Shasta Symphony 2018 Spring Season 

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 Celeste Pena, violin, the co-winner of the 2017 student concerto 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.

Ian Scarfe enjoys a busy career as a piano soloist and a collaborative pianist. Though based primarily in the San Francisco Bay-Area, he completes several concert tours each year, which take him across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Recent appearances include the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and venues in Alaska, Florida, Ontario, Switzerland, France, Portugal, and Italy. He is a founding member of the Vinifera Trio, a violin-clarinet-piano ensemble based in California’s wine-country, and the Zurich Beethoven Trio, based in Zurich, Switzerland. He is the founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, which presents annual retreats and concert tours in and around scenic Trinity County in North State California. Now in its eighth season, this festival has presented over 200 concerts and educational programs across the western United States.

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. Featured soloists included Joe Wiggett, Sandra Bengochea and Raphael Delsid;  The concert will start with Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn and will also feature the 2017 co-winner of the Concerto Competition, Eric Whitmer, performing the second and third movements of the rarely performed Sarmientos Concerto for Marimba.


  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.