Q. When will we be hearing the Auburn Symphony Orchestra live again?
We still do not have a definitive answer to this question. Keeping our musicians, patrons, staff, and volunteers safe is our first priority. Our Symphony’s primary “concert hall” is on the campus of our local high school, and we also rehearse in their music rooms. In addition to following state and county guidelines, we are governed by the school district’s policies allowing outside organizations’ use of campus facilities. Please know that we stay in close contact with school district officials for the latest information. They are currently not able to make any statement.
Check the Auburn Symphony website for updates!
Q. Is Maestro Peter Jaffe continuing in his role as Music Director/Conductor?
Maestro Jaffe will continue to be our Music Director through 30 June 2021. We have been very grateful for his participation and leadership this season in the production of our many video releases.
Q. Will subscriptions be offered in the 2021/2022 season and do I still get my regularly reserved seats?
It has not yet been determined if our 2021/2022 season will be similar to or depart from our normal Masterworks series of concerts. Here’s how this may affect our subscribers:
- Depending on the date in 2021/2022 that we are allowed to hold concerts in person, we may need to proceed with a compressed series of concerts, with a single Sunday matinee performance for each Finalist concert. If so, ticket prices will be adjusted and seating will be open.
- If we return to our customary format of a Saturday evening / Sunday afternoon concert weekend for each of the Finalist concerts, your reserved seats as a subscriber from the 2019/2020 season will be restored.
- Ticket purchases for our Finalist Showcase Series will be available once we have confirmed dates. More details about pricing and seating options will be available as we move forward.
Q. Will there be a “Symphony in the Park” 2021?
At this time, we do not plan on holding a Symphony in the Park concert in September 2021. Even though this saddens us, we need to remain focused on our goal of rehearsing for and holding our Finalist Showcase series of concerts. Once we have a new Music Director on board, we will plan a HUGE Symphony in the Park celebratory concert in September 2022 to kick off a full 2022/2023 season!
Q. Where can I learn about the search for our new conductor?
Please see our website for further information about the upcoming auditions of our three candidates, the process to this point, and the candidates’ bios.
Q. Is the Symphony office open?
Yes! The office is open. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. If you plan to visit us, please bring your face mask, even if vaccinated! We also have hand sanitizer available.