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Paradise Symphony Orchestra offers a ‘new world’ to the town of Paradise

The Paradise Symphony opens with Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Melissa Joseph

November 5, 2019

Music is often comforting and therapeutic to those in emotional distress. The Paradise Symphony Orchestra held this in mind as they prepared for the Paradise Performing Arts Center’s 61st Annual Opening: "Our New World."The opening for the 61st season was coined "Our New World" because it signif...

Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert shows Chico State pride

Students preform in the Laxson Auditorium on Saturday. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Alex Coba

October 8, 2018

What could be better than fine instrumental music and Chico pride? Absolutely nothing. Chico’s Department of Music and Theatre held the Daniel Hiestand Memorial Concert, which featured the Chico State Wind Ensemble opening the first half of the show and the Alumni band closing out the show. The...

Standing ovations greet the North State Symphony at first fall performance

Scott Seaton conducted the North State Symphony on a Saturday Night at the Laxson Auditorium, Chico State. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Alex Coba

October 1, 2018

The concert "Masterworks 1: American Made" on Saturday was the latest symphony brought to the Laxson Auditorium by the North State Symphony (NSS) this semester. The show had a big emphasis on community. “Despite a world full of diverse languages and cultures, we all share the language of music,...

‘Rumba to Ravel’ reels in classic melodies

Promotional photo for

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

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...

Russian orchestra brings repertoire to Chico

Photo Courtesy of Chico Performances


Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
Dynamic String Orchestra
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Laxson Auditorium | 7:30 p.m.
Premium $33 | Adult $28 | Senior $26 | Student/Child $18

David Kahn

March 4, 2014

Chico Performances welcomes the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to Laxson Auditorium March 11 at 7:30 p.m.The concert will consist of performances of Mozart’s "Divertimento in D," Schoenberg’s "Verklaerte Nacht," and Schubert’s "Death and the Maiden."The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin was founded in Moscow in...

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