Mariposa Symphony Orchestra performed live at Glacier Point on Sunday. This was the seventh, and final, performance of “Our Nation’s Nature”, a five-county tour officially commemorating the National Park Service Centennial. The concert was Yosemite's official, public NPS Centennial Celebration.
"This might be a once in a lifetime event", said Don Neubacher, Superintendent of Yosemite National Park, "We normally don't allow a 60 piece orchestra to play here at Glacier Point".
Yosemite National Park on Facebook wrote:
We are so proud of these three talented Yosemite National Park employees who were part of last night's incredible performance by the Mariposa Symphony at Glacier Point in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the National Park Service.
The performance could be seen live on the Yosemite National Park Facebook page, where it had over 100k views and over 1,000 shares within 24 hours. Because it was streamed live, it's not the best quality video, but you can view it below:
This tour was a partnership project between the Mariposa County Arts Council, the Yosemite Gateway Partners, the Economic Development Corporation of Mariposa County and the Yosemite/Mariposa Tourism Bureau. Generous funding for the project came from the California Arts Council's Creative California Communities grant program.
Take a look at the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra’s new mini-documentary, highlighting the tour.
Update: Here is ABC30's coverage: