Art & Indies

The Auburn Symphony The Auburn Symphony celebrates its 31st season with an impressive lineup. Under maestro Peter Jaffe, the “orchestra next door” is performing at its highest level and attracting talented guest musicians. Oct. 27-18 Masterworks I: The Wild, Wild West Ralph Cato, baritone Saddle up for musical favorites such as Bonanza, Rawhide, High Noon, […]

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 […]

Auburn Symphony presents renowned cellist Peled at Mondavi Center

Arguably the four most iconic notes in music history – the opening refrain of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony – will take center stage when the Auburn Symphony visits the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m., for its annual visit to this hallowed hall. For its 30th Pearl Anniversary season, […]

Auburn Symphony turns 30

The Auburn Symphony celebrates its 30th anniversary with an impressive lineup. Under maestro Peter Jaffe, the “orchestra next door” is performing at its highest level and drawing talented guest musicians from all over. OCT. 28-29 A first-ever “Halloween Spooktacular,” a pops concert that includes selections from Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, Psycho, and The Rocky Horror Picture […]

Arts & Culture Calendar

KODO ARTS SPRING SHOW, MAY 6-14 Scouring Japanese countryside auctions and morning temple markets in Kyoto for antique furniture, stone lanterns and ceramic vases is a passion for Kodo Arts. Kodo Arts owners, Jake Costello and his wife Yuko, shuttle twice a year between Kyoto, Japan, where they have a country house and a warehouse, […]

Auburn Symphony: A father & son performance

CLASSICAL MUSIC RUNS in the Jaffe family. Peter is music director of the Auburn Symphony. He has a doctorate in conducting from Stanford; was coached briefly by Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa—and even has a guitar owned by Woody Guthrie. His son James is a concert cellist, chamber musician from the San Francisco Conservatory of […]

Auburn Symphony’s 2015-16 season: an energetic program

“THE PRESENCE OF AN ORCHESTRA often is an indicator of a community’s strength,” according to the League of American Orchestras. “They fuel local economies, attract new business development and educate young people.” About 27 years ago, Placer County leaders had the foresight to start a community orchestra: the Auburn Symphony. In its first season, the […]

Auburn Symphony: The Orchestra Next Door

THE AUBURN SYMPHONY IS PLACER COUNTY’S orchestra — and one of the nation’s finest community ensembles. It was formed 27 years ago, when Auburn musician Monroe DeJarnette met with Bruce Cosgrove of the Auburn Chamber to discuss a plan to form a community orchestra. The concert premier, entitled The Birth of an Orchestra, took place […]