From the President:
What a difference a year makes! As the world waited for better, healthier times, so did our three finalists vying to become the next Music Director of the Auburn Symphony. We kept in touch with them over the past year and are grateful for their patience and continued interest. The Board of Directors is so very pleased to report that their concert auditions have now been scheduled and will form the centerpiece of our 2021/2022 season!
All concerts will take place in our historic auditorium at Placer High School. Each will be a 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon concert with a pre-concert talk about the program before the performance, and a “getting to know you” question and answer time immediately after the performance ends. All music and guest artists have been programmed by the finalists themselves as part of showing us what they can “bring to the the table” if chosen to be our next artistic leader. We hope this special concert format also allows YOU to give feedback to our Music Director Search Committee on your choice.
Check your inbox and mailbox for details on how to get tickets for the Finalist Showcase Series concerts:
24 October 2021: Sergey Bogza is the Music Director & Conductor of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra and is a full-time faculty member at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting degree from the University of Minnesota.
23 January 2022: Ryan Murray is the Artistic Director & Conductor of Music in the Mountains, Associate Conductor for Modesto Symphony Orchestra, Music Director & Conductor for Modesto Youth Orchestra, Music Director for Modesto Opera, Conductor for Sacramento Youth Symphony, and Director of Orchestra & Opera at CSU Sacramento. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Music Business from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
27 February 2022: Scott Seaton is the Music Director & Conductor for the North State Symphony in Chico and Redding, California, and Principal Conductor for the Veridian Symphony Orchestra in Yuba City, California. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Universite de Montreal, Canada.
Let’s give these talented gentlemen a warm and an enthusiastic welcome to our Auburn Symphony community!
President, Board of Directors
30 June 2021