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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

NSS Memberships

We introduced Memberships last year for our all-virtual season, as a way to stay in touch with you through a wealth of virtual concerts, interviews, watch parties, and more. Even though we're back to the concert hall for our 2021-22 Season, we hope you'll consider continuing to support us by becoming a Member. Members get lots of discounts and perks, and if you aren't ready to come back to the concert hall quite yet, your Membership will still get you access to all of our concerts and pre-concert talks, from the comfort of your home.

You can review Membership Benefits now, and purchase your Membership starting on July 17th.

Mini Season Ticket Package Available Now!

Join us for our three remaining Masterworks concerts in November, February, and May at a special discount with our 3-concert mini-season ticket package! Now available at both box offices at the links below. Available only until Friday, November 5!

Laxson Auditorium, Chico
University Box Office
call: (530) 898-6333

purchase in person:
West Third & Chestnut Streets
hours: 10am-6pm, Monday - Friday

Buy 3-concert Season Tickets

Cascade Theatre, Redding
Cascade Theatre Box Office
call: (530) 243-8877

purchase in person:
1733 Market Street
hours: 11am-5pm, Tuesday - Friday
and 2 hours prior to events on weekends

Buy 3-concert Season Tickets