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A Farewell to Maestro Robertson

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

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


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


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


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...


I have had season tickets for the Redlands Symphony for 17 years. The opening concert on October 9 marked the beginning of my 18th season. I have attended every concert but 2 in that time, and they have been wonderful and inspiring, but the concert on October 9 was magical. Thank you, thank you, and thousand times thank you. If you have never attended, and you love music, you are depriving yourself of a superb experience.

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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