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.
Ralph Vaughan Williams
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.”Read More
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, strings
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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.Read More
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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