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APRIL 17, 2017

FOR INFORMATION: (909) 587-5565

REDLANDS SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES ITS 17-18 SEASON FEATURING A WORLD PREMIERE, THE CALIFORNIA DEBUT OF A NEW WORK BY A PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING COMPOSER, AND A TRIUMPHANT FINALE WITH FREDERICK SWANN PLAYING THE CASAVANT ORGAN

Works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Handel and Many More Celebrated Composers Offered as part of this Musical Celebration of the Human Spirit!

REDLANDS, CA -- Maestro Ransom Wilson and the Redlands Symphony announce the orchestra’s 2017-18 season -- featuring an array of musical masterpieces and including a World Premiere and the California debut of a new work resulting from a joint commission with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and five other orchestras from throughout the country. The season opens on Saturday, October 14, 2017 and ends on Saturday, May 18, 2018. Season brochures went in the mail on April 14th. Current subscribers have until July 28, 2017 to renew their seats. Complete season information is available at www.redlandssymphony.com or by calling the box office at (909) 587-5565.

“Our 2017-18 season is a personal invitation to discover what classical music means to me,” explains Maestro Wilson. “Our upcoming season is deeply influenced by who I am as an artist and a person. The concert programs showcase a broad spectrum of experiences, tastes, styles, and stories. I deeply revere the great masterpieces, but I am also curious and enthusiastic about the new and unexpected. It is exciting for me to share this music with you!”

17-18 Season Schedule

The new season opens on Saturday, October 14, 2017, with a program that promises to help audience members discover how four master composers brought jazz into the concert hall. Maestro Wilson will conduct a concert that features brilliant, award-winning French pianist François Dumont. The program includes Paris Suite by Jacques IBERT, Maurice RAVEL’s Piano Concerto, American composer William Grant STILL’S Darker America and George GERSHWIN’S Rhapsody in Blue.

On November 22, 2017, the Redlands Symphony presents THE JOY OF MOZART, conducted by Maestro Wilson with an appearance by the orchestra’s Principal Bassoonist, Carolyn Beck. The program includes W.A. MOZART’S Symphony No. 24 in B-flat major, K. 182, followed by W.A. MOZART’S Bassoon Concerto, K. 191, W.A. MOZART’S Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525, and closing with MOZART’S Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201.

The concert on January 20, 2018, offers the audience a journey to real and fantastical worlds through the mesmerizing music of Mendelssohn. The January concert will also feature the 2017 winner of the University of Redlands School of Music Concerto Competition. The concert program includes Felix MENDELSSOHN’S A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture and Symphony No. 4 “Italian”. Maestro Ransom Wilson will conduct.

The concert on March 3, 2018 includes the world premiere of composer Lalo SCHIFRIN’S Tuba Concerto performed by the legendary Gene Pokorny, principal tubist of the Chicago Symphony. This concert opens with G.F. HANDEL’S Concerto Grosso in D major, HWV 323 and also includes Franz Joseph HAYDN’S Symphony No. 104 in D major, Ottorino RESPIGHI’S Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1, closing with SCHIFRIN’S Mission: Impossible Theme.

On April 14, 2018, Maestro Wilson will conduct a first-ever Redlands Symphony commission with other musical groups including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in a program including the California premiere of a new work by Pulitzer-winning composer, John Luther ADAMS. The new piece, there is no one, not even the wind, will highlight a program that also includes Artemis by Christopher THEOFANIDIS, Sérénade by Jean FRANÇAIX and Aaron COPLAND’S Appalachian Spring.

The 17-18 season concludes on May 19, 2018, with an evening of French masterpieces and the final Redlands Symphony appearance by beloved organist Frederick Swann. The final concert of the season includes The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul DUKAS, Élégie by Gabriel FAURÉ, The Swan from Carnival of the Animals, performed by the orchestra’s principal cellist, Kyle Champion, and Cécile CHAMINADE’S Pas des Cymbales. The evening’s finale features Mr. Swann performing Camille SAINT-SAËNS’ Symphony No. 3 “Organ” on Memorial Chapel’s magnificent Casavant Organ.

“Our 17-18 season celebrates Old World masterpieces, brilliant jazz, brand-new compositions, music by female and African-American composers, and the wonderful Frederick Swann at the Casavant organ. It’s a season that offers a celebration of the human spirit in all its variety through the beauty of classical music.”

Prices for a full subscription of six concerts range from $67.50 to $315. A Pick-4 subscription that allows the subscriber to pick any four concerts of their choice ranges from $51 to $238. Redlands Symphony also offers its Symphony Select card for $159. A Symphony Select card provides six tickets in the best seats available (excluding Golden Circle) at any concert on any date. Card holders can use 2 tickets per concert, all at once, or in any other combination.

Subscription information is available at www.redlandssymphony.com or by calling the box office at (909- 587-5565. Single tickets for the season go on sale on September 1, 2017.

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MAESTRO RANSOM WILSON announces Redlands Symphony’s 2017-18 season --featuring musical masterpieces and including a World Premiere and the California debut of a new work resulting from a joint commission with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and five other orchestras from throughout the country. The season opens on Saturday, October 14, 2017 and ends on Saturday, May 18, 2018. Season brochures went in the mail on April 14th. Current subscribers have until July 28, 2017 to renew their seats. Prices for a full subscription of six concerts range from $67.50 to $315. Other subscription options start at $51 and the Symphony Select card offering “All the music. No strings attached.” Is available for just $159. Complete season information is available at www.redlandssymphony.com or by calling the box office at (909-597-5565.

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