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Dec
9
Fri
Holiday POPS! Concert (Chico) @ Laxson Auditorium
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

Holiday Pops Concert
Conductor Scott Seaton

Guest Soloists:
Daun Weiss, soprano

Choirs:
Shasta College Chorus | Elizabeth Waterbury, Director
Butte College Choir | Christine Buckstead, Director

Program:

TCHAIKOVSKY - March from Nutcracker
GUARALDI/PUGH - A Charlie Brown Christmas
MARTIN/QUIVEY - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
LEONTOVICH/HAYMAN - Carol of the Bells
HERBERT/LANGEY - March of the Toys from "Babes in Toyland"
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS/GREAVES Fantasia on Greensleeves
ANDERSON - Sleigh Ride
HANDEL - Hallelujah Chorus
CUSTER Winter Wonderland
SCHOENFELD (Arr. Simeone)'- Twas the Night Before Christmas
RUTTER - Magnificat, IV "Et misericordia"
RUTTER Magnificat, I "Magnificat anima mea"
FINNEGAN Christmas Carol Sing A Long

In this spectacular year-end concert, the full complement of the North State Symphony will fill our halls with joyous music and a festive atmosphere to put you in the holiday spirit.  We will feature soprano Daun Weiss, an audience favorite who will join us for ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and other holiday favorites.  From Nutcracker selections to A Charlie Brown Christmas, this is a fun family-friendly concert not to be missed!  And, of course, no holiday concert would be complete without our annual sing-a-long.

Dec
10
Sat
Holiday POPS! Concert (Red Bluff) @ Red Bluff State Theatre
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

Holiday Pops Concert
Conductor Scott Seaton

Guest Soloists:
Daun Weiss, soprano

Choirs:
Shasta College Chorus | Elizabeth Waterbury, Director
Butte College Choir | Christine Buckstead, Director

Program:

TCHAIKOVSKY - March from Nutcracker
GUARALDI/PUGH - A Charlie Brown Christmas
MARTIN/QUIVEY - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
LEONTOVICH/HAYMAN - Carol of the Bells
HERBERT/LANGEY - March of the Toys from "Babes in Toyland"
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS/GREAVES Fantasia on Greensleeves
ANDERSON - Sleigh Ride
HANDEL - Hallelujah Chorus
CUSTER Winter Wonderland
SCHOENFELD (Arr. Simeone)'- Twas the Night Before Christmas
RUTTER - Magnificat, IV "Et misericordia"
RUTTER Magnificat, I "Magnificat anima mea"
FINNEGAN Christmas Carol Sing A Long

In this spectacular year-end concert, the full complement of the North State Symphony will fill our halls with joyous music and a festive atmosphere to put you in the holiday spirit.  We will feature soprano Daun Weiss, an audience favorite who will join us for ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and other holiday favorites.  From Nutcracker selections to A Charlie Brown Christmas, this is a fun family-friendly concert not to be missed!  And, of course, no holiday concert would be complete without our annual sing-a-long.

Dec
11
Sun
Holiday POPS! Concert (Redding) @ Cascade Theater
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm

Holiday Pops Concert
Conductor Scott Seaton

Guest Soloists:
Daun Weiss, soprano

Choirs:
Shasta College Chorus | Elizabeth Waterbury, Director
Butte College Choir | Christine Buckstead, Director

Program:

TCHAIKOVSKY - March from Nutcracker
GUARALDI/PUGH - A Charlie Brown Christmas
MARTIN/QUIVEY - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
LEONTOVICH/HAYMAN - Carol of the Bells
HERBERT/LANGEY - March of the Toys from "Babes in Toyland"
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS/GREAVES Fantasia on Greensleeves
ANDERSON - Sleigh Ride
HANDEL - Hallelujah Chorus
CUSTER Winter Wonderland
SCHOENFELD (Arr. Simeone)'- Twas the Night Before Christmas
RUTTER - Magnificat, IV "Et misericordia"
RUTTER Magnificat, I "Magnificat anima mea"
FINNEGAN Christmas Carol Sing A Long

In this spectacular year-end concert, the full complement of the North State Symphony will fill our halls with joyous music and a festive atmosphere to put you in the holiday spirit.  We will feature soprano Daun Weiss, an audience favorite who will join us for ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and other holiday favorites.  From Nutcracker selections to A Charlie Brown Christmas, this is a fun family-friendly concert not to be missed!  And, of course, no holiday concert would be complete without our annual sing-a-long.

Feb
11
Sat
MASTERWORKS 3: Haydn’s Drumroll (pre-concert talk) @ Laxson Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Pre-concert talk for Masterworks 3 - Haydn's Drumroll presented by NSS Music Director Scott Seaton 1 hour before concert.

Pre-concert talks are generously sponsored by Richard and Pat Macias.

