NSS 2022-2023 Season Announcement



CHICO/REDDING, CA – North State Symphony is pleased to announce a full and eclectic offering of concerts for the 2022-23 season centered on the theme Experience Joy. Under Music Director Scott Seaton the North Sacramento Valley’s professional symphony invites audiences of all ages to celebrate live symphonic music and bring some much needed joy into your lives.

No music is more full of joy and passion than Mariachi and on September 24 (Chico) and 25 (Redding) North State Symphony welcomes Los Angeles based Mariachi Garibaldi de Jamie Cuellar in a celebration of Latin composers. The three-time GRAMMY winning ensemble tours widely and will join Scott and Musicians exploring works by Arturo Marquez, Juventino, Rosas, and many more.

On November 12 (Redding) and 13 (Chico) violinist Chee-Yun joins your symphony to perform the popular Four Seasons by Antonio Vilvaldi. In a unique pairing the symphony will also perform Astor Piazzolla’s the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires in the style of the Argentinian tango.

 New to the North State Symphony season is Holiday Pops! The symphony will fill the halls with joyous music of the season December 9 (Chico), 10 (Red Bluff), and 11 (Redding). With special guest soprano Daun Weiss, expect carols, selections from The Nutcracker and a Charlie Brown Christmas at this fun, family-friendly concert.

A concert titled Haydn’s Drumroll features works by Saint-Saens, Schubert, Telemann, and Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 “Drumroll” as the anchor. This dazzling concert February 11 (Chico) and 12 (Redding) will feature the recipients of the North State Symphony’s 2022 Young Artist Awards and the MTAC Youth Orchestra and the Shasta College Youth Strings.

North State Symphony’s annual young audience concert will feature Paul Dooley’s The Conductor’s Spellbook in which young Tony Stradivarius discovers a book of spells and uses it to fantastically control the orchestra. March 7 (Chico), 8 (Red Bluff), and 9 (Redding).

The Experience Joy season comes to extravagant close on May 13 (Redding) and May 14 (Chico) with blazing pianist Charlie Albright performing Rachmaninoff’s prodigious Piano Concerto No. 2. The concert and season conclude with your orchestra performing Antonin Dvorak’s life-affirming Symphony No. 8.

Tickets Go On Sale:

Donors beginning July 26

Subscribers purchasing the 4 concert season package beginning Aug 2

Single concert purchases begin August 9



Cascade Theatre Box Office / Redding at or 530-243-8886

University Box Office / Chico at or 530-898-6333

For more information about supporting your North State Symphony or more about the 2022-23 season visit or call 530-898-5917.

North State Symphony is a professional orchestra dedicated to achieving excellence in musical performance and educational opportunities, while engaging and shaping the cultural life of Northern California.

2022-2023 Season Subscriptions and Single Tickets

North State Symphony is excited to announce the 2022-2023 Season. We are delighted to welcome everyone back into the symphony hall!

Season Subscriptions:

Season Subscriptions for the Redding Masterworks Concert series at the Cascade Theatre will be available August 2nd. Click here to purchase

Season Subscriptions for the Chico Masterworks Concert series at at Laxson Auditorium will be available August 2nd. Click here to purchase 

*After purchasing a North State Symphony Subscription online, please call the University Box Office at (530) 898-6333, and a box office employee will help fulfill your order.

Interested in becoming a donor and supporting the North State Symphony all year long? Click here for more information!

Single Tickets

Single tickets for all North State Symphony concerts in Redding will be available on August 9th.

Single tickets for all North State Symphony concert in Chico will be available on August 9th.

Click on the links to each individual concert you'd like to purchase:


September 24, 2022 | Chico
September 25, 2022 | Redding

November 12, 2022 | Redding
November 13, 2022 | Chico

February 11, 2023 | Chico
February 12, 2023 | Redding

May 13, 2023 | Redding
May 14, 2023 | Chico

December 9 2022 | Chico
December 10, 2022 | Red Bluff
December 11, 2022 | Redding

Thanks for a great season!

Thank you for spending the "Crescendo" season with us! From seven musicians in Stravinsky's "Soldier's Tale" to almost 150 voices and instruments coming together for Beethoven's truly joyful Symphony #9, it has been a season to remember! With all the changes, surprises, and wonderful musical memories of this past year, we are truly grateful for the health and strength of our communities on and off stage, and for the support you have shown to our orchestra. We wish everyone a peaceful summer, and look forward to sharing details of our 2022-2023 concert season soon!

2022 Young Artist Auditions Winners

Young Artist Auditions 2022 Results

The North State Symphony is happy to announce the results of the 2022 Young Artist Auditions. The YAA honors young musicians in the North State, both instrumental and vocal. The competition has two divisions, High School and College/University.

The judges of the YAA were North State Symphony violinist Joel Quivey; vocal instructor Linda Snodgrass; and North State Symphony Music Director Scott Seaton.

The winner of the High School Division was James Johnston, violin, of Anderson. He played "Introduction of Rondo Capriccioso" by Saint-Saëns. James is a sophomore at Shasta View Academy. He wins a cash prize and the opportunity to perform with the North State Symphony in the 2022-23 concert season.

Second prize in the High School Division was won by Allie Braito, piano, of Cottonwood. Allie performed Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, Mvt. 1. She wins a cash prize.

The winner of the College/University Division was Sarah Harris, voice, a sophomore at Shasta College. She performed "Les Oiseauxdan la charmille" by Offenbach. She wins a cash prize and the opportunity to perform with the North State Symphony in the 2022-23 concert season.

Second prize in the College/University Division was won by Cassidy Winkelman, cello, from Shasta College. She performed Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor and wins a cash prize.

Congratulations to all our participants, and their instructors, for their excellent performances.

The Young Artists Auditions are a project of the Chico Guild ~ North State Symphony, which awards the High School Division prizes. The North State Symphony League of Redding provides the College/University Division Prizes.

Sarah Harris, voice
1st Place
College Division

Cassidy Winkelman, cello
2nd Place
College Division

James Johnston, violin
1st Place
High School Division

Allie Brito, violin
2nd Place
High School Division