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Enriching and engaging the community, across all generations, through the gift of music.

Auburn Symphony Endowment Fund

In 1987, Monroe DeJarnette, a local musician, dreamed of a home-town volunteer symphony orchestra in Auburn. Scoffers said, “Impossible!” Monroe’s vision never wavered. He was determined to create a community symphony where musicians and audiences together could enjoy orchestral music.

Today the Auburn Symphony has been hailed as one of the nation’s finest community orchestras, thrilling audiences of all ages. Comprised of 70 talented musicians the Symphony is led by the prolific and innovative Music Director and Conductor, Maestro Ryan Murray. Together, the Symphony's extensive community outreach sparks a love of orchestral music among people of all ages.


In addition to beautiful concert season performances, the Auburn Symphony draws crowds at their annual Symphony in the Park event and Mother's Day concerts at UC Davis Mondavi Center. Symphony members also present regularly at local schools and senior centers--inspiring and touching lives through music.

Monroe DeJarnette's vision became reality, but it requires community support to continue for generations to come.


The Auburn Symphony Endowment Fund at Placer Community Foundation was established by its Board of Directors as a conduit to pool gifts from within the community. Such gifts are invested over time. Earnings from investment are then distributed back to support the Auburn Symphony's programming. 


Your gift—and all future earnings from your gift—is a permanent source of support for the Auburn Symphony, helping them to "enrich and engage the community, across all generations, through the gift of music.

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How you can help

Make a lasting gift to the Auburn Symphony Endowment Fund at Placer Community Foundation. Contact the staff at PCF to learn about making your gift today, or through your estate plan.

Auburn Symphony
985 Lincoln Way, Suite 102
Auburn, California 95603
(530) 823-6683

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