Providing Music on the Ridge
Since 1958, the Paradise Symphony Orchestra has provided wonderful music for the community of Paradise, California. Join us for our 2020 – 2021 season as we resume concerts and fundraiser events. We look forward to sharing another season of excellent music with you!
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For the past 62 years, The Paradise Symphony Orchestra has been providing excellent music for our community, and despite COVID-19, we have been working very hard behind the scenes to continue to provide musical performances once we are able to do so safely. We hope to see you in our concert audiences once again, soon!
Above, you will find the first recorded concert of 2021. ENJOY!! We enjoyed our first “LIVE” concert which was held on May 16 at the Paradise Performing Arts Center presenting “ARTISTS AND AMERICANO”, featuring the winners of the Young Artists Contest from 2019, and some early patriotic music for the Memorial Day weekend. Attendance was by reservation only and nearly 170 attendees were there!
The success of the above concert leads us to offer you, our loyal concert goers, ANOTHER free concert. On Sunday, July 4 the Orchestra will provide a FREE Patriotic Concert, “Honoring Our Country“, at 2:00 PM at the Paradise Intermediate School Gymnasium, 5657 Recreation Drive, Paradise. This location is intentionally adjacent to the Aquatic Park and Pool which is an ideal for family outings either before or after the concert. Seats at the Concert are first come first served, and are FREE, no reservations required. We also still want to thank the North Valley Community Foundation (NCVF) for providing a grant that underwrites the costs for some of these efforts. Without the income from our concert ticket sales and annual sponsorships that normally fund our expenses, we are indebted to the NCVF for their significant support following the Camp Fire to support our organization and our communities.
As the COVID pandemic slowly decreases and activities continue to increase, we plan to offer you a traditional season of concerts in this upcoming 2021-2022 Season. We hope you will be blessed by new innovative options we will be offering, so that we can keep sharing the music with you. Watch this website closely for developing announcements
Maureen Wisener, President of the Board
Paradise Symphony Society
2020 – 2021 Concert Schedule
EXCITING NEWS!! In the video above one of our string quintets, led by our Concertmaster, Joel Quivey, presents “The Village String Band – From the Other Side of the Danube”, and a trio presents, “Wistful Thinking”, written and composed by our own Orchestra member, Trevor Lloyd. These wonderful local musicians have been rehearsing at home during the pandemic and recorded this video in late March at the Apollo School of Music in Chico.
MORE EXCITING NEWS!! The Paradise Symphony Orchestra returns again for a LIVE CONCERT, “Honoring Our Country”, on July 4th, at 2:00 PM at the Paradise Intermediate School Gym., next to Aquatic Park and Pool in Paradise, CA. Attendance is FREE, and no reservations are required.
Watch for more concerts such as this in the near future as we hope to return to a normal season of Concerts and Fundraisers in the 2021-2022 Season!!
Our next fundraiser event this year will be “Music Under the Stars” scheduled to be held on August 29, 2021. Plan to attend this fundraiser event and enjoy a catered meal, musical entertainment, live & silent auctions, and more! Again, watch this website for future details!
Please consider sponsorship of the Paradise Symphony Orchestra to increase the exposure of your business and provide support for the continuance of fine music on the Ridge. There are a large variety of sponsorships available.
The Paradise Symphony Society is an organization that provides individuals in the community an opportunity to support the Orchestra in various ways. Levels of Membership are described on the Membership page. Society Membership, Chair Sponsorship, Volunteering, and Financial Support are four methods of supporting your Symphony Orchestra.
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Did you know that if you join the Paradise Symphony Society or become a Chair Sponsor you will not only be contributing to the financial health of the Orchestra, but will also earn some useful benefits such as, meeting with the Orchestra Members, touring the backstage area, priority seating, etc. Select the "Join the Symphony Society" button above and select the level of Membership desired on the Membership page. You may also choose to sponsor one or more of the Orchestra Members by going to the Sponsorship page and selecting one of four Chair Sponsor levels.
As you know, we have been unable to perform our regular concert season for 2020-2021 as planned, due to COVID-19. However, it appears that some of the restrictions are being lifted or modified, and we are moving ahead with our plans for the 2021-2022 season. We are also hopeful to be able to return to our normal Concert Season for the 2021-2022 Season, and are investigating the possibility of having a July 4 Concert to begin the new Season. Our official 2021-2022 Season will formally begin with the Summer Fundraiser, "Music Under the Stars", on August 29, 2021.
ALL In-person CONCERTS BEGIN AT 6 PM, AT THE PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. Due to the generosity of the North Valley Community Foundation, we had planned to offer all concerts in the 2020-2021 Concert Season to the public free of charge. However, with the extended length of the COVID restrictions, we have been unable to do so. We will be returning to our normal pricing schedule for Season and Event tickets for the 2021-2022 Season beginning in August, 2021. Individuals joining the Symphony Society at the Tempo Club Level ($50) or higher, on-line or at the door, will be seated in the Preferred Seating section for future In-Person Concerts at the PPAC. We have also now scheduled a...
Our only Fundraiser event this year is now scheduled to be “Music Under the Stars”, to be held on August 29, 2021 at the Chapelle DE L'Artiste , 7700 Inspiration Lane in Paradise, CA. Tickets for this event may be reserved now on the Get Tickets page and picked up at “WILL CALL” on the day of the event. The event will feature wonderful music by the Symphony Orchestra, a buffet style meal, and both live and silent auctions. Our second Fundraiser event for this concert year will be held on February 13, 2022. The location will be announced later.