Redlands Bowl Performing Arts has announced a virtual 2020 season schedule tailored to COVID-19 restrictions.
Because of civic guidelines many of the Summer Music Festival programs will be presented online via YouTube and the Redlands Bowl Facebook page on their selected dates at 8 p.m.
The story that appears in Friday's print edition says the shows would be carried on Redlands TV, which is on Channel 3 on Spectrum Cable and Channel 35 on Frontier. But city spokesman Carl Baker said Thursday that the schedule conflicts with City Council and Planning Commission meetings on Tuesdays, which have been rebroadcast on Fridays for nearly 15 years.
The city and Redlands Bowl Performing Arts are still negotiating, Baker said.
Not included in the revised schedule because of the cost and complexities are the season opening and closing concerts by the Redlands Symphony and season’s musical “The Little Mermaid.” Singer Debby Boone was to have been featured in the opening concert.
“Our hope is that, as guidelines allow, we may be able to present some late season programming on the Redlands Bowl stage,” said Beverly Noerr, Redlands Bowl Performing Arts executive director. “Until then, we invite you to gather with your family around a picnic and with a computer or projected screen and enjoy the bowl in your backyard.”
The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival holds the distinction as the oldest, continuously running summer music festival in United States where no admission is charged.
The Redlands Bowl is attended by more than 100,000 members of the public each summer.
“We will all miss being together under the stars at the Redlands Bowl this year but are excited for opportunities the online season brings to share the Redlands Bowl with friends and family all over the world,” said Valerie Peister, the association’s program director. “This year’s online format also makes it possible to bring back bowl favorites like Rhythmic Circus, who are creating a filmed show for us from their home base in the Midwest.
“We’re also thrilled to bring performances by artists new to the Redlands Bowl, like Catapult, who ordinarily don’t tour on the West Coast during the summer.”
The new season schedule
All shows begin at 8 p.m. on YouTube and the Redlands Bowl Facebook page.
Friday, July 10: Giada Valenti “From
Venice with Love”
Tuesday, July 14: Jazzy Ash & The
Friday, July 17: Skerryvore
Tuesday, July 21: Catapult
Friday, July 24: Balsam Range
Tuesday, July 28: “I Have a Song to Sing, O!” New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
Friday, July 31: Cool Classics for Cello and Piano featuring Ruslan Biryukov and Frank Fetta
Tuesday, Aug. 4: Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute
Friday, Aug. 7: Navy Band Southwest
Tuesday, Aug. 11: An Evening of Orchestral Chamber Works conducted by Roger Kalia
Friday, Aug. 14: “Romeo and Juliet” State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara
Tuesday, Aug. 18: “A Classical
Evening with Ransom Wilson” featuring musicians of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra
Friday, Aug. 21: One Night in Memphis
Tuesday, Aug. 25: Rhythmic Circus
Friday, Aug. 28: The Texas Tenors
Tuesday, Sept. 1: Mariachi Divas
Friday, Sept. 4: Take3 Trio
To be announced: Grand Finals of the Young Artists Concerto competition
For more information: Visit redlandsbowl.org or call (909) 793-7316.