The Orion

Soloists perform lauded classical pieces

Leighton Fong on cello (right), Bradley Martin on piano, Anna Presler on violin (left) perform at Zingg Recital Hall at Chico State. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Melissa Joseph

September 10, 2019

Four soloists took on the grueling challenge of recreating the masterpieces of Beethoven, Schubert and Hindemith Sunday afternoon at Zingg Recital Hall. The soloists included cellist Leighton Fong, clarinetist Russel Burnham, Bradley Martin, pianist and violinist Anna Presler from the Left Coast Chamber En...

Mid-Century classical music inspires modern musings

The audience enjoys a quintet Serenata in Zingg Recital Hall on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2019. The arrangement included string and horn accompaniments. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

February 12, 2019

The 19th and 20th centuries were brought back to life for a couple of hours through the joyful concert music of composers like Alfredo Casella and Erwin Schulhoff on Sunday afternoon. The "Mid-Century Modern Vol. 2" concert was presented by The Florestan Society Foundation and the Music and Theatr...

Thee Phantom blends hip-hop with classical music; entertains on college campuses

Jeffrey McNeill, known as Thee Phantom, has blended hip-hop with classical music with his group since 1987. Image courtesy of Jeffrey McNeill.

Natalie Hanson

September 23, 2018

If hip-hop and classical music seem like an unlikely combination, Thee Phantom is here to change everyone's mind. Phantom and his group of musicians are releasing their third album on Oct. 9, and aim to reach college students all over the nation with their unique musical style.Phantom and his Illharm...

‘Mid-century Modern Vol.1’ presents great introduction to classical music

The Florestan Society preforming in Zingg Recital Hall Photo credit: Alex Coba

Alex Coba

September 12, 2018

The sounds of wind and string instruments filled Zingg Recital Hall as “The Florestan Society” and the Department of Music and Theatre presented ”Mid-century Modern, Vol. 1” this past Sunday.Being a new transfer student, this was my first school show that I attended. Going into it ...

Classical music aids studying

April 6, 2014

With the end of the semester just around the corner, it's safe to say the homework load's only continuing to pile up.I've found it useful to try different methods of studying to ease some stress off my busy schedule. To my surprise, listening to classical music while studying has not only helped me co...

Student musicians showcase classical talent

Danielle Silveira singing soprano and David Rothe playing the organ at the Bach Festival. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Sarah Scharf

March 28, 2014

Bach is regarded as possibly the greatest composer of all time and his work revolutionized music for the centuries. The Chico Bach Festival is a celebration of Bach and his influence on music through the ages. The first performance of the festival, "Baroque, Not Broke," took the stage Thursday afternoon in...

Classical celebration captivates with young talent

The advanced orchestra plays during the Going for Baroque concert on Friday night. Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

Michael Quiring

March 9, 2014

Loud whispers filled the Presbyterian Church as many in attendance patiently waited for the stunning showcase of young musical talent.The Butte County Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California and the Mount Lassen Branch of the Suzuki Association of the Americas presented the fifth annua...

Modern classical music moves symposium audience

Andrew Meyerson and Travis Andrews of The Living Earth Show perform during the New Music Symposium Friday night at Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall.Photo credit: Matthew Vacca

Sarah Scharf

March 1, 2014

For most people, the term "classical music" brings Bach and Mozart to mind. The second concert of the New Music Symposium featured San Francisco-based classical duo The Living Earth Show at the Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall Friday night.Guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andrew Meyerson brought a new and different take on classical ...

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