José Luis Gomez, conductor
Sasha Cooke, mezzo soprano
Kelly Markgraf, bass baritone
University of Arizona Jazz Trio
Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot TSO PREMIERE
Bernstein: Three Episodes from On the Town
Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti TSO PREMIERE
A program of musical theater opens with Shostakovich’s orchestration of a song from a Russian musical based on the tune, “Tea for Two” and continues with Bernstein dances from On the Town and finally the concert version of Trouble in Tahiti, his one-act opera from the early ‘50s about life in suburban America.
Complimentary “Concert Comments” with the conductor and guest artist take place one hour before the performance and give you insight into what you’re about to hear.
In partnership with Tucson Desert Song Festival