Who we are
The Redlands Community Orchestra (RCO) is a regional orchestra, providing a tradition of bringing free classical music to the Inland Empire community. Founded in 2013, RCO held its inaugural concert on November 10th, 2013. We are an independent, 501(c) (3) non-profit community ensemble consisting of roughly 60 volunteer orchestral musicians. We rehearse weekly and perform three concerts per season.
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.