Dr. Owen Bateson

Susanville Symphony Kicks Off 2014-2015 Season

The excitement is building as the Susanville Symphony prepares for the Return of the Red Violin, is the theme for the Symphony’s 12th concert year featuring celebrated violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn  performing in partnership with her famous Mendelssohn Red Stradivarius. She perform the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the orchestra February 20 and 22, 2015.

The Symphony Society will host a private limited ticket parlor concert with prepaid memberships and season ticket holders getting first chance at purchasing tickets.  Also planned is a special showing at Sierra Theater of the movie “The Red Violin”.    Ms. Pitcairn’s famous instrument is said to be the inspiration for the making of the 1999 Academy Award winning film.

The first performance of the year will be the Susanville Dance Band October 17-18. While the name has changed from the Susanville Swing Band,  it hasn’t  changed the quality of the dance tunes from the big band and other eras that will get your foot tapping and you out on the dance floor.

In December, one of the most beloved concerts of the year is “Small Town, Big Christmas”. This concert brings holiday joy to all that attend.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring the whole family to enjoy holiday classics and added this year, music to celebrate Hanukkah and Kwanza.

In April, “A Family Affair will continue to foster classical music in young people.Designed to appeal to children and adults alike with classics including “Peter and the Wolf“(Prokofiev), Saint Saen’s, “Carnival of Animals” and more.  Student tickets will be only $5 dollars.

The season ends in June with a twist to the yearly Pops concert featuring musical classics of Walt Disney.   “The Wonderful World of Disney” will bring wholesome family entertainment to the stage.

The Susanville Symphony is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and is funded solely through prepaid memberships, ticket sales, program ads and donations. It is the umbrella organization for the Susanville Music Academy, the Susanville Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Susanville Choral Society.  We invite you to join our journey to insure the future of performance music in Northern California.  Ticket information and more can be found at www.susanvillesymphony.com or by calling the symphony hotline 530-310-8111.