THE ARTS AT REDLANDS

At the University of Redlands, students receive a personalized education. 

With accessible faculty who encourage students to learn by doing, students have countless opportunities to perform, showcase, and collaborate year-round. Explore how students develop talents in Music, Studio Art, Theatre Arts, and Creative Writing

Music

School of Music students learn to perform, interpret, and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. With expert faculty guidance from some of the finest musicians in Southern California, both undergraduate and graduate students go beyond technical mastery to gain a sense of history, society, culture, and artistic expression. 

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Studio Art

Studio art students are challenged by accomplished faculty members to think critically and follow their creative inspiration. State-of-the-art studios provide the resources needed to learn the conceptual and hands-on processes of creating original works in drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture.

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Theatre Arts

In the Theatre Arts program, students participate in a collaborative creative process, with many production and performance opportunities. Whether reading a play in class, performing a role on stage, or working behind the scenes, students are introduced to a provocative range of human experiences, passions, and ideas, guided by accomplished professors.

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Creative Writing

Students in the creative writing program learn from talented professors in the historic Hall of Letters. In this intensive undergraduate major, students concentrate on the creative process; receive a grounding in literature; and explore poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction in focused workshops.

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Visual Arts Events

Art Faculty Show

September 19 – October 22
University Art Gallery
Gallery hours: 1 – 5 pm Tuesday through Friday
2 – 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays
Gallery is closed on Mondays and during Fall Break (Monday, October 9 & Tuesday, October 10)

Opening Reception September 20
University Art Gallery, 4:30-6:30 pm

This is the annual show of the art work created by the Art Department Faculty. It will include Painting, Photography, Sculpture and other media by Raúl Acero, Munro Galloway, Penny McElroy, Tommi Cahill, Anna Gaitan, Qwist Joseph, Joanna Krause & Jeff Wilson.

Contact for further information:
Janet Thorson
Janet_Thorson@redlands.edu
909 748-8508

Yawnings and Dawnitecture

October 28 – December 10
University Art Gallery
Gallery hours: 1 – 5 pm Tuesday through Friday
2 – 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays
Gallery is closed on Mondays and during Thanksgiving Break (November 20-26)

Opening Reception Saturday, October 28
University Art Gallery, 3-5 pm

Contact for further information:
Janet Thorson
Janet_Thorson@redlands.edu
909 748-8508

Theatre Arts Events

Homecoming Musical Appetizer: Spam and Ham
Songs from Monty Python’s Spamalot and Conversation with the Cast and Creative Team of our Fall Show 

October 28, 2017
Frederick Loewe Theatre, Theatre Arts Building (Between Colton and Citrus Avenues), 1 pm

General Admission $12*, University of Redlands Students, Faculty and Staff $8*, Seniors $8*
* Plus applicable fees

Our fabulous celebrities—King Arthur of Britain; Sir Lancelot the Homicidally Brave; Sir Robin, the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot; and the Lady of the Lake—will be joined by Chris Beach (director), Mariana Cassia (scenic design), Michaela Petrovich (costume design) and Amanda Speidel (lighting design) and the extraordinarily talented students of the University of Redlands.

Monty Python's Spamalot
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle; Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle; Directed by Chris Beach

November 3, 4, 10 & 11
Glenn Wallichs Theatre, Theatre Arts Building (Between Colton and Citrus Avenues), 8 pm

November 5 & 12
Glenn Wallichs Theatre, Theatre Arts Building (Between Colton and Citrus Avenues), 2 pm

General Admission $12*, University of Redlands Students, Faculty and Staff $8*, Seniors $8*
* Plus applicable fees

Adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, the musical is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend. The original 2005 Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols, won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical of the 2004–2005 season and received 14 Tony Award nominations. 

Student New Works Festival 2017
Original short plays written by University of Redlands students 
Staged reading directed by Elizabeth Bell-Haynes.

