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The Elegance and Power of Strings

October 13, 2012 at 08:00pm • at Memorial Chapel

Why You'll Love This Concert

Join us in welcoming the Redlands Symphony’s new Concertmaster, Jeanne Skrocki, as she makes her RSO solo debut in Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, backed by the orchestra’s string section. This all-strings evening continues with Tchaikovsky’s Serenade, one of the most enduring of all string orchestra works.

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Orchestration

solo violin, violins, violas, cellos, basses

Notes

Of the many composers who helped to bring the Italian Baroque style to its zenith at the beginning of the 18th century, Antonio Vivaldi stands out as perhaps the most creative. Like Bach, his energy was primarily directed toward perfecting existing forms rather than creating new ones. Within the works of Vivaldi, we see a perfection of the 17th century Italian concerto and opera forms. He and Scarlatti were to be the last important Italian composers until Rossini and Verdi.

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Orchestration

violins, violas, cellos, basses

Notes

At the conclusion of the first rehearsal of the Adagio for Strings, conductor Arturo Toscanini summed up the work in three words: “semplice e bella.”

Simple and beautiful.

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Orchestration

violins, violas, cellos, basses

Notes

Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings in C Major was written with an ear towards one of his idols, a certain 18th century composer by the name of Mozart. The title and structure of the piece are taken from the serenades of the latter, though this is certainly Tchaikovsky's own particularly 19th century rendering of these older ideas. The work was completed in 1880 and premiered in St. Petersburg in 1881.

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Redlands is fortunate to have such a top-flight regional orchestra with such creative programming.

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 10/13/12 at 08:00pm

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


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