Join the Kokomo Symphonic Society and the Sound of Music at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 18th at Grace United Methodist Church for an Instrument Petting Zoo (don’t worry, the instruments don’t bite). The petting zoo will be hosted by the Kokomo Symphony Youth Orchestra and will occur immediately prior to the youth programs finale concert. Kids of all ages (and adults) will be able to touch and play musical instruments of all shapes and sizes.
Following the Youth Concert, there will be refreshments provided in the fellowship hall at the church. Please join us for an afternoon of family fun for free! A special thanks to the Kokomo Community Arts Commission for partial funding for this program and to Grace United Methodist Church for providing the venue.
The Kokomo Symphony Orchestra and Satisfaction, the International Rolling Stones Show will offer a free concert on Saturday, June 28th at 7pm in Foster Park. Come rock to this award-winning show that the New York Examiner called “the best show of it’s kind. . . ever!”
For a real VIP experience, tables (which will be as close as possible to the action) are available for purchase. The VIP experience includes food and wine. The VIP experience is $300 for a table of 8 and sell out fast, so
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A special thanks to the Howard County Community Foundation, IAC and TAF organizations for partial funding of this event.
José Valencia is a conductor and violinist with a thriving career in the Indianapolis area. In addition to working with the KSO, Mr. Valencia is the founding music director and artistic advisor for the cutting-edge Indianapolis-based Orkestra Projekt. He is also Assistant Conductor and concertmaster of the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra and Assistant Concertmaster with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Valencia has worked with youth orchestras in both Indiana and Kentucky, and, with an academic background that includes study of Russian, has also coached the Indianapolis Opera chorus and leads in its first Russian language production of Tchaikovsky's opera, Eugene Onegin.
In 2000, Mr. Valencia was first-place winner in the Fourth Karelia-Sochi Conducting Master Class/Competition held in Russia. He returned to the Sochi Philharmonic Symphony as Principal Guest Conductor for four concerts during that orchestra's 2001 –2002 season. Mr. Valencia also maintains a busy teaching studio in Indianapolis.