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North State Symphony works to perfect modern interpretation of classical music

North State Symphony works to perfect modern interpretation of classical music

Natalie Hanson

November 7, 2018


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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 sheets and rolled up his sleeves, all eyes fixed on him. Seaton slowly raised his arms, signaling...

Wine Time hosts chamber music performances

Wine Time hosts chamber music performances

Alex Coba

November 4, 2018


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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 variety of music by Mozart. “We played a bunch of quartets by Mozart," said Elizabeth Quiavey,...

‘Rumba to Ravel’ reels in classic melodies

‘Rumba to Ravel’ reels in classic melodies

Anisha Brady

September 22, 2016


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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 is a large, diverse orchestra consisting of professional musicians from all over the area, as well a...

Introducing the new North State Symphony conductor

Introducing the new North State Symphony conductor

George Johnston

September 26, 2015


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Some men play instruments; this man plays the orchestra. Scott Seaton has become the new conductor of the North State Symphony and this is his story. From Nashville, Tennessee, Seaton discovered his love of music in high school. He credits his high school band director as the person who peaked his inte...

North State Symphony tries out 3rd conductor candidate

North State Symphony tries out 3rd conductor candidate

Amanda Rhine

February 23, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Walking into Laxson Auditorium Saturday night, notes of classical instruments being fine tuned filled the air and heightened the room's anticipation for the coming performance and chance to witness a piece of the North State Symphony's history in the making. The masterpieces of Jakob Ludwig Fe...

North State Symphony receives largest donation in history

North State Symphony receives largest donation in history

Michael Mcclurg

February 8, 2015


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Two lifelong music lovers have shown their appreciation by giving a $1 million gift to the North State Symphony, a program within Chico State's College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Robert and Ann Morgan, former owners of Crown Motors in Redding, were lovers of classical music and longtime supporters o...

North State Symphony to kick off ‘Season of Discovery’

North State Symphony to kick off ‘Season of Discovery’

Michael Quiring

September 13, 2014


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Embark on a night of classical music with one of the most renowned symphonies in Northern California. The North State Symphony will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Laxson Auditorium. The show's conductor Christian Baldini will lead a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall. This performance will be the first of four during this...

North State Symphony performance bids farewell to professor

David Kahn

May 11, 2014


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The North State Symphony presented a performance of "Harmonic Landscapes" Saturday, May 10.The North State Symphony, a combination of Chico and Redding symphonies, was established in 2001 and has been part of Chico State's College of Humanities and Fine Arts for 14 years. During that time, the North State Symphony has ...

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