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Robertson Conducts Shostakovich and Beethoven

October 17, 2015 at 08:00pm • at Memorial Chapel

Why You'll Love This Concert

“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

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solo cello, 2 flutes (doubling piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons (doubling contrabassoon), horn, timpani, celesta, strings


The Cello Concerto No. 1 is considered to be Shostakovich's finest concerto because of the unerring way it combines powerful musical ideas with extraordinary virtuoso writing for the solo instrument.

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


Had Beethoven not written Symphony No. 9, the Eighth could very well function as a fitting conclusion to the collected symphonies.

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Redlands Symphony opens season with S...

10/19/15 • by Betty Tyler • The Redlands Daily Facts

...the music dances, roars and almost makes you laugh at times.

And, after balancing its sound with a soloist in the first half of the concert, the orchestra showed all its musical colors in Beethoven’s Eighth.


The Francois Dumont concert of Chopin and Beethoven was excellent. The two composers' works complemented each other. Dumont's performance was of the highest caliber. We will look forward to future offerings. Thank you Ransom for arranging this wonderful experience.

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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 10/17/15 at 08:00pm

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


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