Listening With Les

From Mariposa Symphony Orchestra
Founder and Conductor Les Marsden:

“While the MSO remains on hiatus, I’ve been asked to share my thoughts on the orchestral repertoire with you by our parent organization, the Mariposa County Arts Council. 

From time to time, I’ll publish a particular piece or composer highlighted, along with links to performances available on YouTube by some of the world’s great orchestras.

Some may remember when I presented pre-concert talks in person at the Sixth Street Cinema in Mariposa, a week before our concerts – complete with examples.   This will be something like that, and I hope you’ll find these offerings interesting – and enjoyable. 

For the most part, I’ll write of music the MSO has performed in the past – and will hopefully be able to perform for you in the future, too!”


Episode 1: Happy Birthday, Will Shakespeare! 
April 23, 2020

Episode 2: That’s quite a mystery, Elgar! 
May 4, 2020

Episode 3: “One Laughs While the Other Cries…
May 13, 2020

Episode 4: “Who WAS that Masked Man!?
May 20, 2020