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Congratulations to Javier Morales Martinez, the 2018 Horton Kohl soloist. Javier will perform the Nielson Clarinet Concerto this summer with the ESS Festival Orchestra. 

Javier is currently a senior at the Los Angeles County High School for the arts and plans to attend the University of Southern California this fall. He is a recipient of a Herbert Zipper Scholarship at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, where he has been a student since 2013. Javier studies clarinet with Michael Yoshimi and music theory with Kathy Sawada. He is principal clarinet of the Colburn Youth Orchestra directed by Maxim Eshkenazy and the Wind Ensemble directed by Darren Mulder.

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Congratulations to The Cerberus Trio, with ESS student violinist Andrés Engleman, age 11, who recently won the State of California for the VOCE chamber music competition, Intermediate Division. 

The Trio will perform this June at the annual convention of the Music Teachers' Association of California. 

Since 1978, The Eastern Sierra Symphony (formerly The Sierra Summer Festival) enriches the cultural landscape of the Eastern Sierra through transformative orchestral performances and music education. 


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.