Why You'll Love This Concert
We start Season 22–23 with a concert that has everything: majestic fanfares, catchy dances— even jazz-inspired saxophone!
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This theme song has reached the hearts of many individuals, both in and out of the United States. Bernstein’s National Geographic Fanfare celebrates our country, its citizens, and its exquisite nature.Read More
William Grant Still
2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, strings
Many of the symphonic pieces that constitute the American classical standards masterfully juxtapose jazz elements with classical conventions. William Grant Still, an African American composer whose works are full of attractive, communicative, and "Gershwinesque" characteristics, demonstrates this intersection through an enriching melodic appeal.Read More
solo alto saxophone, piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, 2 trumpets, harp, piano, celesta, strings
The composer notes, “while the Concerto is not meant to sound jazzy per se, its jazz influences lie only slightly below the surface.”Read More
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3 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion
Joan Tower is considered by New Yorker magazine as “one of the most successful female composers of all time.” Each of Tower’s compositions highlights unique and vibrant energy that is both captivating and enriching.Read More
piccolo, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, strings
Copland’s musical sound expresses open, slowly changing harmonies, presumably metaphoric of the vast American landscape. He also utilized music to intersect the American landscape with the Western cowboy lifestyle.Read More
Composed during World War II, Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man is one of the noblest musical statements ever written. Its famous first three trumpet notes stir our souls. Responding to Copland’s masterpiece, composer Joan Tower added her own twist with Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, dedicated to women who are “risk-takers and adventurers.” We think you'll love Tower's thrilling work just as well.
With square dances, a cakewalk, waltzes, and a hoe-down, you’ll find yourself tapping your toes along with the dancing cowboys and party guests from two great American ballets: William Grant Still’s Miss Sally’s Party and Aaron Copland’s Rodeo.
Our joyous evening continues with the energetic riffs of John Adams’ Saxophone Concerto. Inspired by the artistry of John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderly, Gil Evans, and other jazz greats, this piece will push soloist Patrick Posey’s virtuosity to the limit!
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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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Directions to Memorial Chapel at University of Redlands
All regular season concerts are held at Memorial Chapel on the University of Redlands campus.