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.
[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.
If “Fancy Free” danced off the stage, “The Firebird” spread its musical wings and soared through the building, taking the audience with it.
...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.
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.
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.
It’s music that can make you feel good to be alive, and that’s a good thing for anyone’s valentine.
The Redlands Symphony, with solos and solo sections throughout the orchestra, put a twist of joy, drama and fun into the music.
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.
For the opening concert of the orchestra’s 65th season, the orchestra met the challenge with in-your-face confidence.
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.
[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.
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.
[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.