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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 4, 2016

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LOCAL MUSIC LOVERS HAVE ONLY TWO MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE JON ROBERTSON CONDUCT

The Redlands Symphony’s Venerable Music Director Will Also Perform as Pianist in a Concert with Soprano Angel Blue

Redlands, CA – Local music lovers have only two more opportunities to see Jon Robertson conduct before the beloved musician retires after 33 years as Music Director of the Redlands Symphony. He will also appear as pianist on one additional recital with world-renowned soprano Angel Blue.

On Saturday, February 13, Robertson leads the orchestra in a concert highlighted by Elgar’s dramatic Enigma Variations. “Elgar wrote this piece as a series of portraits of his dearest friends and family members,” explains Robertson. “In that spirit, I’m dedicating this performance to those throughout the community who have shown such amazing love and support to me and my family throughout the past decades.” The concert also features Beethoven’s great “Emperor” Concerto, performed by pianist Sophie Tait, winner of the University of Redlands’ Concerto Competition.

Jon Robertson joins soprano Angel Blue and pianist Lara Urrutia on the afternoon of Sunday, April 10, for his final Redlands performance as a pianist. In an unusually intimate recital with very limited seating, the three will perform a selection of gorgeous vocal music by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Strauss, and others. After the concert, which will be held in the beautiful sanctuary at Redlands Adventist Church, the audience is invited to meet the artists at a free reception.

April 16 promises to be a bittersweet day that will long be remembered in our community as Robertson takes the Redlands Symphony podium one last time and leads the orchestra through works by Beethoven and Barber before concluding with his parting gift to us after more than three decades of bringing world-class music to the Inland Empire: Mozart’s Great G-Major Symphony.

Tickets are available for as little as $15 and can be purchased online at www.redlandssymphony.com or by calling 909.748.8018. The Redlands Symphony is an independent non-profit organization which has been performing the world’s greatest orchestral music in our region for 66 years.

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Local music lovers have only three opportunities left to see Jon Robertson perform before his retirement as Music Director of the Redlands Symphony. On February 13, he leads the orchestra in works by Elgar and Beethoven in a concert perfect for Valentine’s Day. On April 10, he is joined by soprano Angel Blue and pianist Lara Urrutia for an afternoon of stunning vocal music in an unusually intimate space. Later that week, the Redlands Symphony will say farewell to its beloved conductor when he leads the orchestra in works by Beethoven, Barber, and Mozart on April 16. Tickets for all events are available online at www.redlandssymphony.com or by calling 909.748.8018.

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