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Folsom Lake Symphony

2022-23 Season

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A Message from the Maestro Peter Jaffe

The WOW Factor

We’re thrilled when we witness feats of victory over amazing challenges—it’s why we love to watch the Olympics. The symphonic world offers that “Wow Factor” too. Richard Strauss and Stravinsky set a new bar for orchestral achievement with Don Juan and The Rite of Spring—hugely innovative landmarks, influencing the course of music ever since. Concertos of Sibelius, Mendelssohn, and Brahms spur our star guest artists to triumph over the musical demands, sweeping us away with their virtuosity and passion. And one of those soloists is a young genius—you’ll be able to say you “heard her when.”

And how about a big “Wow” for the musicians of the Folsom Lake Symphony! This wonderfully talented group of volunteers comes together from all sorts of professions—and their heartfelt performances, delivered at such a high artistic level, are truly remarkable.

But the biggest “Wow” goes to YOU. Despite the pandemic and deeply unsettling world events, you rallied this past season to fill the concert hall with your warmth and positivity. You gathered together, celebrated each other’s company, basked in the marvelous music, and cheered the orchestra on at a tipping point in its history. Thank you so much for supporting this brilliant gem and for keeping live performance thriving—you are the virtuosos who make it all possible!

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BRILLIANT GEMS

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 7:30 pm

Yi-Jia Susanne Hou, violin
Castro: Gran fanfarria
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Florence Price: Symphony No. 1

Violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou rose to fame on the international concert scene when she unanimously won three prestigious international violin competitions in France, Italy, and Spain (Long-Thibaud, Lipizer, Sarasate) representing both Canada and China. Since then Ms. Hou has performed as soloist with major orchestras in over fifty countries including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal and Tokyo Philharmonics, SWR Stuttgart, and the Toronto, Vancouver, and Singapore Symphonies. She has collaborated with such renowned musicians as Mstislav Rostropovich, Pinchas Zukerman, and Alan Gilbert, among others. In the words of Yehudi Menuhin, “She’s absolutely phenomenal.”

SEASON CELEBRATION

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2022, 2:00 pm

Teri Bibb, soprano
Northern California Children’s Chorus

A Broadway star and adorable young talents join the festivities for a program packed with goodies—Sleigh Ride, sing-along carols, “O Holy Night,” excerpts from The Nutcracker and Frozen, and many more!

Teri Bibb is thrilled to be singing with an orchestra again and to be reunited with Maestro Peter Jaffe! Her Broadway credits include over 1,000 performances as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera among other lead roles. She was a featured soloist in tributes to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, and Harold Prince performing in Carnegie Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall.

TALES OF ROMANCE

Saturday, February 11, 2023, 7:30 pm

Amaryn Olmeda, violin
Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
Richard Strauss: Don Juan

Fourteen-year-old Amaryn Olmeda was the first prize winner and recipient of the audience choice award at the 24th Annual Sphinx Competition. She is a rising star sought after for her bold and expressive performances as a soloist and collaborator. Recently she debuted as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Seattle, Richmond, Stockton, and Auburn Symphonies. She was named the first member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Opus 3 Artist's Young Artist Program. She has been referred to as a violin prodigy by the San Francisco Chronicle and Capitol Public Radio.

THE RITE OF SPRING

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 7:30 pm

Alon Goldstein, piano
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)

Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive artists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence and dynamic personality. His artistic vision and innovative programming have made him a favorite with audiences and critics alike throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel. He made his orchestral debut at the age of eighteen with the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta and returned with Herbert Blomstedt. In recent seasons, Mr. Goldstein has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Philadelphia Orchestra; the San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Houston, and Vancouver symphonies; and orchestras on tour in Paris, Mexico, Russia, Romania, and Bulgaria.

JOHN WILLIAMS SPECTACULAR

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 4, 2023, 2:00 pm

With over 100 sensational movie scores to his credit, John Williams has captivated generations young and old, exploring everything from the depths of our imaginations to a galaxy far, far away. A full array of favorites will work its magic on you, including themes from Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and of course, Star Wars!

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  • Saturday, October 22
  • Saturday, December 10
  • Sunday, December 11
  • Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Saturday, June 3, 2023
  • Sunday, June 4, 2023