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Our 2014-15 music director and conductor, Maestro Peter Jaffe, will lead the orchestra next season in a repertoire rich in classical favorites and new surprises. We begin in September with a free outdoor concert to mark the anniversary of 9/11. Read More
An Evening Under the Stars Gala Event
September 27, 2014
Marie Mitchell, who is generously opening her Italian-style estate, Palazzo di Migianella, along with Tony Mansour and Kevin Nagle, co-owners of El Dorado Hills Town Center, the Board of Directors and Peter Jaffe, invite you to attend an extraordinary "Evening Under the Stars" to benefit children's music programs. Read More
Our 2014-15 Season
A Message from Maestro Peter Jaffe
One of the fascinating ingredients of music is the concept of expectation—what will happen next? We might expect a grand climax in a symphonic piece, but just as often we may be delighted by an unexpected turn—the music engages us by either confirming or denying expectations crafted by the composer. In a live orchestral performance, the sense of anticipation builds even before the music actually begins. Read More
The Folsom Symphony
The Folsom Symphony was established in 2004 to bring beautiful symphonic music to the Folsom Lake region. Through the commitment of our three founders – Bruce Woodbury, Dick Merz and Marsha Williams – along with our first music director, Michael Neumann, our dedicated musicians and scores of hard-working volunteers, we are proud now to be the premier orchestra for Folsom and its surrounding communities.
Our mission statement contains two important goals: present high-quality symphonic performances for our audiences and educate young people to enjoy and appreciate classical music. With the retirement of Maestro Neumann, who remains as Music Director Emeritus, we begin our 11th season with a new music director and conductor, Peter Jaffe. Maestro Jaffe continues to lead exciting symphonic performances while bringing some new musical experiences to our patrons.
"I absolutely loved your "Out of This World" concert. Maestro Jaffe did a fabulous job leading the orchestra and engaging the audience. The energy was fantastic and the programming was a nice blend of light classics and pops music. I especially liked the excerpts from Holst's "The Planets," the "Star Trek" medley, and "Ride of the Valkyries." Maestro Neumann did a fine job bringing the orchestra up to this level and should be proud handing off the baton to such capable hands. Can't wait for the 2014-15 season!." - Betty Uno, Walnut Creek
"This evening's performance was stellar! Pun intended. Welcome to new conductor, Peter Jaffe. He is animated, charming and engages the audience. World class music in Folsom" - Jessica Braverman Birch, Folsom
"Having had subscriptions to the Folsom Symphony almost since its inception, one of the things I've appreciated about Maestro Neumann is his selection of performance pieces. I was thrilled to see that my favorite Beethoven Symphony No. 7 was performed at the "Celebration of Spring" concert. The performance was strong and compelling, with the orchestra playing together in their usual tight unison, bringing out the dynamic emotional range of the piece." - Jacob Jorgensen, Folsom
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