Why You'll Love This Concert
Seduction… betrayal… love… devotion… The escapades of Strauss’ Don Juan contrast with the fatherly devotion of Wagner’s Wotan in some of the grandest and most intensely dramatic music ever written.
3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, strings
It’s difficult to overstate the historical importance of Richard Strauss’ Don Juan. With this piece, the composer created a new musical genre: the tone poem.Read More
2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (1st doubling Eb clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, strings
Few scenes in opera present the conflict between love and duty quite so touchingly as the finale of Die Walküre.Read More
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
solo violin, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings
Taken as a whole, the work turned out to be one of Tchaikovsky’s most creative and least pretentious works, as well as a measure of how well he was able briefly to detach himself from his personal problems.Read More
10/28/14 • by Sherli Leonard • The Riverside Press-Enterprise
For the opening concert of the orchestra’s 65th season, the orchestra met the challenge with in-your-face confidence.
The Francois Dumont concert of Chopin and Beethoven was excellent. The two composers' works complemented each other. Dumont's performance was of the highest caliber. We will look forward to future offerings. Thank you Ransom for arranging this wonderful experience.
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Directions to Redlands
Redlands is conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Riverside, Loma Linda, Yucaipa, Highland, and Beaumont. From Hemet, it’s just a short jaunt north on CA-79 and West on I-10. It is easily accessible from Los Angeles 60 miles east along Hwy 10. And from San Diego, it’s a beautiful, 2-hour drive north along I-15 and I-215.
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