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The North State Symphony thanks and applauds our sponsors in the business commmunity. Without their support, the Symphony would not be successful. Please support them as they support us. Find out more about how you or your business can become a sponsor or advertise in our programs.
The Symphony benefits greatly, and gratefully, from the work of these two voluntary, auxiliary organizations. Members work behind the scenes with fund raising, hospitality and scholarships. The Guild and the League meet monthly, but their efforts bear fruit constantly. They produce splendid special events, host receptions and provide refreshments and guest housing for musicians.
A note from an audience member
"We are indeed blessed by such a group of talented musicians whose capabilities extend to the realm of world-class performance. ... Pickett’s choice to perform original, new, works of composers relatively unknown outside this area has given this orchestra a dimension far beyond the northstate and is unique."
Austin C. Morris, Redding
Mr. Gene Nichols, Chair
Just a quick note of appreciation to you and the board for the Northstate Symphony presentation at Redding on Saturday, February 21, 2009. We are indeed blessed by such a group of talented musicians whose capabilities extend to the realm of world-class performance.
I have retired here in the north state after living near some of the best symphonic organizations in the country, and have thought of the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra in terms of home-town teams. I was happily surprised to see that the same standard of excellence was demonstrated by your orchestra here in the north state.
The works of Gustav Mahler are a favorite of mine, particularly the second and fourth symphonies. I can’t tell you how glad I was that this home town team was going to do each in back-to-back seasons.
The Mahler works were particularly well-executed and served as a examples of Dr. Pickett’s uncanny ability to recognize and interpret the refreshing and moving works of the romantic and modern composers – in addition to mastery of the more time-honored classical fare.
Also, Pickett’s choice to perform original, new, works of composers relatively unknown outside this area has given this orchestra a dimension far beyond the northstate and is unique. Here’s hoping we will enjoy more of his diversity in years to come.
Again, congratulations to you and your board for your efforts and wishing you continued success.
Austin C. Morris Redding