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Student musicians and employees of SOTA continue to struggle with quarantine

Melissa Joseph, Staff Writer // May 6, 2020

With citizens forced to quarantine and almost all events in the city cancelled, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Chico State School of the Arts to cancel all productions. SOTA and Laxson Auditorium...

Terrie Baune, John Chernoff and Dan Nebel perform Horn Trio in E Flat major. “The horn isn’t typically an accompaniment of piano and violin,” Nebel said, but the French Horn addition enhanced the composition of the piece. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

‘Astronomic’ chamber music by Brahms serenades

Olyvia Simpson // January 29, 2019

There were many events happening on and around campus Saturday night. But the melodious tune from the trickling of piano keys and plucking of violin strings from within the Zingg Recital Hall of the Arts...

A portion of the violin section of the North State Symphony at the Museum of Northern California Arts on Saturday. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

North State Symphony works to perfect modern interpretation of classical music

Natalie Hanson // November 7, 2018

Violins whined, clarinets hummed and strings moaned as musicians warmed up their instruments next to famous pieces of artwork. The conductor, Scott Seaton, stepped up to his music stand, shuffled his music...

Joel Quiavey in thought during an interview at wine time. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Wine Time hosts chamber music performances

Alex Coba // November 4, 2018

Nothing's better than chamber music and wine. Four musicians from the North State Symphony played at Wine Time, a local family-owned and operated small-plate restaurant, Wednesday. The quartet played a...

Promotional photo for Rumble to Ravel via the official North State Symphony Facebook Page.

‘Rumba to Ravel’ reels in classic melodies

Anisha Brady // September 22, 2016

Need a refreshing, sober Saturday night filled with sophistication and classical melodies? Come to Laxson Auditorium this Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. for the performance of the year. The North State Symphony...

Scott Seaston conducting the North State Symphony in Mendelssohns A Midsummers Night Dream  last January at Laxson auditorium Photo credit: George Johnston

Introducing the new North State Symphony conductor

George Johnston // September 26, 2015
Meet Scott Seaton, the new North State Symphony conductor.
Lindsay Duestch leading beautifly The North State Symphony in a violin solo. Photo credit: George Johnston

North State Symphony tries out 3rd conductor candidate

Amanda Rhine // February 23, 2015
Conductor Scott Seaton takes a notable turn as the orchestra’s third interim musical director.
Robert and Ann Morgan were devoted supporters of classical musical in Northern California and set aside a $1 million gift to be given to the North State Symphony upon their deaths. Photo courtesy of Robert and Ann Morgan.

North State Symphony receives largest donation in history

Michael Mcclurg // February 8, 2015
A Redding couple has given back to their lifelong passion with a $1 million gift that will help bring classical music to Northern California.
Christian Baldini is one of four conductors competing for the chance to become the North State Symphonys new music director. Photo courtesy of Chico States School of the Arts.

North State Symphony to kick off ‘Season of Discovery’

Michael Quiring // September 13, 2014
The North State Symphony will open its four performance series "Season of Discovery" with "Embark," featuring special guest Ryan Kuster, on Saturday, Sept. 20.

North State Symphony performance bids farewell to professor

David Kahn // May 11, 2014
Kyle Wiley Pickett led his last performance as conductor of the North State Symphony Saturday, May 10.
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