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Hunt Conducts Mozart and Brahms

March 12, 2016 at 08:00pm • at Memorial Chapel

Why You'll Love This Concert

The Redlands Symphony's annual Mozart concert returns for 2021-22! Join us for Mozart, the Essence of Music on January 22. Click here for more details.

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.

Special Artists

Program Preview


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.

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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.

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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.

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The Francois Dumont concert of Chopin and Beethoven was excellent. The two composers' works complemented each other. Dumont's performance was of the highest caliber. We will look forward to future offerings. Thank you Ransom for arranging this wonderful experience.

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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Sponsored by Loma Linda University Medical Center

Concert Info

Redlands Symphony 03/12/16 at 08:00pm

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


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