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The Fresno Philharmonic, now in its 63rd season, is one of the leading arts organizations in the Central San Joaquin Valley. As Fresno's professional symphony orchestra, we present incomparable live musical experiences to thousands of people each season and provide high quality music education programs to students throughout our region.  We believe that music of the highest caliber should be available and accessible to all.

The Fresno Philharmonic's Masterworks series presents the greatest works in the classical symphonic literature, as well as interesting rarities and compositions by living composers. Leading guest soloists, such as Sir James Galway, Itzhak Perlman, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Lang Lang, Lynn Harrell, Sarah Chang, Joshua Bell, and Andre Watts have appeared with the Fresno Philharmonic.  The Fresno Pops series presents orchestral arrangements of popular music from a wide variety of genres and eras often with leading headline stars from the worlds of Broadway, jazz and entertainment. The Fresno Philharmonic also presents Carnegie Hall's acclaimed Link Up education program to over 11,000 students in Fresno, Central, Sanger and Clovis unified school districts. 

The mission of the Fresno Philharmonic is to enrich and transform the lives of the residents of the Central San Joaquin Valley through performances of great music. 

In 2016-2017, the Fresno Philharmonic welcomes six conductors who are candidates to become the next music director, each of whom will conduct a Masterworks concert this season: Sameer Patel, Daniel Meyer, Alexander Mickelthwate, Aram Demirjian, Rei Hotoda and Jose-Luis Novo.

The Fresno Philharmonic operates on an annual budget of approximately $1.5 million and has an endowment of approximately $2 million. The Fresno Philharmonic has approximately 65 tenured musicians all of whom are members of the American Federation of Musicians.  Hailing from Greater Fresno, as well as cities throughout California, they bring a wealth of talent and experience to Fresno Philharmonic concerts and many are actively engaged in teaching music in our community.   The Philharmonic is managed by a staff of four full-time and two part-time employees. It has a 25-member Board of Directors composed of community leaders who govern the organization and provide financial resources through their contributions and fund raising activity.  Like every professional symphony orchestra in the U.S., the Fresno Philharmonic depends upon the generous support of the community it serves.



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