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    (Redlands, Calif.) – The Redlands Symphony will host concerts 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan 21 2007 with the theme “America the Beautiful.”

    This symphony, taking place in the Memorial Chapel of the University of Redlands is a celebration of three great American composers, and will also honor a great American president, Abraham Lincoln. January 2007 marks the 75th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine.

    James Appleton, chancellor of the University of Redlands, will bring President Lincoln to life with his special narration of Aaron Copeland’s Lincoln Portrait.

    Other selections include Copeland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Overture, and Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2.
    The Sunday concert is geared to families, and will include fun events for all ages. These include Pennsylvania volunteers who will re-enact scenes from President Lincoln’s life.

    Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen will provide dancers, musicians and food from the Lincoln era. The symphony will also have a children’s table set up with games and crafts.

    To obtain tickets or more information, call the Redlands Symphony at (909) 748-8018 or email symphony@redlands.edu

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