Recent Reviews

Apr 2016
18

Jon Robertson conducts last concert as Redlands Symphony Orchestra’s music director

by Betty Tyler of The Redlands Daily Facts

Feb 2016
15

Jon Robertson conducts Redlands Symphony in Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations

by Betty Tyler of The Redlands Daily Facts

The Redlands Symphony Orchestra’s performance opened the audience’s eyes and ears to not only the grand, emotionally rich sound of the “Nimrod” variation, but also to the bouquet of moods in the other variations, from humorous and blustery to delicate and graceful.

Feb 2016
01

Benjamin Wallfisch, one of three candidates for music director, conducts Redlands Symphony concert

by Betty Tyler of 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.

Nov 2015
16

Wilson directs Redlands Symphony Orchestra ‘intensely,’ ‘beautifully’

by Betty Tyler of The Redlands Daily Facts

If “Fancy Free” danced off the stage, “The Firebird” spread its musical wings and soared through the building, taking the audience with it.

Oct 2015
19

Redlands Symphony opens season with Shostakovich, Beethoven

by Betty Tyler of 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.

Apr 2015
13

Redlands Symphony Orchestra ends season with Beethoven, Mozart

by Betty Tyler of The Redlands Daily Facts

The legendary “Eroica” filled the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel Saturday night with its anger, tragedy and triumph and a wide spectrum of orchestral color and power.

Mar 2015
09

Redlands Symphony Orchestra concert featured Rodgers and Hammerstein sing-along

by Betty Tyler of The Redlands Daily Facts

Many people who attended Saturday night’s Redlands Symphony Orchestra concert left the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel singing the concert’s praises — after lifting their voices to sing along with the orchestra during the concert.

Feb 2015
16

Redlands Symphony Orchestra strikes romantic chord in concert

by Betty Tyler of The Redlands Daily Facts

It’s music that can make you feel good to be alive, and that’s a good thing for anyone’s valentine.

Jan 2015
12

Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Vladislav Kosminov perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1

by Betty Tyler of The Redlands Daily Facts

The Redlands Symphony, with solos and solo sections throughout the orchestra, put a twist of joy, drama and fun into the music.

Nov 2014
24

Redlands Symphony Orchestra plays Handel, Telemann and Mozart

by Betty Tyler of The Redlands Daily Facts

Scott made the Telemann Trumpet Concerto sing with clear, sweet, liquid notes. It may not have been easy, but Scott made it sound as easy as running your finger over a smooth string of pearls.

Oct 2014
28

Challenging music and celebration open symphony season

by Sherli Leonard of The Riverside Press-Enterprise

For the opening concert of the orchestra’s 65th season, the orchestra met the challenge with in-your-face confidence.

Oct 2014
27

Redlands Symphony Orchestra opens its 65th anniversary season

by Betty Tyler of The Redlands Daily Facts

Whether you’ve been married to orchestral music for decades or have just started dating the likes of Beethoven, Brahms and Bartok, there was music to love in the Redlands Symphony’s season opener.

Aug 2014
23

Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival ends with Beethoven, fireworks

by Betty Tyler of The Redlands Daily Facts

[The] music was just as full of color and explosive excitement throughout the evening as the pyrotechnics over the Bowl’s Prosellis were at the end.

Aug 2014
09

Redlands Symphony, violinist Roberto Cani perform at the Redlands Bowl

by Betty Tyler of The Redlands Daily Facts

The Redlands Symphony Orchestra served up several helpings of graceful, elegant music Friday night at the Redlands Bowl — with a sprinkling of humor and a large scoop of virtuosity.

Apr 2014
15

Heroes Get a Grand Hurrah

by Sherli Leonard of The Riverside Press-Enterprise

[The Redlands Symphony] seems to thrive on Bernstein’s tricky rhythms and quirky, edgy harmonies and big brassy sounds. Assertive and confident, the orchestra drove the piece into the walls of the hall.

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