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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Season Premier

MARIPOSA — If you didn’t know that Mariposa has a symphony orchestra, consider this your invitation to enjoy one of the best-kept secrets in the mountains.

Mariposa is the actually the smallest town in the United States with its own symphony orchestra, and they have a fantastic show planned for their first performance of the season on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Fiester Auditorium, Mariposa County High School.Conductor Les Marsden has designated this, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 11th season, “audience-building season,” and encourages everyone to introduce MSO to friends who may never have attended a concert.

“Bring a friend. Prise a kid, a grandchild, a teen – away from a video game or an iPod, and drag ’em to the Fiester,” says Marsden on the Madera County Arts Council website. “You’ll get all the credit for sharing something that should NOT be a well-kept secret. A live symphony orchestra is truly something to be proud of, and there should never be a single empty seat in the house for any of our concerts.”

Marsden promises “music to be readily enjoyed by everyone, from those new to classical music, to the most seasoned concert-goer.”

The performance features music by Rossini and Mussorgsky, and one piece that many will recognize as part of the soundtrack to many a horror movie, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor – perfect for the Halloween season.

Don’t miss out on a great evening, devoted to some of the world’s most memorable music, live, right here in our own mountain area.

Tickets are $6 Adults and $4 Students. Call 209-966-3155 for tickets on Friday, Oct. 19, or go to the Mariposa Visitors Center on Saturday. Tickets will be available at the door Saturday night.

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