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Conversation with Norman Lebrecht

TSO Dialogues
Just two weeks before our book club event, José Luis interviews historian, cultural commentator, broadcaster, and novelist Norman Lebrecht about the music of Gustav Mahler.

Free
Virtual Event

Joy, Sadness, Heroism & Color

TSO Performs
TSO Brass & Percussion Ensemble
This program of works by Bach, Purcell, Boulanger, Holst, and TSO composition instructor Betsy Bright shows how musicians can use different performance techniques to express different moods. This is an inside look into TSO Education Programs, as this video is being provided to schools free of charge thanks to your generous support.

Free
Virtual Event

Why Mahler? Book Club

TSO Discusses
As part of a monthlong discussion of Gustav Mahler, José Luis will host a book club reading Norman Lebrecht’s Why Mahler? Get the book and follow the reading guide. A series of videos will end with this final book club discussion. Start reading today!

Free
Virtual Event

There’s No Place Like… Tucson!

Just For Kids
TSO Percussion Ensemble
Music by Emmanuel Chabrier, Claude Debussy, Francisco Tárrega, Georges Bizet and Dave Walton
Dorothy (no relation to that other Dorothy from Kansas) visits the faraway land of Spain! With the new friends she makes along the way, including her hero the Toreador, she experiences new music to share with her friends back in Tucson.

Free
Virtual Event

Conversation with Perry So

TSO Dialogues
Originally scheduled as a guest conductor for February 2021, Perry So and José Luis talk about the life of a traveling conductor and bringing interesting new repertoire to audiences around the world.

Free
Virtual Event

Conversation with Mei-Ann Chen

TSO Dialogues
Ben Nisbet talks with frequent guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen about her initiatives toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in classical music and on symphony orchestra stages.

Free
Virtual Event

Valentine’s Day Playlist from José Luis

TSO Performs
José Luis Gomez digs into the TSO archives with a playlist of music to get you and a loved one in the mood for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re cooking a nice meal or enjoying takeout from your favorite Tucson restaurant, let this be the soundtrack to a safe celebration!

Free
Virtual Event

Conversation with Alana Wiesing

TSO Dialogues
José Luis Gomez interviews Principal Timpani Alana Wiesing. They discuss the marathon audition that won her a position as one of only a few women percussionists in a leadership role, and all the equipment intricacies that go into refining her music-making.

Free
Virtual Event

Conversation with Jessica Cottis and Joyce Yang

TSO Dialogues
Originally scheduled as guest artists for March 2021, José Luis interviews guest conductor Jessica Cottis and piano soloist Joyce Yang. They discuss the piano concerto commission from composer Jonathan Leshnoff, how elements of personal identity and natural surroundings can inform a musician, and what they look forward to most when they bring this music to Tucson.

Free
Virtual Event

TSO Trivia!

TSO Dialogues
Wynne Wong-Rife, violin
José Leonardi Moore, violin
Alana Wiesing, timpani
Benjamin Nisbet, host

Sometimes you just gotta have fun! When social distancing keeps us apart, TSO can still come together with trivia. Watch as 3 TSO musicians leave their instruments in their cases and try to get to the top of the leaderboard. You might just learn something too!

Free
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