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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 9, 2018

FOR INFORMATION: (909) 587-5565

REDLANDS SYMPHONY DELIVERS A MUSICAL GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH “A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE CONCERT”

Five singing actors, the Inland Master Chorale and a full orchestra will present the classic Dickens’ Christmas story on Saturday, December 15, 2018

A Christmas Carol – The Concert received a Primetime Emmy® Nomination in 2014 for Outstanding Music & Lyrics

REDLANDS, CA – For the first time in decades, the Redlands Symphony invites music lovers to celebrate the holiday season with the orchestra’s fully-staged production of the Charles Dickens classic story A Christmas Carol: The Concert on Saturday, December 15, 2018, in Memorial Chapel on the campus of the University of Redlands. Maestro Ransom Wilson will conduct the Redlands Symphony. A. Scott Parry serves as stage director. With original music composed and arranged by Bob Christianson and lyrics and book by Alisa Hauser, the Emmy®-nominated music spectacular will be a western states premiere. The concert begins at 8 PM and doors open at 7 PM. Single tickets start at $15 and are on sale now online at www.redlandssymphony.com, by calling the box office at (909) 587-5565 and at the door on performance night (if available).

“Music is an important part of what makes the holiday season special,” says Maestro Ransom Wilson, “and this production of A Christmas Carol: The Concert is packed with warmth and entertainment. We’re blessed with an outstanding cast of accomplished singers who will be portraying the principal characters from the Dickens story and the wonderful voices of the Inland Master Chorale. We’ve been working on the production for months to insure we give our audience an evening of unforgettable holiday musical magic.” 

Bob Christianson – Composer

Bob Christianson is a composer, arranger, keyboard player and conductor. He was honored to have the Baltimore Symphony premiere his A Christmas Carol: The Concert in December of 2011.

Mr. Christianson is the composer, arranger and executive producer of the WTTW-PBS Special, A Christmas Carol: The Concert. The show received a Primetime Emmy® Nomination in 2014 for “Outstanding Music & Lyrics”.

 

He also co-arranged (with Gary Anderson) another orchestra piece that has become a holiday staple, Too Hot to Handel, which has been performed by many orchestras around the country, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

His new musical, Take Me America (book & lyrics by Bill Nable) had a two-month run at the prestigious Village Theatre in Seattle, which was the original home of the hit Broadway shows Next to Normal and Million Dollar Quartet.

Bob was the most called upon composer for the HBO series Sex and The City. He was nominated for an Emmy for his music for ABC Sports and has scored many series for the Discovery family of networks, including Secrets of The National Parks and The Blue Angels: A Year In The Life. His television credits include Mysteries of The Museum (Travel Channel) and the iconic NCAA Basketball Theme for CBS. He has also scored Life Is Wild (for the CW), The Equalizer (CBS), Gimme A Break (NBC), and The Winter Olympics (CBS). Bob has written over 25 award-winning sports themes for CBS, ESPN & ABC. Mr. Christianson’s orchestral works have been performed by The Baltimore Symphony, The Colorado Symphony, The Concordia Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, and others.

Pick-4 subscriptions, good for the remainder of the 18-19 symphony season, are still on sale and allow the subscriber to pick any four concerts of their choice. Prices range 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. Cardholders can use two (2) tickets per concert, all tickets at once, or in any other combination. Single tickets range in price from $15-$70. There is a special discount for students, and University of Redlands students are always free. There are special discounts also available for groups of 10 or more. More information is available by calling the Symphony box office at (909) 587-5565.

To purchase tickets and find complete season information go to www.redlandssymphony.com or call the box office at (909) 587-5565. The Symphony office is located at 210 E. Citrus Avenue, in Redlands, California.

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THE REDLANDS SYMPHONY PRESENTS A Christmas Carol: The Concert with music by composer Bob Christenson as its holiday gift to music lovers everywhere. The concert is a fully-staged production of the Charles Dickens classic story A Christmas Carol and takes place on Saturday, December 15, 2018, in Memorial Chapel on the campus of the University of Redlands. Maestro Ransom Wilson will conduct the Redlands Symphony. A. Scott Parry serves as stage director. With original music composed and arranged by Bob Christianson and lyrics and book by Alisa Hauser, the Emmy®-nominated music spectacular will be a western states premiere. The production includes five singing actors, the Inland Master Chorale and a full orchestra. The concert begins at 8 PM, and doors open at 7 PM. Single tickets start at $15 and are on sale now online at www.redlandssymphony.com, by calling the box office at (909) 587-5565 and at the door on performance night (if available).

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