The journey of the Auburn Symphony began in 1988, when founder Monroe DeJarnette pursued his vision of a community orchestra in Auburn, California, located in the foothills of the Sierras. Since it’s first concert, The Birth of an Orchestra, the Auburn Symphony has grown in size and ability to become the premier orchestra it is today. Currently under the direction of Maestro Ryan Murray, only the fourth Music Director in our 36 year history, the Auburn Symphony continues to enthrall local audiences with their high-level of musicianship. Local patron Karlon Lemos recently declared, “It is remarkable to be in a town this size and to have a symphony of this caliber.” Another long-time supporter says, “I’ve been playing instruments since I was 4 years old, and I listen to classical music every day. It is wonderful that a town the size of Auburn has a group of musicians as talented as they are.” Seasonal concerts are held at the historic Placer High School Theater and the season finale is held at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis.