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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.

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2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, strings


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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.

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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.

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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.”

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What a great evening. I didn’t want the music to stop. What a thrill to be part of it... My personal thanks to you for your marvelous insight into the music and the composers. Thanks so much for enriching my life each month.


Bob E., concertgoer

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.

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Sponsored By:

Charlotte Reid Gaylord Burgess and Larry Burgess and the Will J. Reid Foundation

Concert Info

Performed by: Redlands Symphony 05/02/20 at 08:00pm

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


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