Shasta Symphony 2017-18 Season 

August 26, 2017, Saturday, 7:30-9:00 pm, Whiskeytown Nat’l Recreation Area,  Brandy Creek  – “Symphony on the Beach”

Come early and bring a picnic to enjoy the THIRD ANNUAL Shasta Symphony outdoor pops concert held again this year at Brandy Creek Beach in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area!  The show will feature film scores, patriotic music, soloists, and light classical works and will help kick off the school year with one last blast of summer fun.  Parking is extremely limited, please carpool and come early.

October 28, 2017, Saturday, 7:30 pm, Shasta College Theater  – “Revenge and Reformation”

The SSO presents Stravinsky’s classic tale of puppets that come to life and their ever-so-human feelings of unrequited love, jealousy, and revenge, in Petroushka.  Opposing these darker emotions, Mendelssohn brings to life a sense of joy and reverence in his Symphony no. 5 “The Reformation”, presented now in honor of the  500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s revolutionary act that began the Protestant Reformation.

December 3, 2017, Sunday, 3 pm, Simpson University Gym – “Simpson University’s Annual Christmas Festival”

The SSO and Simpson University choirs will team up for the annual Simpson Christmas Festival. Featured this year is a new work by composer Dan Pinkston, Benedictus, among other Christmas classics.

February 10, 2018, Saturday, 7:30 pm, Shasta College Theater  – “Winter Concert”

Pianist Ian Scarfe will anchor the SSO’s Winter Concert with the fabulous piano concerto #17 by Mozart.  Also featured will be the winner of the 2017 student aria competition. Other works will include Dvorak’s Overture to Vanda, Op 25, conducted by Dr. Matthew Brooks, and Dvorak’s Serenade in D Minor, Op 44.

April 21, 2018 Saturday, 7:30 pm & April 22, 2018, Sunday, 3:00 pm, Shasta College Theater –  “Carmina Burana!”

The choirs from both Shasta College and Simpson University will team up with Dr. Corbin and the SSO for a spectacular end to the season, featuring Orff’s amazing masterwork “Carmina Burana”.  A showcase for orchestra, chorus, pianists, and soloists, this work is hilarious and serious, intimate and epic, and will surely bring the audience great joy.  The concert will start with John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine.


  The mission of the Simpson University Music Department is to develop musicians through comprehensive study of the musical  enterprise and to prepare students for professions or graduate studies in music ministry, music education, composition or performance.


The Shasta College Music Department enthusiastically offers a wide variety of music classes and is dedicated to serving all student clientele including music majors, pre-music majors, general college students (non-music majors), and community/adult students.