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Symphony plays Oscar music

The Tulare County’s most popular concert each year is the one featuring movie themes. This year the March 10 concert is taking on the Oscars. And to make the evening fit in with the Academy Award theme, the audience is invited to a special Red Carpet reception before the concert.
The salute to Oscar winning songs and original scores will include music from such films as “Star Wars,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Pocahontas,” Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and James Bond.
Music director Bruce Kiesling is an admitted movie fan. He went through all the scores of music since the music Oscars began in 1934, “And not just the winners, but nominees too because there has been famous music that didn’t win,” he said.
He came up with 80 possibilities and slowly whittled them down to a well-rounded program.
Guest soloist is singer Hope Garcia, who is a favorite performer with the orchestra.
For the Red Carpet reception before the concert, the symphony invited the Visalia Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Network to partner with them to encourage a younger audience to attend the concert and have a chance to network with regular concert attendees.
The red carpet will be rolled out of the Visalia Fox Theatre, ending at a parked Lexus, brought in by the reception sponsor, Fresno Lexus. Participants are invited to wear cocktail attire, black tie optional. Heavy hors d’ oeuvres and wine will be served, and prizes will be awarded.
The Red Carpet reception is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Fox lobby, followed by Kiesling’s pre-concert talk at 6:45 and the concert at 7:30 p.m. The after party is at the Vintage Press.
Tickets for the Red Carpet reception and concert are $50. Tickets for the reception only are $25 and will benefit the symphony fun raising campaign.
This show traditionally sells out, so it’s good to get tickets early.
Tickets for the concert only are $30 to $39.50 at the symphony office, 208 W. Main Street, Suite D, Visalia, downstairs in Montgomery Square. Student prices are $10. Tickets are also available at 732-8600 or go to www.tularecountysymphony.com.

Award-Winning Canadian Folk singer to perform in Fresno!

David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter,
who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets
and singers” (Toronto Star). Born in Ayrshire, Scotland to parents
who were factory workers, he moved to Canada when he was twelve. For
decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites,
and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to
melodies in his head and singing it to himself as he worked.

A truly authentic folk singer, Francey is a documentarian of the
working person who never imagined earning a living from his music. But
when he was in his 40s, his wife, artist Beth Girdler, encouraged him
to share his songs and sing in public. The reaction was instant. His
first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada.
Since then, he has released eleven albums, won three Juno Awards and
has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The
Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer.

Francey also had the honour of receiving the prestigious SOCAN Folk
Music Award as well as taking home the Grand Prize in both the
International Acoustic Music Award and in the Folk category for the
John Lennon Songwriting Award.

“David’s straightforward songs tell honest stories of real people
and real places. Poetic perception and a keen eye for the heart of the
matter are trademarks of the man and his music. His songs and stories
are a direct connection for audiences seeking depth and meaning in the
day-to-day.” Shelter Valley Folk Festival

This March 9th, David will be in Fresno as part of the tour promoting
his eleventh, album, “Empty Train.” He will be performing at the
Unitarian Universalist Church at 2672 E. Alluvial Avenue from 7:00 PM
– 9:00 PM. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.
Tickets can be purchase at National Hardware, Patrick’s Music or by
contacting Shannon Willson at 559-801-2356.


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

1. Fulton 55, Fresno
2. Sound N Vision
3. Kuppajoe All Ages Nightclub, Fresno
4. Victory Cafe
5. 210 Cafe, Visalia
8. Fresno Night Out
9. Cellar Door, Visalia
10. Bullfrogs Bar N Grill, Kingsburg
11. Peeve’s Public House, Fresno
12. Eureka Burger in Fresno
13. Capella Coffee House in Exeter
14. Visalia Fox Theatre
15. Babylon Club in Fresno
16. Kuppa Joy, Fresno
17. Strummers
18. Frank’s Place & Warnors Theatre
19. Full Circle Brewing Co., Fresno
20. Cuvee Spirit & Wine Parlor, Fresno
21. Crossroads Fresno
22. The Wakehouse Woodfire Grill and Barrel in Reedley

Fresno Folklore Society Concerts:

Steve Ono Concert mgr 559-307-3610



Membership Info: Patty Bennett patriciajb@gmail.com (559) 225-9511 Or
Sign up online at www.fresnofolklore.org
Snail Mail send check and with name, address, phone(s), email and
folklore related interests to:
(c) 2011 Fresno Folklore Society, a 501(c)3 Non profit Community Organizationon

For more information contact Steve Ono at 559-307-3610
Email: fresnofolklore@yahoo.com

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