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Free Concert By Tucson Symphony Orchestra To Honor Donors and Welcome Community

Free Concert By Tucson Symphony Orchestra To Honor Donors and Welcome Community

 José Luis Gomez to Conduct TSO with Young Artists Competition Winners & Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra in Side-by-Side Concert at Tucson Music Hall March 29

March 12, 2018

(Tucson, AZ)─The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall to honor donors and welcome the community. Music Director José Luis Gomez will conduct the winners of this year’s Young Artists Competition and a side-by-side performance of the Tucson Symphony and the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra (TPYO), Suzette Battan, Music Director. The program will feature music by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Tchaikovsky. Everyone is invited to attend, come as you are and no ticket is required.

“Our donors not only support our concert work on the stage and throughout the region but also support our future generation of artists,” commented Tom McKinney, President and CEO of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. “And, our donors make our work possible for the entire community. With this concert, we are welcoming the community to our home.”

Bravo TSO, as the concert has been titled, will feature José Luis Gomez conducting the TSO throughout. Joining them will be four young artists including Levi Powe, a 17 year old cellist who won First Place in the 21st Annual […]

Violin Virtuoso Rachel Barton Pine And Animated Pictures at an Exhibition Rock Tucson Symphony Classic Series

Violin Virtuoso Rachel Barton Pine And Animated Pictures at an Exhibition Rock Tucson Symphony Classic Series

March 7, 2018

(Tucson, AZ)─J.S. Bach International Violin Competition Gold Medalist Rachel Barton Pine returns to the Tucson Symphony for the first time since 2004 to perform Khachaturian’s popular concerto inspired by Armenian folk themes on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall. Her performance will be followed by Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition with pictures and gallery brought to life on the big screen by a Grammy and MTV award winning animation team. Marcelo Lehninger, now in his second season as Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, will conduct the program which opens with the overture to Kabalevsky’s comic opera, Colas Breugnon. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets.

Over the course of a career that began with her debut at the age of 10 with the Chicago

Symphony, Rachel Barton Pine has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony; the Philadelphia Orchestra; the Royal Philharmonic, and the Netherlands Radio Kamer Filharmonie. She has worked with such renowned conductors as Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Neeme Järvi and Marin Alsop. This season, Pine’s performances include concerts with the Sacramento Philharmonic, the […]

Free Concert By Tucson Symphony Orchestra To Honor Donors and Welcome Community

Free Concert By Tucson Symphony Orchestra To Honor Donors and Welcome Community

José Luis Gomez to Conduct TSO with Young Artists Competition Winners & Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra in Side-by-Side Concert  at Tucson Music Hall March 29

March 1, 2018

(Tucson, AZ)─The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall to honor donors and welcome the community. Music Director José Luis Gomez will conduct the winners of this year’s Young Artists Competition and a side-by-side performance of the Tucson Symphony and the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra (TPYO), Suzette Battan, Music Director. The program will feature music by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Tchaikovsky. Everyone is invited to attend, come as you are and no ticket is required.

“Our donors not only support our concert work on the stage and throughout the region but also support our future generation of artists,” commented Tom McKinney, President and CEO of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. “And, our donors make our work possible for the entire community. With this concert, we are welcoming the community to our home.”

Bravo TSO, as the concert has been titled, will feature José Luis Gomez conducting the TSO throughout. Joining them will be four young artists including Levi Powe, a 17 year old cellist who won First Place in the 21st […]

Women Rock At Tucson Symphony Orchestra SuperPops! Concerts

Women Rock At Tucson Symphony Orchestra SuperPops! Concerts

Three Singers, Rock Band and the TSO to Perform Hits by Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Heart, Carly Simon and more

Tucson is Only Third Symphony to Perform Women Rock but it is Booked for 15 more in Next 18 Months

February 26, 2018

(Tucson, AZ)─Get ready to feel the earth move under your feet at the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s SuperPops! concert, Women Rock. Three of today’s best singers will rock Tucson Music Hall Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. with favorites by the legendary women of rock and roll: Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Heart, Carly Simon and more.

Backed by a five-piece band and the full Tucson Symphony Orchestra, 2017 Grammy Award nominee singer/songwriter Cassidy, star of A Night with Janis Joplin Katrina Rose and the Broadway, TV and Jazz vocal star Shayna Steele who most recently starred in Hairspray Live on NBC will belt out some of the biggest hits by female artists from the past 50 years.

Songs include “I Feel the Earth Move,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Freeway of Love,” “Proud Mary,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Respect,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “These Dreams,” […]

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Family Program To Feature The Story of Babar The Little Elephant

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Family Program To Feature The Story of Babar The Little Elephant

José Luis Gomez to Conduct Poulenc’s Work with Narration by Reid Park Zoo Educator Jed Dodds

40-Minute Program also Features Henry Mancini’s “Baby Elephant Walk,”  “Elephant” from Carnival of the Animals and More, Plus an Instrument “Petting Zoo” After the Performances

February 22, 2018

(Tucson, AZ)─The elephant will definitely be in the room when the Tucson Symphony Orchestra performs a program for families culminating with Francis Poulenc’s The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant. Jose Luis Gomez will conduct two performances at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 24 at the Leo Rich Theater. Jed Dodds, Reid Park Zoo Educator and host of KVOA’s “Zoo 4 You,” will narrate the tale. There will be an instrument “petting zoo” on the plaza outside the theater from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The “petting zoo” will be hosted by the Civic Orchestra of Tucson.

The beloved character Babar the elephant was created by Jean de Brunhof and his wife Cecile in 1931. The Story of Babar is the first of six Babar books that de Brunhof wrote and illustrated. Paul de Brunhof continued his father’s work after Jean’s death in 1937. Paul created a complete elephant world with Babar as king of the elephant nation. More recently there have […]

Young Tucson Cellist Wins National Competition

Levi Powe has won Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Competition Three Times

Powe is a Student of Long Time TSO Cellist Mary Beth Tyndall

February 22, 2018

(Tucson, AZ)─Levi Powe, a 17 year old cellist who has won the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Competition three times since he first entered at age 11, has won First Place in the 21st Annual Sphinx Competition Junior Division for musicians 17 and under.

Held every winter in Detroit, the competition is open to all Junior High, High School, and College age Black and Latino string players residing in the U.S. The Sphinx Competition offers young Black and Latino classical string players a chance to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges and to perform with established professional musicians in a competition setting. Its primary goals are to encourage, develop and recognize classical music talent in the Black and Latino communities. A previous winner, violinist Elena Urioste, was a featured soloist with the Tucson Symphony in October, 2013 and November, 2015. This year’s jury of seven professionals included violinist Rachel Barton Pine, who will perform with the TSO next month.

For the competition, Powe had to perform two contrasting movements of Bach Cello Suites, the first movement of Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 and Villa Lobos’ Song of the Black […]