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Redlands Symphony: An Evening of Firsts
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Redlands Symphony: An Evening of Firsts

In 1950, the Redlands Symphony gathered for its first concert. As we begin our 70th Season, it seems fitting to explore an entire evening of “firsts”.

Beethoven’s First Symphony shows the clear influence of his predecessors— especially Haydn and Mozart. But the surprisings shifts and dramatic moments that we’ve come to know as Beethoven’s unique voice were present even in this early work, which remains a favorite of musicians and audiences alike.

Like Beethoven, Mahler’s powerful personality is already on full display in his First Symphony, and this majestic music sets the tone for the monumental masterpieces to come.

To commemorate 70 seasons of classical music right here in Redlands, we’re adding a “first” of our own to the evening— the world premiere of Sean Friar’s Redlands Fanfare, commissioned in celebration of our 70th anniversary!

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Bakersfield Symphony: Celebrating Beethoven
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Bakersfield Symphony: Celebrating Beethoven

Ticket Price: $20/$30/$35/$45

We begin our season by celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The powerful and heroic Egmont Overture opens the concert before we indulge in one of the most beautiful piano concertos ever written, the Emperor, performed by internationally acclaimed pianist Ian Parker. We close the concert with the immortal Fifth Symphony. An evening of inspiration and true joy!

Beethoven – Egmont Overture

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
Soloist: Ian Parker, piano

Beethoven – Symphony No. 5

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Music Paradigm
Sep
16
2:15 PM14:15

Music Paradigm

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What is The Music Paradigm?

“This was probably the single most effective group experience they’ve ever had in a business management off-site.”– Dr. Ronald D. Sugar, Chairman, CEO & President, Northrop Grumman Corporation

A Unique Learning Experience for Any Type of Organization

The Music Paradigm is an engaging and unforgettable learning experience for any type of organization. Your people – who are participants, not just audience members – are seated within a live professional orchestra where they can observe highly trained musicians as they perform. The participants’ attention is drawn to fascinating and unexpected organizational dynamics within the orchestra. People soon realize, however, that The Music Paradigm is much more than a riveting demonstration.

Customized to Meet Your Needs

Prior to your event Maestro Nierenberg will have a discussion with you to understand what you want to achieve with your meeting…your goals, your opportunities, your challenges. Based on that conversation, he’ll devise a series of interactive exercises for the orchestra that will bring your most important issues to life with startling clarity. Every Music Paradigm session is unique. Yours will be custom-designed to spark clear understanding of the meeting’s key take-aways and leave indelible memories.

Unscripted and Authentic

All of the sessions are unscripted. Yet, the remarks made by participants and musicians are often so disarmingly on-point that even the most cynical are swayed by the authenticity and relevance of what just occurred. The two-hour program will invigorate your people with confidence and a renewed sense of purpose.

While every session is unique, you can read The New York Times coverage of one specific session here.

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Lake George Music Festival
Aug
11
to Aug 23

Lake George Music Festival

Every August, emerging young professionals and celebrated artists from around the world retreat to Lake George, NY for the Lake George Music Festival. For two weeks, our roster presents traditional and experimental concerts, open rehearsals, public receptions, and informational talks—all held at an inviting and ever evolving range of venues throughout the community—from church to outdoor amphitheater, from art gallery to auditorium, from hotel rooftop to steamboat on the lake.

Voted “Best Annual Event” (LG.Com) in 2015, the LGMF has brought together professionals, current students or faculty, or alumni from many prestigious institutions including the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the symphonies of Atlanta, Charlotte, Kansas City, New World, Dallas, Detroit; Astral Artists, Young Concert Artists, Concert Artists Guild; and nearly every music conservatory in the nation including the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Eastman School of Music. Live festival recordings have been featured on a variety of radio programs including NPR’s “Performance Today.”

Programs are tantalizingly diverse and span solo piano and chamber music to large orchestral works. There are fresh interpretations of the classics—from Bach to Brahms, Mozart to Mahler. There are pieces by twentieth century experimentalists such as Xenakis and Reich. And, there are performances—even premiere performances—of contemporary works, many written by the festival’s own composers-in-residence. In addition, the “Sounds of Our Time” series pairs the festival’s symphony orchestra with cutting edge artists in such popular genres as indie rock and electronic dance music (EDM). Ensembles-in-residence, be they focused on percussion or art song, further expand the range of musical offerings.

The festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and relies on annual contributions and grants to balance its budget.

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National Flute Association: Orchestral Audition & Masterclass Competition
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

National Flute Association: Orchestral Audition & Masterclass Competition

Atlanta Symphony principal flutist Christina Smith teaches the NFA Orchestral Audition Masterclass. Participants are chosen through competition. The Orchestral Audition & Masterclass Competition finalists will perform a mock audition and masterclass Saturday, August 3.

