MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra, a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, is excited to announce a series of very special chamber music concerts to be held at the Mariposa United Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m., and the Greeley Hill Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.
These unique concerts will take place while the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is on a brief hiatus to allow Founding Music Director/Conductor, Les Marsden, time to recover from surgery. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of this limited opportunity to enjoy classical music in an intimate setting before the MSO resumes its regular season, with all the usual energy and excitement, soon.
The program for the upcoming October concerts includes:
- Franz Danzi’s “Trio No. 2 in G major, Op. 71” performed by Sandra Stocking (flute), Cait Serpa (violin) and Zachary Hunsuck (cello)
- Edvard Grieg’s “Hirtenknabe – Shepherd’s Boy,” “Einsamer Wanderer – Solitary Traveler” and “Elfentanz – Fairy Dance” performed by Peter Lindstrom (French horn), Jill Rowney (French horn) and Gay Dunn (cello)
- Johann Joachim Quantz’ “Sonata in D Major” performed by Shirley Lay (flute), Sandra Stocking (flute), and Kathy Smith (flute)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “String Quartet No. 23 in F major” performed by Sally Martinez (violin), Bekah Fickling (violin), Elsie Hill (viola) and Gay Dunn (cello).
- Gustav Holst’s “Jupiter” from “Planets, Op. 32” performed by Peter Lindstrom (French horn), Jill Rowney (French horn) and Gay Dunn (cello)
Tickets for the Mariposa concerts are $10 for adults and $6 for students; Mariposa Arts Council members enjoy a reduced admission of $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the Mariposa County Arts Council’s office or online at www.mariposaartscouncil.org. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, but guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. There will be no admission cost for the concert in Greeley Hill thanks to the generous support of the Mariposa County Department of Probation’s Local Innovation grant program.
For more information please visit the website or call the Arts Council office at (209) 966-3155.
The Mariposa County Arts Council is an incorporated not-for-profit organization created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County.