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Tucson Symphony Orchestra Performances To Air on Arizona Public Media

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Performances To Air on Arizona Public Media

Hosted by Classical 90.5’s James Reel, 13 Week Series features Classic & Masterworks Programs from 2014 to the Present

January 3, 2018

(Tucson, AZ)─The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will return to the airwaves on January 11, 2018, when Classical 90.5 broadcasts the first in a series of thirteen performances from 2014 to the current season. Hosted by Classical 90.5’s James Reel, the concerts will air twice weekly, Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. with a repeat on the following Thursday at 9:00 p.m. The TSO was last heard on Classical 90.5 when the station aired the Classic and Masterworks Series concerts from the 2013-14 season.

Tom McKinney, President and CEO of the Tucson Symphony, commented: “Anyone who attends a TSO performance has experienced moments of every kind: joy, wonder, surprise, empathy, and exuberance. Now you have a chance to re-live those moments—or, hear what you missed! The recordings were made in the highest resolution with some of the best equipment available. The sound is as true as it can be without actually being in the Tucson Music Hall.”

“Loyal listeners of Classical 90.5 will be thrilled to hear the Tucson Symphony Orchestra concert series back on the airwaves,” stated Jack Gibson, Arizona Public Media Director and General Manager. “Collaborations such as this […]

Arturo Sandoval Brings Grammy Winning Latin Jazz To Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Arturo Sandoval Brings Grammy Winning Latin Jazz To Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Program Will Feature Classics and Standards

January 4, 2018

(Tucson, AZ)─ Ten-time Grammy® Award winner Arturo Sandoval will join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for a TSO SuperPops program on Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 pm at Tucson Music Hall.   Music Director José Luis Gomez will conduct the world renowned trumpeter in the performances presented as part of the HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival (TJF).

A protégé of legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. He is the recipient of ten Grammy® Awards, an Emmy Award for his score for the HBO movie about his life, For Love or Country, and six Billboard Awards. He was awarded the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom and in 2016 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Notre Dame. After one of his first performances when he left Cuba for the U.S. in 1990, The New York Times raved, “Mr. Sandoval is […]

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus To Hold Auditions

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus To Hold Auditions

TSO Chorus Featured on Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

January 3, 2018

(Tucson, AZ)—The Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus—Bruce Chamberlain, Director—will hold auditions Saturday, January 27 for new chorus members. All performances are with the TSO.

Now in its sixteenth season, the TSO Chorus will be featured on the 2017-18 Season Finale when Music Director José Luis Gomez conducts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, known for the resounding “Ode to Joy.”

This season, the TSO Chorus was featured on Messiah, The Magic of Christmas and will be heard this month on Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish.” In a recent season, the Green Valley News and Sun called their performance of Poulenc’s Gloria, “the epitome of phrasing, intonation and balance,” and added, “The four months Professor Chamberlain spent preparing the chorus rewarded the audience in many ways.”

Founding Director of the TSO Chorus, Bruce Chamberlain is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Director of the Fred Fox School of Music bringing to these positions 40 years of professional experience. Chamberlain has appeared with the symphony orchestras of St. Petersburg (Russia), San Antonio (Texas), Jackson (Tennessee), Imperial Symphony Orchestra (Florida), Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic, Czech Virtuosi Orchestra (Brno), Budapest Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, New England Symphonic Ensemble, Festival Orchestra of Iowa, New […]

Grammy Winning Virtuoso Gil Shaham to Make Tucson Symphony Orchestra Debut Performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Grammy Winning Virtuoso Gil Shaham to Make Tucson Symphony Orchestra Debut Performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

José Luis Gomez to Conduct One Night Only Performance Featuring Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff Favorites

December 18, 2017

(Tucson, AZ)─ Hailed by The New York Times as “One of today’s preeminent violinists,” world renowned Grammy® Award winning virtuoso Gil Shaham will make his Tucson Symphony Orchestra debut performing Tchaikovsky’s breathtakingly beautiful Violin Concerto concluding a program featuring Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff favorites. Shaham will appear one night only, Friday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall.

Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his renown as an American master. The Grammy Award-winner, also named Musical America’s 2012 “Instrumentalist of the Year,” already has more than two dozen concerto and solo CDs to his name, including bestsellers that have ascended the charts in the U.S. and abroad. These recordings have earned multiple Grammys and many other awards. Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990, and in 2008 he received the coveted Avery Fisher Prize.

After a performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Los Angeles Times exclaimed: “We were lucky: Gil Shaham was the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. His was […]

Music, Dance, Caroling and Snow When The Tucson Symphony Orchestra Celebrates The Magic of Christmas With The TSO Chorus, UA Dance Ensemble & Santa Claus

Music, Dance, Caroling and Snow When The Tucson Symphony Orchestra Celebrates The Magic of Christmas With The TSO Chorus, UA Dance Ensemble & Santa Claus

Holiday Magic for the Whole Family at Matinees December 16 & 17 at Tucson Music Hall

 Half Price Tickets for Children & Active Military

December 6, 2017

(Tucson, AZ)—Join the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, TSO Chorus and the UA Dance Ensemble when it snows in the Tucson Music Hall at Magic of Christmas Saturday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.   Guest Conductor Michael Hall returns to conduct Magic of Christmas, leading a special holiday pops program featuring Tucson favorites  the TSO Chorus—Bruce Chamberlain, director, UA Dance Ensemble featuring choreography by Claire Hancock and, of course, Santa Claus. He will be in the lobby after both performances to accept Christmas lists.

Among the pieces featuring the TSO Chorus are the opener, John Williams’ “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas,” and the final work, “A Christmas Carol Fantasy,” a festive, elegant and bright piece that premiered in Paris in 2012 and has since taken Europe by storm. The Chorus will also lead the audience for “A Holly Jolly Sing Along.”  UA Dance will be showcased on Nutcracker Selections and a favorite from last year’s program, Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Márquez, one of the most […]

Tucson Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Celebrate the Season with Handel’s Messiah

Tucson Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Celebrate the Season with Handel’s Messiah

Bruce Chamberlain to Conduct Performances at Catalina Foothills High School

November 30, 2017

(Tucson, AZ)— The Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform George Frideric Handel’s Messiah including the joyful Hallelujah Chorus on Saturday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson. Bruce Chamberlain will conduct the orchestra, chorus and four soloists in this magnificent choral work.

Bruce Chamberlain is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Director of the Fred Fox School of Music and founding Director of the TSO Chorus, bringing to these positions 40 years of professional experience. Chamberlain has appeared with the symphony orchestras of St. Petersburg (Russia), San Antonio (Texas), Imperial Symphony Orchestra (Florida), Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic, Czech Virtuosi Orchestra (Brno), Budapest Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, New England Symphonic Ensemble and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.

A summa cum laude graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with bachelor’s, master’s and DMus degrees, Chamberlain studied conducting with Julius Herford, Margaret Hillis and John Nelson, piano with Menachem Pressler, Wallace Hornibrook and Nicholas Zumbro, and continued choral/orchestral conducting studies with Helmut Rilling and Sir Andrew Davis.  This marks the 25th time in […]