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November 23, 2013 at 08:00pm • at Memorial Chapel

Why You'll Love This Concert

While it’s fun to meet new people, sometimes you just want to relax with someone who makes you feel comfortable. No matter how well you know them, there’s always a chance you’ll discover something new.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings


In Vienna, one could expect to find the most discriminating and intelligent of audiences. Unfortunately for Mozart, they were also fickle audiences, sensitive for the most part to only the politically-influenced preferences of the court.

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solo flute, solo harp, 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings


The patron who commissioned the Concerto for Flute and Harp never paid for the piece and may never have performed it, but the result was a charming and joyous work for what was, at the time, an unusual instrumentation. Throughout the course of the work, Mozart deftly handles the technical limitations presented him by an instrumental combination for which he had never written.

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flute, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings


Mozart’s final three symphonies are unusual for their time. When we hear the word “symphony”, our mind leaps to the great music dramas of Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler. But in the 18th century, a symphony was a much lighter entertainment, frequently performed with little to no rehearsal. These three symphonies, on the other hand, are the composer’s longest and feature a level of structural complexity and experimentation unusual in contemporary works.

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Mozart concert sets the world right

11/27/13 • by Sherli Leonard • The Riverside Press-Enterprise

Masterful shaping of lines, graceful leaning into notes, precise execution — the Redlands Symphony Orchestra continues to prove its mettle.


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11/25/13 • by Betty Tyler • The Redlands Daily Facts

The Redlands Symphony Orchestra’s all-Mozart concert Saturday night reminded me of how thankful I am to have music, and particularly Mozart’s music, in my life.


Superb! The RSO brings a highly inspirational musical experience to southern California... Each concert is so unique - a must-see and hear!


Sara A., concertgoer

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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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Sponsored By:

The Wheeler Family Trust

Concert Info

Redlands Symphony 11/23/13 at 08:00pm

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


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