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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ALERT!!  ALERT!! THE OCTOBER 24 CONCERT, “THE BEAUTY OF STRINGS”  WAS CANCELLED, DUE TO BAD WEATHER AND A LEAK ON THE STAGE OF THE PPAC.  Unfortunately, we found that several key members of the Orchestra were unavailable for either Oct 31 or Nov 7, and it was necessary to regretfully cancel this concert entirely.  We will of course, either refund the money for website purchased tickets, or apply the money to future concert tickets.

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  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.

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, “Holiday in Paradise“,  is a joint concert with the Paradise Community Chorus on Dec 5, 2021, at 3 pm at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.  Tickets for that Concert are $15 per person.  Youth 12 years old and under are FREE, with a paying adult.  If you purchased tickets to attend the Oct 24 concert and did not request a refund, we will have an equal number of tickets waiting for you at the WILL CALL table at this event.  Any money difference from a difference in ticket numbers desired or previously submitted funds will be settled at the WILL CALL table.   Tickets for the three remaining PSO Only Concerts (Jan 16; Mar. 27; May 29) will be available online approximately 30 days prior to each event, or at the Door.  Present your receipt at Will Call for tickets purchased online.  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 available from Paradise Community Chorus members, PSO Board members, Maria’s Kitchen, Joy Lyn’s Candies, or at the door.  Refer to this website frequently in the future for details. 


Fred 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”, has been cancelled.  See the Board President’s letter above.  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 remaining Concerts this Season.

Our 2021-2022 Concert Season at the Paradise Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has been announced as follows:

Sunday – Dec. 5, 2021 @ 3 pm (Collaborative With Paradise Community Chorus)

Sunday – Jan. 16, 2021 @ 6 pm

Sunday – Mar. 27, 2021 @ 6 pm

Sunday – May 29, 2021 @ 6 pm

fundraiser events

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.


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 Financial Support are four methods of supporting your Symphony Orchestra.

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Connect with the Paradise Symphony Orchestra Facebook page to stay up to date on symphony news and concert dates.

News & Updates

PSS Board Wins Award

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.”

2021-2022 Concerts

ALL In-person PSO ONLY CONCERTS BEGIN AT 6 PM, AT THE PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.  Unfortunately, in trying to reschedule the Oct 24 Concert, The Beauty of Strings”, (which was postponed due to a serious leak in the PPAC and severe weather), we found that several key members of the Orchestra were unavailable for either Oct 31 or Nov 7, and it has now become necessary to regretfully cancel that concert entirely.  We will of course, either refund the money for website purchased tickets, or apply the money to future concert tickets.  See the Board President’s letter on this page.

          Our next concert is a joint concert with the Paradise Community Chorus on Dec 5, 2021, at 3 pm at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.  Tickets for that Concert are $15 per person.  Youth under 12 years old are FREE, with a paying adult.  

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.

COVID-19 Update

 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 was scheduled to begin with the October 24 Concert, “The Beauty of Strings” , however, due to severe weather and a leak in the Paradise Performing Arts Center, we were required to cancel that concert.  See the Events page for details of future concerts.

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.


 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.  .  

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