Conductor Michael Neumann Retiring
after 10 Seasons
Peter Jaffe named new Music Director for 2014-15. Our popular conductor, Maestro Michael Neumann, is retiring as music director. His final performance will be March 29. We are pleased to announce, however, that he will continue his affiliation with us as music director emeritus.
In Celebration of Spring
March 29 - 7:30 pm
March 29 concert: Maestro Neumann’s final bow. Maestro Michael Neumann will lead the Folsom Symphony orchestra for the final time at our March 29 concert, " He ends his conducting career with us as he began it: with a piece by Ludwig van Beethoven, this time his Symphony No. 7.
Out of this World
May 31- 7:30 pm
and June 1 - 3:00 pm
Join Peter Jaffe as Guest Conductor in our Season Finale
The Planets: Mars, Venus, Jupiter by Holst; Star Trek through the Years by Custer; Lords of the Rings Suite by Shore; Superman March and Love Theme by Williams; Ride of the Valkyries by Wagner and other heavenly surprises!
The Folsom Symphony
The Folsom Symphony was founded in 2004 under the direction of Folsom businessmen Bruce Woodbury and Dick Merz, educator and musician Marsha Williams-Miller, and with the contribution and efforts of a collaborative group of devoted local individuals, many of whom remain active with the organization today. Maestro Michael Neumann was engaged as the music director and conductor of the orchestra at its inception and continues at the helm of the artistic side of the symphony, selecting and producing the exciting and satisfying repertoire that reflects the brilliance and enjoyment of the classics.
"My wife and I had attended the "Music of Many Lands" event the evening of December 7th. We found this to be an exciting and entirely enjoyable event. The concert was among the best we have attended as associaties and season ticket holders. Even though Maestro Neumann was not present, the symphony was a grand success showing the training and effort on his part has paid dividends."
- Walt & Barbara Speelman, El Dorado Hills
"We loved the concert on December 8, 2013. In particular, we enjoyed the substitute doncutor, Dr. Robert Halseth as his comments were very good."
- Ray Tewell & Vernita Bernadett, Lincoln, CA
"Last night's "Of Joy and Fate" concert was nothing short of magical. What a wonderful and varied program of music, performed by the symphony with characteristic mastery. … Our season ticket purchase is one of our annual essentials. The Folsom Symphony is … a treasure that brings the world's most beautiful music to our city and performs it with excellence. We are incredibly fortunate to have you."
- Len & Barbara Merkel, Folsom