The Mariposa County Arts Council proudly presents the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in concert twice -- 7 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at the Fiester Auditorium of Mariposa County High School and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park.
Both concerts will open with the overture to Giuseppe Verdi's 1862 opera "La Forza del Destino" (The Force of Destiny.) One of Verdi's greatest orchestral showpieces, the symphony's founding Music Director/Conductor Les Marsden has programmed this overture as the music world celebrates the bicentennial of Verdi's 1813 birth.
The orchestra will then be joined by distinguished guest soloists Ann Miller on violin and Ira Lehn on cello. Fully-detailed program notes are available on the MSO's webpages at the Mariposa County Arts Council's all-new website -- tinyurl.com/ayohc8v .
Tickets for Saturday's concert in Mariposa cost $6 for adults and $4 for students and may be purchased from the Mariposa County Arts Council (209) 966-3155. Tickets are also available at the Mariposa County Visitors Center. Details: (209) 966-7081.
Sunday's concert at the Ahwahnee Hotel is free but is on a first come, first serve bases. The concert will be repeated on Sunday, April 28 as a 2 p.m., matinee in the Ahwahnee in a free of charge, first-come basis.
All past MSO concerts in the Ahwahnee have been filled to capacity and are presented in partnership with the cooperation of the National Park Service, Yosemite National Park and Superintendent Don Neubacher, Delaware North Parks and Resorts at Yosemite and the Ahwahnee Hotel and General Manager Brett Archer.