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 are already making plans to have a “LIVE” concert for you on May 16 at 6 PM. We are returning to the Paradise Performing Arts Center to present “ARTISTS AND AMERICANO”, featuring the winners of the Young Artists Contest from 2019, and some early patriotic music for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Attendance is by reservation only and must be made prior to 12:00 pm on May 16. ! See the details below, and on the events page!
We also want to thank the North Valley Community Foundation (NCVF) who provided 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.
Our original plan was to offer you a traditional season of concerts. Plans change. We hope you will be blessed by this new innovative option we can offer, so that we keep sharing the music with you.
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 is returning to the stage for a LIVE CONCERT on May 16, at 6:00 PM at the Performing Arts Center, 777 Nunneley Road , Paradise, CA. Tickets are free, but due to the pandemic, the audience will be limited to only 114 people. Group seating is limited to three households. Individual and group attendance is by website reservation only which must be made prior to 12:00 on May 16. Please see the Events Page below for specific details on how to order reservations.
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 in August 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.
Connect with the Paradise Symphony Orchestra Facebook page to stay up to date on symphony news and concert dates.
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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.
We regret that we will be unable to perform our regular concert season as planned, due to COVID-19. In order to keep our musicians and our concert-goers safe, we have cancelled all of our concerts for the 2020-2021 Season, as well as our February Fundraiser. We are investigating an on-line concert for March. Stay tuned for further developments. We are also hopeful to be able to return to our normal Concert Season for the 2021-2022 Season, beginning with the Summer Fundraiser, "Music Under the Stars", in August, 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. See the Society President's letter and the notice above for details on plans for the remainder of the 2020-2021 Season. 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.
Our only Fundraiser event this year is now scheduled to be “Music Under the Stars”, to be held in August, 2021. When the date is announced, tickets for this event may be reserved 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.