Maestro Peter Jaffe, Music Director and Conductor 2012-Present
PETER JAFFE is in his eighth season as music director of the Auburn Symphony, fostering artistic growth and bringing dynamic energy to the podium. Mr. Jaffe has also recently been appointed music director of the Folsom Symphony, and has served as music director of the Stockton Symphony since 1995, spearheading many commissions of world premieres and earning national recognition.
Mr. Jaffe returns for appearances this season with Symphony Silicon Valley, and he has captivated audiences as guest conductor with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Mexico and Flagstaff Symphony Orchestras, and Sacramento and Virginia Symphonies, among many others. He spent three seasons as director of orchestral activities at the Oberlin Conservatory and two as conductor and visiting professor at Stanford University, highlighted by an Eastern European tour with the Stanford Symphony.
Mr. Jaffe teaches every summer at the Conductor’s Institute of South Carolina, and he conducted and taught at the Aspen Music Festival for fourteen years. Under his direction, Aspen’s Young Artist Orchestra series helped to advance the careers of numerous rising stars–many of his Aspen performances have been broadcast nationally. He has served as music director for Stockton Opera since 2001, and recently conducted Strauss’s Die Fledermaus.