The Sounds of Music: Auburn Symphony and Music in the Mountains

Arguably the four most iconic notes in music history—the opening refrain of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony—are heard when the Auburn Symphony visits the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, January 21, at 3 p.m. for its annual visit to this hallowed hall.

For its 30th Pearl Anniversary season, the Auburn Symphony moved up its Mondavi concert to January and will be joined by one of the finest cellists in the world, Amit Peled, who will perform Shostakovich’s intensely powerful cello concerto. “When the Symphony plays in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center, the sound is always amazing,” said Executive Director Rob Haswell.

“Music Director Peter Jaffe has really put together a program that is befitting our 30th anniversary season.” The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Squaw Valley|Alpine Meadows.

February 3: Amaryn Olmeda, violin
2017 Young Artists Competition Winner
Alexandra Roedder & George Weis, cellos
Peter Jaffe, conductor

How does she do that at the age of nine? The Symphony’s most recent competition winner in a delightful program that also explores symphonic treats including Debussy’s Fetes; Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance, the iconic title theme from the original Star Wars; and more. For young and old, it’s a fabulous concert.

March 17: Christina Mok, violin
Peter Jaffe, conductor

John Williams’ Suite from “Far and Away,” Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, Debussy’s Nuages and Fetes from “Trois Nocturnes,” Liszt’s Les Preludes

Experience the masterworks of some of Russia’s greatest composers, including Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky, and Glinka when Music in the Mountains presents the Sacramento Philharmonic in Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto, Friday, January 26, at the Amaral Center in Grass Valley.

This concert is the second in an exciting new partnership forged in 2017 between Music in the Mountains and the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera to continue to bring world-class performances to the Sacramento Valley and Sierra foothills. Conductor Mei-Ann Chen, the first woman to win the Malko Competition in Denmark, makes her Music in the Mountains debut to lead the orchestra along with special guest piano virtuoso Andrew von Oeyen.

March 2: Beethoven and Mozart
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor and violin
Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera

Tchaikovsky’s Suite No.4,“Mozartiana,” Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, PÄRT’S Fratres, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8

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