Why You'll Love This Concert
Lions and tigers and... pianists? Oh, my!
Camille Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals takes us on a musical journey through the animal kingdom that's fun for all ages. Be sure to practice your lion roar... you may be asked to solo with the orchestra!
Not sure if you prefer twittering like a bird or trumpeting like an elephant? Now's your chance to find out! After the concert, kids of all ages will have the chance to interact with the players and try out the different instruments of the orchestra.
Admission is FREE!
flute, clarinet, glass harmonica (or glockenspiel), xylophone, two pianos, strings
Composed February 1886 as Le carnaval des animaux. First performance: March 9, 1886, Paris.
Narration by Chris Myers. First performance: April 6, 2014, Redlands, California.
04/10/14 • by Yazmin Alvarez • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
Lions. Tigers. And Bears – oh my!
All three “animal” species and more ran wild Sunday afternoon at the Redlands Symphony’s annual OrKIDstra Family Concert and Petting Zoo held at the Memorial Chapel at the University of Redlands.
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.
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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