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2017 American Pianists Awards Winner Drew Petersen to Perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

2017 American Pianists Awards Winner Drew Petersen to Perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Kansas City Symphony Music Director Michael Stern to Make TSO Debut Conducting Program Featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3, “Polish”

November 6, 2017

(Tucson, AZ)— Drew Petersen, winner of the 2017 American Pianists Awards and the Christel DeHaan Fellowship of the American Pianists Association, will perform Edvard Grieg’s Concerto for Piano, one of the most popular of all piano concertos, with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Michael Stern, Music Director of the Kansas City Symphony, will conduct the performances on Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 pm at the Tucson Music Hall.  The program will open with Sibelius’ Finlandia and conclude with the TSO premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3, “Polish.” Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets.

Drew Petersen’s career had an auspicious and early beginning: he was presented at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall at age five and by age 10 performed a solo recital at Steinway Hall in Manhattan for the company’s 150th Anniversary. His unique gifts have been profiled in The New York Times, New York Magazine and in the documentary Just Normal. Petersen graduated cum laude from Harvard at age 19 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Social […]

Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s November Masterworks Program Mixes French Ballet, Theater and Orchestral Music

Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s November Masterworks Program Mixes French Ballet, Theater and Orchestral Music

Jean-Marie Zeitouni to Conduct Program Featuring Bizet’s Symphony in C and Ravel’s Mother Goose

October 31, 2017

(Tucson, AZ)─ An all-French program mixing opera, ballet and orchestral music will be featured on the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s November Masterworks Series. Jean-Marie Zeitouni will conduct Bizet’s Symphony in C, Ravel’s Mother Goose and Chabrier’s Overture to L’étoile. Performances are Friday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Oro Valley, Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 12 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.

Jean-Marie Zeitouni is making his debut with the Tucson Symphony. He studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and graduated in conducting, percussion, and composition. In addition to his duties as artistic director of the Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal, Zeitouni is music director of the Colorado Music Festival.

Georges Bizet wrote his only symphony when he was just 17 years old. Bizet’s precociousness is evidenced by his admittance to the Paris Conservatory at age nine, his first compositions at twelve and winning the Prix […]

Tucson Symphony Orchestra To Observe Dia De Los Muertos with Mariachi Los Camperos and All Souls Procession Finale

Tucson Symphony Orchestra To Observe Dia De Los Muertos with Mariachi Los Camperos and All Souls Procession Finale

Dancers, Aerialists, Fire Spinners to Join TSO Performance at All Souls Finale

October 23, 2017

(Tucson, AZ)─The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will participate in All Souls Procession Weekend with two special performances. Music Director Jose Luis Gomez will conduct the TSO and Mariachi Los Camperos in Dia de Los Muertos to launch the weekend with a very special one-night-only performance Friday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Tucson Music Hall. Maestro Gomez will also conduct the TSO at the free All Souls Day Finale Ceremony Sunday, November 5 at 7:45 p.m. at the Finale Site at the Mercado San Agustin.

“I know the enormous impact All Souls Day has in Tucson and I couldn´t wait for the TSO to be part of it,” said Maestro Gomez. “It is a fantastic and wonderful way to connect emotionally through music with the vast, diverse and broad community that Tucson is.”
The Tucson Symphony and Mariachi Los Camperos will raise spirits and celebrate life with a program featuring impressive vocals, violins and guitars steeped in rich cultural tradition.  Dia de Los Muertos will feature songs inspired by the lives and spirits of real people such as the first female Mexican musician to become a successful composer, Maria […]

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 […]