After the mischief of 'The Sorcerer’s Apprentice' and 'The Swan’s' tragic elegance, we will conclude with the musical fireworks of Saint-Saëns majestic “Organ” Symphony, featuring the farewell performance of our dear friend Frederick Swann.
An evening of French masterpieces brings our season to a spellbinding finale. After the mischief of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Swan’s tragic elegance, we conclude with the musical fireworks of Saint-Saëns' majestic “Organ” Symphony, featuring the farewell performance of our dear friend Frederick Swann.
Did you know?
The Memorial Chapel’s 1927 Casavant organ has 4,266 pipes arranged in 64 ranks.
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, percussion, harp, strings
solo cello, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, strings
solo cello, flute, clarinet, glass harmonica (or glockenspiel), xylophone, two pianos, strings
solo flute, flute/piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, harp, strings
First performance: 1902, Paris Conservatoire (written as an examination piece for students of Paul Taffanel).
3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, piano (four hands), organ, strings
Be charmed by the wit and wonder of Dukas’ mischievous magician-in-training. Long before Mickey Mouse donned a red robe and pointy hat, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice delighted audiences in concert halls everywhere.
One of the most tragically beautiful pieces of music ever written, The Swan has moved audiences for nearly 150 years. Come hear the elegant melody that has inspired poets, musicians, and dancers alike.
What better way to conclude our season than by showcasing one of the nation’s greatest pipe organs and most respected organists? You'll be blown away by the spectacle of Saint-Saëns’ famous Organ Symphony, featuring our longtime friend Frederick Swann in his final performance with the Redlands Symphony.