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Wallfisch Conducts Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky

January 23, 2016 at 08:00pm • at Memorial Chapel

Why You'll Love This Concert

Benjamin Wallfisch is well-known as a conductor and composer. In addition to conducting orchestras throughout Europe and the United States, he has scored dozens of films and television shows, earning an Emmy Award nomination in the process. The gorgeous melodies of Vaughan Williams and Tchaikovsky will contrast with the elegant wit of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella in Maestro Wallfisch’s program.

This season, we are presenting three candidates to succeed Jon Robertson as Music Director & Conductor of the Redlands Symphony. Each of these finalists has been invited to guest conduct a concert and has selected repertoire that he feels best demonstrates his personality, skill, and musical taste. Patrons attending these concerts will be given the opportunity to express their opinion regarding the candidate, and these comments will be taken under consideration by the Search Committee when it makes its final recommendation.

For more information about each candidate and the selection process, please visit RedlandsSymphony.com/conductor.

Program Preview


strings (divided into full string section, string nonet, and string quartet)


The Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis was favorably received by its first audience. The Times reviewer was mesmerized by the piece, commenting “One is living in two centuries at once… Throughout its course one is never quite sure whether one is listening to something very old or very new. The work is wonderful because it seems to lift one into some unknown regions of musical thought and feeling.”

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2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, strings


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2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, strings


Tchaikovsky suffered through frequent emotional crises, particularly during the time he composed his Symphony No. 4. It became the most personal of his large-scale works.

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Benjamin Wallfisch, one of three cand...

02/01/16 • by Betty Tyler • The Redlands Daily Facts

[Benjamin Wallfisch] impressed the audience… with his energy and enthusiasm and with a concert of music that was hauntingly beautiful, elegant, playful, dramatic and downright powerful.


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.

Getting ready to attend our concert? View our directions page.

Sponsored By:

The Wheeler Family Trust

Concert Info

Redlands Symphony 01/23/16 at 08:00pm

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


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