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‘The Music Room,’ Part 2: violinist Marilyn Dubow and pianist Robert Jorgensen

Photo / Chris Lee

Marilyn Dubow is a violinist for the New York Philharmonic

The Munro Review continues its special collaboration with the Fresno Free College Foundation to draw attention to a wonderful archival resource. (It seems a perfect time to do so, considering that most of us are quarantined from live performance these days, and we’re relying on the digital world to remain connected to culture.) From 1978 to 1989, a locally televised Fresno series titled “The Music Room” featured some of the great pianists of the day. The 30-minute television program originated with the late pianist Philip Lorenz. He was professor of music at California State University, Fresno and was artistic director of the Keyboard Concerts series, which was under the sponsorship of the foundation for 15-years.

Thanks to the foundation’s board, and in particular to Alex Vavoulis, the executive producer of “The Music Room,” I’ll be highlighting the archive of videos on a regular basis.

This second installment was broadcast on the Fresno PBS station in 1980 featuring violinist Marilyn Dubow and pianist Robert Jorgensen. In this presentation, Dubow teaches and demonstrates the violin. You can find all the videos on the foundation’s website.


‘The Music Room,’ Part 2: Marilyn Dubow and Robert Jorgensen

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Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

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