Maestro Peter Jaffe has completed his program for the 2015-16 Season and it's one you don't want to miss! You will enjoy a rare variety of classical works along with truly phenomenal soloists.
December 5 - 7:30 pm
December 6 - 2:00 pm
Our holiday concert this year brings you the gift of a multitude of seasonal and other favorites from around the world along with the stirring voice of acclaimed Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito.
The Folsom Symphony's first concert geared to families was a huge success, judging by the smiles and participation of the kids. This concert was made possible by the generous sponsors and attendees of our annual benefit gala, "An Evening Under the Stars."
Featured Guest Artist
For the first time, our December holiday concert will feature nearly a full night of song – and we promise you have never heard the season’s music performed with such magnificence. Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito, who recently performed the music of Enrico Caruso in a PBS special, will sing most of the repertoire's popular and classical pieces for both "Bianco Natale" performances. Pasquale, born in Naples, began singing as a child in the same church choir that discovered Caruso, and his clear, operatic voice has been compared to that of the man considered the 20th century’s greatest tenor. 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. Maestro Jaffe continues to lead exciting symphonic performances while bringing some new musical experiences to our patrons.
Alon Goldstein demonstrated sensitivity and artistry at the piano. He is a remarkable musician who really enjoys the music he's playing! As far as the Folsom Symphony is concerned, I give it an A+. Ken Payne, Folsom, Masterpieces Concert, October 2015
A violin player helped me play "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" on a violin. That was so fun. I think I want to play the violin when we start music in school. I really liked the concert and want to go again. Lily, age 7, Family Concert, October 2015
Fred and I want to express our appreciation to you for the lovely "enchanted evening" we and our guests enjoyed at your beautiful home on Saturday night. The great attention to detail and the quality of generous hospitality exhibited, made us all feel so special. We were honoured to be part of this celebration of talent, beauty and giving. How did you do it? You even hung the moon! It was an evening never to be forgotten. We join you, your co-hosts and the committee in looking forward to the Symphony's successful year after such a truly elegant "kick off." Karen and Fred Bookey, 2015 Benefit Gala
I moved here from Salt Lake City where I supported the symphony and ballet. I believe that the Folsom Symphony with the ease of parking and more intimate setting plus first rate musicians and a "teaching" conductor is just perfect for my daughter and me. February's "Tales of Love" was delightful. Linda Wang and "The Butterfly Lovers Concerto" was mermerizing. Looking forward to more exciting music and talented solo artists. Doris Walters, Folsom, Tales of Love Concert, February 2015
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