Scott Sutherland, principal tuba.

Principal musicians from the Redlands Symphony Orchestra will perform like never before during “Musicians on the Loose,” virtual performances by 10 of the orchestra’s lead players. The video performances are available for viewing  through the end of the gala on Sinday, June 6. Go to to see the musicians’ videos.  Visitors will be able to watch the videos and then vote ($1 per vote) for their favorite musician. Proceeds will go to support the symphony’s concert season and music education programs.

Performing as part of “Musicians on the Loose” are Sara Andon, principal flute; Carolyn Beck, principal bassoon; Kira Blumberg, principal viola; Francisco Castillo, principal oboe; Kyle Champion, principal cello; Sam Fischer, concertmaster; Yuri Inoo, principal percussionist; Kathryn Nevin, principal clarinet; Scott Sutherland, principal tuba; and Scott Worthington, principal bass.

“All of us have been missing seeing and listening to our wonderful musicians during the pandemic” said Luann Bangsund, chairwoman of the Musicians on the Loose Project. “Many people have asked the symphony what they’ve been doing.  So, we asked the musicians, and this is what they came up with. It’s fun and a great way to raise a little extra money to support the symphony.”

The Redlands Symphony 2021 Gala will be a virtual auction that begins on Wednesday, June 2, and runs through Sunday, June 6. A preview (no bidding) of the almost 150 auction items available for sale began on May 15 and will end just before the auction goes live on June 2. Go to to begin window-shopping.

For more information about GALAPALOOZE! The 2021 Redlands Symphony Gala, go to, email your questions to or call the office at (909) 587-5565.