MASTERWORKS 3: Haydn’s Drumroll @ Laxson Auditorium
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm

Masterworks 3: Haydn's Drumroll
Conductor Scott Seaton

Guest Artists:
James Johnston, violin | Young Artist Winner
Sarah Harris, soprano | Young Artist Winner
MTAC Youth Orchestra | Yoshie Muratani, Director
Shasta College Youth Strings | Jeff Specht, Director

MARTINŮ - Comedy on the Bridge, H. 251:  Little Suite
SAINT-SAËNS - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
OFFENBACH - Les oiseaux dans la charmille
TELEMANN - Don Quixote
SCHUBERT - Overture “In the Italian Style” Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side
HAYDN - Symphony No. 103 “Drumroll”

In this quirky and humor-infused program, we highlight our Young Artist Winners, James Johnston and Sarah Harris.  We also welcome our area youth orchestras on stage to join us for Franz Schubert’s Overture “In the Italian Style”, a Rossini-inspired work that captures the effervescence of the lively Italian opera overture with beautiful operatic melodies and blazing finale.  The evening begins with the whimsical Little Suite from Comedy on the Bridge, an opera where all the main characters get stranded on a bridge.  The program takes a twist in Telemann’s Don Quichotte, a sort of musical novel where the over-hyped image of Cervantes’ Don Quixote has a unique take on reality.  The first sounds of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 will reveal instantly why it received the nickname, “Drumroll”.  What follows is a symphony full of imagination and wit that exemplifies a grandmaster of symphonic writing over sixty years in the making.

Feb
12
Sun
MASTERWORKS 3: Haydn’s Drumroll (pre-concert talk) @ Cascade Theatre
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Pre-concert talk for Masterworks 3 - Haydn's Drumroll presented by NSS Music Director Scott Seaton 1 hour before concert.

MASTERWORKS 3: Haydn’s Drumroll @ Cascade Theatre
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm

Masterworks 3: Haydn's Drumroll
Conductor Scott Seaton

Guest Artists:
James Johnston, violin | Young Artist Winner
Sarah Harris, soprano | Young Artist Winner
MTAC Youth Orchestra | Yoshie Muratani, Director
Shasta College Youth Strings | Jeff Specht, Director

MARTINŮ - Comedy on the Bridge, H. 251:  Little Suite
SAINT-SAËNS - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
OFFENBACH - Les oiseaux dans la charmille
TELEMANN - Don Quixote
SCHUBERT - Overture “In the Italian Style” Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side
HAYDN - Symphony No. 103 “Drumroll”

In this quirky and humor-infused program, we highlight our Young Artist Winners, James Johnston and Sarah Harris.  We also welcome our area youth orchestras on stage to join us for Franz Schubert’s Overture “In the Italian Style”, a Rossini-inspired work that captures the effervescence of the lively Italian opera overture with beautiful operatic melodies and blazing finale.  The evening begins with the whimsical Little Suite from Comedy on the Bridge, an opera where all the main characters get stranded on a bridge.  The program takes a twist in Telemann’s Don Quichotte, a sort of musical novel where the over-hyped image of Cervantes’ Don Quixote has a unique take on reality.  The first sounds of Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 will reveal instantly why it received the nickname, “Drumroll”.  What follows is a symphony full of imagination and wit that exemplifies a grandmaster of symphonic writing over sixty years in the making.

May
13
Sat
Masterworks 4: Rachmaninoff & Dvorak (pre-concert talk) @ Cascade Theatre
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Pre-concert talk for Masterworks 4: Rachmaninoff and Dvorak presented by NSS Music Director Scott Seaton 1 hour before concert.

Masterworks 4: Rachmaninoff & Dvorak @ Cascade Theatre
May 13 @ 7:30 pm

Masterworks 4: Rachmaninoff and Dvorak
Conductor Scott Seaton

Guest Artists:
Charlie Albright, piano

BAJZER - Lassen Awakes! *World Premiere*
RACHMANINOFF - Piano Concerto No. 2
DVORAK - Symphony No. 8

To capture in sound some of the iconic natural beauty of Northern California, composer Marko Bajzer was awarded Artist in Residence by Lassen Volcanic National Park and awarded a co-commision by the North State Symphony to bring his work, “Lassen Awakes!”, to life.  Acclaimed pianist Charlie Albright has been praised by the New York Times for his “jaw-dropping technique” and “virtuosity with a distinctive musicality.”  Charlie returns to the North State Symphony to be featured on Rachmaninoff’s prodigious Second Piano Concerto.  Combining luxurious melody and swelling orchestration, you will quickly learn why it is considered one of the best piano concertos ever written.  Concluding the season is Antonin Dvořák’s cheerful and life-affirming Symphony No. 8, inspired by Bohemian folk music and offering lyricism that showcases nature’s endless charms.

May
14
Sun
Masterworks 4: Rachmaninoff & Dvorak (pre-concert talk) @ Laxson Auditorium
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Pre-concert talk for Masterworks 4: Rachmaninoff and Dvorak presented by NSS Music Director Scott Seaton 1 hour before concert.

Pre-concert talks are generously sponsored by Richard and Pat Macias.