Robertson Conducts Elgar and Beethoven

02/13/16 at 08:00pm • Memorial Chapel

Why You'll Love This Concert

“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

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Orchestration

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

Notes

Der Freischütz was probably the most successful of Weber's works in establishing a German romantic opera style. It had everything that had been considered essential: folk material, mysticism, magic, distant (and forboding) places, danger, and a strong dose of the supernatural replete with Faustian overtones.

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Orchestration

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

Notes

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 could be considered either the last great concerto in the classical style or, because of its immensely powerful gestures, the first of the great 19th-century romantic concertos.

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Orchestration

2 flutes (doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, strings

Notes

Each variation is a brief musical portrait of a close friend of the Elgars or of the Elgars themselves. Their identities were not divulged until after the composer’s death.

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Jon Robertson conducts Redlands Symph...

02/15/16 • by Betty Tyler • The Redlands Daily Facts

The Redlands Symphony Orchestra’s performance opened the audience’s eyes and ears to not only the grand, emotionally rich sound of the “Nimrod” variation, but also to the bouquet of moods in the other variations, from humorous and blustery to delicate and graceful.

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What a great evening. I didn’t want the music to stop. What a thrill to be part of it... My personal thanks to you for your marvelous insight into the music and the composers. Thanks so much for enriching my life each month.

     

Bob E., concertgoer

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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Concert Info

Redlands Symphony 02/13/16 at 08:00pm

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


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