A Farewell to Maestro Robertson

April 16, 2016 at 08:00pm • Memorial Chapel

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Why You'll Love This Concert

“After Angel Blue joins us for the nostalgic beauty of Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, I present my parting gift to you after 33 years on the podium: the majesty of Mozart’s Great G-minor Symphony.” - Jon Robertson

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Orchestration

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, strings

Notes

As with so many other great discarded songs, ballets, and overtures from the history of theatrical music, it seems that Leonore Overture No. 3 is tantamount to a strong actor miscast for his role. Opera’s loss is the concert hall’s gain.

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Orchestration

solo soprano, flute (doubling piccolo), oboe (doubling English horn), clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet, percussion, harp, strings

Notes

James Agee’s poignant look back at his childhood struck a chord with Barber, and when soprano Eleanor Steber commissioned a work from him in February, he immediately decided to set it to music.

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Orchestration

flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, strings

Notes

Of Mozart's three 1788 symphonies, this symphony is the most original and has had the greatest influence on future composers.

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Jon Robertson conducts last concert a...

04/18/16 • by Betty Tyler • The Redlands Daily Facts

Jon Robertson did not say goodbye at Saturday night’s Redlands Symphony Orchestra concert. Instead, he said thank you to the musicians, audience and...

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The performance was terrific... People listened with riveted attention.

Los Angeles Times

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 04/16/16 at 08:00pm

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


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