A Midsummer Night's Dream... In January

01/20/18 at 08:00pm • Memorial Chapel • Tickets start at $15.00

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Concert Overview

Journey to real and fantastical worlds through the mesmerizing music of Mendelssohn. Along the way, chance upon a rising star when the winner of the University of Redlands Concerto Competition takes the stage.

Did you know?

The Italian Symphony was actually Mendelssohn’s third symphony. It remained unpublished at the composer’s death, by which point the Scottish Symphony (based on a later trip to Great Britain) had already been published as Symphony No. 3.

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Orchestration

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, tuba, timpani, strings

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Orchestration

solo piano, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, violins, violas, cellos, basses

Notes

Although the young Tchaikovsky began music lessons at the age of five and progressed to improvising at the piano by fourteen, none of his teachers detected what was apparently a natural ability to compose. Thus, he was never encouraged to progress beyond the level expected of any average child from a middle-class family.

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Orchestration

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

Notes

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Jan. 20, 2018: A Midsummer Night's Dream... in January!

Journey to real and fantastical worlds through the mesmerizing music of Mendelssohn. Along the way, chance upon a rising star when the winner of the University of Redlands Concerto Competition takes the stage. Learn more about the concert: https://www.redlandssymphony.com/concerts/ransom-wilson-conducts-mendelssohn-jan-2018

Posted by Redlands Symphony on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Receive a postcard from one of classical music’s most charming composers.

When Mendelssohn traveled, he wanted to capture the experience for audiences back home.

Journey with him abroad…

These journeys brought us the Fingal’s Cave Overture, the Scottish Symphony, and a piece begun in Rome that would occupy him throughout the rest of his life: the Italian Symphony.

And into fantastic worlds…

When the teenaged Mendelssohn first encountered A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he knew he had to translate Shakespeare's magical fantasy into music. Near the end of his life, the composer created music to accompany the entire play, but it all began with this overture, composed when he was just 17.

And discover new talent…

Each year, we introduce the winner of the University of Redlands’ annual Concerto Competition. This is your chance to hear one of the stars of tomorrow… today!



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Concert Info

Redlands Symphony 01/20/18 at 08:00pm

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


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