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Browse recent posts, virtual performances, and playlists from Redlands Symphony. Our blog provides insights into beloved masterworks, our musicians, and tips to discover world-class music at home.

How We Got the Big Sound of Big Band Jazz

How We Got the Big Sound of Big Band Jazz

by Staff Writer • 11/29/21 at 09:15am • Classical Music

Big bands evolved from the American dance bands of the late 19th century. While a string orchestra might be adequate to accompany waltzes in the relatively small ballrooms of European society, the larger halls in the United States required a bigger sound, and the dance music of the New World required a more clearly-defined beat.

Rewind #6: Mahler & More

Rewind #6: Mahler & More

by Staff Writer • 08/27/21 at 08:00am • Classical Music Virtual Performances Rewind

Commissioned by the Redlands Symphony, Sean Friar's Emerald Oasis is filled with charm and excitement. You'll love revisiting the world premiere performance of this stunning tribute to the Redlands community.

It's followed by one of our favorite pieces by Mahler, his First Symphony — an epic work filled with imagination. 

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