December 1, 2 at 8PM
Frederick Loewe Theatre, Theatre Arts Building (Between Colton and Citrus Avenues), 8 pm

 General Admission $12*, University of Redlands Students, Faculty and Staff $8*, Seniors $8*
* Plus applicable fees

Contact for Further Information and Tickets
University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department
(909) 748-8028
Theatre Arts website 

Music Events

School of Music Faculty Showcase

September 17
Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm

This showcase features School of Music faculty members performing works by the University of Redlands Composition Faculty: Mark Dancigers and Anthony Suter.  Be sure not to miss this extra special event!

Faculty Recital featuring Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet

September 26
Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm

This University of Redlands Faculty Recital will feature Kathryn Nevin, clarinet, Sam Fischer and Sakura Tsai violins, Kira Blumberg, viola and Kyle Champion, cello, performing masterwork Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet, Op. 115 by Johannes Brahms. The program will begin with remarks from Dr. Katherine Baber, Associate Professor of Music History at University of Redlands.

Faculty Recital: Scott Worthington, bass and Andrew McIntosh, violin

September 27
Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm

Andrew McIntosh and Scott Worthington present Wolfgang von Schweinitz's Plainsound Glissando Modulation for violin and double bass. Schweinitz's work, in six movements, explores the beautiful and sometimes alien world of just intonation, a system of tuning notes by mathematical ratios rather than by piano keys. As LA Times critic Mark Swed has written, the piece "explores a wondrous sonic universe. It is mesmeric music." Come experience this rarely heard modern masterpiece. 

Choral Festival Gala Performance

September 29
Memorial Chapel, 7:30 pm

The gala performance will include individual performances by all participating choirs, as well as the University of Redlands Chapel Singers and Bel Canto. The evening will end with a combined choir conducted by guest clinician Joshua Habermann.

Wind Ensemble

October 3
Memorial Chapel, 8 pm

The University of Redlands Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Eddie Smith, will be in concert  performing works including Vincent Persichetti's Symphony for Band and Robert Russell Bennett's Symphonic Songs. 

Symphonic Band

October 4
Memorial Chapel, 8 pm

Dr. David Scott, conductor

Come join us for our first concert of the semester and hear one of the great classics in the American Band repertoire by W. Francis McBeth entitled Masque. Some newer compositions for the genre by Jim Colonna, Larry Daehn and Steven O. Scott are also on the program and perhaps even a few surprise transcriptions from the orchestral repertoire. 

Guest Artist: Thomas Sheeley

October 5
Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm

Guest Artists: United States Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra

October 13
Memorial Chapel, 8 pm

Studio Big Band

October 18
Casa Loma Room, 8 pm

Dr. David Scott, director

The Studio Big Band’s first concert of the year will be a mix of your favorite bands from Glenn Miller to Duke Ellington to Gordon Goodwin.  There will even be something for Beatles fans as well.  This free concert is great for jazz lovers young and old.

Jazz Improvisation Ensemble

October 23
Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm

Dr. Daniel Murphy, director

Compline

October 29
Memorial Chapel, 7:30 pm

The Office of Compline is rooted in the daily cycle of prayer observed by the early Christian monastic communities. By the 6th century, St. Benedict had codified the rule for his followers, setting forth a formula for the recitation of psalms, hymns, prayers, and readings seven times a day. Compline was the final prayer hour before retiring for the evening.

The service incorporates plainsong and diverse choral styles and genres creating thus a unique blend of new and older musical traditions. As was customary in medieval chapels, Compline is offered by candlelight and much of the music is unaccompanied. The unifying thread throughout the Compline service is quiet meditation and reflection led and inspired by music.

University Orchestra

November 2
Memorial Chapel, 8 pm 

Co Boi Nguyen, conductor

The University of Redlands Orchestra will be performing the spectacular orchestral masterpiece Scheherazade by the Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov. Based on the ancient Middle Eastern tales of One Thousand and One Nights, Scheherazade is a great orchestral work filled with colorful instrument effects and memorable melodies. Rimsky-Korsakov’s technically brilliant employment of all sections of the orchestra has made Scheherazade one of the most beloved showpieces of all time. Thursday night will be the first performance of this work by our student orchestra, so please join us to celebrate an important day in our students’ achievement.

