Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Treelogy: A Musical Portrait of California’s Redwood, Sequoia and Joshua Trees Featuring Billy Childs, Steven Mackey, Gabriella Smith, and Delirium Musicum

Tuesday, February 28 | 7:30 p.m.

Laxson Auditorium

Buy Tickets: $40

Treelogy is a celebration and a call to action to save California’s beloved and iconic trees. Inspired by California’s epic wildfires chronicled by The New York Times journalist John Branch (Soraya Executive and Artistic Director), Thor Steingraber, and Soraya artist-in-residence, Etienne Gara, have created a musical response to the fires and a tribute to these precious trees. Renowned composers Billy Childs, Steven Mackey, and Gabriella Smith—all with deep California roots of their own—have each composed original music for this three-part concert. This unprecedented, multi-disciplinary effort will emphasize the pride of our state and the memories of every family’s national park vacation.

Produced and commissioned by the Soraya, California State University, Northridge.

Join The Treelogy Composers For A Free Discussion On
How Each Of Their Pieces Evolved:


as part of the New Music Symposium

Wednesday, March 1 | 10:30 AM | Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall (PAC 134)

Come back and join us for an intimate look at the making of Treelogy — a musical tribute to California’s precious trees under threat by wildfires — as the Chico State Music and Theatre Department and Chico Performances host the New Music Symposium. In this next-day event following the concert, composers Billy Childs, Steven Mackey, and Gabriella Smith, along with musician Etienne Gara, share the unique artistic vision and craft that went into creating the original multi-disciplinary work.


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Chico Performances is proud to partner with
Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve and River Partners in presenting Treelogy

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The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve contains 7,835 acres of diverse canyon and ridge habitats, including 4.5 miles of Big Chico Creek, and is home to many species of plants and animals. The Reserve supports student success and community engagement of a diverse population through experiential learning, scholarship, research and innovative land management consistent with conservation goals guided by Indigenous and traditional knowledge.

Read More About Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve:

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River Partners brings life back to California’s rivers. Founded in 1998, the nonprofit harnesses the power of restored riverways to create a thriving future for the state’s environment and communities. Blending modern farming practices, cutting-edge science, and diverse alliances, River Partners reforests and reconnects entire river landscapes, critical wildlife corridors, and vast ecological regions at a bold pace and scale. The organization’s statewide efforts result in lasting, tangible wins for wildlife, flood safety, climate resiliency, water conservation, healthy communities, and local economies. River Partners has the largest on-the-ground restoration footprint of any nonprofit or firm in the western U.S., having led hundreds of large-scale projects across more than 18,000 acres throughout California


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