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Folsom Lake Symphony Reviews

“What made performing with the Folsom Lake Symphony stand out for me was the commitment by the volunteer musicians; they are proud to make music, and the audience is more than appreciative of that. I had a wonderful time performing in Broadway Romance and especially enjoyed the musicians on and off the stage!”  Lisa Vroman, Broadway Romance, June 2018

What a great concert by FLS last night. Jon Nakamatsu was fantastic. From my seat I had the perfect top view of his fingers gliding across the piano … how he moved his hands with varying degrees of emphasis while producing enchanting music. I also loved the Shostakovich piece. I could almost envision the people being marched off to the Gulag during the heaviest parts. Maestro Peter Jaffe clearly knows the piece well as he didn’t have any music in front of him. … FLS does not need to take a back seat to even the great orchestras of this country. Ron Smith, Granite Bay, Epic Victory, October 2017

While visiting from Alberta, Canada, I was privileged to go to the Folsom Lake Symphony. I thoroughly enjoyed the orchestra and especially the tenors. The music moved me more than I can say.  Barbara Jackson, Alberta, Canada, Festa Italiana, June 2017

I loved the Holiday Concert!  A wonderful mix of classical favorites, with a fun Christmas sing-a-long, and ending with Handel’s Messiah, The Hallelujah Chorus. The Folsom Lake Symphony would be a compliment to any large city, and we are blessed to have them right here in our own city. Dawn Johnson, Vice President, The Folsom Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Cheer, December 2016

The Holiday Cheer concert was so festive and really put me in the holiday spirit, especially my favorite Oh Holy Night. I went with a friend who was experiencing the symphony for the first time – it was a great introduction!!  Susanne Logan, Cameron Park, Holiday Cheer, December 2016

We had a very enjoyable and festive time at the Folsom Lake Symphony’s “Holiday Cheer” performance.  The event helped us get into full holiday spirit with an excellent symphony performance, a heavenly sounding  operatic singer, delightful choir singers, and a chance to sing along to favorite Christmas carols!  Bravo!  Pablo & Darla Sarabia, Folsom, Holiday Cheer, December 2016

The “Holiday Cheer” concert was great. The guest artist, Alexandra Schenck,should be included on all your concerts. Her voice is one of the most beautiful I have heard. Her range and presentation were a real pleasure to hear. Thank you for adding her to the program.  Jim Kirstein, Folsom, Holiday Cheer, December 2016

Last Saturday night’s concert by the Folsom Symphony was beautifully JOYOUS! …. a WONDERFUL gift to all of us in the audience!!!  Jim and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute! Mary & Jim Powell, El Dorado Hills, Holiday Cheer, December 2016

The Holiday Cheer concert was magical. We had such a wonderful time. I can’t say enough about how fantastic the Folsom Lake Symphony is.  Talina Burke, Folsom,  Holiday Cheer, December 2016

In an era where grants for the arts are at an all-time low, it’s amazing how the Folsom Lake  Symphony is not only growing, but thriving! While some might drive to either Sacramento or San Francisco, I believe that the finest orchestra in Northern California is right here in our own backyard. Peter Jaffe’s “Holiday Cheer” was not only delightful, with the added talent of Alexandra  Schenck – truly spectacular! Many holiday wishes to the talented and delightful Folsom Lake Symphony.  Lou Peele, Folsom, Holiday Cheer, December 2016

The Folsom Lake Symphony is one of the true treasures of Folsom and as a side note, the Harris Center doesn’t have a bad seat in the house!    T.D., Folsom, Holiday Cheer, December 2016

My husband and I attended the Folsom Lake Symphony concert last night and it literally put tears in my eyes – how the symphony has grown, developed over thirteen years! I have attended and will continue to attend the rest of my life – I LOVE Maestro Peter Jaffe, his conducting and the musicians who play and soloists he chooses.  That said,  I never want to change my symphony seats!   Cindy Kaye, Rhythmic Heat, October 2016

I attended Sunday’s matinee performance of “Hollywood Hits” as an invited guest of a patron. The selection of scores was diverse and kept the audience’s attention at all times. The Conductor, Peter Jaffe, is very entertaining and appeared in costume according to the theme of the music being played. The symphony performed selections familiar to all generations and are incredibly talented — performing flawlessly! I experienced a great event and will be back to enjoy more shows in the future. Lastly, the Harris Center is a wonderful facility!  Consider me a new fan! Bobby Contreras, Sacramento, Hollywood Hits, June 2016

What a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Since the age of two or so, and I am now 70, I have loved the music but never the words as sung in churches. Last night my chest heaved and the tears gushed as your wonderful voices filled the symphony hall. Did your group arrange to record it? I would love to have a copy. Doris Winter, Finlandia Performance, April 2016.

If you think you need to go to San Francisco or some other big city to   hear high quality symphony orchestra music, guess again.  The Folsom Lake Symphony puts on quality concerts in the intimate and acoustically perfect Harris Center in Folsom.  February’s concert was Bravo!! It featured highly accomplished solo violinist Livia Sohn who performed exquisitely with passion and intensity while the orchestra accompanied her magnificently. Not to be outdone, following an informative explanation of the piece by Maestro Peter Jaffe, the orchestra alone performed Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony. Each individual section of the orchestra was featured in this splendid interlaced musical journey. For the classical music buff, Folsom Lake Symphony provides a  great entertainment value. Ron Smith, Granite Bay, February 2016