North State Symphony ~ 2013-2014 Season!

Kyle PickettGreetings from the podium:


I hope you enjoy looking through this brochure of North State Symphony concerts for the 2013-2014 season. I know that I look forward very much to performing this wonderful music, and to seeing you at our concerts.

From the exciting sounds of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in September, a “concert of the Americas” in November, special Romeo and Juliet concert for Valentine’s in February and Beethoven in May, you will find a lot of music that will enchant and delight you on our subscription concerts.

Remember, there is always a pre-concert talk one hour before our subscription concerts.

For the first time, you can order tickets for our two “special little concerts” (formerly called chamber music) at a discount if you order them when you purchase season tickets to the four “big” concerts.

Stand by for information on our great events and fundraisers, too.

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Never been to a NSS concert? Read reviews of past concerts here.

Earlier This Season ...

Spencer MyerYevgeny Kutik, violin
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Subscription Concert 1 ~ The Composer's Palette

  • Saturday, September 21 – Cascade Theatre, Redding, 7:30pm
    Sunday, September 22 -
    Laxson Auditorium, Chico, 2:00pm
  • Falla – Three Cornered Hat – Scenes and Dances from Part I
    Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto
  • Yevgeny Kutik, Violin

From the corners of the European continent come three bright, beautiful and bold pieces. Each is quite different yet each one shows the amazing variety of color in the orchestral sound. Spanish music with the color and rhythm of Andalusian folk dance, then a 20th Century homage to the stately 17th Century, the France of Versailles. Climactically, the most passionate and beautiful of all violin concertos, that of Peter Tchaikovsky.

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Special Little Concert I ~ The Gleaming Brass

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 7:30pm
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Chico

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 2:00pm
Old City Hall, Redding

A special little concert featuring the brass sections of the Symphony in their own concert. 
There is nothing like brass!


Tickets to the Chamber Music Concerts held at Old City hall in Redding and Ruth Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall in Chico are $22 for adult/senior and $6 for child/student. You may order tickets by contacting the Cascade Theater box office (Redding) 530-243-8877 or Chico University Box Office (Chico) 530-898-6333.

Terrie Baune

Subscription Concert 2 ~ New American Portraits

  • Saturday, November 16 – Laxson Auditorium, Chico, 7:30pm
    Sunday, November 17 -
    Cascade Theatre, Redding, 2:00pm
  • Márquez – Danzón no. 2
    Lalo – Cello Concerto, Mvt. 1
  • Kira Weiss, Cello
  • Neruda - Trumpet Concerto
  • Chris Navarrete, Trumpet
  • Copland – Symphony No. 3

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Music, like all arts, must reinvent itself to survive.
This concert is all about the experience of life in the Americas.
A very uncommon concert!


Special Little Concert II ~ Christmas Holiday Concerts

ornamentDecember 13, 7:30 pm – Chico, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
December 14, 7:30 pm – Red Bluff, State Theatre
December 15, 4:00pm – Redding, Our Lady of Mercy Church

Our own holiday tradition, beautiful Baroque music of the season plus an audience carol sing.

Tickets (including desserts!) are $30.

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Youth Concerts - All You Need Is Music!

Doctor Noise and the NSSFebruary 12 – Laxson Auditorium, Chico, 11:30 am
February 13 – Cascade Theatre, Redding, 10:00 am

Special concert for kids in classes or with families, with a special appearance by Romeo and Juliet!

All You Need Is Music is not included in season ticket package but is available optionally on ticket order page.



Subscription Concert 3 ~ An Embrace of Romantic Masters

  • Saturday, February 15 – Cascade Theatre, Redding, 7:30pm
    Sunday, February 16 -
    Laxson Auditorium, Chico, 2:00pm
  • Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2
  • Puccini – Manon Lescaut - Intermezzo from Act 3
  • Griffes – The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
  • Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet
  • With theatre faculty and students from CSU, Chico

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The story of the lovers Romeo and Juliet always deeply affects anyone who hears it.
Because they were not allowed to be with each other, bloodshed resulted and hearts were broken. But some of the world's greatest music was also inspired by the story!



Special Little Concert III ~ Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Spencer MyerTerrie Baune, violin

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 7:00 pm
Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, Weaverville

Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
Old City Hall, Redding

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 2:00pm
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, Chico

Mendelssohn - Octet
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Terrie Baune, Violin

A special little concert featuring the strings! 
There’s nothing as evocative as the music of violins, whether it be painting a sound picture of the seasons, or creating sheer beauty in a Schubert song arranged for the string orchestra


Tickets to the Chamber Music Concerts are $22 for adult/senior and $12 for child/student. You may order tickets by contacting the Cascade Theater box office (Redding) 530-243-8877 or Chico University Box Office (Chico) 530-898-6333.

Soloists David Requiro, cello

Subscription Concert 4 ~ Harmonic Landscapes

  • Saturday, May 10 – Laxson Auditorium, Chico, 7:30pm
    Sunday, May 11 - Cascade Theatre, Redding,
  • Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
  • Dvorak – Cello Concerto
  • David Requiro, Cello
  • Britten - Four Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes"

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A great thing about traditional classical music is the sense of balance, order and harmony. Then within that world, the composer finds freedom to express the beauty he feels, sees and hears in the world.