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Why You'll Love This Concert

What better way to welcome our audience back than a concert filled with some of classical music’s greatest moments? With the addition of a virtuoso performance by one of the world’s great classical guitarists, this concert will remind us all how meaningful it is to have live concerts and prove it was worth the wait.

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4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 percussion


Ubiquitous at all sorts of public occasions, solemn and celebratory, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man was originally commissioned in 1942 by conductor Eugene Goosens as a piece honoring the sacrifices of Americans during World War II.

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2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, strings


The hammer blows from the tutti orchestra and the sincerity of the string chorale are a somber beginning to what is an often light-hearted piece, informed by the folk songs and popular idioms of German Singspiel.

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George Walker’s Lyric for Strings embraces seemingly opposite emotions, although it is less a two-sided contrast and more ambivalent. It is, perhaps, a perfect piece for this American moment.

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solo guitar, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, strings


Descriptions of Rodrigo’s music, as for many Spanish composers, often emphasize the variety of tonal “color” and the “passion” of the music. While these qualities are certainly present, especially given Rodrigo’s skilled orchestration, I would encourage you to listen for the tactile qualities of the guitar.

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piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, strings


The fifth symphony is remarkable in that the compelling energy of the entire first movement is derived from only a short opening motive of four notes. Literally every element is derived from this motive. Even the “contrasting” second subject is built upon the melodic outlines of the first bars and is accompanied by the motive itself.

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Additional Information

Fabulous concert! A magnificent pianist with a unique and beautiful interpretation of the performed works.

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.

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Marilyn Solter

Concert Info

Performed by: Redlands Symphony 10/09/21 at 08:00pm

Performed at: Memorial Chapel 1200 E Colton AveRedlands, CA 92354 Get Directions


photos of René Izquierdo by Rachel Nicole.

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