Brian Stone, North State Symphony Finalist: ‘Take the work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously’

Today we meet Brian Stone, one of four finalist contenders vying for the North State Symphony’s Music Director opening left by Kyle Wiley Pickett. We spoke with conductor Christian Baldini first. Q: You’ve worked as a conductor and teacher all… Continue Reading


Local Opera Star Sydney Mancasola Wows Hometown Audience

Hundreds of people came to the Cascade Theatre Saturday to hear local opera soprano Sydney Mancasola perform on her hometown stage with the North State Symphony, conducted by Brian Stone. “An Evening With Soprano Sydney Mancasola” was hosted by¬†Mercy Foundation… Continue Reading