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 2022- 2023 season as we continue our concerts and fundraiser events. We look forward to sharing another season of excellent music with you!

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Welcome! Paradise Symphony Orchestra Fans and Supporters!! 

ed PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE PSS BOARD HAS LOWERED THE TICKET PRICES FOR THE 2022-2023 SEASON.  The new ticket prices for PSO only concerts, for the 2022-2023 Season will be $15 for Adults; $12 for Seniors,; and Youth 17 and under will be “free”.  Collaborative concerts however, with the California Regional Theatre, the Paradise Community Chorus, and other organizations will be priced separately due to the complexity and costs of bringing in these additional resources.

We began our 2022-2023 Season with an exciting “FREE” Patriotic Concert at the Paradise Junior High School Gymnasium on Recreation Drive, on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 3:00 PM.  The Orchestra was joined by the Paradise Community Chorus, the Mountain Ridge Singers, the Butte County Scottish Society, and the Paradise Veteran’s Color Guard, to present a fantastic tribute to our Country’s Birthday.  Chris Legate performed the emcee duties with an amusing and impressive adaptation of Mark Twain, complete with costume and all.  Nearly 600 attendees thoroughly enjoyed the performance.  Due to privacy concerns, we cannot identify the significant number of attendees who donated to the Orchestra at this concert, but we would like to express our appreciation to them, and we will send thank you letters to those who shared their names and addresses.  Thank you very much to all who donated!!

Our next event was the Summer Fundraiser, “Music Under the Stars”, onAugust 21, featuring both live and silent auctions.   A catered dinner was served and music  was provided by Guest Guitarist, Chris Wenger as well as ensembles from the Orchestra. The event was held at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Paradise.  

October 22nd and 23rd, the Paradise Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the California Regional Theatre presented The “Best of Broadway”, a glittering program of those wonderful, familiar Broadway tunes we’ve all enjoyed for so many years,  including songs from current Broadway shows.  At the Paradise Performing Arts Center, singers from the Theatre performed each piece with the accompaniment of the Symphony Orchestra. It was a toe-tapping event that will kept you humming to yourself all week.  This is the first time in recent years that the Symphony Orchestra has had two performances back to back, to give patrons an opportunity to choose which performance they would like to attend.  The Evening performance was at the PPAC at 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 22nd, and the Sunday Matinee was held at 2:00 pm at the PPAC on Sunday, October 23rd, 2022.

Our next Holiday concert is another two-day collaborative concert with the Paradise Community Chorus on Dec 3/4, 2022, at 7:00 pm and 2:00 pm respectively at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.   For the second consecutive year, the Symphony will usher in the Holidays on the Ridge, with “Holiday in Paradise”, another joint spectacular like the one we enjoyed last year—the Orchestra, choirs, soloists, dancers, actors, artists and more. And once again the audience will be invited to sing along on select pieces.  Come, bring the family, and begin your Holidays with some inspirational Winter Holiday music.

March 12, 2023, is a concert “For Kids of All Ages”. You’ll be treated to pops and light classics that are sure to please everyone who is young at heart. Remember “Peter and the Wolf from Music Education classes? There will be an “Instrument Petting Zoo.”

April 30, 2023 features “The Beauty of Winds”. One of the highlights of each year is the presentation of the winners of our Young Artists Competition. These amazing young people are truly exciting as they play music of their choice with the orchestra. The
woodwinds will be represented by wind ensembles playing the music of Ravel and Debussy. The entire orchestra delights with Amy Beech’s “Bal Masque.”


Fred Spruell, 
Paradise Symphony Society Board

Phone: (530) 514-6817


EXCITING NEWS!!  “The Best Of Broadway” featuring concert versions of cherished music from the world of Broadway musicals  was held on Oct.22/23 at the PPAC.  California Regional Theatre joined the Orchestra in presenting this spectacular event.  Select the Event Page on the header above to see the details of the following 2022-2023 concerts to be held at theParadise Performing Arts Center (PPAC):

“Holiday in Paradise” –  Saturday/Sunday – December 3 & 4 @ 7 pm and 2 pm, respectively. A collaborative concert with the Paradise Community Chorus:

 “For Kids of All Ages” – Sunday – March 12 @ 3 PM.

“The Beauty of Winds” – Sunday – April 30 @3 PM. 

fundraiser events

Our next Winter Fundraiser, “From the Symphony With Love”, will be held on February 19,  2022, at a venue to be announced. Tickets will be available now 30 days before the event on this website by selecting the Buy Tickets option.  Please watch this website for the next  Fundraiser dates to be announced for our next Concert year in the Spring off 2023.  Check this website frequently for further details on all events. Tickets for those events will be available 30 to 40 days in advance of the events.


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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News & Updates

2022-2023 Concerts

In a recent Symphony Society Board action, the Board voted to begin all Sunday PSO CONCERTS  at the Paradise Performing Arts Center at 3 PM, with the exception of the Oct 22/23 collaborative concert with the California Regional Theatre, which will begin at 7;30 pm & 2:00 pm respectively, and our December concert which will also be a collaborative concert with the Paradise Community Chorus on Dec 3/4, 2022, at 7:00 pm & 2:00 pm at the Paradise Performing Arts Center and will be similar to the Holiday Concert last year.  Last year, the PPAC was at full capacity, and the concert involved the Paradise Symphony Orchestra, the Paradise Community Chorus, the North State Ballet and the Oroville Community Chorus along with other local artists, and thrilled the audience for over two hours.  We have modified our normal pricing schedule for event tickets for the 2022-2023 Season.  Again, with the exception of the collaborative concerts with the California Regional Theatre, and the Paradise Community Chorus, which have special pricing,, the new ticket prices for PSO only concerts will be $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors, and Youth 17 and under will be free.  For tickets/information for either or both of the collaborative concerts on Oct. 22/23 and Dec.3/4, select the Purchase tickets button under the Concert poster on the Events page.   Tickets for the Dec 3/4 Concert will not be available until 30-40 days prior to the concert.

COVID-19 Update

 As you know, we were unable to perform our regular concert season for 2020-2021 as planned due to COVID-19, and, it now appears that some of the restrictions are being  modified due to the emergence of the Omicron strain of the Covid-19 virus.  At this point, we are still moving ahead with our plans for the 2022-2023 season, and hope to be able to continue our normal Concert and Fundraiser Seasons for this Fiscal Year.  However, with masking restrictions being modified frequently, we will update our masking requirements accordingly.  The safe policy is to always have a mask with you when you attend our concerts.  Our normal policy has been that masking and social distancing is a personal choice, and there is sufficient room currently in the PPAC for everyone’s choice to be honored.  There is always the possibility that the PPAC will require a mask just to enter the building.


Our next Fundraiser event  will be “From the Symphony With Love”, which will be held on February 19, 2023 at 5 PM at a venue to be announced in Paradise.   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 approximately 30 to 40 days ahead of the event on line, and can be purchased on-line or at the door until February 15, 2023.  After February 15, only tickets without meals will be available at the  door.  Watch this website for details of the event as they become available.

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.

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