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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

(Tucson, AZ)— The Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform George Frideric Handel’s pulse-pounding, earth shaking masterpiece, Messiah including the joyful Hallelujah Chorus on Saturday, December 15 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 16 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. Last year’s performances sold out.

Bruce Chamberlain retired as Director of Choral Activities and Associate Director of the Fred Fox School of Music in May 2018. He is the founding Director of the TSO Chorus, bringing to this position 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, Chamberlain has conducted Messiah across the country more than 25 times. The Tucson performance are special because he will be joined onstage by his family: his wife Peggy is an alto […]

Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert Comes To The Tucson Symphony Orchestra Thanksgiving Weekend

Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert Comes To The Tucson Symphony Orchestra Thanksgiving Weekend

Film is on the Big Screen while Orchestra Performs John Williams Score Live

(Tucson, AZ)─ Witness Star Wars: A New Hope on screen like never before — with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra performing live accompaniment of the iconic John Williams score!

This Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 24 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall, Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire, and learns the ways of the Force.

Before the Saturday performance, members of Mos Eisley Base, the Rebel Legion chapter for the State of Arizona, will be in the lobby to visit with concert goers. With members throughout the Grand Canyon State they appear regularly at parades, toy drives, Comic Con and other community events in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and all points in between. Founded in 2000, Rebel Legion is an international fan-based volunteer organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate Star Wars Rebel Alliance costumes.

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, […]

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Partner Again To Offer Holiday Music With Seat For A Vet

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Partner Again To Offer Holiday Music With Seat For A Vet

Public Can Purchase Discounted Tickets to Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert, Messiah & A Cirque Holiday with Troupe Vertigo to Provide to Vets

(Tucson, AZ)─ The Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System are celebrating the Fourth annual Seat for a Vet campaign.  Throughout the 2018 holiday season the public will be able to buy a Seat for A Vet to TSO’s performances of Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert, Messiah and A Cirque Holiday with Troupe Vertigo.

Since its inception, the Southern Arizona community has come together to bring the healing power of music to more than 150 Southern Arizona Veterans and their families. The TSO is proud to underwrite a portion of the cost of the seats so they can be purchased at a discount. Tickets, $45 for prime seating (including wheelchair accessible), are available for performances of:

  • Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert on Saturday, November 24 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, December 15 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr. in Tucson
  • Cirque Holiday with […]

Keitaro Harada Returns To The Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Keitaro Harada Returns To The Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Award Winning Maestro Will Conduct Clarinet Concerto Aaron Copland Composed for Benny Goodman

Piazzolla, Márquez and Villa-Lobos Pieces Complete Program

(Tucson, AZ)─Keitaro Harada, who studied conducting at the University of Arizona and launched his career with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, will return to conduct Copland and Goodman, a Masterworks Series program featuring the Clarinet Concerto composed for Benny Goodman by Aaron Copland. The performances, Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. are at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr. The program will also feature music by Piazzolla, Márquez and Villa-Lobos. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets.

Harada is a three-time recipient of The Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award (2016, 2015, 2014), Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview (2013), the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellowship at Tanglewood Music Festival, and was a student of Lorin Maazel at Castleton Festival. A James E. Rogers Institute for Orchestral and Opera Conducting Fellow at the University of Arizona, Harada was a frequent guest on the TSO’s podium. He is now in his fourth season as Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops while his guest conducting career has taken him to many major orchestras around the world. He last conducted the […]

Anne-Marie McDermott To Perform Mozart’s Final Piano Concerto With The Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Anne-Marie McDermott To Perform Mozart’s Final Piano Concerto With The Tucson Symphony Orchestra

James Judd to Conduct Program Also Featuring Elgar’s Symphony No. 2

(Tucson, AZ)─Internationally acclaimed pianist Anne-Marie McDermott will perform Mozart’s final Piano Concerto, No. 27, with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. James Judd, who conducted Conrad Tao in performances of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue last year, will return to the podium for this Classic Series program also featuring Edward Elgar’s Symphony No. 2. Performances are Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall.

The New York Times calls McDermott, “A pianist who balances qualities of excitement and spontaneity with clarity and elegance.” Gramophone hailed McDermott’s 2013 disc of Mozart Concerti with the Calder Quartet “exceptional on every count.” McDermott was named an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 1995 and performs and tours extensively with CMS each season. She is the Artistic Director of the famed Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado, which hosts the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony in addition to presenting over 40 chamber music concerts throughout the summer. McDermott last performed with the TSO in 2005 when she opened a Beethoven Festival with the Piano Concerto No. 3, a performance the Arizona Daily Star described […]

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra & The Marshall Foundation Expand TSO TEAMtix

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra & The Marshall Foundation Expand TSO TEAMtix

All Students High School and Younger Can Attend Free TSO Concerts All Year Long

(Tucson, AZ)─The Tucson Symphony Orchestra with support provided by the Marshall Foundation is expanding TSO TEAMtix so all Pima County students high school age and younger can attend performances this season for free. The Marshall Foundation will provide a ticket for the student and the TSO will match that with a ticket for a companion. Since it was launched in 2016, thousands of band, orchestra and choir students have attended TSO performances for free.

“The response to TEAMtix indicates the tremendous interest young people have in coming to TSO concerts,” commented TSO President and CEO Tom McKinney. “We want to make sure all students, high school and under, have the opportunity to hear the TSO. The experience might change their lives.”

Students in the Amphi, Ajo, Catalina Foothills, Continental, Flowing Wells, Marana, Oracle, Sahuarita, Sunnyside, Tanque Verde, Tucson Unified and Vail school districts are eligible to take advantage of TEAMtix along with private, charter and home schools. Once students register for TEAMtix they will receive notifications about upcoming concerts and will be able to go online and choose seats.

TEAMtix will be available for all Classic Series performances at the Tucson Music Hall, the SuperPops! program […]