Shasta Symphony Orchestra to host an evening of Marimba Music with Matthew Coley and the Simpson University Percussion Ensemble.

Percussion Concert feat Matthew Coley

Matthew Coley is an internationally acclaimed performer and the artistic director of the Heartland Marimba Festival. He has been described as “off the charts” while “delivering virtuoso…exquisite soloing on marimba”.
Performing on marimba, percussion, hammered dulcimer/cimbalom, and glass, Matthew travels regularly bringing the beauty of the marimba’s singing wood and the diverse timbre of other percussion and dulcimers to many audiences.The Percussion Ensemble from Simpson University is comprised of students enrolled in music studies with an emphasis in percussion instruments. Their skill and dedication are sure to shine in this special concert as they look forward to performing alongside Matthew Coley and his Marimba.
We are excited to share with you this incredible evening of music and entertainment.
Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 pm in the Shasta College Theatre.
For more information call 530-226-4175.
Doors open at 6:45 pm.

Shasta Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Earth Day

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; the SSO will explore these themes in his orchestral overture World Music, conducted by guest conductor Angela Holt from the Cincinnati Conservatory.

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, soprano Sarah Meng and guitarist Sage Mitchell!

Tickets are $5/student with ID; $8/senior; $10/general.


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.