In September 2018, your Tucson Symphony Orchestra performed Johann Strauss’s “The Blue Danube” Waltz in honor of the 50th anniversary of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was a special surprise to our audience as it was performed as an encore on a program featuring another important piece of music from the same movie: Richard Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathrustra. Since it was not mentioned in our program notes, you may not even know you missed it!

Today is SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch of Crew Dragon with NASA astronauts on board! It will be the first space launch since 2011. We invite you to listen to your symphony play “The Blue Danube” while watching the take off today at 12:22 p.m. PDT, weather permitting.

We look forward to the return of your Tucson Symphony Orchestra – the return of live music. The suspension of performances has created an unexpected financial strain. If you find yourself able, please make a donation to show your support. Your gift will be put to immediate good use and provide critical relief to the whole organization.

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