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Greetings from the Maestro

"Welcome to the 19th season of your North State Symphony!  The 2019-20 concert season encourages you to discover the excitement behind the symphonic experience, whether it be favorites from the ages or thrilling world premieres. This season celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday with both his Triple Concerto featuring returning soloist favorites, and his monumental Symphony No. 9 (“Choral”) to close the season in May. Throughout this season and especially through the powerfully uplifting, all-encompassing music of Beethoven, we are reminded of the strength of community and - especially during times of unexpected challenges - that we are better together.

If you have yet to experience the magic of the North State Symphony, please join us for our Masterworks series, our “NSS Pops!”, or plethora of other concerts that might “strike a chord” with you! Also, make sure to stop by the pre-concert talk one hour before each Masterworks performance to gain a deeper insight into the composers and pieces on the program. I am so privileged to work with the incredible musicians of the North State Symphony as we share the wonders of live performance and we look forward to seeing you at the symphony!"

Musically yours,
Scott Seaton

Masterworks 2019-2020 Season Tickets on Sale Now!

Now's the time to get a great deal on season tickets to our four-concert Masterworks series! Our 2019-20 Masterworks concerts feature classics ranging from Mendelssohn to Copland, unique collaborations, exciting new music, and a celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday! Buy now and get a complimentary ticket voucher to bring two of your friends or family to one of the concerts!

"Welcome to the 19th season of the North State Symphony! I am so privileged to work with the incredible musicians of the North State Symphony as we all share the magic of live performance and work together to create community through music!" --Scott Seaton, Music Director

Purchase season ticket packages and single tickets from the Cascade Theatre Box Office (530-243-8877) or the University Box Office at CSU, Chico (530-898-6333)

Online tickets available at:
Laxson Auditorium in Chico: 
Cascade Theatre in Redding

Single tickets for all our concerts will be available in August!



NSS Strong



NSS Offers Musical Embrace for North State Fire First Responders and Survivors:

In deep appreciation of the efforts of Carr Fire and Camp Fire first responders, and heartfelt sympathy for those who have suffered losses, we are offering these groups free tickets to our 18-19 Masterworks concerts in Chico and Redding.

Redding: Cascade Theatre Box Office | 530-243-8877
or use the promotional code HEALCARR when purchasing online
Chico: University Box Office | 530-898-6333
or use the promotional code nss19love when purchasing* online
*$4 processing fee applies for online purchases, waived for in-person purchases

“We’re incredibly thankful for the safety of our North State Symphony family during the recent wildfires, for the tremendous work of first responders and volunteers, and are saddened by the losses that have affected so many. We’re proud to be a part of the North State community and are committed to being part of the healing process. We hope our concerts provide an opportunity to enjoy beautiful music and experience its cathartic power.” -- Elizabeth Quivey, Executive Director

Together – we are NSS!

From the orchestral scores to the amazing guest artists we bring each year, to our talented and dedicated musicians, we rely on gifts to the Annual Fund to make the whole North State Symphony experience possible. With your investment we are able to provide four Masterworks concerts, the Explore Music! educational program, Pops concerts, and more.

I hope you consider making a donation to the North State Symphony Annual Fund during our 2017-18 season. Whether this is your first gift or you've been giving for many years, your contribution makes a significant impact and helps ensure classical music endures for future generations.

Just click HERE to make a gift online! I hope you'll consider increasing your gift, or making a sustaining pledge to give through the year to the Symphony.

As we finish our concert season and look forward to the next, I invite you to become more engaged with me and the music to help us develop new audiences. Bring a friend to the next concert and let me know about it - I'd like to say thank you in person.

Thank you for joining me in bringing enriching symphonic music to all - together we are the North State Symphony!

Warm Regards,



Scott Seaton
Conductor and Music Director