Finalists
Catherine Baker
JooYon Chung
Won Lee

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Orchestra Santa Monica: Steinway International Piano Academy Concert
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Orchestra Santa Monica: Steinway International Piano Academy Concert

Roger Kalia, conductor
Guest Artists from Beijing Conservatory of Music and Shanghai Conservatory of Music Middle School Programs 

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2

Information on Steinway Academy program
Orange County Music and Dance
Steinway & Sons Education

More information here.

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Muse-ique: MOVING/PICTURES
Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Muse-ique: MOVING/PICTURES

MOVING/PICTURES:  Celebrating America’s film scores as the language of imagination.
Featuring: Joshua Henry, Ben Hong, and the MUSE/IQUE orchestra.
Curated and Conducted by: Rachael Worby
Presented by: East West Bank
Media Sponsor: KPCC

A ticket to the movies has always been a ticket to our wildest dreams.

Through our favorite films, we can transform into anyone from superheroes to supervillains, from baseball players to political icons.

Join Rachael Worby, three-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, master cellist Ben Hong, and the MUSE/IQUE orchestra as we explore the MOVING/PICTURES that have moved our culture for over a century.


Bring your own picnic creation or choose from elevated grab-and-go fare at The Huntington's wildly popular Cafe 1919, open exclusively to attendees. See the menuhere.

Parking is available for free in the Huntington lot.

Doors and Dining open at 6PM
Music begins at 8PM
Event address: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

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Hollywood Chamber Orchestra: Grand Finals of the Young Artists Concerto Competition
Jul
2
8:00 PM20:00

Hollywood Chamber Orchestra: Grand Finals of the Young Artists Concerto Competition

The Grand Finals of the Young Artists Concerto Competition
With the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra
And featured guest artist Lindsay Deutsch
Competition Music Director: Frank Paul Fetta

Ms. Deutsch’s performance sponsored by Glenn Vernet
Hollywood Chamber Orchestra sponsored by CalPortland
Scholarship awards by the Associates of the Redlands Bowl

Experience five dazzling performances from extraordinarily talented concerto competition finalists as they compete for the prestigious competitions’ top prize. The finalists are chosen through a rigorous worldwide selection process prior to the concert and the winners announced at the evening’s conclusion.

Violinist Lindsay Deutsch

The Redlands Bowl is thrilled to welcome the return of Lindsay Deutsch to the Redlands Bowl stage as a featured guest artist for the Grand Finals concert. With her limitless enthusiasm and vast gifts as a performer and entertainer, American violinist Lindsay Deutsch is a charismatic and captivating presence on today’s music scene. She has thrilled audiences world-wide with her passion for music and brilliant display of technique and musicianship. 

Deutsch frequently appears as guest soloist with American and Canadian symphonies. Her performance of Astor Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey Kahane, was selected for NPR’s Symphony Cast Program. Her movie credits include playing the solo violin sound track for the movie, “The Good Shepherd” starring Robert De Niro. She is presently touring as solo violinist with Yanni – having toured with him in Saudi Arabia, U.S., and future tours in China and Korea.

No admission charged. No reservations needed. Seating is first-come, first-served. Free-will offering collected at intermission.

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Debut Orchestra: 2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Debut Orchestra: 2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition

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About the Parkening Competition: 

The competition, which debuted in 2006, offers the largest prize purse of any classical guitar competition in the world, with competitors vying for cash awards that total in excess of $65,000. After three days of intense public performances, the winner of the Parkening International Guitar Competition receives a gold medal, the Jack Marshall Prize of $30,000, and the most prestigious title in classical guitar.

 

The 2019 Parkening Competition is made possible by a generous grant from Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, as well as Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy.


Christopher Parkening is celebrated as one of the world's preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar. For over 40 years his concerts and recordings have received the highest worldwide acclaim. Parkening is recognized as heir to the legacy of Spanish guitarist AndrésSegovia. He has performed at the White House, appeared with Placido Domingo on Live from Lincoln Center, participated in the Carnegie Hall 100th anniversary celebration, and performed twice on the internationally televised Grammy Awards, and has appeared on many nationally broadcast television programs, He has collaborated with composers John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Joaquin Rodrigo, F. Moreno Torroba, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and premiered new concert works in an effort to keep the guitar in the musical forefront. Parkening has been guest soloist with the finest orchestras in the United States, including the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Minnesota orchestras, the Chicago, Pittsburgh, and National symphony orchestras, the Detroit, Houston, Oregon, and St. Louis symphonies, the New York Philharmonic, the St. Paul and Los Angeles chamber orchestras, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. He is the recipient of two Grammy nominations in the category of Best Classical Recording for Parkening and the Guitarand The Pleasures of Their Company, a collaboration with soprano Kathleen Battle. He was given the acclaimed American Academy of Achievement Award for excellence in the field of music. He also was presented with the 2000 Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award for Best Classical Guitarist and the 2003 University Musical Society's Distinguished Artist Award.

