Sequoia Symphony Orchestra: Music Director and Conductor

Bruce in Exeter OrchardCalifornia’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.


American Icons: Billy the Kid and Gershwin
Jennifer HigdonBlue Cathedral
GershwinConcerto in F
Dominic Cheli, piano
CoplandBilly the Kid
7:30PM, Saturday, April 15, 2023
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

The second year of our American Icons Festival comes to life with music of Higdon, Gershwin and Copland.

Bernstein's ON THE TOWN
BernsteinOn The Town
1:00PM, Saturday, April 22, 2023
Visalia Fox Theater
308 W Main St
Visalia, CA 93291

As we wrap up the year, you can join three Navy sailors set loose in New York City on a 24 hour pass in a live performance of Bernstein's delightful and dance-fueled "On the Town" featuring stars from Broadway and local professionals.