O.K. SO EVERY SUMMER MY FAMILY AND I HEAD OUT TO THE REDLANDS BOWL FOR THEIR SHOWS!!! IT'S ABSOLUTELY AMAAAAAAAZING!!! WE'VE SEEN EVERYTHING FROM BALLETS TO MUSICALS!!! IT'S FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY...ALL AGES... AND IT'S FREE!!! (SEE BELOW FOR THE ENTIRE PROGRAM SCHEDULE)
YOU CAN BRING COOLERS/PICNIC BASKETS AND BLANKETS/LAWN CHAIRS/ETC!!!
GET THERE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE PARKING IS RIIIIIIIIIIDICULOUS!!!
P.S. I'M REALLY EXCITED TO RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S "CINDERELLA" PLAY THIS SUMMER (JULY 28, 29, & 30)!!!
2011 REDLANDS BOWL SUMMER
All artist programs begin at 8:15 p.m. and run on Tuesdays and Fridays, with some select Saturdays added. The Community Sing begins prior to most Tuesday evenings at 7:15 p.m.
Special Note: Marine Corps Band Program on August 6 has been cancelled.
Fri., June 24 THE SAN BERNARDINO SYMPHONY: “Pop Dreams 2011,” conducted by Frank Paul Fetta. Film, television, and recording star James Darren brings a touch of romance to the Bowl with his mellow, smooth-as-silk vocals in a performance showcasing great American standards and his own pop hits. Co-sponsored by Clara Mae Clem.
Tues., June 28 WINNERS OF THE 60TH ANNUAL YOUNG ARTISTS AUDITIONS. Pre-concert performance by the Youth Ensemble of Strings, directed by Karen Thurman-Palmer. No Community Sing. Sponsored by the Associates of the Redlands Bowl.
Fri., July 1 Dark in observance of the national holiday.
Tues., July 5 HIGHLAND WAY. Led by the charismatic Brian Caldwell from Glasgow, Highland Way presents a rousing Celtic experience with a Scottish flair. From “kick up your heels” high energy reels and jigs to wistful ballads and sly humor, this program promises great fun for all. Special guest appearance by the Kevin R. Blandford Memorial Pipe Band. Co-sponsored by Victor & Lisa Marabella.
Fri., July 8 LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S CHORUS. Considered one of the nation’s leading children’s choirs, this group of energetic young performers inspires audiences with their joyful singing. Their exceptional artistry shines on works from classical to jazz, spirituals, and world folk music. Co-sponsored by The Kiwanis Clubs of Redlands.
Tues., July 12 UNITED STATES COAST GUARD BAND. Their stirring patriotic arrangements, inspiring marches, virtuosic solos, and swinging jazz charts have earned the USCG Band a reputation as one of the finest professional concert bands in the world. Co-sponsored by Paul & Joann Barich in loving memory of Phyllis Barich.
Fri., July 15 PACIFICO DANCE COMPANY. California’s premiere Mexican-American folklorico company thrills audiences with its unique and impressive repertoire, colorful costumes, and lively choreography. Co-sponsored by La-Z-Boy West.
Tues. July 19 BARRAGE: “Sound Track of the World.” In an electrifying tribute to the versatility of the violin, the young, hip cast of Barrage delivers a high-octane fiddlefest with elaborate choreography, amazing energy, and musical virtuosity that will take your breath away.
Fri. July 22 REDLANDS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: “Beethoven Reveries,” conducted by Frank Paul Fetta. Featuring guest pianist Esther Keel performing Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto. Co-sponsored by Glenn Vernet.
Tues. July 26 Dress Rehearsal – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” No Community Sing.
Thurs., Fri., Sat. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “CINDERELLA.” A magical fairy tale is reborn
July 28, 29 & 30 with all the originality, charm and elegance that are the hallmarks of a Rodgers & Hammerstein production. Adapted for the stage with great warmth and much hilarity, this enchanting story transports the audience to a miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, where the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Wayne Scott, producer/director. Co-sponsored by The Physicians of Beaver Medical Group.
Tues., Aug. 2 DR. JACK POSTER: A Tribute to Harry James & Friends. Master trumpet artist Dr. Poster leads his band in a swingin’ tribute to the very best music of the Big Band era. Featuring vocalists Troy Clarke and Cassie Miller, and clarinetist Ken Dahleen. Co-sponsored by Carol Baker, Baker’s Drive-Ins.
Fri., Aug. 5 A DREAMY NIGHT OF OPERA. Frank Paul Fetta, conductor. The glorious voices of four virtuoso opera singers soar in a rich potpourri of opera’s most beautiful solo and ensemble arias. Performed with orchestra. Co-sponsored by Esri.
Sat., Aug. 6 CANCELLED.
Tues. Aug. 9 LISA HALEY AND THE ZYDEKATS. Described as the most joyful American/Cajun/Zydeco act on tour today, Lisa and her all-star band serve up a zesty musical feast of original tunes and Louisiana Bayou rhythms seasoned with boundless energy, spirited instrumentals, and compelling vocals. Co-sponsored by Ken & Judith Stanford.
Fri.& Sat. STATE STREET BALLET OF SANTA BARBARA: “Jungle Book.”
Aug. 12 & 13 The ballet follows the adventures of Mowgli, a "man cub" who was lost in the jungle and saved from the evil tiger Shere Khan by a pack of wolves. They raise the boy as their own with the help of the loveable bear Baloo and the panther Bagheera, but eventually Mowgli must find his way back to humans. Rodney Gustafson, Artistic Director. Co-sponsored by David & Robin Maupin of Maupin Financial Services to celebrate the children of Micah House.
Tues., Aug. 16 DALLAS BRASS. One of America’s foremost musical ensembles returns to the Bowl with a repertoire that includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood, and patriotic music blended with wit, humor and a whole lot of fun. As a special feature of the concert, Dallas Brass will invite Redlands middle school and high school band students who participated in a residency clinic to perform with them on stage. Co-sponsored by Norma Nesbitt.
Fri., Aug. 19 REDLANDS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: “Finale Visions,” conducted by Frank Paul Fetta. Featuring virtuoso violinist Roberto Cani performing “Scottish Fantasy” by Max Bruch. Fireworks will accompany the orchestra finale.
Programs subject to change
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