BRIEF: MUSIC EVENTS HELP CELEBRATE SAROYAN

The Fresno Bee
May 2, 2008 Friday
California

May 2--Not one but two musical events on Saturday help celebrate
the yearlong centennial of writer William Saroyan's birth in Fresno
in 1908.

In the afternoon, Richard Hagopian and his grandsons will perform a 2
p.m. concert at the Fresno Art Museum, 2233 N. First St. Hagopian is
known for his performances of Armenian music, including his expertise
on the oud, a traditional Armenian stringed instrument.

Tickets are $4, $2 for students and seniors, and free to museum
members.

In the evening, the Fresno Community Chorus will perform at 7:30
p.m. in the Concert Hall at California State University, Fresno, Shaw
and Maple avenues. The program will include choral music by Hovhaness,
Stravinsky and Brahms.

Tickets are $15, $8 for students. For more information on this concert,
call (559) 278-2654.