Shasta College Youth Symphony

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. ​

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April 26th, 2015
@ 3:15 PM

- 2015 Spring Concert - 

Shasta College Theatre​​
Sunday, April 26th @ 3:15 PM 

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Conducted by Dr. Richard Allen Fiske, the Spring concert of the Shasta Youth Symphony will be held at 3:15 P.M. on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in the Shasta College Theatre.  The concert will feature dancers from the Redding City Ballet and members of the Shasta Symphony Orchestra.

Arrangements will include Suzuki Strings TogetherCoffee, Cha-Cha, by Alvin Bock; Shepherd's Hey by Percy Grainger; and Adagio, from "Spartacus" by Aram Khachaturian with piano soloist Mackenzie Alldrin. The full orchestra, dancers from the Redding City Ballet and added guests from the Shasta Symphony Orchestra will follow with a performance of Three Dances from the "Fantastic Toyshop," by Gioachino Rossini; Dance of the Gypsy by Camille Saint-Saens; and Cossack Dance No. 2 from Mazeppa, by Peter Ilytch Tschaikovsky.​

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Tickets are $3, at the Shasta College Box Office one hour before the performance.  For more information call the Division of Arts, Communications, Consumer & Social Sciences at 242-7730.​

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.