Redding, Shasta County — Executive Director of the North State Symphony Elizabeth Quivey told KRCR the group is recording an entire chamber music piece that will be produced and later released this month on Youtube.
Quivey said this is the first time the group has performed together since March due to Covid.
"The performing arts industry was kind of the first thing to get shut down," she said. "and it's going to be the last thing to come back."
She added since they are unable to perform on stage with a full or half orchestra due to state restrictions, they are recording chamber music which will be shared to the public to enjoy through social media.
Quivey said every performing arts industry in the country is experimenting with this new form of performance since they are unable to perform with a full orchestra or for a live audience.
In comparison to their normal North State Symphony concerts, they are only utilizing 3 to 5 musicians at a time.
According to the North State Symphony website, the North State Symphony is presenting their 2020-2021 season called "Rediscover".
Quivey added she thought the name was appropriate because during this unprecedented time, they are rediscovering their love for music and rediscovering what its like to perform together in a different way.
Music Director and Conductor of the North State Symphony Scott Seaton says they're looking forward to releasing new pieces to the public for their 20th season.
The North State Symphony website will detail which pieces are being performed and when they will be released for the public to enjoy.