The Folsom Lake Symphony has been the premier orchestra of the Folsom Lake region since its impressive inaugural performance in 2004. Today, it's honored to be the resident orchestra at the Harris Center for the Arts. The Symphony's mission includes two important goals: present high-quality symphonic performances for our audiences and educate young people to enjoy and appreciate classical music. Maestro Peter Jaffe continues to lead exciting symphonic performances while bringing new musical experiences to our patrons.
2019-2020 Folsom Lake Symphony
Save when you buy all FIVE concerts!
Sat, Oct 19; 2019 7:30 PM
The Folsom Lake Symphony’s season opener, “High Impact” features Rachmaninoff’s hauntingly beautiful Symphony No. 2. In addition, composer and trombonist Chris Brubeck will perform his “Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra.” Rounding out the evening is Dave Brubeck’s “Unsquared Dance,” specially arranged by his son, Chris.
Guest Artists: Pasquale Esposito, tenor
Sat, Dec 7. 2019; 7:30 pm
Sun, Dec 8, 2019; 2 pm
Our favorite Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito, returns for the holidays with special arrangements of “Ave Maria,” “White Christmas,” and many more. Other goodies include sing-along carols, selections from The Nutcracker and Frozen, plus a surprise confection from the maestro!
Guest Artist: Jon Nakamatsu, pianist
Sat, Feb 15, 2020; 7:30 pm
The Folsom Lake Symphony presents an evening of romantic favorites including Smetana’s The Moldau, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Jon Nakamatsu, Ravel’s Pavane and Gershwin’s An American in Paris.
FAMILY CONCERT-MUSICAL ENGINE
Sat, Mar 14, 2020; 11:00 am
The annual family concert has become a hot ticket – educational and downright fun for all ages. This year, Maestro Jaffe explores how catchy rhythms propel music forward in irresistible fashion. Complete with an instrument “petting zoo,” the experience can’t be beat.
Sat, Apr 4, 2020; 7:30 pm
The symphony presents two grand works – Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole with South Korean violinist Ji in Yang and Holst’s The Planets. South Korean violinist Ji in Yang regularly appears with ensembles in the United States and all the major orchestras in Korea.
OPERA MEETS BROADWAY
Guest Artists: soprano Shana Blake Hill and baritone Roberto Perlas Gomez
Sat, Jun 6, 2020; 7:30 pm
Sun, Jun 7, 2020; 2:00
You can have your cake and eat it too! A dynamite pair of versatile vocalists teams up to deliver treats from the worlds of both opera and Broadway. The delectable menu features selections ranging from The Barber of Seville and Carmen to My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Wicked, and The Phantom of the Opera. It's a feast for the ears!