The Mexican Consulate of Tucson, in partnership with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, presents an exclusive chance to meet famed trumpeter Pacho Flores and Maestro José Luis Gomez. TSO Percussion Ensemble will perform lively selections while guests enjoy delectable hors d’œuvres paired with tequila and mezcal tastings.
TSO principals-violin, cello, oboe and bassoon-perform Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante. Asked to compose a piece in the popular style of his student, Ignaz Pleyel, portrayed in the press as his rival, Haydn quipped, “a bloody harmonious war will commence between master and pupil” when he finished his Sinfonia Concertante.
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Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition Gold Medal winner Barry Douglas, described as “virtuosity to the hilt” by The New York Times, returns to the TSO for the first time since opening the 2007-08 season performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, “a superb performance,” according to the Arizona Daily Star.
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Juanita has been growing bored by life on the farm, but after unexpectedly being left at the fair, she finds herself on a bigger adventure than she bargained for! Join the TSO Wind Quintet to share in her journey, accompanied by the music of Richard Strauss and written by former TSO clarinetist, Michael Byerly.
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Maestro José Luis Gomez makes his TSO performing debut as first violin in Mozart’s Serenade for Strings. Joseph Haydn, treated like a rock star by British audiences, composed Symphony No. 103 on his second visit to the country in the mid-1790s.
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Van Cliburn silver medalist Joyce Yang teams with former TSO principal trumpet Conrad Jones to perform Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The piece started as a trumpet concerto, then added piano made it a double concerto, and it finished as a piano concerto with solo trumpet.
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The works of two icons who changed musical theater forever performed on one stage. Hear selections from Gypsy, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera and MORE!
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