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March 22, 2014 at 08:00pm • at Memorial Chapel

Why You'll Love This Concert

In the second installment of our Masters of Music series, we investigate composers who breathed new life into “old-fashioned” forms. Dvořák reinvents Bohemian dances, Barber gives a nod to Bach, and legendary organist Frederick Swann presents Poulenc’s exciting response to the music of Bach, Handel, and Buxtehude.

The Redlands Symphony's own Sara Andon (flute), Francisco Castillo (oboe), and David Scott (trumpet) will be featured players on the Capricorn Concerto.

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harpsichord, strings


The Brandenburg Concertos give us a glimpse into the evolution of modern orchestral composition.

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The Serenade is a charming and joyful work infused with the profound happiness and optimism pervading Dvořák’s life at the time.

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flute, oboe, trumpet, strings


The Capricorn Concerto, named in honor of his new home, stands out from Barber’s other works. While Barber is most often thought of as being a post-romantic composer, this piece shows him exploring the influence of Bach and the neoclassical music of Stravinsky.

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solo organ, timpani, strings


The Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and Strings showcases a side of Poulenc’s personality that had rarely surfaced in prior works. The wit and humor are still present, to be sure, but there is a sincerity that sets it apart.

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‘Small’ show for Redlands Symphony Or...

03/24/14 • by Betty Tyler • The Redlands Daily Facts

I would add one more tie that binds these four pieces together, and that is a sense of joy. Each composer expresses that joy in a different way, so the result Saturday night was a rainbow of different shades of joy.


Casavant organ shines in sensational ...

03/24/14 • by Sherli Leonard • The Riverside Press-Enterprise

Less is more, except when more is more, as when the grand Casavant organ at Memorial Chapel opens up a battery of pipes to explode a sound that fills every corner of the hall—such as Poulenc's Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and Strings.


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

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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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Concert Info

Redlands Symphony 03/22/14 at 08:00pm

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


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