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Rock Stars have it all, they are talented, famous, idolized, married to other celebs of their day. Attending a concert by your favorite is a cherished memory, a rite of passage and often worthy of a souvenir (t-shirts anyone?). This season, our concerts our loaded with music by the true Rock Stars of classical music. We have them all, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Sibelius, and you’re likely to hear some surprise favorites that you don’t see listed here. Make no mistake, these composers were the Rock Stars of their times. Join the groupies and make plans to attend and get your Rock On. Your rite of passage experiencing these powerful composers await.

programnotes1UPCOMING CONCERT: Pops in the Park

Visalia: Oval Park
September 11, 2015 • 8pm

Tulare: Zumwalt Park
September 12, 2015 • 8pm

After setting an attendance record last year, we “up the ante” with two chances to see the performance. Friday in Visalia and Saturday in Tulare. This is your chance to join friends and family for an informal dinner/picnic dinner under the stars and hear the great music of the TCSO.

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Annual “Pops in the Park” 2014

Our annual “Pops in the Park” Concert is one you will not want to miss.  Held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Zumwalt Park in Tulare, the concert will definitely offer you a wonderful evening.  The gates open at 5:00 PM, so bring your picnic dinner, jolly libation, and your friends and family.   The […]


October 18, 2014 – Philharmonic Dances

October 18, 2014 Open the season with the splashy and energetic rhythms of the “Symphonic Dances” from Bernstein’s classic “West Side Story” in a pairing with Gershwin's own “An American in Paris,” his autobiographical tour de force.


November 22, 2014 – Final Chords

November 22, 2014 Final Chords Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave Elgar: Cello Concerto Cicely Parnas, cello Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Elgar ended his composing career with this stunning and moving concerto. Tchaikovsky ended his own career with his final orchestral opus, full of triumph and resignation. With these two contrasting works, two musical titans show how to […]


January 10, 2015 The Russia House

January 10 The Russia House Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 – Steven Lin, piano Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition What did you give your son or daughter for graduation? Shostakovich wrote this cheerful and bright concerto for his son to perform. Audience favorite, Steven Lin, returns to solo and the concert closes with the thrilling […]






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