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Feb
12
Sat
Masterworks 3: Finding Inspiration (pre-concert talk) @ Laxson Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Pre-concert talk for Masterworks 3: Finding Inspiration presented by NSS Music Director Scott Seaton 1 hour before concert.

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

Masterworks 3: Finding Inspiration @ Laxson Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm

February 12, 2022 | Chico | 7:30pm

Conductor: Scott Seaton

Kurt Muroki, double bass
MTAC Youth Orchestra | Yoshie Muratani, Director
Shasta College Youth Strings | Jeff Specht, Director

Program: 
MENDELSSOHN - Hebrides Overture (Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side)
BOTTESINI - Double Bass Concerto No. 2
SIBELIUS - Pelleas and Melisande
RAVEL - Le Tombeau de Couperin

Mendelssohn took a trip to Scotland and wrote the opening of the Hebrides Overture.  Giovanni Bottesini was inspired by the depth, versatility, and sheer power of the double bass.  Jean Sibelius was moved by a play by Maurice Maeterlinck and its themes of forbidden love, subsequently writing some of the most picturesque and charming incidental music.  Maurice Ravel served in the French Army in World War I and later wrote Le Tombeau de Couperin as a gentle tribute to the victims of the war.  Join us as we explore inspiration and its many forms featuring acclaimed double bassist Kurt Muroki and a special side-by-side with the youth orchestras of Chico and Redding.

Feb
13
Sun
Masterworks 3: Finding Inspiration (pre-concert talk) @ Cascade Theatre
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Pre-concert talk for Masterworks 3: Finding Inspiration presented by NSS Music Director Scott Seaton 1 hour before concert.

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

Masterworks 3: Finding Inspiration @ Cascade Theatre
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm

February 12, 2022 | Redding | 2:00pm

Conductor: Scott Seaton

Kurt Muroki, double bass
MTAC Youth Orchestra | Yoshie Muratani, Director
Shasta College Youth Strings | Jeff Specht, Director

Program: 
MENDELSSOHN - Hebrides Overture (Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side)
BOTTESINI - Double Bass Concerto No. 2
SIBELIUS - Pelleas and Melisande
RAVEL - Le Tombeau de Couperin

Mendelssohn took a trip to Scotland and wrote the opening of the Hebrides Overture.  Giovanni Bottesini was inspired by the depth, versatility, and sheer power of the double bass.  Jean Sibelius was moved by a play by Maurice Maeterlinck and its themes of forbidden love, subsequently writing some of the most picturesque and charming incidental music.  Maurice Ravel served in the French Army in World War I and later wrote Le Tombeau de Couperin as a gentle tribute to the victims of the war.  Join us as we explore inspiration and its many forms featuring acclaimed double bassist Kurt Muroki and a special side-by-side with the youth orchestras of Chico and Redding.

Mar
8
Tue
Youth Concert: Peter and the Wolf (Chico) @ Laxson Auditorium
Mar 8 @ 10:30 am

March 8, 2022  | Chico | 10:30am

Scott Seaton, conductor

Linda Watkins-Bennett | Narrator

Joshua van der Veen, piano | Young Artist Winner

Program:
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, I
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414, I

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, III
HAYDN Toy Symphony 

There is no better way to be introduced to the orchestra than Prokofiev’s immortal Peter and the Wolf, the symphonic fairy tale that will transform the instruments of the orchestra into different characters involved in a tale of mischief, suspense, and triumph.  Also on the program is Haydn’s whimsical Toy Symphony, a piece that just might need your help to complete the melody!  We will also feature our Young Artist Audition winners in a variety of colorful works by Mozart.

 

Family Concert @ Laxson Auditorium
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm

March 8, 2022 | Chico | 6:00pm

Scott Seaton, conductor

Linda Watkins-Bennett | Narrator

Yantang Yu, piano | Young Artist Winner
Sophia Lin Hackler, piano | Young Artist Winner
Joshua van der Veen, piano | Young Artist Winner

Program:
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, I
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414, I

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, III
HAYDN Toy Symphony 

In this program geared for families, we showcase several Young Artist Audition winners in various works by Mozart.  No family concert would be complete without Haydn’s Toy Symphony, one of the most fun works that includes some very peculiar instruments.  Subtitled “An Orchestral Fairy Tale for Children”, we conclude with Prokofiev’s beloved Peter and the Wolf where different characters – from a clarinet imitating a cat to a wolf being portrayed by horns – come alive through the magic of symphonic sound.  Don’t worry, this concert is great for adults, too!

Mar
9
Wed
Youth Concert: Peter and the Wolf (Red Bluff) @ Red Bluff State Theatre
Mar 9 @ 9:15 am

March 9, 2022  | Red Bluff | 9:15am

Scott Seaton, conductor

Ashlee Tate | Narrator

Yantang Yu, piano | Young Artist Winner

Program:
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, I
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414, I

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, III
HAYDN Toy Symphony 

There is no better way to be introduced to the orchestra than Prokofiev’s immortal Peter and the Wolf, the symphonic fairy tale that will transform the instruments of the orchestra into different characters involved in a tale of mischief, suspense, and triumph.  Also on the program is Haydn’s whimsical Toy Symphony, a piece that just might need your help to complete the melody!  We will also feature our Young Artist Audition winners in a variety of colorful works by Mozart.

Youth Concert: Peter and the Wolf (Red Bluff) @ Red Bluff State Theatre
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am

March 9, 2022  | Red Bluff | 10:30am

Scott Seaton, conductor

Ashlee Tate | Narrator

Yantang Yu, piano | Young Artist Winner

Program:
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, I
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414, I

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, III
HAYDN Toy Symphony 

There is no better way to be introduced to the orchestra than Prokofiev’s immortal Peter and the Wolf, the symphonic fairy tale that will transform the instruments of the orchestra into different characters involved in a tale of mischief, suspense, and triumph.  Also on the program is Haydn’s whimsical Toy Symphony, a piece that just might need your help to complete the melody!  We will also feature our Young Artist Audition winners in a variety of colorful works by Mozart.

Mar
10
Thu
Youth Concert: Peter and the Wolf – “Little One’s Concert” (Redding) @ Cascade Theatre
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am

March 10, 2022 | Redding (Little One’s) | 9:00am

Scott Seaton, conductor

Ashlee Tate | Narrator

Sophia Lin Hackler, piano | Young Artist Winner

Program:
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, I
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414, I

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, III
HAYDN Toy Symphony 

There is no better way to be introduced to the orchestra than Prokofiev’s immortal Peter and the Wolf, the symphonic fairy tale that will transform the instruments of the orchestra into different characters involved in a tale of mischief, suspense, and triumph.  Also on the program is Haydn’s whimsical Toy Symphony, a piece that just might need your help to complete the melody!  We will also feature our Young Artist Audition winners in a variety of colorful works by Mozart.

Youth Concert: Peter and Wolf (Redding) @ Cascade Theatre
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am

March 10, 2022 | Redding | 9:00am

Scott Seaton, conductor

Ashlee Tate | Narrator

Sophia Lin Hackler, piano | Young Artist Winner

Program:
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, I
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414, I
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, III
HAYDN Toy Symphony

There is no better way to be introduced to the orchestra than Prokofiev’s immortal Peter and the Wolf, the symphonic fairy tale that will transform the instruments of the orchestra into different characters involved in a tale of mischief, suspense, and triumph.  Also on the program is Haydn’s whimsical Toy Symphony, a piece that just might need your help to complete the melody!  We will also feature our Young Artist Audition winners in a variety of colorful works by Mozart.