An Evening of Firsts

November 16, 2019 at 08:00pm • at Memorial Chapel • Tickets start at $18.00


Why You'll Love This Concert

In 1950, the Redlands Symphony gathered for its first concert. As we begin our 70th Season, it seems fitting to explore an entire evening of “firsts”.

Beethoven’s First Symphony shows the clear influence of his predecessors— especially Haydn and Mozart. But the surprisings shifts and dramatic moments that we’ve come to know as Beethoven’s unique voice were present even in this early work, which remains a favorite of musicians and audiences alike.

Like Beethoven, Mahler’s powerful personality is already on full display in his First Symphony, and this majestic music sets the tone for the monumental masterpieces to come.

To commemorate 70 seasons of classical music right here in Redlands, we’re adding a “first” of our own to the evening— the world premiere of Sean Friar’s Redlands Fanfare, commissioned in celebration of our 70th anniversary!

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2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings


First performance: 2 April 1800, Burgtheater, Vienna.

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4 flutes, 4 oboes, 4 clarinets, 3 bassoons, 7 horns, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, 2 timpani, percussion, harp, strings


Composed 1888. First performance: 20 November 1889. Budai Vigadó, Budapest. Gustav Mahler, conductor.

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Loved every minute of the concert last night! The guest pianist was fabulous and it was a wonderful way to start the new season. Looking forward to the rest of the season.

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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Sponsored By:

Betsy & Bob Heinze

Concert Info

Redlands Symphony 11/16/19 at 08:00pm

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


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