Why You'll Love This Concert
Our final guest conductor this season will be Gordon Hunt. Perhaps best-known as the principal oboist of the Philharmonia and London Chamber Orchestras, Maestro Hunt also has an active career as a conductor with orchestras around the world. In his appearance with the Redlands Symphony, he has chosen works by three of classical music’s most beloved composers.
This season, we are presenting three candidates to succeed Jon Robertson as Music Director & Conductor of the Redlands Symphony. Each of these finalists has been invited to guest conduct a concert and has selected repertoire that he feels best demonstrates his personality, skill, and musical taste. Patrons attending these concerts will be given the opportunity to express their opinion regarding the candidate, and these comments will be taken under consideration by the Search Committee when it makes its final recommendation.
For more information about each candidate and the selection process, please visit RedlandsSymphony.com/conductor.
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, strings
As one would expect from Mendelssohn, the Ruy Blas Overture is a skillfully composed example of an early romantic concert overture which serves as an excellent curtain-raiser.Read More
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, strings
Scored for two oboes, two bassoons, two horns, and strings, Symphony No. 33 is the smallest of his late symphonies. The lightness of the work extends to the mood of the piece.Read More
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings
The Symphony No. 2 in D major is one of the most cheerful of Brahms’ mature works, so much so that it is often called his “Pastoral”, in obvious reference to Beethoven’s symphony with the same name. Of the four symphonies he was to write, it was his personal favorite.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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