The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Independence Day Spectacular!” Concert

The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Independence Day Spectacular!” Concert will be held on Saturday, July 1 at 7 PMin the Mariposa County Park Amphitheatre, located at 4998 County Park Road in Mariposa.  The MSO is a program of the Mariposa County Arts Council and the MSO’s Founder and Music Director Les Marsden will conduct the concert.

The centerpiece of the MSO’s closing concert of its 15th season is Aaron Copland’s paean to down-home, rural Americana: his 1944 Appalachian Spring.  Considered Copland’s greatest ballet score, Appalachian Spring is notable for popularizing the Shaker dancing song “Simple Gifts,” which Copland plucked from a century of near-obscurity and turned into a universally-known and loved tune.  The concert will also feature the rousing Festival Overture on the American National Air by Dudley Buck and five marches by America’s “March King” John Philip Sousa, as well as popular marches and Americana by other composers.

General admission tickets for the MSO’s July 1st Independence Day Spectacular! Concert are $10 for adults and $6 for students, with special discounted rates for Mariposa County Arts Council members. Click here to save your seat.