What: Beauty Rising — two February Concerts by the North State Symphony
When: Saturday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. in Redding; Sunday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m. in Chico
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Last season’s Young Artist Audition winners get starring roles in this concert. Molly Mahoney, first place winner in the College/University Division, is a mezzo-soprano who grew up in Chico. She will sing four sultry songs from Canteloube’s Chants D’Auvergne. According to conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett, “these are folk songs from a sun-baked region in southern France, an area like Tuscany. The composer marries the folk-songs with a gorgeous orchestral accompaniment.”
Redding’s Anthoni Polcari, who placed first in the High School competition to solo with the North State Symphony, will perform the first movement of Haydn’s charming C Major Cello Concerto.
Also on the concert: Haydn’s Symphony No. 88, Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, and Respighi’s “Three Botticelli Pictures.”