The Redlands Symphony Orchestra will present “Mozart, the Essence of Music,” a concert featuring music by Mozart, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 26, in the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel.
The program includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro,” his “Jupiter” Symphony and his Horn Concerto No. 2 and Horn Concerto No. 4, with British horn player Martin Owen as soloist.
Also on the program is music by Princess Anna Amalia von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (1739-1807), a contemporary of Mozart who lived in Germany.
“We are so happy to be able to play Mozart for you again,” Ransom Wilson, the orchestra’s music director and conductor, said in a news release.
“This concert features not only his last and best symphony, the ‘Jupiter,’ but also two French horn concertos (played) by one of the world’s greatest hornists, Martin Owen. This is a celebration of the joy of music,” Wilson said.
Owen, who studied at the Royal Academy of Music, was principal horn of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from 1998 until 2008, when he was appointed as principal horn of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, according to the news release.
Owen often plays guest principal horn with major London orchestras and others, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He has also appeared as soloist and chamber musician in music festivals around the world.
The Royal Academy of Music awarded him a fellowship in 2006, and he has been professor of horn there since 2008.
Tickets for the Redlands Symphony concert start at $18 and are available at redlandssymphony.com, by calling the box office at 909-587-5565 and at the door the night of the concert. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.