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World’s Premier Harpist To Join Tucson Symphony For Ginastera’s Popular Harp Concerto

World’s Premier Harpist To Join Tucson Symphony For Ginastera’s Popular Harp Concerto

José Luis Gomez to Conduct Program Featuring Brahms Masterpiece, Symphony No. 1

(Tucson, AZ)─Hear why Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 has been called “Beethoven’s Tenth” when Music Director José Luis Gomez leads the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in performances on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall. The program will also feature world famous harpist Yolanda Kondonassis performing Ginastera’s Harp Concerto. It will open with El Río de las Siete Estrellas (The River of the Seven Stars) by Evencio Castellanos which uses the backdrop of the largest river in Venezuela, the Orinoco, to tell a symbolic history of Venezuela. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances are complimentary with tickets.

Yolanda Kondonassis is celebrated as one of the world’s premier solo harpists and is widely regarded as today’s most recorded classical harpist. Since making her debut at age 18 with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, Kondonassis has brought new audiences to the harp and has appeared as soloist with major orchestras all over the world.  The 2016 recording, Ginastera: One Hundred, celebrating the centennial of the composer’s birth, features performances of his music by Kondonassis, guitarist Jason Vieaux, violinist Gil Shaham, and pianist Orli Shaham.

Since its premiere […]

Hear Mozart As A Young Composer and Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, “Tragic” When The Tucson Symphony Orchestra Opens The 2018-19 Masterworks Series

Hear Mozart As A Young Composer and Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, “Tragic” When The Tucson Symphony Orchestra Opens The 2018-19 Masterworks Series

 José Luis Gomez to Conduct Program Also Featuring a Grammy® Nominated Bassoon Concerto by Christopher Theofanidis

(Tucson, AZ)—Hear what a gifted composer Mozart already was at age eight when the Tucson Symphony Orchestra opens its 2018-19 Masterworks Series with a performance of his Symphony No. 1, a composition he liked well enough to borrow a few notes to use in the finale of his final symphony. Schubert was a teenager when he wrote the Symphony No. 4, “Tragic,” but it was not performed until two decades after he died. Music Director José Luis Gomez will conduct performances of Mozart and Schubert on Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr. in Tucson, where there is plenty of free parking. Concert Comments, sponsored by Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman and Hunter, are one hour prior to performances and are complimentary with tickets. Splendido is the sponsor of the Masterworks Series.

Completing the program is a Bassoon Concerto by Christopher Theofanidis performed by soloist Martin Kusskman. Theofanidis composed the concerto for Kuuskman, whom he met when they were both studying at Yale. Kuuskmann’s recording of the work […]

TSO Just For Kids Series To Open With Welcome To Planet Earth

TSO Just For Kids Series To Open With Welcome To Planet Earth

Brass Quintet to Tell the Story of an Alien Vacationing on Earth

For immediate release: September 20, 2018

(Tucson, AZ)—The Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 Just for Kids Series will open with Welcome to Planet Earth, the tale of an alien named Mr. Weehoop vacationing on Earth. The Brass Quintet will tell the story Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 and 11:15 a.m. at the Tucson Symphony Center (TSC). There is plenty of free parking at the TSC, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. just south of Grant Road.

Just for Kids is a popular series of fun, informal, interactive chamber ensemble concerts lasting 45 to 50 minutes. The performances use humor, story-telling, demonstrations and participation to introduce symphonic music and orchestral instruments in an entertaining and kid-friendly environment to families including those with very young children. The programs are presented on one Saturday every month September through February. Get a free Just for Kids season pass by registering online at www.tucsonsymphony.org or by phone at 520-882-8585.

In Welcome to Planet Earth, discover what makes brass instruments work and help Mr. Weehoop learn to make friends in Brass Town. Residents of Brass Town on Earth are about to get the surprise of their lives: a visit from an alien who has […]

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus To Hold Auditions

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus To Hold Auditions

TSO Chorus Featured on Handel’s Messiah & Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms

(Tucson, AZ)—The Tucson Symphony Orchestra ChorusBruce Chamberlain, Director—will hold auditions for new chorus members Monday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tucson Symphony Center, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. All performances are with the TSO.

Now in its fifteenth season, the TSO Chorus will be featured on the annual holiday performances of Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Dr. Chamberlain. They will also be featured on Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, conducted by Michael Stern, to close the Classic Series. The TSO Chorus closed last season with two sold-out performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

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 retired in May, 2018 as Director of Choral Activities and Associate Director of the Fred Fox School of Music after 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 […]

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Opens 90th Anniversary Season With Violin Superstar

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Opens 90th Anniversary Season With Violin Superstar Anne Akiko Meyers and Music From 2001: A Space Odyssey, Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra

Music Director José Luis Gomez to Conduct Program Featuring Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

(Tucson, AZ)─The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will open its 90th anniversary season with the Classic Series program, Beethoven Odyssey, on Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall.  Music Director José Luis Gomez will conduct Anne Akiko Meyers, one of today’s most in-demand violinists, in a performance of Beethoven’s beloved Violin Concerto. The second half of the program will be Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra, used as the music for Stanley Kubrick’s classic film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, now celebrating its 50th anniversary. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances are complimentary with tickets.  Akiko Meyers will be in the lobby following her performance to autograph her CDs, which will be for sale.

Anne Akiko Meyers just released her 37th recording, Mirror in Mirror. Meyers was named Billboard’s top-selling traditional classical instrumental soloist in 2014 and her albums have debuted at #1 on Billboard classical charts. Born in San Diego, she studied at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, Indiana University, and The Juilliard School. She received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and the […]

Single Tickets For Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 90th Season Are Now On Sale

Single Tickets For Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 90th Season Are Now On Sale

Broadway Superstar Kristin Chenoweth to Make Her TSO Debut in One Night Only Performance

Special Thanksgiving Show is STAR WARS: A New Hope In Concert on the Big Screen

Midori, Barry Douglas, Pacho Flores and José Luis Gomez in his TSO Performing Debut Among Featured Soloists

Repertoire Highlights Include Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5

(Tucson, AZ)─Individual tickets for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 programs are now on sale.

Broadway superstar Kristin Chenoweth, a Tony and Emmy Award winner, and violin virtuoso Midori are among the guest artists who will perform with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra this season. Pink Martini returns for two performances, a sound NPR calls “a globetrotting victory lap with cosmopolitan sophistication and the playfulness of pop.”  STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE IN CONCERT is this year’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend special with the 1977 film on the big screen and the full Tucson Symphony performing John Williams’ score. Tickets for An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth are currently only available with the purchase of a subscription; single tickets for her one-night-only performance on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Tucson Music Hall will go on sale at a later date.

Maestro José Luis Gomez will open his second […]