“Elgar wrote the Enigma Variations as a set of portraits of his closest friends. Like him, I am dedicating this performance to those of you within this community who have so greatly enriched my life over the decades. We will also celebrate the Redlands Symphony’s long and valuable friendship with the University of Redlands as we present the winner of the University’s annual Concerto Competition.” - Jon Robertson
Benjamin Wallfisch is well-known as a conductor and composer. In addition to conducting orchestras throughout Europe and the United States, he has scored dozens of films and television shows, earning an Emmy Award nomination in the process. The gorgeous melodies of Vaughan Williams and Tchaikovsky will contrast with the elegant wit of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella in Maestro Wallfisch’s program.
Our first guest conductor this season is Ransom Wilson. Maestro Wilson has an international reputation both as a flutist and a conductor, with countless performances and over a dozen recordings (including two Grammy Award nominations). Ransom has chosen an energetic concert of music from opera and ballet that we hope captures your imagination.
“I have invited cellist Doniyor Zuparov to open my final season with one of the most difficult pieces ever written for the instrument, and I promise that you will be stunned by his artistry. Juxtaposing Beethoven's playful 8th Symphony against the intensity of Shostakovich's virtuoso showpiece sets the perfect tone to open our season.” - Jon Robertson
Bring the family and meet us on the lawn at Loma Linda University for a wonderful evening of music by Rodgers & Hammerstein! Admission is FREE.
The majesty of Beethoven’s epic Heroic Symphony brings our season to a stunning and powerful conclusion.
The hills are alive with the sound of YOU! Sing along with the orchestra in selections from some of your favorite Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals!
Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers live out their story through Prokofiev’s music on this romantic Valentine’s Day concert.
Piano virtuoso Vladislav Kosminov performs Chopin’s gorgeous first piano concerto on a concert which also features Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s energetic first symphony and music by Redlands’ own Wayne Bohrnstedt.
The artistry of Redlands Symphony principal trumpet David Scott highlights an evening of beloved 18th century masterpieces.
Seduction… betrayal… love… devotion… The escapades of Strauss’ Don Juan contrast with the fatherly devotion of Wagner’s Wotan in some of the grandest and most intensely dramatic music ever written.
Free admission! The Redlands Bowl’s 2014 season finale features the Redlands Symphony performing two of classical music’s most popular pieces… with fireworks!