Why You'll Love This Concert
Our wildly popular holiday concert returns with even more songs of the season! You and your loved ones will be entranced by all your favorite carols, appearing in both traditional and surprising ways.
Respighi’s sparkling music brings three famous paintings to life (listen for one of your favorite carols in “The Adoration of the Magi”). Then Benjamin Britten adds his flair to “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman.”
Few holiday pieces bring a bigger smile to audience’s faces than The Nutcracker, and we’re going to play it two ways! After the enchanting melodies of Tchaikovsky’s colorful original delight you, we’ll put a toe-tapping jazz spin on it with Duke Ellington’s classic arrangement!
Make sure you warm up your voices, because what better way to conclude this magical evening than a carol sing-along? You’ll love singing all your favorites with family and friends… and the full Redlands Symphony Orchestra!
See What's On The Concert Program
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, percussion, celesta, harp, piano, strings
Composed 1927.Read More
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 2 percussion, harp, strings
Composed 1947. First performance: 25 December 1947, BBC Radio. London Symphony Orchestra. Walter Goehr, conductor.Read More
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion, celesta, 2 harps, strings
Composed 1892. First performance: 19 March 1892, St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian Musical Society. Peter Tchaikovsky, conductor.Read More
Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
5 reeds, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, piano, bass, drums
Composed 1960.Read More
Coming soon...Read More
Superb! The RSO brings a highly inspirational musical experience to southern California... Each concert is so unique - a must-see and hear!
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.