- Shasta Symphony Orchestra -


 
 "Fall Double Header!"
                             Saturday, October 29 @ 11:00am: "Family Fun Concert, in Costume!"                          
Shasta College Theatre; $5 Admission, All Ages
 
Saturday, October 29 @ 7:30pm: "From Tragedy to Triumph" (traditional full-length concert)
Shasta College Theatre; Admission: $10 General; $8 Seniors; $5 Students w/ID
 

The Shasta Symphony Orchestra will present a fall double-header on Saturday October 28th in the Shasta College Theater. A kid-friendly Family Concert will be first, from 11-11:45am; the orchestra will be in costume, and you are welcome to come sporting your favorite costume as well, as you enjoy a wide variety of music from films, ballets, and more, as well as witness the amazing talent of Alaskan violinist Bryan Hall. At 7:30 pm, the orchestra will return for a formal concert, entitled “From Tragedy to Triumph,” featuring Brahms’ dramatic Tragic Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite. On the second half of the concert, Bryan Hall will be the violin soloist on Philip Glass’s masterful First Violin Concerto, which will appeal to lovers of classical and popular music alike. Tickets are $5/student with ID; $8/senior; $10/general. 

For more information please visit ShastaSymphony.org 

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

Seats are still available even if "SOLD OUT" is listed for the online ticket sales.
Tickets may be purchased at the box office which opens one hour prior to the start of the event.
Theatre entry doors for seating open one half hour prior to the start of the event.​ ​

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"Ode to Joy" 

Simpson University Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 4 @ 3:00pm
Simpson University Gym; Admission: $10 General; $8 Seniors 

Come join the SSO as we collaborate with choirs and ensembles from Simpson University, as we present “Ode to Joy!” With Beethoven’s masterful choral finale to his 9th symphony as the centerpiece, the show will sparkle with Holiday themes of brotherhood, joy, and traditional Christmas stories.

For more information please visit ShastaSymphony.org


"Baroque, Beethoven, and Beyond"

 Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Shasta College Theatre; Admission: $10 General; $8 Seniors; $5 Students w/ID

  ​The winter concert of the Shasta Symphony Orchestra will take listeners on a journey from the early 1700s to 2009! A small consort of SSO players will accompany Chico soprano Daun Weiss as she sings the brilliant Cantata #51 by J.S. Bach. Sacramento flutist Tim Koop will then take the stage and present the raucous and joyful Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C. On the second half of the concert the full SSO will perform the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 3 “The Eroica”, followed by an amazing 2009 work inspired by Beethoven’s piece: the “Internet Symphony” by Chinese composer Tan Dun. This colorful and energetic piece was the first “YouTube Symphony” that Google and the London Symphony sponsored to bring musicians together from all across the globe. Tickets are $5/student with ID; $8/senior; $10/general. 

For more information please visit ShastaSymphony.org

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

Seats are still available even if "SOLD OUT" is listed for the online ticket sales.
Tickets may be purchased at the box office which opens one hour prior to the start of the event.
Theatre entry doors for seating open one half hour prior to the start of the event.​ ​

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  "Earth Day Concert"

 Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 7:30pm 

Sunday, April 23, 2017 @ 3:00pm
Shasta College Theatre; Admission: $10 General; $8 Seniors; $5 Students w/ID

Celebrate Earth Day with a fabulous concert of the Shasta Symphony, performing music related to ideas of our amazing planet. Montana composer David Maslanka’s compositions are often filled with a child-like wonder and awe of the physical world around us, ideas explored in his orchestral overture that starts our concert, World Music. Rimsky-Korsakov creates vivid images of the sea and nineteenth-century ideas about global travel in his masterwork Scheherazade, featuring concert master Li-Yuan Ho. A special highlight of this concert will be performances by the student winners of our Concerto & Aria Competition. Tickets are $5/student with ID; $8/senior; $10/general. 

For more information please visit ShastaSymphony.org 

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

 
Seats are still available even if "SOLD OUT" is listed for the online ticket sales.
Tickets may be purchased at the box office which opens one hour prior to the start of the event.
Theatre entry doors for seating open one half hour prior to the start of the event.​ ​
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For additional information please call:​ 
Shasta College Music Dept.
(530) 242-7730
or
Simpson Music Dept.
 (530) 226-4507
 

 

  Shasta College Pre​-Symphony Orchestra

Announcing the Fall 2016 Auditions

 
The Shasta College Pre-Symphony (formerly Youth Symphony) will begin its 12th season with new Shasta College faculty member and Music Director Dr. Matthew Brooks. As a preparatory college orchestra, this ensemble aims to provide a challenging and rewarding ensemble performing experience for all developing, intermediate, and advanced musicians, regardless of age. One of the benefits of this ensemble is that it is made up of a collection of musicians from Shasta College and Simpson University, as well as community members and school-aged students from the surrounding area. Students and novice adults are encouraged to audition for this orchestra as preparation for eventually joining the Shasta Symphony Orchestra. As this ensemble is a course offering at Shasta College, college credit is available but not required. School-aged students may even earn college credit prior to graduating from high school.
  
A brief information meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 17 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 633, Shasta College.
  
Limited open auditions and percussion auditions will be held immediately after the meeting. Otherwise, open auditions for all other instruments will be Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in the Shasta College Theatre. 
  
An online sign-up with audition requirements is available at:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c48a5a829aafe3-fall 
  
If you have any questions about the Shasta College Pre-Symphony or about scheduling auditions, please contact Dr. Brooks at mbrooks@shastacollege.edu or 242-2365.

 Fall 2016 Performance

 Sunday, November 13 @ 3:15pm

  Shasta College Theatre; Admission:  $3

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

Seats are still available even if "SOLD OUT" is listed for the online ticket sales.
Tickets may be purchased at the box office which opens one hour prior to the start of the event.
Theatre entry doors for seating open one half hour prior to the start of the event.
 

 Spring 2017 Performance​

 Sunday, April 9, 2017 @ 3:15pm

  Shasta College Theatre; Admission:  $3 

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

 Seats are still available even if "SOLD OUT" is listed for the online ticket sales.
 Tickets may be purchased at the box office which opens one hour prior to the start of the event.
 Theatre entry doors for seating open one half hour prior to the start of the event.
 
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The Shasta Pre-Symphony Orchestra is now entering its 12th season under the direction of Dr. Matthew Brooks. The Orchestra is a course offering of Shasta College, and affiliated with the Shasta Symphony Orchestra. The Shasta Pre-Symphony 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. ​  
 
Pre-symphony violin section
Shasta College Pre-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. Brooks at mbrooks@shastacollege.edu.
  
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. ​​​
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