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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Ludwig van Beethoven
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings
First performance: 2 April 1800, Burgtheater, Vienna.Read More
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.Read More
The performance of Dicken's 'A Christmas Carol' was just amazing. The cast, chorus, and orchestra moved me to tears.
Thank you for this marvelous production, which might just have been the best event from the Redlands Symphony in the 13 years I have been a season subscriber.
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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