

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Fall Music Student Recital #1

OAB Auditorium

October 25, 2023 at 7:30pm

FCC Music Students will perform solos or small chamber works in the first recital of the Fall 2023 semester.

Free to attend

Fall Music Student Recital #2

Recital Hall

October 27, 2023 at 12:00pm

Music students will perform solo/chamber works in the 2nd recital of the Fall 2023 semester.

Free to attend

Fall Choral Festival

OAB Auditorium

November 1-3, 2023 at 8:00am - 5:00pm

The Fresno City College Choirs will host a Fall Choral Festival November 1-3, 2023 all day in the OAB Auditorium. Local high school and junior high schools will be adjudicated by a panel of experts and the FCC Choirs will perform regularly throughout the festival.

Free to public

Rams Jams: Guitar Concert

OAB Auditorium

November 16, 2023 at 7:30pm

FCC guitarists present an evening of solo and ensemble music culminating with an all-student guitar orchestra!

$10 suggested donation at the door only

Intermediate Advanced Piano Recital

OAB Auditorium

November 17, 2023 at 7:00pm

Featuring Guest Artist, Argentina Duran Fernandez, pianist for the National Symphonic Orchestra of Mexico

Donations accepted at the door

The Gondoliers

Theatre

November 17 & 18, 2023 at 7:30pm
November 19, 2023 at 2:00pm 

Opera Workshop presents Gilbert & Sullivan's classic comedy "The Gondoliers"

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior, $5 Student

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New Wrinkles: Step Into the Holidays

OAB Auditorium

November 18, 2023 at 7:00pm
November 19, 2023 at 2:00pm 

$10 General

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Voice Recital

OAB Auditorium

November 20, 2023 at 7:00pm

The Fresno City College voice students present an evening of solo voice music. All are welcome to attend and support the culminating work of these vocalists for the Fall 2023 semester!

Free to attend

Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert

Theatre

November 28, 2023 at 7:30pm 

"Light and Dark"

Concert Program:
4 Characteristic Waltzes, by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Chiaroscuro, by Aris Antoniades
Yet, by Ilari Hylkila
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, by P. Tchaikovsky

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior, $5 Student

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Winter Jazz Concert

Theatre

November 29, 2023 at 7:30pm 

The Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble and Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Paul Lucckesi and George Ramirez.

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior, $5 Student

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Wintertide Concert

OAB Auditorium

November 30, 2023 at 7:30pm 

The Fresno City College Choirs will perform at their annual Wintertide Concert. The choirs will sing festive music that you won't want to miss!

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior, $5 Student

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Ear Candy: Commercial Music Showcase

Theatre

December 1, 2023 at 7:30pm

This event will highlight the work of the commercial music students in a concert setting.

Free to attend

Fresno Community Concert Band

Shaghoian Concert Hall

December 2, 2023 at 3:00pm

Sories of Christmas

$14 Adults, $7 Children under 12

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Jazz Composers Orchestra Holiday Concert

Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater

Doors open at 6:00pm

Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater
1226 N Wishon Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
For tickets call: (559) 266-9494

$25 General, $20 Senior, $15 Student

 

Wind Ensemble Winter Concert

Theatre

December 5, 2023 at 7:30pm 

The FCC Wind Ensemble will perform a winter program, including:

You Better Sleigh, by JaRod Hall
Dances for the Muse, Terpsichore, by Carol Brittin Chambers
Chorale and Alleluia, by Howard Hanson
Northwoods: Of Might and Mettle, by Robert W. Smith
The Nightmare Before Christmas, by Danny Elfman, arr. by Michael Brown

$8 General, $6 Staff/Senior, $5 Student

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Chamber Ensembles Winter Concert

Theatre

December 6, 2023 at 7:30pm

The FCC music students will perform a concert in chamber ensembles. Conductors Prof. John Morrice (String Ensemble), Prof. Paul Lucckesi (Woodwind Ensemble), Prof. Elisha Wells (Brass Ensemble), and Prof. Joe Lizama (Percussion Ensemble).

Free to attend

Spring 2023 Events

Fresno Community Concert Band

Shaghoian Concert Hall

February 26, 2023 at 3:00pm

Around the World in 90 Minutes

Guest Artist: Patrick Contreras

$14 Adult, $7 Children under 12

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World Music Concert

colorful map of world with musicians

OAB Auditorium

March 10, 2023 at 7:30pm

Join the Fresno City College Choirs on a musical journey around the world! Featuring music from great composers such as Rosephanye Powell, Kentaro Sato, Javier Busto, Ken Stevens, and more! Come and enjoy folk songs from various musical traditions across the globe.

$8 General, $5 Students

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Irish Music Celebration

OAB Auditorium

March 17, 2023 at 7:30pm

Fresno City College Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop's annual Irish Music Celebration. Enjoy an evening of Irish vocal music in various styles and genres. Special guests Russell Noland and Caleb Sandersier.

Free to attend, donations accepted

Mendelssohn Fundraiser Concert

violin on a piano with photographs of a man and a woman to the right

Steinway Piano Gallery of Fresno

March 18, 2023 at 11:00am

Music Department students from the Piano and Violin areas present a lecture recital on the works and lives of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn.

Donations accepted at the door

Steinway Piano Gallery
7090 N. Palm Ave, Fresno, CA

CANCELED - Feverish Planet: New Music About Climate Change

OAB Auditorium

CANCELED - March 21, 2023 at 7:30pm

Dr. Ann DuHamel’s latest project, “Prayers for a Feverish Planet,” features 60 new works for piano and piano/electronics about climate change. Ann is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Minnesota Morris, and serves as Immediate Past President of Minnesota Music Teachers Association. She earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the University of Iowa under the tutelage of Ksenia Nosikova.

