On TSO’s originally-scheduled opening night, José Luis and guest artist Amit Peled speak about Tucson, coffee, Rostropovich, and staying engaged with the world as an artist during a pandemic.
José Luis, previously a concertmaster himself, interviews TSO’s concertmaster Lauren Roth about the responsibilities and intricacies of this important leadership role.
Concertmaster Lauren Roth gives her perspective on preparing and performing Brahms’s D Minor Violin Sonata.
Lauren Roth, violin
John Milbauer, piano
Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108
José Luis interviews Tito Muñoz and Steven Moeckel, originally scheduled as October guest artists. They discuss the relationship between the conductor and concertmaster and the differences in collaboration between a concertmaster–soloist with a music director versus collaboration with a guest artist.
Originally scheduled as an October guest artist, José Luis speaks with bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann about Mozart’s music, TSO’s Resident Artist initiative, the relationship of a performer commissioning a solo work with a composer, and the iconic saguaro cactus.
Principal Horn Johanna Lundy gives her perspective on preparing and performing Mozart’s Wind Serenade.
José Luis speaks with TSO second horn Victor Valenzuela about the role of a horn player, Mozart’s music for the horn, and the important and unique role that second players play in the orchestra and in chamber music.
Just For Kids
TSO Brass Quintet
Script and music arrangements by Betsy Bright
Characters and story concept by Betsy Bright and Michael Becker
Will fanfares alert our ship to oncoming pirates? We sure hope so! Join the brass quintet in this highly-caffeinated seafaring adventure.