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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

Soloists perform lauded classical pieces

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...

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

Mid-Century classical music inspires modern musings

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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

Student musicians showcase classical talent

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...

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

Classical celebration captivates with young talent

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...

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

Modern classical music moves symposium audience

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...

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