Folsom Lake Symphony Series


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.



Chris Brubek with his trombone.

High Impact

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.

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Pasquale Esposito performing with in front of The Folsom Lake Symphony.

Bianco Natale

Guest Artist: Pasquale Esposito, tenor

Sat, Dec 7. 2019 - 7:30 PM
Sun, Dec 8, 2019 - 2:00 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!

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Headshot of Jon Nakamatsu

Swept Away

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.

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Ji in Yang with her violin

The Planets

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.

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Composite of Baritone Roberto Perlas Gomez and Soprano Shana Blake Hill

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 PM

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!

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Related Media

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Saint Saens' Symphony No. 3, Finale
Khachaturian Violin Concerto
Firebird Suite (1919) Excerpts

Related Links

Folsom Lake Symphony Official Website