Why You'll Love This Concert
Each year, audiences at the Redlands Symphony have the opportunity to be the first to hear one of tomorrow’s great musicians when the winner of the annual Concerto Competition takes center stage with the orchestra.
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, strings
Just hours before visiting Fingal’s Cave, he wrote to his sister Fanny, “In order to have you understand how extraordinarily the Hebrides affected me, the following came to my mind there…” He then quotes the theme that would become the opening of the overture.Read More
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, strings
Like so much of Khachaturian’s music, this work was conceived from the ground up as a crowd-pleasing showpiece. It is a classic virtuoso competition between soloist and orchestra, standing in the footsteps of Liszt and Rachmaninoff, and each element shows skilled craftsmanship as it plays its role in achieving this goal.Read More
Ludwig van Beethoven
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, strings
The fifth symphony is remarkable in that the compelling energy of the entire first movement is derived from only a short opening motive of four notes. Literally every element is derived from this motive. Even the “contrasting” second subject is built upon the melodic outlines of the first bars and is accompanied by the motive itself.Read More
The performance of Mozart's 40th was amazing. How Maestro Wilson conceived and brought forth the intensity, tension, and considerable emotion moved me deeply. The orchestra's discipline and preciseness were astonishing. When you've got only two horns, two oboes, two bassoons, and two clarinets, there's no room to fudge the pitch in the opening note of a phrase. I loved the way the horns and basses supported and colored the melodies.
As you can tell, I'm not a musician, but I am a huge Mozart fan. I'm also a huge fan of the Redlands Symphony and count myself fortunate to be able to attend a local concert of such glorious music.
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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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