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Nov
6
Sat
Masterworks 2: A Little Mahler (pre-concert talk) @ Laxson Auditorium
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Pre-concert talk for Masterworks 2: A Little Mahler presented by NSS Music Director Scott Seaton 1 hour before concert.

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

Masterworks 2: A Little Mahler @ Laxson Auditorium
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm

NOVEMBER 6, 2021 | CHICO | 7:30pm

CONDUCTOR: SCOTT SEATON

GUEST SOLOISTS:
TIM KOOP, FLUTE
CANDACE LIVOLSI, HARP

Program:
MONTGOMERY  Banner
MOZART  Concerto for Flute and Harp
MAHLER  Symphony No. 1 (Arr. Klaus Simon)

Jessie Montgomery

The magnificent melodic elegance of Mozart is on display when NSS Principal Flute Tim Koop and Principal Harp Candace LiVolsi share an age-old dialogue that suggests a conversation between a father and a daughter in the Concerto for Flute and Harp.  The program is centered around the “Titan” Symphony of Gustav Mahler.  Despite the reduction of forces, this version of this outstanding symphony will not fail to stir the soul and leave you with a determined sense that anguish and loneliness can be banished and the human spirit will triumph.  The program begins with Jessie Montgomery’s Banner, a work commissioned in 2014 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.

Nov
7
Sun
Masterworks 2: A Little Mahler (pre-concert talk) @ Cascade Theatre
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Pre-concert talk for Masterworks 1: The Soldier's Tale presented by NSS Music Director Scott Seaton 1 hour before concert.

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

Masterworks 2: A Little Mahler @ Cascade Theatre
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm

NOVEMBER 7, 2021 | REDDING | 2:00pm

CONDUCTOR: SCOTT SEATON

GUEST SOLOISTS:
TIM KOOP, FLUTE
CANDACE LIVOLSI, HARP

Program:
MONTGOMERY  Banner
MOZART  Concerto for Flute and Harp
MAHLER  Symphony No. 1 (Arr. Klaus Simon)

Jessie Montgomery

The magnificent melodic elegance of Mozart is on display when NSS Principal Flute Tim Koop and Principal Harp Candace LiVolsi share an age-old dialogue that suggests a conversation between a father and a daughter in the Concerto for Flute and Harp.  The program is centered around the “Titan” Symphony of Gustav Mahler.  Despite the reduction of forces, this version of this outstanding symphony will not fail to stir the soul and leave you with a determined sense that anguish and loneliness can be banished and the human spirit will triumph.  The program begins with Jessie Montgomery’s Banner, a work commissioned in 2014 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.

Dec
10
Fri
Holiday Concert (Chico) @ St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm

December 10, 2021 | Chico | 7:30pm

Scott Seaton, Conductor 

Guest Soloist: 
Valdis Birznieks, baritone | Young Artist Winner

Program:
Schiassi - Christmas Symphony in D
Mozart - Divertimento in Bb, K. 137
Karlowicz - Serenade for Strings, Op. 2
Purcell - If Music Be the Food of Love
O Holy Night
Chestnuts Roasting
Sleigh Ride
Sing-a-long

Join us for festive performances of a variety of sacred and popular holiday music.  We welcome our Young Artist Winner, Valdis Birznieks, to help ring in the holiday season and will conclude with the traditional carol sing-along.  Bring the entire family to get into the holiday spirit and celebrate the season!

 

Dec
11
Sat
Holiday Concert (Red Bluff) @ Red Bluff State Theatre
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

December 11, 2021 | RED BLUFF | 7:30pm

Scott Seaton, Conductor 

Guest Soloist: 
Valdis Birznieks, baritone | Young Artist Winner

Program:
Schiassi - Christmas Symphony in D
Mozart - Divertimento in Bb, K. 137
Karlowicz - Serenade for Strings, Op. 2
Purcell - If Music Be the Food of Love
O Holy Night
Chestnuts Roasting
Sleigh Ride
Sing-a-long

Join us for festive performances of a variety of sacred and popular holiday music.  We welcome our Young Artist Winner, Valdis Birznieks, to help ring in the holiday season and will conclude with the traditional carol sing-along.  Bring the entire family to get into the holiday spirit and celebrate the season!

 

Dec
12
Sun
Holiday Concert (Redding) @ All Saints' Episcopal Church
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm

December 12, 2021 | REDDING | 2:00pm

Scott Seaton, Conductor 

Guest Soloist: 
Valdis Birznieks, baritone | Young Artist Winner

Program:
Schiassi - Christmas Symphony in D
Mozart - Divertimento in Bb, K. 137
Karlowicz - Serenade for Strings, Op. 2
Purcell - If Music Be the Food of Love
O Holy Night
Chestnuts Roasting
Sleigh Ride
Sing-a-long

Join us for festive performances of a variety of sacred and popular holiday music.  We welcome our Young Artist Winner, Valdis Birznieks, to help ring in the holiday season and will conclude with the traditional carol sing-along.  Bring the entire family to get into the holiday spirit and celebrate the season!

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.