Feast of Lights Vigil

November 5
Memorial Chapel, 7:30 pm

Culminating a month of spiritual and musical preparation, tonight’s Vigil celebration, introduced in 1974, serves as a prelude to The Feast of Lights, a nationally recognized Christmas celebration presented by the University of Redlands’ School of Music

Underscored by choral meditations and acclamations, the Candle Lighting Ceremony proclaims through scripture and ancient text the coming of the Messiah. Illuminating Memorial Chapel until the concluding performance of “Silent Night” at the final Feast of Lights presentation, a single lighted candle serves as a constant reminder of the significance of the events that mark the season.

Choral Concert

November 10
Memorial Chapel, 8 pm 

Dr. Nicholle Andrews & Dr. Joseph Modica, conductors

Piano Studio Recital

November 12
Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm

Fourteen Piano Majors from the Studio of Artist Professor Louanne Long will be featured in a dynamic Showcase Recital of piano solos, duets and quartets. They will be performing music of Beethoven, Brahms, and Bolcum - plus everything in between!  Also appearing on the recital this year as special guests will be honor students from the University of Redlands Summer Piano Camp 2017. 

Wind Ensemble

November 14
Memorial Chapel, 8 pm 

The University of Redlands Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Eddie Smith, will be in concert performing works including David Maslanka's Symphony #4 and Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger.  

Symphonic Band

November 15
Memorial Chapel, 8 pm

Dr. David Scott, conductor

This concert will delight audiences of all ages with works that are epic (Roma by Valerie Coleman), traditional (Green Bushes by Percy Aldridge Grainger, arr. Frank Pappajohn), newer (Ola Gjeilo, Adam Gorb, Joni Greene) and a nod to musical theatre, perhaps from somewhere in the South Pacific.

Percussion Ensemble

November 16
University Hall, 8 pm

Bill Schlitt, director

The Fall Semester "Night of Percussion" features the University of Redlands Percussion Ensemble. Music performed will include traditional to contemporary compositions for percussion.

Green Orange Concert Series

November 19
Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm

The Green Orange Concert Series offers up the freshest new music by Redlands composers. The School of Music community collaborates to perform a whole evening of chamber music world premieres. Diverse, eclectic, interesting, and entertaining-- Green Orange is our 21st century music series.

Feast of Lights

December 1, 2 & 4
Memorial Chapel, 8 pm

December 3
Memorial Chapel, 4 pm

General Admission $25*, Seniors (65 and over) $15*, Students $10*, University of Redlands Students $5*
* Plus applicable fees

The Feast of Lights is a service of worship celebrating - in spoken word, tableaux, song and orchestral offering - the birth of Jesus Christ.  At the service’s conclusion, the traditional Ceremony of Candles, adapted from an ancient rite, symbolizes the spreading of the light of Christ’s message by the twelve apostles throughout the world.

Contact for tickets:
www.redlands.edu/feastoflights
909-748-8700 

String Chamber Ensembles 

December 5
Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm

Samuel Fischer & Scott Worthington, directors 

Studio Big Band

December 6
Casa Loma Room, 8 pm 

Dr. David Scott, director

The Studio Big Band is a repertoire band, which plays new music as well as some of the great classics of the big band era.  This concert will have music some great tunes form Chick Corea’s opus, as well as one of Pat Williams’ new charts.  Since its December you can expect at least one holiday jazz selection. Join us for an hour of big band fun. 

Classical Guitar Night

December 7
Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm

Stuart Green, director

Jazz Improvisation Ensemble 

December 8
Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm 

Dr. Daniel Murphy, director

Jazz Guitar Night 

December 11
Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm

Jody Fisher, director 

Guest Artists: The King’s Singers 

April 8
Memorial Chapel, 3 pm

General Admission $40*, Students (w/ID) $20*, Groups of 15 or more $35*
* Plus applicable fees

Acclaimed for their life-affirming virtuosity and irresistible charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Their work – synonymous with the best in vocal ensemble performance – appeals to a vast international audience. Be sure not to miss this extra special event at the University of Redlands!

Contact for tickets:
www.redlands.edu/events/thekingssingers
909-748-8116

Contact for further information:
musicoffice@redlands.edu
909-748-8700