Benjamin Wallfisch is well-known as a conductor and composer. In addition to conducting orchestras throughout Europe and the United States, he has scored dozens of films and television shows, earning an Emmy Award nomination in the process. The gorgeous melodies of Vaughan Williams and Tchaikovsky will contrast with the elegant wit of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella in Maestro Wallfisch’s program.
“Elgar wrote the Enigma Variations as a set of portraits of his closest friends. Like him, I am dedicating this performance to those of you within this community who have so greatly enriched my life over the decades. We will also celebrate the Redlands Symphony’s long and valuable friendship with the University of Redlands as we present the winner of the University’s annual Concerto Competition.” - Jon Robertson
Our final guest conductor this season will be Gordon Hunt. Perhaps best-known as the principal oboist of the Philharmonia and London Chamber Orchestras, Maestro Hunt also has an active career as a conductor with orchestras around the world. In his appearance with the Redlands Symphony, he has chosen works by three of classical music’s most beloved composers.
“As a special treat, world-renowned soprano Angel Blue will share an intimate afternoon of her favorite music with us. She has even persuaded me to accompany her on a few selections.” - Jon Robertson. Join the artists for a reception following this performance (included with your ticket purchase).
“After the majesty of Mozart’s Great G-minor Symphony, the radiant voice of Angel Blue will join me in delivering my parting gift to you after 33 years on the podium: the nostalgic beauty of Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.” - Jon Robertson