2020-21 Concert Season

2020-21 Season:  Rediscover

Starting this October and continuing through April of 2021, we’re thrilled to be able to share 6 all-new concert experiences with you. Concerts will air Thursday evenings both online and on public access TV. Each month will also feature additional music, interviews and conversations across the artistic spectrum.

Thanks to Season Sponsor Dignity Health and the generous support of sponsors and individuals like you, all concert events are FREE and open to ALL!

Concert Schedule


Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 pm

Works by Mozart and Rimsky-Korsakov for strings.  Special Guest Artist: Bruce Belton, clarinet.


MOZART String Quintet in G minor, 1st Movement
MOZART Clarinet Quintet in A major, 1st Movement

More details about this concert:

    • CLICK HERE to watch a replay of the Concert from Thursday, October 29th.
    • CLICK HERE to watch a replay of the Pre-Concert Talk from Tuesday, October 27th.
    • "Mozart and More" begins with Mozart's String Quintet in G minor, K. 516, movement I - featuring two violins, two violas, and one cello.  The second piece on "Mozart and More" will be the first movement of his Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 (Mozart's only clarinet quintet), featuring two violins, viola, cello, and clarinet.  ​The main feature on our premiere virtual concert will be a String Quartet "B-la-f" by Rimsky-Korsakov AND Lyadov AND Borodin AND Glazunov! A true collaboration!  ​The name "B-la-f" is a word play of the name of the quartet's benefactor, Mitrofan Belaiev.


Thursday, November 19th, 2020, 7:00pm

Works by Brahms, Schumann, and Klughardt for trio, quartet, and quintet.  Special guest artist:  John Chernoff (piano).


BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25, IV
SCHUMANN Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110, IV
KLUGHARDT String Quintet in G minor, Op. 62

More details about this concert:


    • CLICK HERE to set reminder on YouTube for Concert Premiere for Thursday, November 19th at 7PM
    • CLICK HERE to watch a replay of the Pre-Concert Talk from Tuesday, November 17th at 7PM.
    • "Gypsy Strings" is a two-city collaboration. From Humboldt County, in the beautiful rotunda of the Morris Graves Museum of Art, violinist and NSS concertmaster Terrie Baune, principal cellist Carol Jacobson, and pianist John Chernoff recorded a movement from Schuman's lively Piano Trio #3 in G Minor. They returned to Shasta County's historic Old City Hall to record a high-energy movement from Brahms' Piano Quartet in G minor, joined by NSS principal violist Leah Carl. The full length feature of "Gypsy Strings" is a string quintet by German composer August Klughardt, composed in 1890. Terrie, Leah and Carol are joined by violinist and assistant concertmaster LiYuan Ho and cellist Anthoni Polcari for Klughardt's quintet, which ranges from warm, rich moods to foot-tapping rhythms.


Thursday, December 24th at 7:00pm

A complete Beethoven string quartet, brought to you by NSS principal section leaders.  Plus a little holiday surprise.  Artists:  Terrie Baune (violin), LiYuan Ho (violin), Leah Carl (viola), Carol Jacobson (cello).


BEETHOVEN String Quartet Op. 18, No. 2




Allegro molto, quasi presto

More details about this concert:

    • "Beethoven 250" is North State Symphony's deferred celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday year (1770).  Originally the symphony was to perform Beethoven's powerful 9th Symphony, complete with large orchestra, vocal soloists and full chorus, for our May 2020 season finale which was cancelled due to Covid-19.
    • Beethoven wrote six Opus 18 string quartets which were published during his early period and grounded in the 18th century musical tradition of artists like Haydn and Mozart, but as with all things Beethoven, staking out bold new ground.
    • String quartet: A composition for solo string instruments, usually two violins, viola, and cello; it is widely regarded as the supreme form of chamber music. —Grove Music Online

The above 3 concerts are generously sponsored by Nena Perry and Dan Purtzer; James Malin; Patty Mullett; and Ailsie McEnteggart Thank You!


Thursday, February 11th at 7:00pm

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a quintet of NSS musicians will perform works that celebrate friendship and love.




Thursday, March 18th at 7:00pm

A tale of a soldier and the powers of a magic violin as told by a septet of NSS musicians and a narrator.


STRAVINSKY Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)

(Youth & Little One's Concert virtual performance dates of "A Soldier's Tale", with a special guest narrator, will be announced soon.  Generous sponsorship for these concerts is provided by Sierra Pacific Foundation & First 5 Shasta - Thank You!)


Thursday, April 15th at 7:00pm

Featuring Zwilich's Chamber Symphony plus works by Martinu, Clara Schumann & more!


ZWILICH Chamber Symphony

If you would like to sponsor the February, March or April concert, please Contact Us!  Thank you.