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Redlands Symphony: The Glorious Gift of Birds
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Redlands Symphony: The Glorious Gift of Birds

Why You'll Love This Concert

Our fine feathered friends have long outdone us as musical virtuosi, and their song has inspired composers throughout the ages. Let your imagination take flight with the exotic colors of Stravinsky’s Nightingale, exquisite birdsong from Vivaldi and Rautavaara, and the graceful melodies of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

Single Tickets Available Online

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Special Artists

Program  Preview

Igor STRAVINSKY

Song of the Nightingale (read notes)

Antonio VIVALDI

Concerto for Flute in D, op. 10 no. 3 “Goldfinch”(read notes)

Einojuhani RAUTAVAARA

Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds and Orchestra, op. 61 (read notes)

Peter Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY

Swan Lake Suite, op. 20a (read notes)


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American Youth Symphony: 54th Annual Gala Concert
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

American Youth Symphony: 54th Annual Gala Concert

Carlos Izcaray, Music Director  /  Sarah Chang, Violin

Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture

Fil Eisler: World Premiere Violin Concerto, featuring Sarah Chang

Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier 

Sarah Chang, widely regarded as one of the great violinists of our time, joins AYS for the inaugural Korngold Commission, a project developed and sponsored by Peter Mandell and Sarah Coade Mandell, pairing world-class solo artists with critically acclaimed film composers. The composer in this case is Fil Eisler, a BMI and SXSW award-winner, best known for scoring hit television series Empire and Revenge. Along with crowd-pleasing offerings from Shostakovich and Strauss, the program also features This Midnight Hour by Anna Clyne, whose work has been described by the New York Times as “virtuosic,” “inventive,” and “dreamlike.”

Tickets: FREE

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 Gala Dinner, 7:30 pm

After the concert, AYS friends, orchestra members, and guest artists celebrate the continuing success of the American Youth Symphony at the 54th Annual Gala Dinner, our biggest fundraising event of the season. Join AYS in supporting the future of classical music at a sumptuous dinner under the stars! Concert & Dinner packages start at $500.

Make a Gala Donation Now to Reserve a Dinner & Concert Package.

If you are unable to attend, you can purchase an on-screen tribute, host an AYS musician at the dinner, or make a gift of any amount to support AYS and celebrate our gala honorees. Donate now!

Please note: Parking Structure 5 will be closed for renovations for the next two years. Please see our updated parking instructions.

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American Youth Symphony: Sounds About Town at WDCH
Mar
31
7:30 PM19:30

American Youth Symphony: Sounds About Town at WDCH

Carlos Izcaray, AYS Conductor  /  Luke McEndarfer, NCC Conductor
Jessica Rivera, Soprano  /  Gloria Cheng, Piano

Gabriel Fauré: Messe Basse
Nico Muhly: World Premiere, Co-Commissioned by the LA Phil, AYS and NCC
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Alexander Scriabin: Symphony No. 5, “Prometheus, Poem of Fire

We return to LA Phil’s Sounds About Town Series in collaboration with the National Children’s Chorus (NCC), to present a world premiere commission from Nico Muhly. Continuing the theme of the season, this concert features two extraordinary female soloists, Soprano Jessica Rivera, hailed as “vocally luminous” by the New York Times, and Grammy and Emmy winning pianist Gloria Cheng, described as “breathtaking” by the Washington Post.

Tickets: $15-45 (25% off for AYS Members)
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Light and Love - The Claremont Chorale
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Light and Love - The Claremont Chorale

The Claremont Chorale celebrates light and love by performing two works by John Rutter and Johannes Brahms and giving the world premier of the winner of the 2018 Claremont Chorale Composition Contest. 

The Chorale highlights the theme of light as we perform the ethereal REQUIEM by Rutter.  This gifted composer who has given us so much exceptional choral material shows his eminent skill and virtuosity once again in the creation of this monumental work, considered his must beautiful and exquisite composition.

The Chorale celebrates love with a performance of Brahms' LIEBESLIEDER WALZER (Love Song Waltzes).  Brahms set this lovely collection of folk songs and love poems for four voices and piano four-hands.

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Music is Instrumental – Reach for The Stars
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Music is Instrumental – Reach for The Stars

Be transported to a galaxy far, far away for the second annual Music Is Instrumental benefit concert “Reach For The Stars,” featuring works by John Williams, including his iconic scores to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and E.T. the Extra Terrestrial.

The Burbank Unified School District Symphonic Orchestra and Choir will also perform music from Michael Giacchino’s electrifying scores to Star Trek: Into Darkness and Star Trek: Beyond.

