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Maestro Michael Morgan opens the symphonic portion of the Festival with a brand new work titled “Bear Valley Suite for Orchestra” by Bay Area composer Michael Taylor. The program also includes the Serenade No. 2 in A, Op. 16, by Johannes Brahms.

Michael Taylor has been composing and arranging music for more than twenty years.  He has also composed art songs for piano and voice, liturgical pieces including a Seven Last Words, several musicals and hundreds of arrangements for choir and orchestra.  Having conducted and stage directed over fifty fully staged operas and operettas, he is also an active classical vocalist with a long list of leading roles with opera companies and symphonies all around the state. Read more»


We are pleased to offer round-trip shuttle service from Murphys with stops in Forest Meadows, Arnold and Dorrington for all evening concerts. You may add this option to your concert ticket purchase by clicking on “continue shopping” at checkout. We have also arranged for a pre-concert meal to be served at the Festival tent prior to our evening shows.