Why You'll Love This Concert
We end our season with a concert that has everything: majestic fanfares, catchy dances— even jazz-inspired saxophone!
Composed during World War II, Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man is one of the noblest musical statements ever composed. From those famous first three trumpet notes, this piece is sure to stir your soul. 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.”
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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3 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion
Composed 1987. First performance: 10 January 1987. Houston Symphony. Hans Vonk, conductor.Read More
William Grant Still
2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, strings
Coming soon...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
First performance: 22 August 2013. Sydney, Australia. Timothy McAllister, saxophone. Sydney Symphony Orchestra. John Adams, conductor.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
Composed 1942. First performance: 16 October 1942, Metropolitan Opera House, New York.Read More
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 percussion
Aaron Copland considered several titles for his contribution, but his imagination was captured by a May 1942 speech in which Vice-President Henry Wallace declared, “Some have spoken of the ‘American Century.’ I say that the century on which we are entering — The century which will come out of this war — can be and must be the century of the common man.”Read More
Attended the concert last Saturday evening and it was an amazing performance. Dr. Wilson as always got the absolute best from the orchestra, I am so impressed with the orchestra members and how they respond to Dr. Wilson’s direction. The soloist was stunning. So glad to be there and will see you at the next concert!
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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