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Symphony kicks off 60th season with ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

To celebrate the opening of its 60th season, the Sequoia Symphony will play the music score live to the film “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in two concerts, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Visalia Fox Theatre.
This classic adventure film starring Harrison Ford is appropriate for all ages, and the symphony hopes it will be a fun family activity.
Symphony orchestras playing live to well-known films have become popular across the country. This will be the third time the symphony has played with a film: “Psycho” in 2013 and “Casablanca” in 2014. The concerts were big hits, but renting the film and equipment is very expensive. So the symphony went back to playing its more traditional “movie theme” concerts in 2015.
“But this is a big year for us—our 60th anniversary, and we wanted to pull out all the stops,” said Music Director Bruce Kiesling.
“Compared to ‘Psycho’ and ‘Casablanca,’ ‘Raiders’ has a lot more music, and a lot to sync up. So this is the next level of a live movie performance,” said Kiesling.
“Psycho’ used just strings, and “Casablanca” didn’t have that much music. This time, the music requires a large orchestra, especially a large percussion section.
Tickets are available at the symphony office, 208 W. Main St., Visalia (downstairs in Montgomery Square), by calling 559 732-8600 or online at www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com.
Tickets are $25-$50. Student prices with student body card are $10.

Special $1 tickets
During its 60th season, the symphony is offering a limited number of tickets to every concert for only $1, the cost of tickets 60 years ago. These legacy tickets will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited to availability and location in the theatre. They can only be purchased in person at the symphony office the week of the concert. The hope is that this special pricing will encourage first-time symphony goers to attend a concert.

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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