“The Mariposa Symphony Orchestra performed at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park over the weekend” led by founder/conductor Les Marsden, reads an unsigned Monday (8/22) report at KFSN TV (Fresno, California). “Overlooking Half Dome in the distance, the performance was the last leg of their historic five county concert tour to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.” The article includes video and a photo gallery. An additional story on Tuesday (8/23) at TV station KRON (San Francisco) notes that the orchestra’s video of the performance has received more than 100,000 views on Facebook. A number of U.S. orchestras and festivals are performing concerts this year marking the National Park Service’s centennial, including the St. Louis Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra and Akron Symphony Orchestra in Ohio, and the Britt Festival in Oregon, among many others.
Posted August 23, 2016
Pictured: At Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, Les Marsden leads the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra in Marsden’s “Our Nation’s Nature,” dedicated to the National Park Service. The concert was Yosemite’s official, public NPS Centennial Celebration.