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 2022- 2023 season as we continue our concerts and fundraiser events. We look forward to sharing another season of excellent music with you!

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Welcome! Paradise Symphony Orchestra Fans and Supporters!! 

    We began our 2022-2023 Season with an exciting “FREE” Patriotic Concert at the Paradise Junior High School Gymnasium on Recreation Drive, on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 3:00 PM.  The Orchestra was joined by the Paradise Community Chorus, the Mountain Ridge Singers, the Butte County Scottish Society, and the Paradise Veteran’s Color Guard, to present a fantastic tribute to our Country’s Birthday.

Our next event was the Summer Fundraiser, “Music Under the Stars”, on August 21, featuring both live and silent auctions.   A catered dinner was served and music  was provided by Guest Guitarist, Chris Wenger as well as ensembles from the Orchestra. The event was held at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Paradise.  

October 22nd and 23rd, the Paradise Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the California Regional Theatre presented The “Best of Broadway”, a glittering program of those wonderful, familiar Broadway tunes we’ve all enjoyed for so many years,  including songs from current Broadway shows.  It was a toe-tapping event that kept you humming to yourself all week.  This is the first time in recent years that the Symphony Orchestra has had two performances back to back, to give patrons an opportunity to choose which performance they would like to attend.

Our next Holiday concert was another two-day collaborative concert with the Paradise Community Chorus on Dec 3/4, 2022, at 7:00 pm and 2:00 pm respectively at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.   For the second consecutive year, the Symphony  ushered in the Holidays on the Ridge, with “Holiday in Paradise” , another joint spectacular like the one we enjoyed last year—the Orchestra, choirs, soloists, dancers, and more. And once again the audience was invited to sing along on select pieces.

Collaborative concerts with the California Regional Theatre, the Paradise Community Chorus, and other organizations are priced separately due to the complexity and costs of bringing in these additional resources.  They are very popular with our audiences however, and will most likely continue in the future.

Our Winter Fundraiser, “From the Symphony With Love”, was held on February 19, 2023.  Attendees were treated to a delicious dinner of their choice; beef, chicken, or pasta primavera vegetarian, during which they were entertained by an quintet from the Paradise Symphony Orchestra, and beautiful music by last year’s Junior Young Artist winner, Sasha Iwobuchi.  Sasha was joined by the Symphony’s Concert Master Joel Quivey, for a special Duet after which the Dessert Dash was the featured final event of the evening.  March 12, 2023, is a concert “For Kids of All Ages”.   You’ll be treated to pops and light classics that are sure to please everyone who is young at heart. Remember “Peter and the Wolf from Music Education classes? There will be an “Instrument Petting Zoo.”   April 30, 2023 featuring “The Beauty of Winds”.  One of the highlights of each year is the presentation of the winners of our Young Artists Competition. These amazing young people are truly exciting as they play music of their choice with the orchestra. The woodwinds will be represented by wind ensembles playing the music of Ravel and Debussy. The entire orchestra delights with Amy Beech’s “Bal Masque.”  See the Events Page for more information on the Young Artists Competition.

Sincerely, Melissa Brown 

President, Paradise Symphony Society Board

Phone: (530) 370-7478


EXCITING NEWS!!  “The Best Of Broadway” featuring concert versions of cherished music from the world of Broadway musicals  was held on Oct.22/23 at the PPAC.  California Regional Theatre joined the Orchestra in presenting this spectacular event.  Select the Event Page on the header above to see the details of the following 2022-2023 concerts to be held at the Paradise Performing Arts Center (PPAC):

“Holiday in Paradise” –  Saturday/Sunday – December 3 & 4 @ 7 pm and 2 pm, respectively. A collaborative concert with the Paradise Community Chorus:

 “For Kids of All Ages” – Sunday – March 12 @ 3 PM.

“The Beauty of Winds” – Sunday – April 30 @3 PM. 

fundraiser events

Our next Summer Fundraiser, “Music Under the Stars, will be held in August, 2023 at a venue to be announced.  Check this website frequently for further details on all events. Tickets for those events will be available 30 to 40 days in advance of the events.


Sponsorship opportunities

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, as described in the Sponsorship Brochure  and on the Sponsorship Page.   Multiple sponsorships are possible.  No sponsorship  is limited to only one business, organization or individual.

Membership opportunities

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 Donations are four methods of supporting your Symphony Orchestra.

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News & Updates

2022-2023 Concerts

In a recent Symphony Society Board action, the Board voted to begin all Sunday PSO CONCERTS  at the Paradise Performing Arts Center at 3 PM, with the exception of the collaborative concerts with other performing organizations which may have special presentation times.   Be sure to check this website and the appropriate posters for conceert starting times.  Our collaborative concert with the Paradise Community Chorus in December will normally be held at 7:00 pm & 2:00 pm on consecutive days at the Paradise Performing Arts Center and will be similar to the Holiday Concert last year.  At the current time, with the exception of the collaborative concerts which have special pricing,, the new ticket prices for PSO only concerts will be $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors, and Youth 17 and under will be free.  Planning for our August Fundraiser,“Music Under the Stars, scheduled for August, 2023 is underway, location to be announced.  Our two remaining concerts are scheduled for March 12, and April 30, 2023.  See the write-ups on the Events Page 


Our next Fundraiser event  will be “Music Under the Stars”, which will be held in August, 2023 at a venue in Paradise to be announced very soon.  The event is in the planning stages and in addition to inspiring  music, will feature a buffet style meal, and an exciting live Auction!!   Tickets with or without meals will be available approximately 30 to 40 days ahead of the event on line, and can be purchased on-line or at the door until seven days prior to the event.  After that, only tickets without meals will be available.  Watch this website for details of the event as they become available.

COVID-19 Update

 As you know, we were unable to perform our regular concert season for 2020-2021 as planned due to COVID-19, and, it now appears that some of the restrictions are being  modified due to the emergence of the Omicron strain of the Covid-19 virus.  At this point, we are still moving ahead with our plans for the 2022-2023 season, and hope to be able to continue our normal Concert and Fundraiser Seasons for this Fiscal Year.  However, with masking restrictions being modified frequently, we will update our masking requirements accordingly.  The safe policy is to always have a mask with you when you attend our concerts.  Our normal policy has been that masking and social distancing is a personal choice, and there is sufficient room currently in the PPAC for everyone’s choice to be honored.  There is always the possibility that the PPAC will require a mask just to enter the building.

Symphony Society Members Needed!

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.

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