NPS Centennial Celebration with Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

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".

Mariposa Symphony Orchestra

Mariposa Symphony Orchestra. Photo Credit: National Park Service

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.

 

Rebecca Lund, Yosemite National Park Employee and Violinist

Rebecca Lund, Yosemite National Park Employee and Violinist

Sally Kintner, Yosemite National Park Employee and Violinist.

Sally Kintner, Yosemite National Park Employee and Violinist.

Peter Linstrom, Yosemite National Park Employee and French Horn Player.

Peter Linstrom, Yosemite National Park Employee and French Horn Player.

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:

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  1. Les Marsden

    Thanks so much for the comments – and I’m really sorry we couldn’t have had a more public announcement of the concert but I know you all realize the traffic/seating and emergency considerations involved. We did have a video made of the entire concert – I haven’t had the time to review it but I do hope to make it available for viewing online. Again: THANK YOU for your interest in this once-in-a-lifetime concert (as Don wisely noted!) and at least we will try to continue to offer our Mariposa Symphony Orchestra concerts in the (once-and-future) Ahwahnee Hotel each April. Please check our website mariposaartscouncil.org/mariposa-symphony-orchestra for continuing news about the MSO.