Northstate Symphony opens season under new Music Director

Sep 25, 2015 10:25 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Pianist Alpin Hong will be featured during the Season Opening Concert by the North State Symphony.
This is the first performance of the Symphony under new music director Scott Seaton.
On Saturday, September 26th, Dignity Health is hosting a street party in front of the Cascade Theatre in Redding ahead of the opening night concert.
Market Street, which is in front of the theatre, will be blocked off for the celebration which runs from 5:30-7 p.m., followed by the concert.
On Sunday, September 27th, the day begins with a brunch in Colusa Hall on the CSU, Chico campus. Symphony donors and season ticket holders are invited to the brunch, which starts at 11:30 a.m.
A concert will follow at Laxson Auditorium. Shuttle carts will meet attendees at the traffic circle on First and Salem Streets, and the campus entrance at Chestnut and Second Streets.
In both cities, the concerts feature world-favorite orchestral music. Pianist Alpin Hong is featured in Tchaikovsky's "First Piano Concerto," and the concert concludes with the "Fifth Symphony" by Beethoven. Also on the program are works by Smetana and a "surprise" by Tennessee composer Michael Slayton, who will attend the Redding concert.
Seaton will deliver a pre-concert talk ahead of each performance, an hour before it begins at the concert venues.
Tickets are available in Redding at the Cascade Theatre Box Office, 530-243-8877 and in Chico at the University Box Office, 530-898-6333.
The North State Symphony was created in 2001 from the merger of the Chico and Redding symphonies and functions as a program within the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at CSU, Chico.
But it's origins can be traced back to 1905.
The musicians of the orchestra include professionals from a wide geographic area, community members, as well as students and faculty members of the University. CSU, Chico also provides extensive administrative and production support to the symphony. For more information, visit


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