A Symphonic Celebration of the National Park Service - with the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

An historic five-county concert tour of the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra - presenting the world premiere of MSO Founder/Conductor Les Marsden's concert-length cycle of four large-scale symphonic works celebrating four very special "outdoor" anniversaries.  The entire cycle is dedicated to the National Park Service in this, their centennial year.  This tour is made possible by a grant from the California Arts Council and its seven concerts will include the many Gateway counties and several communities in the region of Yosemite National Park.  The tour schedule: 

·       Saturday, April 23 at 7 PM: The Fiester Auditorium, Mariposa County High School

·       Sunday, April 24 at 2 PM: The Majestic Yosemite (Ahwahnee) Hotel, Yosemite National Park

·       Saturday, April 30 at 7 PM: Sierra Vista Church, Oakhurst

·       Saturday, May 7 at 7 PM: Merced College Theatre

·       Saturday, May 14 at 7 PM: Sonora High School Auditorium

                                         And the final leg in August:

 ·       Saturday, August 20 at 7 PM: Mammoth Lakes Middle School

·       Sunday, August 21 at dusk: a special final performance, location TBA

This is an official event of the National Parks Service/Yosemite National Park's 2014 - 2016 Anniversaries celebrations.                  Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Tour information 


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Admission Fee

$10/Adults and $6/Students

Ages Event is Appropriate For


ADA Accessibility Notes

Varies by location; most if not all are ADA accessible - please contact the specific venue for details

Pet Friendly Notes

Not appropriate.


Dwight and I were thrilled to be at Glacier Point at sunset hoping to get a glimpse of the symphony and hear a note or two. What we got was the whole breath taking concert. Les explained the story in each movement so we knew what to listen for as the sun faded on that magical backdrop. Words cannot express the beauty of this experience. We will treasure and carry with us the individual voices of the instruments and their message wherever we go! Thank you Les Marsden and the Mariposa Symphony orchestra!

Jacqui Dozier, 8/24/2016

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