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The Tucson Symphony Orchestra To Perform Stravinsky’s Legendary Firebird

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra To Perform Stravinsky’s Legendary Firebird

Jose Luis Gomez Conducts Program Featuring Debussy’s Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun and the TSO Premiere of Glazunov’s Symphony No. 4

Tweet Seats Offered for First Time at Friday Performance

October 9, 2017

(Tucson, AZ)—Music Director José Luis Gomez will lead the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in performances of Igor Stravinsky’s Suite from Firebird on Friday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall. The program will open with Claude Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun and conclude with the TSO premiere of Alexander Glazunov’s Symphony No. 4. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets. For the first time, at the Friday performance, there will be a special section for concert goers to receive information on their mobile devices about the music as it is being performed.

A perennial favorite, Firebird is based on the Russian folk tales about a magical, glowing bird that is both a blessing and a curse for its captor.  Firebird began life as a ballet for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes but 28-year-old Igor Stravinsky was hired to compose the music only after Diaghilev grew tired of waiting for the music from his first choice, Anatol Liadov.  Diaghilev correctly predicted that it would be […]

The Tucson Music Hall and Tucson Symphony Orchestra Announce Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone™ In Concert

The Tucson Music Hall and Tucson Symphony Orchestra Announce Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone™ In Concert

For the first time in Tucson, audiences will experience the Tucson Symphony Orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film series in history

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 20th

(October 2nd 2017 – Tucson, AZ) – Tucson Music Hall announced today that the Tucson Symphony Orchestra will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert on March 24, 2018 as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The concert will feature the live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will relive the magic of the entire film in high definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the Tucson Symphony Orchestra perform every note from John Williams’ unforgettable score live to picture. Tickets are $50.00 – $90.00 at www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (800) 745-3000. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, October 20, 2017.

CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a new global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films, early last year.  The Harry Potter Film Concert is another magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World and is scheduled to include hundreds […]

Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, “Scottish” and a Virtuosic Violin Concerto Mozart Wrote for Himself Open Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-18 Masterworks Series

Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, “Scottish” and a Virtuosic Violin Concerto Mozart Wrote for Himself Open Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-18 Masterworks Series

José Luis Gomez to Conduct Concertmaster Lauren Roth in Concerto He Performed When He Was a Concertmaster

September 18, 2017

(Tucson, AZ)— Visits to Spain, Salzburg and Scotland open the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-18 Masterworks Series. Concertmaster Lauren Roth’s talents will be on display when Music Director José Luis Gomez conducts her in an early concerto intended as a showcase for the virtuoso himself, Mozart. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, “Scottish,” will  next highlight the technical aspects of the orchestra. Performances are Friday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Oro Valley, Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr. in Tucson. Concert Comments, sponsored by Splendido, are one hour prior to performances and are complimentary with tickets. There is plenty of free parking at both venues.

Maestro Gomez has called the Masterworks Series, “a laboratory for music,” explaining, “It highlights the musical development between the conductor and the orchestra.” For his inaugural season Gomez took particular care to program music reflecting his life’s musical journey, giving insight into him as a person and artist and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 is […]

Peter And The Wolf To Open The TSO Just For Kids Series

Peter And The Wolf To Open The TSO Just For Kids Series

Opening Day Will Feature The TSO Wind Quintet Plust Entertainment, Prizes and Fun For All

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September 14, 2017

(Tucson, AZ)—The Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-18 Just for Kids Series opens Saturday, September 23 with the TSO Wind Quintet performing Peter and the Wolf, Sergei Prokofiev’s beloved tale of the courageous Peter and his animal friends and their quest to capture a ravenous wolf. In this tale the musicians tell the story, helped out by a narrator. Will Peter be able to catch the wolf with his friends the bird, cat, and duck?  Come dressed as your favorite animal and find out with the Wind Quintet! Performances are at 10:00 and 11:15 a.m. at the Tucson Symphony Center (TSC). There is plenty of free parking at the Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. just south of Grant Road.

After the performances an Opening Day mini-festival awaits at the TSC. Joining the TSO for the opening festivities for the first time this year is the Humane Society of Southern Arizona to provide information about their children’s activities.  For the first time also there will be an Exploration Station where kids will draw what they hear while listening to music. The festival will feature face painting, […]

Music Director José Luis Gomez Opens Inaugural Season With Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Music Director José Luis Gomez Opens Inaugural Season With Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Program to Feature Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Soloist Zhang Zuo

September 11, 2017

(Tucson, AZ)─The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will open its new season with the Classic Series program, TITAN: Beethoven and Mahler, on Friday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall.  For his inaugural season Music Director José Luis Gomez took particular care to program music reflecting his life’s musical journey, giving insight into him as a person and artist. Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 and Carreño’s Margariteña, which opens the program, are two examples of his choices. The program will also feature a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 by Zhang Zuo, a soloist the Los Angeles Times says performs with “a powerful, passionate, and compelling representation of pure artistry.” Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances are complimentary with tickets.

“I played Margariteña with the Youth Orchestra at least 100 times, including once in Panama when we performed it with Mahler’s First Symphony,” says Maestro Gomez. “This performance of Margariteña will celebrate the life and work of the award-winning Venezuelan composer Inocente Carreño, who died in May, 2016 at 96.” Margariteña is a rhapsody of famous popular tunes and […]

Tickets For Yo-Yo Ma With The Tucson Symphony Orchestra On Sale September 19

José Luis Gomez to Conduct December 5 program

(Tucson, AZ)─Tickets for Yo-Yo Ma’s first performance in eight years with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra will go on sale Tuesday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. The cello virtuoso will perform with the Tucson Symphony one night only Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall. Tickets range in price from $175 to $75.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.tucsonsymphony.org, at the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Box Office, 2175 N. Sixth Avenue or by phone at (520) 882-8585.  TSO Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Awarded the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Kennedy Center honoree and 18-time Grammy®-winner Yo-Yo Ma has enthralled audiences worldwide on stage, recordings, film and television.

His debut with the Tucson Symphony in December, 2009 was sold-out. “With nuance, warmth, Ma does great show with the TSO,” stated the headline in the Arizona Daily Star. He “produced a luxuriant tone that resonated throughout the hall,” the review continued. “He is called the greatest living classical musician for a reason. He is a cellist whose energetic, inspired technical skills mesmerize from the first stroke.”

Yo-Yo Ma will perform Edward Elgar’s beloved Cello Concerto with the TSO […]