Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Presents: The Wilderness Act 50th

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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Listen in for a cycle of large-scale symphonic poems celebrating the four Yosemite anniversaries kicking off in 2014 and running through 2016. The pieces are composed by the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) Founding Music Director and Conductor Les Marsden. The individual works will be premiered at MSO concerts between October 2013 and April 2016, at which time the cycle will be performed in its entirety.

The October 19, 2013 concert features the premiere of one of those stand-alone orchestral works dedicated to and honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s 12th Season Opening Concert
7:00 PM   Saturday, October 19, 2013
The Fiester Auditorium at Mariposa County High School (map:)
Tickets/information: the Mariposa County Arts Council 209.966.3155
Featured work on the October 12th Concert: the world premiere of Les Marsden’s Wilderness: Our Necessary Refuge, composed to honor the Wilderness Act’s 50th Anniversary on September 3, 2014.
Also on the program:
Richard Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Josef Haydn: Symphony #97 in C
Giuseppi Verdi: Overture to I Vespri Siciliani
Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act III and Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin