PAS ~ March Concert Featuring Young Artists from Shasta and Butte Counties!

Friday March 8th 2019 @ 7:30pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church

2850 foothill blvd

redding ca, 96003

Redding Performing Arts Society will present student violinist McKenna Reale and pianist Andrew Ma, from Butte County Branch of the Music Teacher’s Association of California, joined by Redding cellist Cassidy Ray, violinists Derrick Giuntani and James Johnston, along with pianist Joseph Johnston in solos, sonatas, and concertos on Friday, March 8 at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd. in Redding.


Composers include Bach, Lalo, Mozart, Sarasate, Khachaturian, Haydn, and Beethoven. Some of the highlights include the “finale” from Beethoven’s “Kreutzer” sonata with violinist McKenna Reale, Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole with violinist Derrick Giuntani, the first movements of Mozart’s Concerto in A major with pianist James Johnston, and Haydn’s Concerto in D major with pianist Andrew Ma accompanied by Dr. Robert Bowman on piano.


The performers study with Dr. David Mallory and Dr. Robert Bowman in Chico and Michael Eby and Sasha Kachugina in Redding.  


The Butte County Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California was chartered in 1952 and has 22 accredited members who teach strings, piano, harpsichord, winds, voice, and Musikgarten pre-instrument classes to students of all ages.  The organization sponsors the MTAC Youth Orchestra under the direction of Yoshie Muratani, the MTAC Chico Summer Music Academy and present solo and chamber ensemble recitals in the Chico Area throughout the year, as well as the Certificate of Merit Exams. Students who successfully pass the exams are selected to perform in the State MTAC Convention (this year in Santa Clara, Ca).


The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully received at the door.


PAS Presents Friction Quartet featuring Bass Clarinetist Bruce Belton

Friday February 8th 2019 @ 7:30pm

All Saints episcopal church

2150 benton drive

redding ca, 96003

On Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m., at All Saints Episcopal Church in Redding, the Bass Clarinet Quintet Project — local clarinetist Bruce Belton with San Francisco–based Friction Quartet — will present an eclectic debut performance of select commissioned works of new music.

Admission is free, although donations are appreciated. The concert is sponsored by the Performing Arts Society of Redding, a contributing member of the Shasta County Arts Council.

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PAS December Concert ~ “Sweet Adelines”

Friday December 14th @ 7:30pm

Redding Old City Hall

The Northern Gateway Chorus of Redding teams up with their sister chorus Southern Oregon Sound, from Medford, for an evening of women’s barbershop choral and quartet singing.  The concert includes a wide variety of vocal music, from timeless classics to Broadway hits, plus seasonal favorites to get you in the holiday spirit. Broadway composers on the program include Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Disney film composer Alan Menken, along with a medley of tunes made famous by the Andrews Sisters.

The show also includes specialty numbers performed by several award-winning quartets comprised of members from the two choruses. Join us for an unforgettable evening of choral music, showcasing two fine groups from the Northstate and southern Oregon.  One performance only will take place at Redding’s Old City Hall on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30. No advance ticket purchase is necessary. There is no admission cost, although donations are gratefully accepted.

The concert is sponsored by Redding’s Performing Arts Society, a contributing member of the Shasta County Arts Council.

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PAS November Concert ~ A Night of 20th & 21st Century Music!

Friday, November 9th, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church

The Stadler Trio: Ashland musicians, pianist Cynthia Darby and cellist Tom Stauffer, return to our stage, along with local clarinetist Bruce Belton to present an evening of 20th and 21st century chamber music, including works by Robert Muczynski, Nino Rota & Alexander Zemlinsky. Then with violinist Cherie Gans, marimbist Eric Whitmer and pianist Ellen Southard, they'll play Marc Mellits'  "Music for Five Musicians". Eric and pianist Tyler Braito will premiere Morgan Fator's new work for marimba & piano.

This concert is free or by donation.


PAS Presents: An Evening with Pianist Oliver Moore

Friday, October 12th, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church

Pianist Oliver Moore will perform Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in Eb minor (WTC I), Beethoven’s Sonata in D major, Op. 10 #3, Liszt’s Ballade #3,  Cyril Scott’s Rainbow Trout, Percy Grainger’s In Dohaney, and Muczynski’s Desperate Measures.  17-years of age, Oliver currently studies with Dr. Robert Bowman in Chico. As a pianist, double bassist, accompanist, arranger and composer, he takes inspiration from many forms of music. Oliver is primarily a classical pianist, but is well-versed in jazz and ragtime standards of the 20th century as well. 

He has won 1st place at the Redlands Bowl Concerto Competition, the CAPMT State Concerto Competition, the MTAC North Concerto Competition, the Classical Masters Piano Competition, the West Coast Ragtime Competition, and took 2nd place at the World Old-Time Piano Playing Contest in Oxford, Mississippi.

This concert is free or by donation.

PAS ~ January Events: Arcata Bay String Quartet & PAS Live at Old City Hall for Redding Cultural Cruise

Arcata Bay String Quartet

Friday January 11th 2019 @ 7:30pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church

2850 Foothill Blvd

Redding CA 96001

The Arcata Bay String Quartet from the California north coast will present an evening of masterpieces from the heart of the string quartet tradition in a concert on Friday evening, Jan. 11, at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding. The performance includes three jewels of the quartet repertoire spanning the Classical, Romantic and early Modern periods. Haydn’s G major quartet, Op. 76, no. 1 (1797) comes from the composer’s last years and features tuneful melodies integrated into the quartet musical structure that Haydn himself virtually invented. Schumann’s intensely dramatic A minor quartet was written as part of a set of three as a birthday present for his young wife Clara. They were written in 1842, the same astoundingly fruitful year as the composer’s famous piano quintet and piano quartet. Debussy’s landmark G minor quartet (1893) helped establish the composer’s reputation as one of the founders of modern music. Its sensuality and impressionistic tonal shifts make it a perennial audience favorite and show how far the string quartet form had evolved in less than 100 years from the time of Haydn. This generous serving of quartets begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted. The concert is sponsored by the Redding Performing Arts Society, a contributing member of the Shasta County Arts Council.

PAS Live at the Old City Hall for Redding Cultural Cruise

Friday January 25th 2019 | 4pm-evening

Old City Hall

1313 Market Street

Redding CA 96001

Shasta County Arts Council presents its annual Cultural Cruise on Friday, January 25, in a variety of venues. PAS is honored to provide ongoing music from 4-8pm @ Old City Hall. PAS board members will play, including vocalist Joel Thomson, pianist Ellen Southard with SonaTrio (Cherie Gans & Bruce Belton), pianist Morgan Fator and percussionist Eric Whitmer. SonaTrio will provide sounds for free-range dance, so let your spirit soar in dance you never knew you could.

Jan 25th 4:00-8:00 @ Old City Hall