Fiske’s Final Filharmonic Fillip: Rite of Spring

Youth Symphony Violin Section

Youth Symphony Violin Section

This Concert will be Dr. Fiske’s last as Music Director of the Shasta Youth Symphony. In honor of his retirement and many years of teaching at Shasta College he has named the final concert: “Fiske’s Final Filharmonic Fillip: A Rite of Spring.” The concert will be on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at 3:15 P.M. in the Shasta College Theatre and will feature many unforgettable pieces and items of interest.

 Not to be missed will be a short piece called Chop-Stix, featuring piano soloist Dr. Joe Wyse, Superintendent/President of Shasta College. Warning: There will be a few stylistic surprises in this work. By contrast, another soloist will be fifth grader Derrick Giuntini, violinist, playing Czardas, by Monti accompanied by Strings. Hear this early starter play!

 The rest of this concert will include a great variety of pieces, ranging from the opening work, Overture to the “Royal Fireworks Music”, by Handel, the Overture to the “Abduction from the Seraglio”, by Mozart, the Overture to the “Beautiful Galthea”, by von Suppe, A Pirate’s Legend, by Soon Hee Newbold, España Cañi, by Pascual Marquina Narro, and Espirit, by Shirl Jae Atwell. Two shorter works by Archangelo Corelli, Eric Satie, and Doris Gazda and, for the clincher of a finale, Strings, More Strings and Percussion will play Peter Ilytch Tschaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

 All former students of the Youth Symphony and all members of the Shasta Symphony are invited to this light and celebratory concert under Dr. Fiske. If anyone would like to play for this concert, please call Dr. Fiske at (530) 242-2365.  Please call before March 15, to get copies of the music and a helpful CD. Then your names will be on the program.

For the ending we will be joined by other string players from some public schools who are not normally in the group.

 Everyone must be at Dress Rehearsal on April 9, 2016, from 3:30-5:00 P.M.

If you can play all the music, please be at this entire Dress Rehearsal, from 2-5 P.M. 

The music scene at Shasta College will be changing next year. Please be part of our present history-making before it does. Tickets will be $3.00 and available online, as well as in the box office on concert day, April 10, at 2:30 P.M.

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