Ben Wade, creative director of the Susanville Symphony Society, directs the Concert on the Green in 2019. The Symphony Orchestra returns to the historic Lassen County Courthouse at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. File photo

Concert on the Green returns to the historic Lassen County Courthouse Sept. 25

Maestro and creative director Ben Wade and the Susanville Symphony return to the historic Lassen County Courthouse at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.

The outdoor concert, which began four seasons ago, has quickly become one of the most popular venues of the year. Children accompanied by adults are allowed in for free. Picnics, beverages, tables, lawn chairs are also welcome.

“Our first priority is to the safety of our patrons and musicians” said Wade. “That’s why we took the last year and a half off of our regular schedule” due to the COVID-19 pandmic.

During this time the Uptown Brass Quintet performed an online Christmas Concert and the Swing Band performed a concert to a limited audience in May 2021.

“For musicians and performers all over the world I would say it has been a long road and a difficult hiatus from doing what we love,” Wade said. “There is a part deep inside any musician, actor, singer etc that lies dormant until the moment we step on stage.”

The Susanville Symphony returns in grand fashion with full orchestra, swing band, jazz band and even the rock band Forgery on stage.

There is a Sousa march to open the show (Washington Post) something for the classical lovers (Finlandia) and some good old rock and roll with full brass section performing numbers like “Power of Love,” “Angel of Harlem,” and others, a patriotic number, “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and rounded out with some swing music like “Backburner” and “Brass Machine”.

“Come out and join the fun,” Wade said.

Tickets are on sale at Margies Booknook, Axia Home Loans and at the venue.