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‘Romance!’ is in the air at The Folsom Symphony

Valentine’s Day is coming up in just a few weeks. Wondering what to do to celebrate the biggest day in the Month of Love? If you fancy something a little less materialistic for your loved one, and wish to be a little more focused on matters of the heart, The Folsom Symphony may be just […]

No Comment / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Bagpipes highlight Folsom Symphony Christmas concert

There’s just something about bagpipes. Whether it’s the skirl of the melodies they share or the rhythmic drums that often accompany them, “the pipes” have a romance about them that is undeniable. Scotland’s national instrument is rarely seen outside of Caledonian festivals and funeral services for fallen heroes. And that’s a shame, because this instrument […]

No Comment / December 01, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Symphony begins season with Wagner, Borodin, Mahler

By Linda Holderness The Folsom Symphony opens its 10th season, “Around the World and Beyond,” on Oct. 12 with “Titans,” featuring three works from German, Russian and Bohemian (now Czech Republic) composers. The evening starts with Richard Wagner’s “Rienzi” overture, continues with Alexander Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” from the opera “Prince Igor” and closes with Gustav […]

No Comment / October 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony kicks off 10th season with free EDH concert

Town Center will be the setting for an evening of great music and culture this Thursday, Sept. 19, as the Folsom Symphony kicks off a decade of bringing beautiful music to the region.  Free concert Bring your chairs to enjoy this outdoor concert. And what a concert it will be…no “mini sampler concert” this. It […]

No Comment / September 15, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Symphony kicks off summer with ‘Made in America’

Time certainly flew this arts season. The Folsom Symphony will be closing out its 2012-13 season on May 17 & 18. But with its emphasis on “Made in America,” it actually feels more like a celebration of the beginning of an American summer. Think about it: high school and college commencements, family gatherings on the […]

No Comment / May 05, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Symphony showcases French horn quartet

Folsom Symphony French horn soloists are: Angelina Contreras, Gary Suits, Guylene "Gigi" Tree and Mark Sheldon.

For its March 23 concert, the Folsom Symphony will present only three pieces … but they are masterpieces. First on the program, aptly titled “Our Magnificent Horns,” is Robert Schumann’s “Konzertstuck,” a creative “concertante” work from the 19th-century European Romantic era. A concertante composition showcases soloists, usually more than one, within the piece. For this […]

No Comment / March 17, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony to perform ‘Of Joy & Fate’ holiday concert

Fate, according to my 1892 Webster’s Common School Dictionary, is considered to be “a decree; (an) inevitable necessity … supposed by the ancients to determine the course of human life.” Few would argue that, in its strictest definition, all mortal life is “fated” to have a beginning and an end. Rail about it as you […]

No Comment / November 25, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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