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 2021- 2022 season as we resume concerts and fundraiser events. We look forward to sharing another season of excellent music with you!
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It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to our newest Season Sponsor, Erickson Veterinary Hospital of Chico, CA. Erickson has served the veterinary needs of the Chico community for many years and is your one-stop-shop for all of your veterinary requirements. We welcome them to our wonderful list of Sponsors! You will find a full list of their services at www.ericksonvethospital.com. We would also like to thank the Chico Noon Exchange Club for their sponsorship of the Arlene Harms Young Artist competition which is held each year by the Paradise Symphony Orchestra. Our next competition begins in early 2022.
A FREE Patriotic Concert, “Honoring Our Country“, was presented by the Paradise Symphony Orchestra on July 4th at the Paradise Intermediate School Gymnasium in Paradise, and was a resounding success! We had a standing room only crowd that enthusiastically waved small American flags they were given as they listened to a number of traditional 4th of July pieces.
Then on August 29, the Orchestra celebrated the beginning of the 2021-2022 Season with a special fundraiser, “Music Under the Stars”, held at the Bille Park Pavilion in Paradise. The event included a served delicious hot meal, silent and live auctions, and one of the more unusual concerts the Symphony performs during the year. There were five interesting ensembles derived from the Orchestra membership, with a Woodwind quartet, a String quartet, a Trombone quartet, a Vocal and Guitar duet, and a final presentation of “Disney Magic” by all the groups combined. It was a highly successful fundraiser, which will help to offset losses experienced from the Camp Fire, and the ensuing Pandemic when there were no fundraisers, no sponsors, no memberships, and no ticket sales. So, we are off to a good start for the 2021-2022 Season.
Our next concert, “The Beauty of Strings” will be held at 6 pm on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the Paradise Performing Arts Center in Paradise. Our featured artist will be Warren Haskell, Guitar Soloist. See the Events Page for details of the Concert, and to order tickets. Tickets are available now on-line and will be available at the door. Season tickets for the four PSO Only Concerts (Oct 24; Jan 16; Mar. 27; May 29) are also available on-line only through October 20, 2021. Tickets for the December 5, 2021 Concert, which is a collaborative concert with the Paradise Community Chorus and the Oroville Community Chorus, are not included in the Season Ticket, and will be offered separately as plans for that event evolve. Refer to this website frequently in the future for details.
Alfred Spruell, President of the Board
Paradise Symphony Society
2021 – 2022 Concert Schedule
EXCITING NEWS!! Our first Concert of the 2021-2022 Season, “The Beauty of Strings”, is scheduled for October 24 at 6 PM (note the change in starting time) at the Paradise Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be available only on-line or at the door. Select the Event Page on the header above to see the details of the concert and purchase tickets.
Our 2021-2022 Concert Season at the Paradise Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has just been announced as follows:
Sunday – Oct 24, 2021 @ 6 pm
Sunday – Dec. 5, 2021 @ 6 pm (Collaborative With Paradise Community Chorus)
Sunday – Jan. 16, 2021 @ 6 pm
Sunday – Mar. 27, 2021 @ 6 pm
Sunday – May 29, 2021 @ 6 pm
Our Winter Fundraiser, “From the Symphony With Love”, will be held on February 13, 2022. Details will be announced soon. Please save the date, and check this website frequently for 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, 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.
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.
Connect with the Paradise Symphony Orchestra Facebook page to stay up to date on symphony news and concert dates.
News & Updates
The Paradise Symphony Society Board has been selected as a 2021
MVP Volunteer Award winner by The Association of California
Symphony Orchestras (ACSO). The award is in recognition of
“exemplary volunteers, volunteer projects, and volunteer
organizations that orchestras and classical music organizations
depend on every day.” Sarah Weber, ACSO Executive Director states,
“We are incredibly proud of the awardees and what they have
accomplished in the face of great uncertainty during the past year.”
ALL In-person CONCERTS BEGIN AT 6 PM, AT THE PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. Our first Seasonal Concert, “The Beauty of Strings”, will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the Paradise Performing Arts Center. Guitar virtuoso, Warren Haskell, will be the PSO’s featured soloist with a pair of charming concerti by Antonio Lucio Vivaldi. The string section of our orchestra will also present an energetic and lyrical suite known as “From Holberg’s Time – Suite in the Olden Style”, by Edvard Grieg. The Strings will be joined by their colleagues in the Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion sections for the balance of the Program.
We will be returning to our normal pricing schedule for Season and Event tickets for the 2021-2022 Season beginning in September, 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. Please see the Events Page for further details.
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. Our official 2021-2022 Concert Season will formally begin with the October 24 Concert, “The Beauty of Strings” See the Events page for details.
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.
Our next Fundraiser event will be “From the Symphony With Love”, to be held February 13, 2022. Details will be announced on this website as they are developed. The event is in the planning stages and in addition to inspiring music, will feature a buffet style meal, and an exciting Dessert Dash!!. Tickets with or without meals will be available after January 1, 2022 and can be purchased on-line or at the door until February 7, 2022. Tickets without a meal can be purchased at the door. .