Grand Finals of the Redlands Bowl Concerto Competition Postponed to 2021
Redlands, CA- Redlands Bowl Performing Arts (RBPA) has announced that they will postpone the 2020 Grand Finals of the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Concerto Competition to 2021. The Grand Finalists from 2020 will be carried over to the tentative date of Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Since the Grand Finalists are being carried over to 2021, there will be no competition preliminary round at the University of Redlands in the spring.
As RBPA contemplated a variety of ways to make the competition possible, it was determined that postponing the competition would give the best chance in providing the grand finalists the best experience possible and opportunity to perform on the Redlands Bowl stage with orchestra.
“While we are so grateful to have been able to present a full artistic season online for 2020, we were not able to present the Young Artists Concerto Competition as we wanted. Pushing the concert forward to 2021 allows us to give it the attention and esteem it deserves.” Said Beverly Noerr, RBPA Executive Director.
Valerie Peister, RBPA Program Director commented, “Though an extra year is too long to wait, we’re looking forward to thrilling performances by our 2020 Young Artist Competition finalists on the 2021 Redlands Bowl stage. We are honored to provide them the coveted opportunity to showcase their talents under the baton of acclaimed conductor Roger Kalia and accompanied by a full orchestra.”