Peter Jaffe

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 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 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 ...

Bringing classics to the classroom

First, you listen to Elmer Fudd. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig … hear what they have to say. And once you’ve enjoyed their takes on Johann Strauss’ Blue Danu ...

Reader Input: Symphony makes magic

What a joy to share a warm Sunday evening with so many others. Thank you to the Auburn Symphony and conductor, the enlightening and animated Peter Jaffe, for filling the School P ...

Auburn Symphony gets ready for road trip to the Mondavi Center

Don’t get me wrong. The members of the Auburn Symphony truly appreciate the Placer High School Auditorium. But the chance to play in the Mondavi Center? Well, that’s li ...

Auburn symphony rewards itself with a night out

It has been a year like no other for the Auburn Symphony. Last February saw the loss of conductor Michael Goodwin in an auto accident. While a tragedy of this magnitude could have ...

Symphony plans concert in School Park Preserve

The Auburn Symphony started rehearsals Tuesday evening for its 25th season – the first with Maestro Peter Jaffe at the helm. Jaffe splits his time between conducting here and ...