Calendar

Sep
25
Sat
Masterworks 1: The Soldiers Tale (pre-concert talk) @ Cascade Theatre
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 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 1: The Soldier’s Tale @ Cascade Theatre
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

Conductor: Scott Seaton

Shasta College Theatre | Greg Thorson, Director

Program: 
STRAVINSKY - The Soldier’s Tale

Igor Stravinsky

Our return to the stage delves into Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, a work of adaptation born from an immense struggle.  It’s a work that emerged near the end of World War I and the 1918 pandemic during a time when Stravinsky’s large ballets were not able to be performed.  We partner with Shasta College Theatre in a telling of this remarkable tale of a common soldier who, on leave from the troops, trades in his scratched violin for a promise of riches.  Unknowingly making a deal with the devil, this story addresses the universal question that everyone eventually asks themselves:  what makes us really happy?

Sep
26
Sun
Masterworks 1: The Soldier’s Tale (pre-concert talk) @ Laxson Auditorium
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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 1: The Soldier’s Tale @ Laxson Auditorium
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm

Conductor: Scott Seaton

Shasta College Theatre | Greg Thorson, Director

Program:
STRAVINSKY - The Soldier’s Tale

Igor Stravinsky

Our return to the stage delves into Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, a work of adaptation born from an immense struggle.  It’s a work that emerged near the end of World War I and the 1918 pandemic during a time when Stravinsky’s large ballets were not able to be performed.  We partner with Shasta College Theatre in a telling of this remarkable tale of a common soldier who, on leave from the troops, trades in his scratched violin for a promise of riches.  Unknowingly making a deal with the devil, this story addresses the universal question that everyone eventually asks themselves:  what makes us really happy?

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 @ 10:20 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!