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Yosemite Songwriting Showcase At Music On The Green

MARIPOSA — The Yosemite Songwriting retreat showcase is slated for Music on the Green on Friday June 28 and on June 29 there will be no music in the art park as the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra performs in Wawona that night. The Yosemite Songwriting showcase will feature performances by retreat founders Gail Dreifus (Meltwater Bridge Band), Adam Burns (Burnsy, Bootstrap ...

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A Yosemite Concert With Only Stars Overhead

YOSEMITE — An all-American concert featuring a full symphony orchestra is a special way to celebrate America’s birthday, but to experience such a concert in Yosemite National Park in a historic location is a rare, extra-special opportunity. The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra regularly performs in Yosemite Valley, but its first-ever outdoor Wawona concert will allow attendees to revel in a simpler ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Presents Tchaikovsky: Rare and Well Done

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 2019 spring concerts will exclusively feature the music of Tchaikovsky, ranging from very rare works to the most beloved violin concerto ever written. The concerts feature renowned guest solo violinist Dr. Ann Miller in the concerto during two performances – one in Mariposa on Saturday, Apr. 6, and a second in Yosemite National ...

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Magical Birth Of The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

MARIPOSA – On Thursday Dec. 19, 2002, an early-season snowstorm knocked out power to many areas of Mariposa County just two days before a very special event. Temperatures dropped, dark skies glowered and roads became icy. Though the town of Mariposa kept its lights on, it was touch-and-go for two days – could a musical infant still be born? Would ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Festive Holiday Concert

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra (MSO) belatedly kicks off its 17th season with a popular Mariposa tradition: the MSO’s annual Festive Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School. The MSO’s scheduled October opening concert of the new season had to be canceled due to MSO Founder/ Conductor Les ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Concerts

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 ...

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MSO Welcomes Guest Conductor From “Sister Orchestra”

MARIPOSA – On June 10, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Founding Music Director and Conductor Les Marsden guest-conducted the Health & Wellness Community Orchestra in Fort Collins, Colo. Marsden had been asked to lead that orchestra in a performance of his “Wilderness – Our Necessary Refuge” from his “Our Nation’s Nature” cycle, heard throughout the Yosemite region in 2016. While being ...

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Music From “E.T” and “Jurassic Park” Highlight Independence Day Concert

MARIPOSA – A journey through eight decades of great American Film Music will highlight the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 2018 “Independence Day Spectacular!” Concert. The concert will be presented on Saturday, June 30, at 7 p.m. in the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, located at 4998 County Park Road in Mariposa. The MSO is a program of the Mariposa County Arts ...

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Renowned Trombonist Guests With Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

MARIPOSA – Internationally-renowned trombonist Thomas Ashworth will guest perform in concert with the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in Mariposa and Yosemite National Park on Apr. 14 and 15. Ashworth’s well-known artistry ranges the gamut of music from classical to pop and jazz. He’s performed or recorded with greats ranging from Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Rosemary Clooney, The Temptations, Doc Severinsen, ...

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MSO Is Calling All Young Master Superhero Composers

MARIPOSA – With the clock ticking and time rapidly running out, young composers from Mariposa County can still save the day, but only if they act fast. The deadline for the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra and Mariposa County Arts Council’s 2018 Young Master Composers Celebration is nearly here, with all entries due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 30. The Young ...

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