auburn symphony

Pomp? Circumstance? It’s a graduation hit that can’t be missed

Like the cap and gown, the old sheepskin and the pride of accomplishment, graduation just wouldn’t be the same without it. In fact, British composer Sir Edward Elgar’s ...

Another View: Athletes, musicians and artists

... After my column about my having to be told about the Placer County Archives, Roger Strahle at Wild Bird Station said he spent a lot of time “just for fun” at the St ...

Celebrated pianist Richard Cionco sits in with Auburn Symphony

Oh how Opus would have loved this! The large-nosed penguin with the herring addiction from the comic strip Bloom County practically lived for the tuba solo. His only shot came in 1 ...

Symphony to feature familiar soloists

Richard Wagner’s “Prelude to Die Meistersinger” is “big and grand, a large piece of music,” according to Chris Jones, principal French horn player for ...

Reader Input: Art grant program given big boost

Special thanks to Gold Country Rotary for allowing the Sugar Plump Fairies to participate in their Mardi Gras celebration. Proceeds from the raffle and silent auction benefit our ...

Reader Input: Mark calendars for symphony treat

As a distant graduate of Placer and a seven-year beneficiary of Auburn’s band program, I was delighted to be in town for The Auburn Symphony’s (Feb. 21) “Music in ...

Local teams are busy honing their skills for AAUW’s annual Trivia Bee

    Auburn City Manager Tim Rundel has a not-so-secret passion: He’s a fanatic about documentary films. It’s all he watches, when he watches, he told me ...

Symphony of high spirits

A symphony of sound can induce a melding of souls; where one’s soul plays the keys and their heart keeps the beat. “There’s just this incredible ethos, this inc ...

Auburn Symphony scores with movie music

In what has become an annual kickoff to the season, the Auburn Symphony will play a free concert at the Auburn School Park Preserve on Saturday, Sept. 6. In addition to classical p ...

Nothing trivial about this fundraiser

The Auburn Branch of AAUW held its third annual Trivia Bee fundraiser for our scholarship program on March 29. We had a rousing, happy, entertaining time, especially two-time winne ...

Auburn Symphony offers a taste of ‘Elegant Mischief’

Maquette Kuper plays the flute and Peter Jaffe, conductor of the Auburn Symphony, plays the piano for the Placer High School band class on Wednesday. Kuper will be the soloist on M ...

Soprano comes home to sing

Last year at this time, Meagan Rao was in the middle of the Young Artist Competition, a contest the Placer High School senior would go on win as a soprano vocalist. Now 18 and enro ...

Reader Input: Concerts fondly remembered

I was saddened to read about the demise of the Auburn Community Concert series but not surprised (“Death knell for Auburn concert group,” Journal, Jan. 19). When my h ...

Guest cellist Adelle-Akiko Kearns to sit in with Auburn Symphony

Alan Clark  has a heckuva seat from which to watch cellist Adelle-Akiko Kearns ply her trade. As principal cellist for the Auburn Symphony, Clark will be within a pernambuco b ...

Another View: It takes an incubator to grow a business

Philosophers have long debated the age-old question: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” It is a pretty good question, although not really specific enough to be ...