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Great movie heroes on hand at symphony concert

Batman, Wonder Woman and other super heroes will be on hand when the Sequoia Symphony performs exciting movie themes of super hero films at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at the Visalia Fox Theatre.
The symphony’s annual film music concert will feature well-known themes from such films as “Superman,” “The Incredibles,” “Batman,” “The Avengers” and many others.
Before the concert, those attending the Red Carpet reception can have their pictures taken with Spiderman, Captain America and characters from “Star Wars” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The reception includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and drawings. Fresno Lexus will have their latest model on display.
Those portraying the “Star Wars” characters are part of the 501st Legion Star Wars group that creates their own authentic costumes and makes appearances and raises money for a variety of charities. The super heroes are part of Hero Alliance.
The audience is invited to attend the pre-concert preview by music director Bruce Kiesling at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets for the Red Carpet reception are $35.
Tickets for both the concert and Red Carpet reception are available at the symphony office, 208 W. Main Street, Suite D, Visalia, downstairs in Montgomery Square. Tickets are also available at 732-8600 or go to www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com.


Spring 2019
There will be many special moments in the spring concerts as well.
Jan. 12 will feature two symphonies, an unusual pairing. Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 1” which Kiesling describes as a “winter snowball fight,” and Sibelius’ best known work, “Symphony No. 2,” featuring “one of the mostly thrilling last movements in the repertoire.” In trying to come up with something to measure up to last year’s John Williams concert which featured live “Star Wars” characters, Kiesling has themed this year’s film concert on March 2 “Super Heroes.”
“It will be mostly Marvel films like ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘The Avengers,’ but there will be one John Williams score: ‘Superman.’”
April will feature the stirring “Pines of Rome” and a different kind of soloist, a guitarist, who goes by one name: Gigi.
“She is one of the hottest musicians right now and is taking the world by storm,” said Kiesling. “She’s a graduate of Curtis Institute of Music, considered the most prestigious music school in the world, and we’re lucky to get her here on her way up in the music world.”
Season tickets are still available at the symphony office. The season brochure and order form is on the website www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com. Season tickets must be ordered over the phone or in the office, 559 732-8600, 208 W. Main St., Suite D, Visalia (downstairs in Montgomery Square).

Pops concert
Tickets are $20, free for youth 12 and under with a paid adult.
Gates open at 5 p.m. for picnicking. There will be a petting zoo, face painting, a bounce house and fun activities provided by ImagineU Children’s Museum. Quesadilla Gorilla and Bite Me Donuts, featuring Rosa Brothers ice cream, will be selling food.

Those who don’t want to bring chairs and blankets can purchase an up-front table seating 8-10 for $250 ahead of time. Call the office for discounted rates for groups of 20 or more.


Symphony plays ‘Copland to Jazz’

The Sequoia Symphony will play a variety of Americana music from “Copland to Jazz” on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Visalia Fox Theatre.
In honor of the 120th anniversary of Gershwin’s birth, the orchestra will play famous songs from “Porgy and Bess.” “Lincoln Portrait” by Copland is narrated with excerpts from Abraham Lincoln’s great documents. Doing the readings is Judith Valles, who went from the barrio of San Bernardino to complete a doctorate and become the first Latina to serve as president of a California college.
Also featured is David Alvarado, the orchestra’s principal clarinetist, who will perform the “Clarinet Concerto” by Bolcom. American West music by William Grant Still and Midwestern music by Daugherty complete the program.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Kiesling will discuss the pieces at a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets are available at the symphony office, 559 732-8600, or at www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com.

Check the links below to take you to their event calendars:

1. Fulton 55, Fresno
2. Sound N Vision
3. 210 Cafe, Visalia
4. Fresno Night Out
5. Cellar Door, Visalia
8. Visalia Fox Theatre
9. Strummers
10. Frank’s Place & Warnors Theatre
11. Full Circle Brewing Co., Fresno
12. The Wakehouse Woodfire Grill and Barrel in Reedley
13. Gazebo Gardens Fresno
14. Tower Theatre Fresno
15. Fresno Philharmonic
16. Tulare County Symphony
17. Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen – Fresno
18. Englemann Cellars – Fresno
19. Arte Americas – Fresno
20. Veni Vidi Vici – Fresno
21. Hanford Fox Theatre
22. Wakehouse Woodfire Grill and Barrel in Reedley
23. Lucy’s Lounge in the Tower
24. Groggs Irish Pub in Clovis
25. The Tower Theatre in Fresno


Fresno Folklore Society Concerts:

Steve Ono Concert mgr 559-307-3610

fresnofolklore@yahoo.com

FRESNO FOLKLORE SOCIETY, P.O. BOX 4617, FRESNO CA 93744

Membership Info: Patty Bennett patriciajb@gmail.com (559) 225-9511 Or
Sign up online at www.fresnofolklore.org
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folklore related interests to:
FRESNO FOLKLORE SOCIETY, P.O. BOX 4617, FRESNO CA 93744
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For more information contact Steve Ono at 559-307-3610
Email: fresnofolklore@yahoo.com

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