California’s Central Valley is such a beautiful place. I don’t think there’s another single area in the entire United States filled with as much geographic variety, whether the elegant stone-fruit orchards that surround the city, the stunning beauty of the foothills or the giant sequoias and Mt. Whitney itself (tallest in the lower 48). Paralleling that variety is the incredible agility of this orchestra. There’s nothing this orchestra can’t do. From their electrifying performance of The Rite of Spring this March or their passionate and moving accounts of Mahler 1st and Daphnis and Chloe, they somehow raise the bar at each and every concert. What a thrill to be a part of the blossoming of these musicians into a versatile, powerful and exciting orchestra. Handily, this has been one of the highlights of my musical life.
Movie Night: John Williams
John Williams: Movie Music!
7:30PM, Saturday, February 10, 2018
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291
Historias con Musica!
De falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Joana Gonzalez, piano
3:00PM, Saturday, March 10, 2018
Mendelssohn: Violin concerto in E minor
YuEun Kim, violin
7:30PM, Saturday, April 21, 2018
Combined choirs join the Sequoia Symphony as we end the season by pulling out the stops of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in a special performance at LJ Williams auditorium. The choral texts suggest themes of universal brotherhood and an all inclusive human experience, which will be in full display as more than 160 musicians take the stage.