Ransom Wilson inaugurates his tenure as Music Director with works by great Czech composers.
Bring the whole family down to the Bowl for an evening of thrilling music, including the 1812 Overture... with fireworks! FREE ADMISSION!
The Redlands Symphony's string section and oboist Claire Brazeau share an evening of gorgeous melodies, including Ennio Morricone's theme from "The Mission". FREE ADMISSION!
“After Angel Blue joins us for the nostalgic beauty of Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, I present my parting gift to you after 33 years on the podium: the majesty of Mozart’s Great G-minor Symphony.” - Jon Robertson
“As a special treat, world-renowned soprano Angel Blue will share an intimate afternoon of her favorite music with us. She has even persuaded me to accompany her on a few selections.” - Jon Robertson. Join the artists for a reception following this performance (included with your ticket purchase).
- Richard Strauss Heimliche Aufforderung, op. 27, no. 3
- Richard Strauss Die Nacht, op. 10 no. 3
- Richard Strauss Allerseelen, op. 10 no. 8
- Richard Strauss Befreit, op. 39 no. 4
- Franz Liszt Oh! quand je dors, S. 282
- Sergei Rachmaninoff Ne poy, krasavitsa, from 6 Romances, op. 4
- Sergei Rachmaninoff V Molchani Nochi Taynoy, Op. 4 No.3
- Sergei Rachmaninoff Vesenniye vody, from 12 Romances, op. 14
- Sergei Rachmaninoff Zdes’ khorosho, from 12 Romances, op. 21
- Bruce Adolphe Valley Girl in Love
- Jake Heggie A Route to the Sky
- Jake Heggie Animal Passion
- Jake Heggie Joy Alone
- Giuseppe Verdi “Ave Maria” (from Otello)
- George Gershwin “Summertime” (from Porgy and Bess)
- Francesco Cilea “Io son l'umile ancella” (from Adriana Lecouvreur)
- Charles Gounod "Je veux vivre" (from Roméo et Juliette)
- Giacomo Puccini "O mio babbino caro" (from Gianni Schicchi)
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.
“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.