Shasta College Youth Symphony

Fiske's Final Filharmonic Fillip: 

Rite of Spring

Sunday, April 10, 2016 @ 3:15pm

 Shasta College Theatre

Admission: $3

Not to be missed will be a short piece called Chop-Stix, featuring piano soloist Dr. Joe Wyse, Superintendent/President of Shasta College. Warning: There will be a few stylistic surprises in this work. By contrast, another soloist will be fifth grader Derrick Giuntini, violinist, playing Czardas, by Monti accompanied by Strings. Hear this early starter play!

The rest of this concert will include a great variety of pieces, ranging from the opening work, Overture to the “Royal Fireworks Music”, by Handel, the Overture to the “Abduction from the Seraglio”, by Mozart, the Overture to the “Beautiful Galthea”, by von Suppe, A Pirate’s Legend, by Soon Hee Newbold, España Cañi, by Pascual Marquina Narro, and Espirit, by Shirl Jae Atwell. Two shorter works by Archangelo Corelli, Eric Satie, and Doris Gazda and, for the clincher of a finale, Strings, More Strings and Percussion will play Peter Ilytch Tschaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.


***Online ticket sales close 3 hrs. and 30 mins. prior to the event***​

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The Shasta Youth Symphony Orchestra is now entering its 11th season under the direction of Dr. Richard Fiske. The Orchestra is a course offering of Shasta College, and affiliated with the Shasta Symphony Orchestra. The Shasta Youth Orchestra is a college course for .5 units; as such, students not only gain the opportunity to perform in a quality orchestral setting, they also may earn college credit prior to graduating from high school. ​

Youth Symphony Violin Section
Shasta College Youth Symphony - Violin Section 

We are always looking for new members; so, if you play a musical instrument well (especially a string instrument), read music, and live within driving distance of Redding, California, we'd love to hear from you. Contact Dr. Fiske at 

Mission Statement  

Our mission is to provide young music students the opportunity to participate in a performing ensemble that includes regular and frequent rehearsals in an educational setting alongside performers of the highest caliber. The objectives for this orchestra are:

  • Develop instrumental and performance skills.
  • Develop interested and discriminating listeners.
  • Develop music appreciation through study and performance of quality orchestral literature as well as general music education.
  • Provide an opportunity for students from community-wide schools and diverse educational backgrounds to work together.