2020–21 SEASON OVERVIEW

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Classic Series
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MasterWorks Series
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MASTERWORKS SERIES

MasterWorks 1

Carmen Suite

José Luis Gomez, conductor
Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon and TSO Artist in Residence
Dario Brignoli, clarinet

Richard Strauss: Duet Concertino for clarinet and bassoon, TrV 293
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K.191
Rodion Shchedrin: Carmen Suite

Saturday, October 10, 2020, 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 11, 2020, 2:00 pm

Catalina Foothills High School

Shchedrin wrote his balletic reimagining of the most famous music from Bizet’s famous opera to help the career of his wife, prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya of the Bolshoi.

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MasterWorks 2

Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor

Roderick Cox, conductor
Nicole Cabell, soprano

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103
Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations, Op. 18
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No 40 in G minor, K 550

Saturday, November 21, 2020, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 22, 2020, 2:00 pm

Catalina Foothills High School

Mozart’s Great G Minor Symphony starts quietly, with an accompaniment pattern, yet its emotional depth captivates audiences. Musicologist-performer Charles Rosen called it “a work of passion, violence, and grief.”

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MasterWorks 3

Mozart and Brahms

José Luis Gomez, conductor
Claire Thai, harp
Alexander Lipay, flute

Claire Thai: Harp Concerto World Premiere, TSO Commission
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K. 299
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90

Saturday, January 9, 2021, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 10, 2021, 2:00 pm

Catalina Foothills High School

Claire Thai, a 2019 graduate of TSO’s Young Composers Project, is the fourth alum to be commissioned by TSO for a performance on its subscription series. Now a student at the famous Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Ms. Thai has written a concerto for her own instrument, the harp.

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MasterWorks 4

An Orkney Wedding With Sunrise

Perry So, conductor

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Overtures & Dances
Peter Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise
Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz
Luciano Berio: Rendering (based on sketches of an unfinished 10th symphony by Schubert)

Saturday, February 6, 2021, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 7, 2021, 2:00 pm

Catalina Foothills High School

After delighting Tucson audiences in his 2019 debut, Perry So returns with a program of exquisite delicacies. Since John Williams and the Boston Symphony Orchestra premiered Peter Maxwell Davies’ Orkney Wedding in 1985, it has bowled over listeners.

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MasterWorks 5

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Recomposed

José Luis Gomez, conductor
Francisco Fullana, violin

Recomposed by Max Richter: Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B♭ Major, Spring

Saturday, March 6, 2021, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 7, 2021, 2:00 pm

Catalina Foothills High School

Neo-classic composer Max Richter has freshened Vivaldi’s magnificent music in what he calls a “conversation.” Listeners have never failed to be enchanted.

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