Jean Horton, In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that the Eastern Sierra Symphony announces the passing of our friend and patron, Jean Horton. Jean was an early supporter of the festival and played an integral role in creating a classical music destination for the Mammoth Lakes area. Jean was co-sponsor of the Horton-Kohl soloist award which provides high school age musicians the opportunity to perform a complete concerto with a full orchestra.  In addition to his work with the Eastern Sierra Symphony, Jean was a board member of the Pasadena Symphony. Jean’s absence will be deeply felt by all who knew him and our sincerest condolences go to his wife, Ann, and daughter, Christine.

Jean's family is hosting a celebratory memorial on Friday, October 7 at 2 pm. All Saints Church, 123 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, CA 


Join members of the Eastern Sierra Symphony in their inaugural OUTSIDE ON THE EASTSIDE Fall Festival Concert featuring "Autumn" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Piazzolla's "Four Seasons of Buenos Aires" and more.

October 22, 7 pm at Cerro Coso Community College

101 College Parkway, Mammoth Lakes 


Click here to buy tickets and we look forward to seeing you there. 


Since 1978, the Eastern Sierra Symphony (formerly Sierra Summer Festival) has presented classical symphonic concerts and programs of the highest artistic excellence to audiences in Mammoth Lakes and Eastern Sierra.  Nearly 40 years later, The Eastern Sierra Symphony continues to strengthen the performing arts movement and the vibrant arts community.


Edwin Outwater, Artistic Director

The Orchestra is a combination of talented local musicians and professionals from orchestras around the country incuding The LA Phiharmonic, LA Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Saint Louis Symphony.

Next Generation of Musicians

Gifted young musicians participate in the festival, coming to Mammoth from the top tier music schools in the country including Julliard, New England Conservatory, Boston University, Curtis Institute, and the Colburn School. 

Eastern Sierra Symphony Community

Our concerts have brought classical music to the communities nestled along Highway 395 performing in such diverse venues as the Laws Railroad Museum, Bishop High School, Statham Estate and Statham Hall in Lone Pine, and Cerro Coso College in Ridgecrest.