Tucson Symphony Orchestra Announces New President & CEO

For immediate release: March 29, 2017

(Tucson, AZ)—Thomas J. McKinney has been named President and CEO of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra it was announced today by Board Chair Cecile Follansbee.

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Big Finish to 16-17 Season with An Alpine Symphony

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra has a big finish in store for the 2016-17 season with the orchestra’s first performance of Richard Strauss’ monumental masterpiece, An Alpine Symphony. Music Director José Luis Gomez will lead this fast-paced, hour-long musical trek up an Alpine peak, inspired by the composer’s own experiences as a young hiker. More than 120 musicians are needed to perform this gorgeously colored and consistently engaging music, an orchestra so large it precludes An Alpine Symphony from being performed very often. This may be Tucson audiences only chance to hear it live. Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, “Linz,” will open the program. Performances are Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall. Concert Comments, one hour prior to performances, are complimentary with tickets.

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