Shasta Symphony Orchestra to Present “City of Redding’s 125th Anniversary Celebration” Concert
For Immediate Release
REDDING, Calif. - The Shasta Symphony Orchestra will perform a musical concert on Sunday, Oct. 28, to celebrate the city of Redding’s 125th anniversary. The concert will be at 3 p.m. in the Shasta College Theater.
The concert will feature Redding soloists and composers, plus music from 1887, the year of the city’s founding. Local pianist Jeremiah Trujillo will perform Mozart’s “Piano Concert No. 20 in D minor.” The Shasta Symphony Orchestra will premiere a new work by Redding composer and Simpson University professor Dan Pinkston, titled “Symphony No. 2.” Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances, Op. 72,” from 1887, will create a connection with the popular styles of the time. Finally, Redding composer Terry Riley’s world-famous masterwork “In C” will create a soundscape for preconcert and intermission activities.
Pinkston's “Symphony No. 2” was composed in the summer of 2012 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of Redding. The piece consists of three movements, played without pause.
Pinkston states, "The work uses a wide range of techniques and sounds, including some interesting musical quotations. These include folk song (‘O Danny Boy’), Gregorian chant (‘Dies Irae’), classical music (Berg's ‘Violin Concerto’) and popular song (U2's ‘New Year's Day’)." While not a programmatic work, the piece's intensity and drama reflect the rugged beauty of Redding's natural landscape.
The Shasta Symphony Orchestra is a cooperative ensemble of Shasta College and Simpson University. Music director and conductor Dr. Dwayne Corbin is also associate professor of instrumental music at Simpson University.
Advance tickets can be purchased online at simpsonu.edu/musicevents. Tickets are $10 general/$8 senior/$5 student and will also be available at the ticket counter of the Shasta College Theater.
For more information about the Shasta Symphony “City of Redding 125th Anniversary Celebration” Concert, visit simpsonu.edu/musicevents or call the Simpson University Music Department at 226-4507.
Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson's academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson's recent curriculum expansion includes degrees in biology, nursing, outdoor leadership, and a master's degree in counseling psychology. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.