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65 Years of Passion

October 25, 2014 at 08:00pm • at Memorial Chapel

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.

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Richard Strauss


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.

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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.

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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.

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Challenging music and celebration ope...

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.


Redlands Symphony Orchestra opens its...

10/27/14 • by Betty Tyler • The Redlands Daily Facts

Whether you’ve been married to orchestral music for decades or have just started dating the likes of Beethoven, Brahms and Bartok, there was music to love in the Redlands Symphony’s season opener.


Redlands is fortunate to have such a top-flight regional orchestra with such creative programming.

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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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Concert Info

Redlands Symphony 10/25/14 at 08:00pm

Memorial Chapel 1200 E. Colton Ave.Redlands, CA 92373 Get Directions


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