The Folsom Lake Symphony was founded in 2004 to bring beautiful classical and pops music to the Folsom region. In our ten seasons, we have presented more than 50 performances of some of the finest music ever written. At least three concerts a year are dedicated to major classical repertoire by such composers as Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. Every December we perform a holiday concert, mixing classical with traditional; and each spring we conclude our season with a pops concert featuring mainly American composers. Whatever your preferred theme, if you love wonderful music exquisitely played, we invite you to join our concerts.
EPIC VICTORY Sat, Oct 14, 2017, 7:30 PM
Program: Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2; Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5;
Guest Artist: Jon Nakamatsu
Pianist Jon Nakamatsu was named Gold Medalist at the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition - the only American to achieve this honor since 1981. He has performed worldwide, including appearances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the White House, and has released 13 acclaimed CDs.
DECK THE HALL, Sat, Dec 2, 7:30 PM; Sun, Dec 3, 2 PM
Revel in the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Believe” from Polar Express, “Winter Wonderland,” “O Holy Night,” Sleigh Ride, sing-along carols, selections from The Nutcracker and many other treats. Featuring guest conductor John Kendall Bailey of the Trinity Lyric Opera; and tenor Dennis McNeil, the 1993 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council.
PASSION & DRAMA, Sat, Feb 10, 7:30 PM
Program: Barber, Adagio for Strings; Haydn, Concertante; Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique";
The concert will feature solo performances by four of the Folsom Lake Symphony’s principal musicians: Anita Fetsch Felix, violin; Alexandra Roedder, cello; Curtis Kidwell, oboe; and Jill Dowlat, bassoon.
Construction Zone: Musicians at Work!, Sat, Mar 10, 11 AM
This low-cost family concert is an educational and fun experience for all ages. Maestro Jaffe leads a fascinating exploration of how composers "construct" much of their music. Complete with an instrument "petting zoo" and music ranging from classics by Mozart and Beethoven to Pink Panther and Superman.
GLORIOUS ADVENTURE, Sat, Mar 24, 7:30 PM
Program: Brahms, Violin Concerto; Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Elgar: Enigma Variations
Guest artist: Adele Anthony, violin
Violinist Adele Anthony won the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition at age 13 and early in her career won Denmark's Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. She has won numerous awards in Australia. Adele studied at the University of Adelaide and the Juilliard School. She plays on a 1728 Stradivarius.
BROADWAY ROMANCE, Sat, June 2, 7:30 PM; Sun, June 3, 2 PM
Famed for her captivating theatrical presence and exquisite voice, Broadway star Lisa Vroman treats us to gems from musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Music Man and Sound of Music to landmark songs from composers like Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Sondheim. Vroman is best known as Christine Daae in the Phantom of the Opera, which garnered a Theatre Critics award. She is a recipient of the George London Competition Grant and a Minerva Award.