The Ukiah Symphony has been bringing cultural enrichment and beautiful orchestral music to the Ukiah Valley community for 39 years.
Its history can be traced back to the efforts of founders and conductors of church and community classical music ensembles and small orchestras in Ukiah in the 1970’s. We are grateful to such early pioneers as Julian Lobsien, Duane Thompson, Jeff Simpson, Jeff Dickey and Carolyn Hawley and the many Mendocino County musicians who performed with them.
By 1979, the Ukiah Chamber Orchestra was performing three concerts a year with multiple conductors at the helm. In 1980 the name was changed to the Ukiah Symphony Orchestra, Carolyn Hawley was elected as its sole conductor, and its first board was created. Hawley continued as conductor and music director until Les Pfützenreuter stepped up to the podium in 1989.
The Ukiah Symphony Orchestra has grown to more than 50 members, who come from the Bay Area, Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma Counties. Many of the musicians have been performing with the Symphony for more than 20 years. To learn more and hear recent concerts, click on the “Directors” and “Listen” tabs above.
Our 2018-19 Program is finished!
Download or view the pdf here:
2018-19 UKIAH SYMPHONY PROGRAM
1000 Hensley Creek Road
Concerts at the College are held in the Center Theatre - look for the blue banners above the stairs at the main entrance.