Why You'll Love This Concert
Bask in the lush beauty of the Redlands Symphony strings with three works filled with beauty and joy.
Gorgeous melodies and catchy dance tunes blend together in Gustav Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite, leading up to the composer's stirring take on “Greensleeves,” the beloved English folk song. Next, you’ll enjoy the evocative strains of Ravel’s String Quartet, arranged for full string orchestra by our own Music Director, Ransom Wilson.
The spirit of Mozart brings our evening to a lyrical conclusion in Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, featuring one of the composer's most popular waltzes.
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
violins, violas, cellos, basses
Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings in C Major was written with an ear towards one of his idols, a certain 18th century composer by the name of Mozart. The title and structure of the piece are taken from the serenades of the latter, though this is certainly Tchaikovsky's own particularly 19th century rendering of these older ideas. The work was completed in 1880 and premiered in St. Petersburg in 1881.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.
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.