Symphony Series

At the Auburn Performing Arts Center

702 4th St NE, Auburn, WA 98002

Across America: Rodeo & New World Symphony

Sunday, October 8 at 2:30 pm

Kick off our Symphony series with Music Director Candidate Wesley Schulz. With a program including Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, and Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations, and Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony No. 9, we are excited to have Schulz join the Auburn Symphony for an invigorating start to the season.

With Saeunn Thorsteinsdóttir on the cello.


Holiday Concert

Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 pm

Celebrate the holiday season with the Auburn Symphony. Enjoy the sounds of familiar favorites, carols, and festive tunes for an evening of warmth and merriment with the Rainier Chorale and other special guests. Guest conductor Anthony Spain is the conductor of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and will be joining us again in April for The Planets.


Romantic Metamorphosis

Sunday, February 18 at 2:30 pm

Back for an encore performance after his stunning debut last season, violinist Stephen Waarts will be joining the Auburn Symphony playing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Under the direction of Guest Conductor Daniel Patrick Stewart, Music Director of the Santa Cruz Symphony and former Assistant Conductor with the Metropolitan Opera, hear the ASO perform some of the symphonic masterpieces. The concert also includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor.


The Planets

Sunday, April 29 at 2:30 pm

Close the season with a multimedia extravaganza for the whole family. Anthony Spain returns to the podium to conduct Holst’s The Planets, with a special visual accompaniment choreographed by Adrian Wyard using NASA images of each planet. This multimedia experience includes discussions from both Spain and Wyard on Holst’s music and the planets themselves, and is rounded out by The Grand Canyon Suite.  


Chamber Series

at St. Matthew (San Mateo)

123 L St NE, Auburn, WA 98002

Luxurious Oboe Sounds

Sunday, November 19th at 4:00pm

  • At the First Christian Church of Kent (11717 SE 240 Kent, WA 98030)

Sunday, November 19th at 4:00pm

Come explore works featuring the warm and melodious tones of the oboe. Beginning with one of Haydn’s most wonderful string quartets, nicknamed “Quinten”, and continuing with charming works by Mozart and Bax, this program is a tour of European music and folk songs designed to usher in the holiday season.

Dan Williams- oboe
John Kim and Lynn Bartlett Johnson- violins
Betty Agent- viola
Brian Wharton- cello


Tales of Love and Death

Sunday, January 21st at 4:00pm

Join us for a chamber concert featuring piano, vocal, and string music. Featuring “On Wenlock Edge” for tenor, piano, and string quartet by Vaughan Williams, Schumann’s “Dichterliebe,” and Beethoven’s String Quartet: Op 18, no. 2 in G Major, this concert is full of beautiful and descriptive music. Both the Vaughan Williams and Schumann tell the stories of young men and their life experiences, and the string quartet is considered one of Beethoven’s most classical – the opening is described as a quartet of bows and curtseys.

Brendan Tuohy – tenor
Christina Siemens - piano
Jennifer Cain & Ingrid Fredrickson - violins
Joyce Ramee - viola
Meg Brennand - cello



Struggle of the Genius

Sunday, March 11th at 4:00 pm

While many musicians face roadblocks on their way to fame and fortune, Ravel and Shostakovich faced extraordinary hardships on their journeys. Both composers’ works featured on this program are the result of hard work and perseverance stemming from the rejection and opposition that they encountered throughout their lives.

Ravel: String Quartet in F Major
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Op. 57 in G Minor

Brittany Boulding and Joy Rhee- violins
Sue Jane Bryant- viola
Brian Wharton- cello
Tanya Stambuk- piano