Winter 2019 Arts & Culture: Auburn Symphony, Music in the Mountains and more

The Auburn Symphony celebrates its 31st season with an impressive lineup. Under maestro Peter Jaffe, the “orchestra next door” is attracting talented guest musicians.
Upcoming concerts include:
Jan. 20: Rising Star Amaryn Olmeda, violin Wagner, Bruch and Prokofiev
Feb. 2: Music in Motion
Parker Van Ostrand, piano
2018 Young Artists Competition Winner
March 16-17: Dance Episodes
Christopher Jones, horn
Bernstein, Strauss, Bizet, Adams, Dvorak and Ravel

Father & Son Symphony
Peter Jaffee conducts the Auburn Symphony, and his son James is a concert cellist. It is another example of families sharing a passion for arts and culture (see photo).

The performing arts group’s music education program Young Composers Project presents its New Songs for Midwinter Concert on February 2, at 2 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.

The California Youth Symphony senior orchestra will perform for MIM at the Amaral Center on March 10. Maestro Leo Eylar has chosen to program Richard Strauss’s masterpiece “Don Quixote.”

Grab your leg warmers and your hair spray! A Matter of Taste celebrates its 21st year supporting arts in education at Nevada City School of The Arts with “an evening in the 80s” at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City on April 5.

With hundreds of silent auction items, two no-host bars providing wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks, abundant appetizers and live music with Big Whoop, this is going to be a night to cut loose.


Coming in 2019, a spectacular line up of plays, operas and ballets come to Sierra Theaters in Grass Valley.

First up is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” broadcast live from Lon- don’s iconic Palladium on January 24 and 30.

For ballet-lovers, there is nothing like the Bolshoi Ballet. The series continues with six titles presented on Monday evenings at Sutton Cinemas, starting with “Don Quixote” on January 28.

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD moves its live broadcasts from the Del Oro Theatre over to Sierra Cinemas starting January 12, with “Adriana Lecouvreur.” Tickets are on sale now at the box office or online at

In wake of the recent Carr Fire, Redding Arts is commissioning a large-scale, public mural in downtown Redding to commemorate the victims, first responders, and strength of the community during this natural disaster.

Redding Arts is collaborating with street artist BKFoxx to design and paint the mural on a 2,000 sq.-ft wall in downtown Redding.

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