The Tulare County Symphony was founded in 1959 in the backyard of Tulare resident Pat Hillman. Our first Music Director was Robert Cole, who was then teaching at Tulare Union High School. For the past 52 seasons, it has been the mission of the Tulare County Symphony to provide a symphony orchestra to Tulare County to promote and foster appreciation of symphonic music, to further adult participation in creative music activity and to promote the education and development of young musicians. Our current orchestra is composed of seventy or so local musicians and our current Music Director is Dr. Bruce Kiesling, who is also Conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, and a composer of music for films. The symphony preforms at the beautifully restored Visalia Fox Theatre.