Why You'll Love This Concert
The Redlands Symphony season finale features two faces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His elegant, often wistful Clarinet Concerto (performed by Kathryn Nevin) serves as a contrast to the majestic intensity and drama of his magnum opus for choir and orchestra, the Requiem. Over 150 singers will join the orchestra to bring Mozart’s final masterpiece to life.
At this concert, the Redlands Symphony is hosting a food drive to benefit the Family Service Association of Redlands. As part of this effort, we are asking that each patron attending the April 6 concert consider bringing a donation of a canned (or other non-perishable) food item.
The Family Service Association of Redlands has been serving low-income and homeless families in the community since 1898, providing services ranging from clothing and food banks to Good Samaritan loans and budgeting classes.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
solo clarinet, 2 flutes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, violins, violas, cellos, basses
To say that Mozart’s last year was an extraordinary one could well be an understatement. Indeed, a merely ordinary composer might have been proud to have accomplished in years what he accomplished during that period.Read More
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
solo soprano, solo contralto, solo tenor, solo bass, choir, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, organ, timpani, violins, violas, cellos, basses
In his Requiem Mass, Mozart enjoyed the dubious distinction of being able to knowingly leave behind a last testament. Even though not completed, the work stands today as one of the greatest expressions of faith ever cast as a work of art.Read More
04/09/13 • by Sherli Leonard • The Riverside Press-Enterprise
The concert left no doubt about conductor Jon Robertson's passion for Mozart and the musicians' willingness to follow wherever he led them through such diverse expressions as the Clarinet Concerto and the Requiem Mass in D minor.
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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