The Susanville Symphony 2018-2019 Concert Season

4th Annual Concert on the Green

Kicking off the 2018-2019-concert season is the 4thannual Concert on the Green: a perfect way to celebrate the beautiful late summer weather in Lassen county. Set at the spectacular location of the historic Lassen County courthouse the majestic lawn sweeps across the horizon towards the musicians onstage and the last rays of the setting Autumn sun.

Gunhild Carling, one of the most famous musicians from Sweden, will bring her talent to the stage as our guest soloist. You will be astounded by her virtuosity and mastery of multiple instruments and her style and pizzazz for entertaining an audience! As always our patrons can expect a number of surprises, audience participation, and the very best combination of Pop, Rock and Classical music.

This is the perfect concert to bring your lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket. Bring yourself, your loved one or the entire family. The atmosphere and ambiance is perfect for all ages!

The Susanville Swing Band

The only venue in Lassen County with dancing to a live orchestra, the Susanville Swing Band will take you back to the great music of the big band era.

This concert features local musicians, and full saxophone section and of course stunning vocal performances. Not only will there be the Golden age of swing but Band Director Carlin Hagen will introduce some cool jazz and hot new improvisation to the line up this year.

The Susanville Christmas

Our most popular concert of the year, the annual Christmas concert, is a festive event that you will not want to miss. Whether you are feeling the generous holiday spirit or a bit of a humbug this is the moment where everything becomes magical.

A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson kicks off the evening by taking us through some of the most popular Christmas songs throughout history. The evening will also feature one of the most famous classical pieces ever written, “The Messiah” by George F. Handel. The spotlight will center around the Susanville Choral Society and nothing will feel more like the holidays than finishing the concert with an audience sing a long of some of your favorite carols.



An Evening of Arias & Overtures

Some of the most memorable classical pieces ever written come in the form of Opera. Although the general public often shies away when they hear that word, some of the most powerful moments (and Bugs Bunny clips) come from this genre of music.

The William Tell Overture, the Magic Flute and the Barber of Seville, three of the most popular Opera Overtures ever written will be played intertwined with beautiful Arias (the love songs in all Operas) to give you the very best of voice and orchestra.

Also we will be celebrating the United Methodist Church and the premier of their brand new pipe organ, Dennis Roberts will join our orchestra in performing the Poulenc Organ Concerto.

The Susanville Pops 

Behind every great movie is a great soundtrack; the orchestra and music behind the film. Our pops concert this year will be like going to a double feature and beyond. We have taken the very best soundtracks ever written and combined them for a truly unforgettable concert.

Lord of the Rings, Braveheart, Moana, Pirates of the Caribbean and so much more. You will know every piece we play in this concert. Close your eyes and be transported back to your favorite scene, or watch the orchestra play from the heart in some of the most dramatic music ever written.

Movie soundtracks are the New Classical Music and something that everyone from young to old will enjoy.

The Susanville Symphony is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and is funded solely through prepaid memberships, ticket sales, program ads and donations.  We are 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.