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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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. The inspiring music included a medley of Military Service songs during which members of each service stood while their service was honored. That was followed by an original piece written by Conductor, Dr. Lloyd Roby, March of the First Responders, which honored each of the First Responder organizations.   The concert was an interactive event, with an audience sing-along as they joined a choral ensemble under the direction of Sam Gronseth.  The final section of the concert included The 1812 Overture with “safe” fireworks projected on the wall in a darkened gym, and The Stars  and Stripes Forever, which left the crowd clapping and cheering at the end of an exhilarating afternoon.

As the COVID pandemic slowly decreases and activities continue to increase, we plan to offer you a traditional season of concerts and fundraisers in this upcoming 2021-2022 Season.  We hope you will be blessed by the new innovative options we will be offering so that we can keep sharing the music with you.  Watch this website closely for developing news and announcements


Alfred Spruell, President of the Board
Paradise Symphony Society


2021 – 2022 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. 

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

Sunday – Jan. 16, 2021 @ 6 pm

Sunday – Mar. 27, 2021 @ 6 pm

Sunday – May 29, 2021 @ 6 pm

fundraiser events

Our next (Summer) fundraiser event this year will be “Music Under the Stars” scheduled to be held on August 29, 2021 at 5 pm at Bille Park Pavilion. Details on Events Page.  Plan to attend this fundraiser event and enjoy a catered meal, musical entertainment, live & silent auctions, and more!  Please note that the Paradise Parks and Recreation District (PRPD) does not allow alcohol at this venue.  Again, watch this website for future details!

Our Winter Fundraiser, “From the Symphony With Love”, will be held on February 13, 2022.  Details to be announced.


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.

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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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.


Please note change in location and time!  Our only Fundraiser event this year will be “Music Under the Stars”, to be held August 29, 2021 @  5 PM at the Bille Park Pavilion, West Wagstaff Road in Paradise, CA.  Tickets for this event may be reserved now on the Get Tickets page and picked up at the event.  The event features wonderful music by the Symphony Orchestra, a buffet style meal, and both live and silent auctions.  Tickets without a meal can be purchased at the door.  Please note that the PRPD does not allow alcohol at this venue.  Our second Fundraiser event for this concert year will be held in February, 2022.

Free Concerts

ALL In-person CONCERTS BEGIN AT 6 PM, AT THE PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.  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.   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 Season will formally begin with the Summer Fundraiser, "Music Under the Stars", on August 29, 2021, at the Bille Park Pavilion.

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