About the Orchestra

© 2018 Gary Jefferson

About the Redlands Community Orchestra

The Redlands Community Orchestra was founded in 2013 with the mission to create musical performances of the highest quality and to present activities that educate, enhance, and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Inland Empire free of charge.

Now in its sixth season, the RCO is committed to providing excellent Music for Everyone through diverse seasons of classical, and pops concerts. Our goal is to create remarkable live experiences now and for many years to come.

Our repertoire spans almost 300 years, covering everything from Baroque to Classical, Romantic to Modernism, Impressionism to Neoclassicism; from Bach to Mozart, Haydn to Beethoven, Liszt to Tchaikovsky, Brahms to Strauss, Dvořák to Saint-Saëns, Shostakovich to Copland, Bernstein to new works by local composers.


The Redlands Community Orchestra is devoted to sharing the joy of music-making, engaging our audience, and enriching the cultural life of our community through artistic expression.


The Redlands Community Orchestra will be broadly recognized as an exceptional cultural institution throughout the Inland Empire. We will earn our patrons’ enthusiasm by engaging our community, developing our talent, making responsible business decisions, and providing innovative musical performances to our growing audience.

Finest Musicians

The RCO attracts the musicians from the Inland Empire stage to produce performances of the high quality typically experienced in a larger city. Members of the orchestra are musicians active in Inland Empire, Orange County, and Los Angeles areas. These musicians have trained at prestigious music schools including the University of Redlands, the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, Azusa Pacific Symphony, Cal Poly Pomona, Longy School of Music of Bard College, California State University, Northridge, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Grenoble, France. They perform with other orchestras, jazz ensembles, and opera companies. Many teach music in the region, in private studios, colleges, universities, and public schools.

The orchestra regularly collaborates with extraordinary guest soloists and composers, including prize winners of competitions. RCO guest artists have appeared with internationally-known orchestras ranging from the South Coast Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Dexter Community Orchestra, the San Francisco Youth Symphony, the UC Berkeley Symphony, the NYMC Chamber Music Society, l’Association Vivaldi Paris, the Eclipse Quartet, the Long Beach Symphony, as well as other prestigious orchestras around the world.

Community Supported

The RCO serves as the Regional Orchestra-in-Residence at Clock Auditorium and is governed by a community-based volunteer Board of Directors. The RCO would not succeed without support from individuals like you! The RCO is a California non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and is funded through sponsorships and donations from our loyal patrons.

We hope you will choose to enrich your life with live music. We are confident that you will find RCO concerts to be remarkable experiences.