The Planets

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

A beautiful and sparkling spring evening awaits as Maestro Peter Jaffe and the Folsom Lake Symphony present The Planets.

Imaginative, colorful, and immensely popular, join us for Gustov Holst’s most popular work by the same name – The Planets. Do you have a favorite? Are you moved by any one of the celestial orbs, in particular? You might just be, after this beautiful presentation of this perennially loved, majestic orchestral treasure.

Ji in Yang, violin
Ji in Yang, Violinist

Also on the program for the evening is Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, Op.21.Presented by the symphony with guest violinist Ji in Yang, be prepared to sit back in awe and delight. She will be performing with her Petrus Guarnerius violin made in Venice in 1723.

With feet fully on the ground or head among the stars, come and be transported by The Planets with the Folsom Lake Symphony!

A guest soloist of orchestras internationally, Ms. Yang regularly appears with ensembles in the United States and all the major orchestras in Korea, including the KBS Symphony Orchestra, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Ms. Yang tours regularly with the distinguished conductorless ensemble, Sejong Soloists, where she often appears as a soloist.  Their most recent album “Passion” on the Universal Music label features her as a soloist in Piazzolla’s Four Seasons and Ponce’s Estrellita arranged by Heifetz.  Follow this link to view the performance. In 2006 she was appointed the “Samsung Foundation of Culture” Chair, a distinction she held until 2008.

Ms. Yang’s performances have also been heard on radio and television shows such as NPR’s From the Top, Japan’s NHK, America’s Capital Public Radio on “Insight”, and in guest appearances on Korea’s KBS television shows “Art Theatre” and “Classic Odyssey“.  She was also a guest performing artist at the United Nations in their Earth Day celebrations.

A frequent collaborator with some of the world’s leading musicians, she has worked closely with such artists as Joseph Kalichstein, Cho-Liang Jimmy Lin, and Elmar Oliveira.  Ms. Yang holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree from the Juilliard School where she studied with Hyo Kang and Dorothy DeLay and graduated from Yale University with an Artist Diploma.  She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts on a full scholarship at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York with Daniel Phillips.  She has also worked with Ruggiero Ricci, Itzhak Perlman, Rodney Friend, Robert McDuffie, Dong-Suk Kang, and Igor Ozim in masterclasses.