Saturday’s audience connected enthusiastically with the heroes and the music, and from my seat in the balcony, it looked like the concert’s mixture of film and theater music linked to World War II drew one of the largest audiences of the season.
Lions. Tigers. And Bears – oh my!
All three “animal” species and more ran wild Sunday afternoon at the Redlands Symphony’s annual OrKIDstra Family Concert and Petting Zoo held at the Memorial Chapel at the University of Redlands.
About 300 people went on a musical safari Sunday afternoon at the Redlands Symphony’s annual OrKIDstra Family Concert and Instrument Petting Zoo.
Less is more, except when more is more, as when the grand Casavant organ at Memorial Chapel opens up a battery of pipes to explode a sound that fills every corner of the hall—such as Poulenc's Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and Strings.
I would add one more tie that binds these four pieces together, and that is a sense of joy. Each composer expresses that joy in a different way, so the result Saturday night was a rainbow of different shades of joy.
Three cheers and then some for pianist Sophia Ohanian, who gave an electrifying performance Saturday night with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra.
Having gone on a cruise around Norway last summer, one concert on the Fallbrook Music Society’s program caught my eye – "Northern Lights," featuring the music of two Scandinavian composers played by the Redlands Symphony Orchestra on Jan. 26
There was plenty of struggle and triumph in Saturday night’s music — and melodies to melt the iciest heart. But the music’s power and beauty were expressed in the accents of Grieg’s Norway and Sibelius’ Finland.
Masterful shaping of lines, graceful leaning into notes, precise execution — the Redlands Symphony Orchestra continues to prove its mettle.
The Redlands Symphony Orchestra’s all-Mozart concert Saturday night reminded me of how thankful I am to have music, and particularly Mozart’s music, in my life.
Kosakovskaya’s rich tone and fluid, musical playing made Memorial Chapel a better place to be Saturday night, and the orchestra played up a Brahmsian storm to match.
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.
If you are one of the lucky ones who had a ticket to Saturday night's sold-out Redlands Symphony Orchestra concert, you don't need me to tell you it was a magnificent evening of Mozart in the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel.
In this setting, the music did double duty, entertaining while piquing the listeners' interest in and appreciation of fine music.
Does the saying "Like father, like son" hold true in the musical world?