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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: Celebración!

October 3, 2015

Ginastera: Estancia Dances
De Falla: The Three Cornered Hat (complete)
In recent seasons, our popular encores have hinted at how well our orchestra plays Latin Music. With our opening concert, we move Latin music front and center. Old and new favorites of Latin American orchestral music shine in this night of musical brilliance with the romantic rhythms of Central and South America.

Visalia Fox Theatre:  308 W Main St, Visalia, CA 93291
For tickets call: (559) 732-8600

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You walk her out to the car. You open the door. You drive to the theater. You take your seats. The conductor raises his baton. The musicians begin to play... It's Latin music for crying out loud. Get your tickets now--or tell HIM to! Tickets/info:

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