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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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Beppe Gambetta Returns To Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE — Acoustic guitar master Beppe Gambetta returns to Coolwater Ranch for a concert on Saturday, Feb. 3, as the local venue continues its tradition of hosting top-flight musicians in an inviting and exciting atmosphere. Presented by Robin Ralston of Coolwater and The Redwoods, the show starts at 7 p.m. “In a world dominated by trends and logic of the ...

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Circle Of Hearts: Bringing Song And Love To Life’s Transitions

MOUNTAIN AREA — Poet Heinrich Heine said, “Where words leave off, music begins.” And this is also where Circle of Hearts comes in. Be it for sickness, while regaining wellness, or even on the threshold of death, a group of local women are opening their hearts and singing together for others, to provide love and comfort in transitional times. The ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s Festive Holiday Concert

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 16th Season Festive Holiday Concert will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School. The MSO is a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council, Inc. The concert features British composer Sir Edward Elgar’s landmark “Variations on an Original Theme – Enigma.” The ...

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Free Concerts Feature Song Heard ‘Round The World

OAKHURST — For the eighth consecutive year, a group of singers from local area church choirs including choristers from New Community United Methodist Church and Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, as well as a mini-orchestra made up of talented local instrumentalists, will come together for a beautiful Christmas program. The public is cordially invited to attend, and the program is free. ...

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Oakhurst Community Band: Free Winter Holiday Concert

OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Band presents their soul-stirring Winter Holiday Concert on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at Mountain Christian Center and features a special appearance by the Yosemite High School Concert Choir. This is the 14th season for the popular group, and admission to the concert, as always, is free. Featuring music from ...

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Just Sit Down And Listen: Coolwater Concerts’ Robin Ralston

AHWAHNEE — Here’s a riddle: what do horses, mountain-climbing, and spectacular music have in common? Answer: Robin Ralston. She’s the dedicated patron and mastermind behind the Coolwater Ranch House Concerts. Robin brings top-notch musicians known for entertaining audiences worldwide to play intimate shows in her living room. Following a winding path marked by mixed fortune while maintaining a forward gaze, Robin ...

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Chris Proctor Returns To Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Breathtaking, spectacular, and exquisite. Those are just some of the words critics have used to describe Chris Proctor, National 6 and 12 String Champion, who brings his amazing variety of guitar sounds and textures to Coolwater Ranch on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Influenced by such great and diverse talents as Michael Hedges and Leo ...

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Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Concert Launches 16th Season

MARIPOSA — The sixteenth season of the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra begins on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. with a concert consisting appropriately of sixteen pieces: the complete Slavonic Dances of Antonín Dvořák. Mariposa audiences will have the very rare opportunity to hear them played in their entirety, live in concert. Comprised of two sets of eight dances each, many ...

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