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.
Why You'll Love This Concert
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.
The performance of Mozart's 40th was amazing. How Maestro Wilson conceived and brought forth the intensity, tension, and considerable emotion moved me deeply. The orchestra's discipline and preciseness were astonishing. When you've got only two horns, two oboes, two bassoons, and two clarinets, there's no room to fudge the pitch in the opening note of a phrase. I loved the way the horns and basses supported and colored the melodies.
As you can tell, I'm not a musician, but I am a huge Mozart fan. I'm also a huge fan of the Redlands Symphony and count myself fortunate to be able to attend a local concert of such glorious music.
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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