Folsom Lake Symphony

20th Anniversary Season

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Saturday, October 14, 2023, 7:30 pm

Chee-Yun, violin

Dave Brubeck/Paul Desmond: Time Out Suite, arr. Chris Brubeck
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Respighi: Feste romane (Roman Festivals)

Violinist Chee-Yun’s flawlessly compelling technique, tone, and artistry has enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic, and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music.

She has performed with many of the world's foremost orchestras including the San Francisco Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Japan's NHK Symphony, and Seoul Philharmonic. Her storied career includes performances at the White House, United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Her violin was made by Francesco Ruggieri in 1669 and is rumored to have been buried with a previous owner for 200 years.

“Chee-Yun met all the technical demands of this music and then some. At once playful and passionate, her bow was consistently precise even at NASCAR speed. Her tremolos shimmered and tender lyricism pervaded slow movements while she moved seamlessly between rapid-fire shifts as soloist or member of the full orchestra.” - The Washington Post

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 10,2023, 2:00 pm

Roberto Perlas Gomez, baritone
Northern California Children’s Chorus

A brilliant baritone and adorable young talents join the festivities for a program packed with goodies – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, The Night Before Christmas, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, O Holy Night, Nutcracker excerpts, and many more!

Known for his deep rich voice, baritone Roberto Perlas Gomez has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Michigan Opera, Philippine National Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Shanghai Opera, among others. His 2022 debut at the Folsom Lake Symphony’s “Opera Meets Broadway” concerts continues to be the talk of the town.

Saturday, February 10, 2024, 7:30pm

Pasquale Esposito, tenor

Hot off the trail from international touring and PBS specials, a charismatic guest artist returns! You and your Valentine will bask in a stellar evening including That’s Amore, Besame mucho, Be My Love, and many other romantic Italian and Latin favorites. The orchestra will also perform several classic love themes from the silver screen.

We are happy to welcome internationally acclaimed tenor, Pasquale Esposito back to our stage. Since his last appearance he has filmed two TV Specials at the historic Teatro Politeama in Naples, Italy. In addition to touring extensively, he has recorded nine albums and two PBS specials. In 2015 he made his San Francisco Opera debut and has been described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a charismatic and dulcet-toned singer.”

Saturday, April 20, 2024, 7:30pm

Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Jaffe: Symphonic Birthday
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Mahler: Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

Now in his third decade of touring worldwide, American pianist Jon Nakamatsu continues to draw critic and public acclaim for his intensity, elegance and electrifying solo, concerto and chamber music performances. Catapulted to international attention in 1997 as the Gold Medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition—the only American to achieve this distinction since 1981—Mr. Nakamatsu subsequently developed a multi-faceted career that encompasses recording, education, arts administration and public speaking in addition to his vast concert schedule. He is making his third appearance with the symphony after his spectacular performances of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

He has been the guest artist with over 150 orchestras worldwide including those of Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Florence, Los Angeles, Milan, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Vancouver. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Saturday, June 8, 2024, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 9, 2024, 2:00 pm

Carrie Hennessey, soprano
Daniel Ebbers, tenor
Ralph Cato, baritone
Music in the Mountains Chorus
Sacramento Master Singers
Northern California Children’s Chorus

David Brunner: Yo le canto todo el dia
Jake Runestad: A Silence Haunts Me
David Brunner: I Am in Need of Music
Orff: Carmina Burana

With Carmina Burana’s huge performing forces, scenes from spring, a tavern, a court of love, and the iconic O fortuna chorus that bookends the work, this blockbuster has become wildly popular ever since its premiere. With a combined chorus of 150 members, this is an experience not to be missed!

Season Tickets will go on-sale to the general public June 1, 2023 at Noon. 

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