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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Introduction

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!

In the meantime, we have some exciting news to share with you!  We have a small concert planned for March, and we hope you will join us online as a few of our PSO musicians perform some wonderful pieces for your enjoyment.  Watch our website and our Facebook page for more details about the date and time for this mini concert!

We are extremely grateful to a number of individuals who have helped us with these efforts and we especially want to thank Apollo Piano who has generously allowed our musicians to safely perform and be recorded in their studios.  We sincerely hope that this mini concert will be just the first of its kind and we will be able to feature more of our orchestra members at upcoming events such as this.

We also want to thank the North Valley Community Foundation (NCVF) who provided a grant that underwrites the costs for 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.

Sincerely,

Maureen Wisener, President of the Board
Paradise Symphony Society

2020 – 2021 Concert Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED CONCERTS FOR THE  2020-2021 SEASON (ending on June 30, 2021) HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19!  However, please watch this website for future online concerts, the first of which is planned for March, 2021.  We will be featuring small groups of PSO musicians performing beautiful music for your enjoyment.  We will return to our regular seasonal concert schedule as soon as the COVID-19 restrctions on the Paradise Performing Arts Center and our performances are lifted.  WATCH THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AS IT OCCURS!!

fundraiser events

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!

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.

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.

News & Updates

COVID-19 Update

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.

Free Concerts

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.

Fundraising

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.  

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