Free to attend

City Jazz Festival

Women with saxophone

Theatre

March 23, 2023
Festival: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Headliner Concert: 12:00pm

Featuring saxophonist Hailey Niswanger with the Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble

This year’s festival will include a day of student jazz performances, plus clinics and workshops, and an exciting noon concert featuring the Fresno City College Jazz Ensemble and festival headliner.

Headliner Concert is free to attend

Wind and Orchestra Festival: Gala Concert

grey background with music notes in a circle

Theatre

March 28, 2023 at 7:30pm

The 3rd Annual Wind & Orchestra Fest at FCC will be featuring the Symphony Orchestra, along with a special featured group, to be announced soon.

Free - Tickets Required, Donations Accepted

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Fresno Community Concert Band

Theatre

April 2, 2023 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Imagine This

Guest Artist: Edison Computech Middle School Wind Ensemble

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Student Recital

words student recital in patchwork of colors

OAB Auditorium

April 13, 2023 at 7:30pm

Music Department students will perform solos and chamber works, highlighting the incredible work of the Applied Music Instructors at FCC!

Free to attend

Central Valley Guitar Summit Concert

Green and blue background with a brown guitar. In the front are the words Central Valley Guitar Summit in white.

OAB Auditorium

April 14, 2023 at 7:30pm

High school and middle school guitar competition and exhibition with a professional guest evening concert. Free student performances throughout the day.

$15 - at door only

Music Scholarship Auditions

Recital Hall

April 15, 2023 at 8:00am

Music Students will apply for music scholarships

Symphony Orchestra Concert w/Howland Clarinet Ensemble

Shaghoian Concert Hall

April 18, 2023 at 7:00pm

The Fresno City College College is joining the local professional group called the Howland Clarinet Ensemble in concert at the Paul Shaghoian Performing Center. The Symphony Orchestra will play one of Rimsky-Korsakov's most famous pieces, Scheherazade! The music will tell the tale of "One Thousand and One Nights" - you won't want to miss this incredible concert!

Free to attend

Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall
2770 E International Ave
Fresno, CA 93730

38th Annual Brass Bash

OAB Auditorium

April 20, 2023 at 7:30pm

38th Annual Brass Bash, featuring local brass students and professionals, as well as the Travis Air Force Brass Choir!

Donations Accepted - at door only

Jazz Concert

Male playing a trombone, with title "Jazz Concert"

Roosevelt High School Theatre

April 26, 2023 at 7:30pm

Roosevelt Jazz & Latin Jazz Ensemble with the Fresno City College Jazz & Latin Jazz Ensemble. Taylor Ledak, George Ramirez, and Paul Lucckesi, directors.

$7 General, $5 Students - At Door Only

Roosevelt High School
4250 E Tulare Ave
Fresno, CA 93702

Student Recital

words student recital in patchwork of colors

Recital Hall

April 28, 2023 at 12:00pm

Music Department students will perform solos and chamber works, highlighting the incredible work of the Applied Music Instructors at FCC!

Free to attend

FCC Concert Band w/Wind Symphony of Clovis

Shaghoian Concert Hall

April 30, 2023 at 3:00pm

The Fresno City College Concert Band will be joining the local professional concert band, Wind Symphony of Clovis, at the beautiful Shaghoian Concert Hall on the Clovis North High School campus.

$10 General Admission - at door only

Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall
2770 E International Ave
Fresno, CA 93730

Honors Recital

OAB Auditorium

May 3, 2023 at 7:30pm

Music Department students will feature soloists and highlight the incredible work of our outstanding musicians in the Applied Music Program at FCC!

Free to attend

Six-String Showcase

blue and green watercolor background with title "Six-string Showcase" in white

OAB Auditorium

May 4, 2023 at 7:30pm

FCC guitarists and an exciting professional guest present an evening of solo and ensemble music culminating with an all-student guitar orchestra!

$10 suggested donation - at door only

"All of Us" Choral Concert

blue and green watercolor background with title "Six-string Showcase" in white

OAB Auditorium

May 5, 2023 at 7:30pm

$8 General, $5 Students

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Intermediate/Advanced Piano Recital

Recital Hall

May 8, 2023 at 7:30pm

Donations Accepted - at door only

Chamber Ensembles Concert

blue and green watercolor background with title "Six-string Showcase" in white

OAB Auditorium

May 9, 2023 at 7:30pm

The FCC Music Department features Chamber Ensembles in concert

Free to attend

FCC Small Jazz Ensembles

Male playing a trombone, with title "Jazz Concert"

Recital Hall

May 10, 2023 at 7:30pm

Fresno City College Small Jazz Ensembles in concert

Free to attend

City Sounds Commercial Music Showcase

Male playing a trombone, with title "Jazz Concert"

Recital Hall

May 12, 2023 at 7:30pm

This event will feature a Concert and Showcase of Fresno City College Commercial Music Student Projects.

Free to attend

Gala Opera Concert

Male playing a trombone, with title "Jazz Concert"

OAB Auditorium

May 13, 2023 at 5:00pm 

Opera Gala Concert

$8 General, $5 Student

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Fresno Community Concert Band

Shaghoian Concert Hall

May 28, 2023 at 3:00pm

Solemn Remembrance
Guest Conductor: James Lamb

$14 Adult, $7 Children under 12

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Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall
2770 E International Ave
Fresno, CA 93730