Special guests include Hollywood studio percussionist and timpanist Don Williams, the Musicians at Play Foundation mentors and maestro Anthony Parnther.

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American Youth Symphony: Raiders of the Lost Ark In Concert
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

American Youth Symphony: Raiders of the Lost Ark In Concert

Carlos Izcaray, Conductor

John Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark Original Score

Take your friends and family on a wild ride with AYS and Indiana Jones! Maestro Izcaray will lead the orchestra in a live-to-film performance of John Williams’ iconic original score for Raiders of the Lost Ark. Experience this classic adventure in an exciting new way, as the entire movie is projected above the 100-piece AYS orchestra, performing those unforgettable themes in their full symphonic glory!

Tickets: $15 for General Audiences, Free for AYS Members
Reservations Now Open!

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General Public, Reserve Here or Call 310-825-2101

Hollywood Project Dinner, 7:00 pm

Celebrate and support AYS at an Indiana Jones themed dinner you won’t soon forget! Join with Maestro Izcaray and the AYS Board of Directors in honoring Randy Spendlove,  Paramount’s President of Motion Picture Music, who has helped shape the landscape of film music for over 20 years. Concert and Dinner Packages start at $350.

Please note: Parking Structure 5 will be closed for renovations for the next year. Please see our updated parking instructions. For more concert planning information, read our “know before you go” guide. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Idyllwild Arts Orchestra
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Idyllwild Arts Orchestra

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Please join us for our first orchestra concert of the school year! Led by Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra Conductor, Scott Hosfeld, the concert will open with Rossini’s familiar overture from William Tell. The orchestra will then feature 2017’s IAA Concerto Competition winner, bassoonist Axel Liden, performing the expressive and beautiful work, Ciranda Das Sete Notas, by Villa-Lobos. Concluding the program will be the Symphony No. 5 by Tchaikovsky.

Free and open to the public.

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American Youth Symphony
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

American Youth Symphony

Carlos Izcaray, Conductor  /  Sérgio Coelho, Clarinet

Joan Tower: Tambor
John Corigliano: Clarinet Concerto
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3

The American Youth Symphony kicks off its “Year of the Woman” with Tambor from Grammy-winning composer Joan Tower! Led by Music Director Carlos Izcaray, the concert also features Rachmaninoff’s groundbreaking third symphony, and a showcase performance from 2018 Concerto Competition winner, Sérgio Coelho, of John Corigliano’s Clarinet Concerto.

Tickets: Free
Reserve Online Now (Members, Login to Reserve Here)
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Please note: Parking Structure 5 will be closed for renovations for the next year. Please see our updated parking instructions. For more concert planning information, read our “know before you go” guide. We look forward to welcoming you!

 

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Southeast Symphony: Resurrection 
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Southeast Symphony: Resurrection 

America's most culturally diverse orchestra, the Southeast Symphony, celebrates its final concert of the 2017 - 18 season with the greatest undertaking in its 70-year history.

Music Director and Conductor Anthony Parntherleads a powerful program entitled Revolution /Resurrection, an American retrospective and compelling narrative about civil rights activist and icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..

The Negro Spiritual was born out of the tragedy of slavery and evolved into the powerful anthems of the Civil Rights movement. Lettrice Lawrence, David Lee, Bradley Baker, and Jacob Lusk (American Idol) breathe life into standards such as "Oh, Freedom", "Wade in the Water", "City Called Heaven", and "Strange Fruit" as we confront America's complex past and embrace hope for the future of our country.

Errollyn Wallen has achieved acclaim as one of the foremost composers of her generation. We are proud to give the American premiere of her "Concerto Grosso" which features British-Nigerian virtuoso, Chi-chi Nwanoku, heralded worldwide as one of the great living contrabassists and founder of the Chineke! Orchestra.

Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony is one of the undisputed masterpieces ever conceived. Invoking images of the resurrection and the afterlife, this work calls for gargantuan forces; large orchestra, grand chorus, pipe organ, and two soloists. We are thrilled to perform excerpts from this awe-inspiring work and welcome acclaimed opera sensations Jennifer Lindsay and Maria Dominique Lopezto perform with our orchestra.

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2018 San Diego Flute Guild Young Artist Competition Finals
Apr
28
to Apr 29

2018 San Diego Flute Guild Young Artist Competition Finals

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Final Round Repertoire / Program

If selected to perform in the live final round, contestants will play the following selections from the recorded preliminary round:

J.S. Bach ~ Partita in A Minor: I. Allemande (no repeats) 

and

R. Muczynski ~ Three Preludes, Op. 18: III.  Allegro molto
 

In addition to the unaccompanied pieces above, contestants will choose *one* of the following pieces (in its entirety) to perform live with a pianist:

H. Dutilleux ~ Sonatine (Leduc), or
Flute World | 

 

 

Final round closed to the public.

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