Shasta Symphony Orchestra Presents “POPS Concert!”

For Immediate Release


Dr. Dwayne Corbin of Simpson University and members of the Shasta Symphony Orchestra

REDDING, Calif. - The Shasta Symphony Orchestra will contrast pop classics and a student concerto with scores from films and video games in its biennial “POPS Concert!” Sunday, April 19.

The 3 p.m. concert will be in the Shasta College Theatre. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 for seniors; and $5 for students. Purchase tickets at the door or online at

The concert will include scores from movies and video games including “Halo,” “Star Wars” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”; the playful stories and melodies of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Paul Dukas and “Lincolnshire Posy” by Percy Grainger; and the Accolay violin concerto, performed by Elisa Laraway.

Elisa is a sophomore at Foothill High School in Redding and the winner of the Shasta Symphony Orchestra’s student concerto competition.

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.

For more information about Simpson University’s Music Department and upcoming events, visit


Photo: Dr. Dwayne Corbin of Simpson University directs the Shasta Symphony Orchestra, a cooperative ensemble of Shasta College and Simpson University.

Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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